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  • Sharpening the Saw

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/08/2011

    Sharpening the Saw Just a quick blog entry today. I have just found another great analogy for a training situation I encounter very frequently. The analogy comes from 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Although I found a  lot of good analogies for training situations/problems in this a must read book (one I usually use is...

  • Interview with Iñigo Mujika

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/08/2011

    I have watched and enjoyed his presentation regarding high-intensity aerobic training in soccer at World Congress on Science and Football in Japan (see the review of the WCSF here). The video is posted at the end of the interview along with the link to Professor Mujika’ s website. Enjoy the interview.

  • Interview with Carl Valle [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/07/2011

    Interview with Carl Valle I have interviewed Carl recently (click here for the part one of this interview) and here is the second part. Carl shared some great thoughts on the recovery and regeneration in this part. Mladen: Recovery Monitoring is all the rage now with teams. Why are people still getting hurt and ill from training...

  • Reprint of the Interview With Myself Done by Robbie Bourke

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/06/2011

    Reprint of the Interview With Myself Done by Robbie Bourke This is my first interview done by Robbie Bourke from October 2010. I wanted to reprint it over here because I think it is pretty good (thanks Robbie). 1. Mladen thank for your time. Could you give my readers your background, and how you came to be a strength...

  • Random Thoughts From the Training Camp [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/06/2011

    Random Thoughts From the Training Camp Here is the second part of random thoughts from training camps. Strength training I’ve been reading Dan Baker’s articles regarding strength training and conditioning and I have found one old one (from 1994) especially interesting: Periodization: The Effect on Strength of Manipulating Volume and Intensity.  One of the conclusions of this...

  • Random Thoughts From the Training Camp [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/06/2011

    Random Thoughts From the Training Camp When I was at the training camp (pre-season) with FK RAD we had a new head coach who was very pedantic and systematic. I really loved his style of coaching and I think I learned a lot from him. He showed me the best posible solutions of combining small-sided games (SSG),...

  • Substance~Form of Training Process

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/06/2011

    Substance~Form of Training Process In my humble opinion this is THE ROOT PROBLEM of training process and influences everything else down the road (hierarchy). This has bothered me since I started coaching education, and recently with the help of Complementary Nature I managed to solve this issue. In the training theory everything revolves around MOTOR ABILITIES and MOTOR SKILLS....

  • Psychology… Effort versus Details

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/06/2011

    I was just reading interview with coach Buddy Morris and he made couple of insights on the difference between working with pro athletes and college athletes. I don’t know how it is working with college athletes and in that kind of environment, but I do know how it is to work with Serbian pro soccer athletes and pro volleyball...

  • Special Strength Training – Manual for Coaches

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/06/2011

    Many coaches and sport scientists around the world, however, recognize Y.Verkhoshansky as a prominent figure in the field of explosive strength training, one of the greatest experts in the theory of sports training whose ideas was implemented and expanded as: Methodology of Special Strength Training and Special Physical Preparation, Long Delay Training Effect, Conjugate–Sequence System Training and Block Training...

  • Links

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/06/2011

    I am currently reading SST: A Manual For Coaches and it is one of the most awaited books that finally brings ideas from Yuri Verkhoshansky in clear and understanding style. There was a lot of mis-information due bad translations and devil-advocates and this book cleared a lot of issues, at least for me. I am going to do a...

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