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  • Planning the Strength Training [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/10/2010

    According to Mark Rippetoe, the author of Practical Programming book, the lifters can be generally classified to four groups according to their level: novice, intermediate, advanced and elite. When planning strength training, one should take into account the level of the lifter, because there are distinct characteristic within each group. The planning of strength training for each group will…

  • Funkcija mišića u ljudskom telu

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/10/2010

    An older post from www.charliefrancis.com forum that I translated to Serbian in a form of a short article.  I am probably going to translate it to English, but for now I am posting it for Serbian readers. The title is “Muscle function in human body” and it is based on the ideas of Bosch and Klomp. Funkcija mišića u...

  • Some Thoughts on Energy System Development for Team Sports

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/10/2010

    Some Thoughts on Energy System Development for Team Sports After reading the Methods of Endurance Training series, which are BTW excellent read, I would love to post my current opinion regarding usage of the same for the team sport athletes. Why would team sport athletes need aerobic development – VO2max in the first place? Because, having OPTIMALLY (please note...

  • Ratings of Perceived Exhaustion vs Ratings of Perceived Effort

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/10/2010

    Ratings of Perceived Exhaustion vs Ratings of Perceived Effort I was reading these two very short articles: Br J Sports Med. 2010 Jun 27. Sense of effort and other unpleasant sensations during exercise: clarifying concepts and mechanisms. Smirmaul BD. Abstract Introduction The sense of effort is an essential component of all forms of exercise. Although...

  • Joint-By-Joint Approach and Warm-Up

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/09/2010

    Joint-By-Joint Approach and Warm-Up The following ‘article’ was made during the June, 2010 while doing internship at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (MBSC) in Woburn, MA. We had a homework of doing review of Joint-by-Joint and Warm-up DVDs by Mike Boyle. I shared short review of both approached and some of mine opinions/critiques/concerns. Enjoy! Joints have needs. They are...

  • It Depends… On the Context

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/09/2010

    During the 70′ aerobic training was a hype. Everybody was doing it. It made you lean, it made you athletic. It was demanded from you to do it. Afterward, comes the static stretching. Everybody was stretching. Unstable surfaces. Strength training. We can go on and on.

  • Applied Nutrition for Mixed Sports

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/09/2010

    Applied Nutrition for Mixed Sports examines the topic of nutrition for what are referred to as mixed sports. This includes almost all team sports along with many individual sports such as boxing, mixed martial arts and some track and field events. Basically any sport that has requirements for both endurance and strength/power is considered a mixed sport. Because of the...

  • Block Periodization: Breakthrough in Sport Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/09/2010

    The basis of contemporary training was founded several decades ago when scientific knowledge was far from complete and athletes’ workloads, results, and demands were much lower then they are currently. At that time the traditional training periodization, as a division of the whole seasonal program into smaller periods and training units, was proposed and elucidated.

  • The Name

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/09/2010

    The name Where did the name, Complementary Training came from? Well, it took me awhile to really ‘conceptualize’ what I truly believe into, and complementarity is one of the things. First time I came across this concept was while reading the Dynamics of Skill Acquisition: A Constraints-Led Approach by Keith Davids et al.  In this book there were references...

  • Blog opening…

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/09/2010

    It took me awhile to decide to open a blog. It seems that I needed a place for my thoughts and articles. I guess I made a good decision. Time will tell. Since this is my first blog experience, expect some design changes over time as my blogging skills improve. What could you expect from this blog? Well, I...

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