• Interview with Carl Valle

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/05/2011

    Interview with Carl Valle Carl Valle USATF II is a performance coach who specializes in track and field. He has coached high school, college, and post collegiate athletes for 13 years and has been in the technology field since graduating from the University of South Florida. I know Carl for a long time over the Charlie Francis forum and...

  • Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports [Part 3]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/05/2011

    Periodization models – Before I even start this part of the series, I want to bring to attention that not all mixed sports or team sports or sport games are equal in terms of training demand. Some of them depends more on the physical preparedness and some not (take badminton for example compared to rugby). Some of them demand…

  • Special Strength Training – Manual for Coaches 2nd Edition

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/05/2011

    Just saw the good news on Verkhoshansky website – the second, updated and expanded edition of Special Strength Training Manual for coaches are going to be available in couple of days.  

  • Interview with Dan Baker

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/05/2011

    Interview with Dan Baker I am more than happy to present you email interview with Dan Baker, strength and conditioning coach for the Brisbane Broncos and also a published researcher with practical and in “the trenches” insights. For all of you guys who are working in team sports this is one of the best and most insightful interviews I...

  • Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/05/2011

    Physiology – The point being taken by the preceding discussion (see Part 1) is that the mixed sports DOES NOT demand for EXTREME levels of strength/power and endurance.

  • Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports (Part 1)

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/05/2011

    This article was motivated by couple of things: a) Me trying to figure out the training plan for the next preparatory period for my soccer club, that starts in a month; b) A short e-mail discussion with Lyle McDonald regarding the problems of the mixed sports; c) A lack of information available on the internet, based on my…

  • Books, books, books….

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/05/2011

    Couple of new things. After the publishing of my Book Recommendations for 8WeeksOut, Joel published the legendary Fundamentals of Sports Training by L. Matveyev in scanned pdf e-book form for FREE! This is a book that started it all. Make sure to download it. Speaking of books and periodization, another amazing product by Ultimate Athlete Concepts: This e-book is...

  • Short news…

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/05/2011

    Just wanted to let you know that I am working on the special edition of 8-weeks soccer pre-season plan for Joel Jamieson’s 8WeeksOut website in a form of printable e-book, that should be available in a week or two.Joel also recently published my Recommended Reading list at 8WeeksOut. You can get the PDF by clicking on this link.The soccer...

  • Stop Obsessing, Start Doing

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/04/2011

    Stop Obsessing, Start Doing “Anticipation is a killer.   It can lead to fear.  Fear that you won’t perform as expected on your heavy days.  Over time, this can lead many lifters to slowly be less and less motivated to come to the gym on those days.  And even when they do, they are so anxious that they have a...

  • Random Thoughts and Links

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/04/2011

    Random Thoughts and Links For anyone interested into expert (elite athletes) development, I highly suggest checking out the following articles (this is a series of articles, but only two parts at the moment): This series brings some more oil into the fire of early specialization vs. early diversification viewpoints and tries to explain researched phenomena in CGS...