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  • Website of the Year

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/12/2010

    I think you already know where this ‘prize’ is going to. Yes, you are right – BodyRecomposition.com. The website provides plenty of no B.S. advices that are practical (both nutrition and training wise) and FREE. Yes you read it correctly – FREE!.  Honestly, I direct everyone who asks me about training/nutrition advice to Lyle’s website and books. I really...

  • Exercise Obsession

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/12/2010

    Exercise Obsession I remember when I started my coaching education and becoming professionally interested into sport training (don’t confuse this with watching sports) I was obsessed with individual exercises. I was thinking which one was better, harder, puke inducing, etc.  Which one should be done all the time, which one was better choice. Over time, I started being more interested into...

  • Strengths~Weaknesses

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/12/2010

    Strengths~Weaknesses Should athletes work on improving their weaknesses OR emphasizing their strengths in the training process? The answer to this question is of course it depends. The relationship between organism~environment determines the strengths and the weaknesses of the athletes. Based on the evaluation of the strengths and the weaknesses training goals are proposed. The question is again should we...

  • Polish Olympic Weightlifting – YouTube Playlist

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/12/2010

    Polish Olympic Weightlifting – YouTube Playlist Just a quick entry today. A neat old black-n-white video on Polish Weightlifting. Thanks to joonbug2006 who posted it on YouTube.    

  • Mike Tuchscherer’s Progressive Powerlifting DVD

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/12/2010

    First off I am sorry I am for leaving this blog without posts recently. I will try to update it more frequently and maybe start a training journal here, but at this time I don’t want the readers to see my low numbers in the gym. I’ve spent last couple of weeks in Belgrade, currently working with my ex...

  • Monday rant…

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/11/2010

    I like ‘Physical Preparation Specialist/Coach‘ better than ‘Strength and Conditioning Coach‘ since it is more general/broader definition compared to the latter which rings a bell in my mind of a guy who makes people go to the gym and do 300 yard shuttles until puking. Physical Preparation is fundamental part of the athlete preparation on which all other preparation...

  • Interview with David Tenney

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/11/2010

    I’ve heard of David Tenney for the first time from my fellow coach and friend Joel Jamieson and I soon realized we share similar training philosophy. David raised a lot of eyebrows training-wise lately by critiquing too much of glycolitic conditioning volume in soccer and pointing to the importance of aerobic training, which got pretty bad rep...

  • Is taking a false step a bad idea? ADDENDUM

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/11/2010

    I just wanted to add one very dramatic example of context dependence of false step that cost my country entering the finals in Basketball World Championship in Turkey 2010. Since the Championship was held in Turkey, officials were biased. Anyway, starting from 5:22 in the video below, at the very end of this game Turkish player receives a ball close to...

  • Is Taking a False Step a Bad Idea?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/11/2010

    Coaches call it ‘false step‘ and preach that the first step when starting/accelerating should always be step forward. Lee Taft calls it “Plyo Step”. Although I have already covered some information on the plyo step in my final paper Training and Testing Agility in Sports I will share three supporting research papers that are supportive of plyo step.

  • The Sport Form Phenomena

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/11/2010

    This article was published on Power Development Inc, EliteFTS and Reactive Strength Training websites. I glanced through it and corrected some sentences as much as I could, so please bear with bad English (this was wrote in 2006 when I just stared writing in English).

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