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  • Interview with “Creative Monkey” Rodney King

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/10/2010

    Interview with “Creative Monkey” Rodney King I am very proud to present you the interview with “Creative Monkey” Rodney King, father of Crazy Monkey Defense from Johannesburg, South Africa. Watching Rodney coach and being a member of his personal blog – Inside the Monkey – I noticed that Rodney has a lot to offer, not only to martial arts...

  • Usage of Subjective Indicators in Monitoring and Programming of Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/10/2010

    Process of preparing the athletes for competitions can be considered complex adaptive system that can be further divided to (1) training, (2) competition and (3) recovery sub-systems.

  • The Function of Muscles in the Human Body

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/10/2010

    In my opinion, and I may be wrong, muscles are flexible in terms of their function and can express different functions under certain context. This may be good thing and it may lead to dysfunctions and pain too. Anyway, there is a certain ‘attractor’ in their functioning based on their structure and location. What is important is to understand...

  • What the Heck Is Periodization Anyway?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/10/2010

    I don’t watch TV. At least not in the amount I used to. I am not old either. Somewhat I feel that I should spend my time reading the stuff that interests me and watching more documentaries, which I do. Also, I need to reduce my Facebook time and internet dating too. But, that’s life, right?

  • My first interview, done with Robbie Bourke

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 06/10/2010

    Robbie was kind enough to do interview with me on his blog All Things Strength. I must admit that this is my first interview (If I neglect the radio interviews I did as a kid). Well, I hope you will enjoy the interview in the same amount as I enjoyed doing it. The interview is available here

  • Interesting Videos on Skill Acquisition and Motor Learning and Control

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 06/10/2010

    Interesting Videos on Skill Acquisition and Motor Learning & Control A while ago I have found some interesting videos. The first was posted by Australian Sports Commission and the second one I found on YouTube.    

  • Interview with Professor Keith Davids

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 06/10/2010

    I am very proud to present the email interview I had with Professor Keith Davids, the leading researcher in the motor control and learning field, author of couple of books and the professor at the School of Human Movement Studies at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. I would like to thank Professor Davids for his time and...

  • Planning the Strength Training (Part 3)

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 06/10/2010

    No matter what sport athlete comes from, if he starts doing serious (not counting wellness experience here) strength training for the first time, he is novice. Be it experienced soccer player, basketball player, Olympic weightlifting beginner, powerlifting beginner or beginner bodybuilder he is usually weak as a kitten and skinny or sometimes fat (although I will not go into…

  • Planning the Strength Training (Part 2)

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/10/2010

    As we have outlined, volume and intensity are un-splittable and principal parts of the load. There is one myth that exists and its called volume-intensity trade off. Yes, there is a trade-off, but it depends on time-frame under which you analyze the load. Under most shortest time-frame, there is trade-off between volume and intensity: the more weight on the…

  • 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…

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