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  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Weekly Plans [Part 6]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 13/05/2017

    In this final piece of Weekly plans, I am providing practical example using very common and realistic scenario. To create a simple program and showcase on how to use the “puzzles” we will assume that we have 6 weeks of preparatory period and will model 4 weeks of competition period with 5 games.

  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Weekly Plans [Part 5]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/04/2017

    In this part I am continuing the discussion on football and non-football related content, especially the “right” time to develop certain quality, appropriate combination of qualities to avoid interference between them, the concept of micro-dosing, how to vary training, and the use of heuristics in uncertain world of sports planning and decision making.

  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Weekly Plans [Part 4]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/04/2017

    I am continuing the previous part where I discussed the analogy of the “puzzles”. In this piece I will cover two concepts that needs to be taken into account when planning: strengths~weaknesses and individual~collective complementary pairs. I also cover “probabilistic planning” model and the idea and use of heuristics.

  • Concurrent Strategies in Strength Training – Part 3

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/04/2017

    Different types of weekly progressions can be implemented, with or without the unload period. You can use a modified Poliquin accumulation/intensification scheme for ME and DUP for SE to name a few. You could also use narrow pyramids, waves, stages, or whatever crosses your mind that allows an increase in defined goals concurrently and avoids injury and overtraining.

  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Weekly Plans [Part 3]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/04/2017

    In this part of weekly plans, I am expanding on the concept of the “puzzles” and use that approach for flexible and agile planning of the training week. This approach represents simple model or a “jig” that you can use for micro-cycle of varying durations. I also describe the concepts of “planning from the game” and “planning to the...

  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Weekly Plans [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/04/2017

    After we have planned and scheduled for the recovery and taper mini-block, what is left we can use for loading mini-block. Depending on the duration of the microcycle, the loading mini-block can have different lengths, usually from 2-4 days. In the case...

  • Concurrent Strategies in Strength Training – Part2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/04/2017

    Priority lifts - I openly admit it. This is my favorite approach to concurrent strength training. I don’t know if anyone called it priority lifts before me or if anyone knows what the hell I’m talking about here, but I’ve called it that somehow. Because we are going to differ between different exercise categories and give them priorities, I...

  • Concurrent Strategies in Strength Training – Part1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/03/2017

    Concurrent training by definition means training for achieving multiple training goals at the same time. Concurrent training in iron game was made popular by Westside Barbell Club and Louie Simmons, who erroneously called it ’conjugate’ instead of concurrent. Synonyms with concurrent are parallel and mixed training.

  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Weekly Plans [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/03/2017

    As I promised in Working on a Book blog post, I will post chapters and text pieces of the new upcoming book. In the following piece I am discussing weekly plans and the principles behind it’s design.

  • Power BI Course for Sport Scientists – Video 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/03/2017

    I decided to create a course for sport scientists, to get you started with PowerBI. My bet is that PowerBI will become new Excel (if not already) and having the skills needed to produce reports will be needed as Excel skills are needed now. So, knowing how to learn PowerBI will put you ahead of the curve and...

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