Conditioning

  • 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...

  • Testing Endurance for Team Sport Athletes

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/11/2016

    There are numerous endurance tests that a strength and conditioning coach (S&C from now on) might use. So many that it is confusing which one to choose and why. For that reason, I decided to write this article: I want to outline my reasoning and rationale when selecting an endurance test.

  • 6 Weeks Running Program for Soccer Players [UPDATE]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/09/2016

    I’ve designed a simple 6 weeks running program for soccer, something that you can use with your athletes on the break or have it in your toolbox and apply it if needed in the RTP protocols or as extra conditioning. To make this program more individually tailored, I’ve used MAS – maximum aerobic speed.

  • Intermittent Endurance 20-10 BETA VERSION

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/09/2012

    I have just finished the beep test and after an ALPHA test I did on myself I decided to share it and await feedbacks. Feedbacks are crucial before I put this test to version 1.0.

  • Running-Based Conditioning for Team Sports [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/09/2012

    I have touched upon training transfer in the discussion of work capacity. Transfer is defined as: if I improve in doing X how much will I improve in doing Y? Or in plain English: if I improve my squat strength, how much my 10m run will improve? These two qualities could be skills or motor abilities. We tend to…

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? [Part 4]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/07/2012

    I want to finish this article so I can go to vacation with ‘clear head’, and spend my time eating gyros, swimming and playing beach volleyball instead of thinking about RST/RSA/RSS. I am afraid that this article got away from sole RST/RSA/RSS discussion. The things I warned against, besides trying to answer whether RST/RSA is overrated, are the following

  • Troubles With Repeated-Sprint-Ability

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 06/09/2011

    Troubles With Repeated-Sprint-Ability I was just finishing reading great review paper(s) on Repeated-Sprint-Ability by Girard, Bishop and Mendez-Villanueva. Girard O, Mendez-Villanueva A, Bishop D. Repeated-sprint ability – part I: factors contributing to fatigue. Sports Med. 2011 Aug 1;41(8):673-94. Bishop D, Girard O, Mendez-Villanueva A. Repeated-Sprint Ability – Part II: Recommendations for Training. Sports Med. 2011 Sep 1;41(9):741-56. Mentioned papers...

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