Posts tagged with ‘Combat Sports’

  • Movement Training in the MMA and Combat Sports

    By Dragan Milojević on 02/11/2016

    Since the early days of MMA, also known back then as NHB competitions, there has been an ongoing debate on whether certain things will work in the competition area of choice, be it the ring or the cage of some sort….

  • Explosive Upper Body Medicine Ball Throws

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/03/2016

    Nothing fancy, just a couple of upper body explosive medicine ball throws. Could be useful for boxing/kickboxing and as a general “core” work.

  • Interview with Israel Halperin

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/07/2015

    Imagine this in a single person: experienced Muay-Thai (kickboxing) fighter, experienced coach of world class fighters and a “nerd” (i.e. researcher). Well, we have a potential contender: Israel Helpering.

    Israel is someone that I can talk all day long – very experienced, open, humble and honest person. We have spent some time on Skype while I was still in Doha…

  • Interview with the best Serbian MMA coach – Mark Lajhner

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/04/2015

    Mark is my close friend and my MMA coach from Belgrade, Serbia. He is truly one of a kind – he is the best MMA coach Serbia has to offer, he is philosophically inclined and skeptic, entrepreneur and genuinely nice guy. He is interested in world history and politics, monetary system and everything else that should be of interest…

  • Battle Rope Drills & Progressions

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/08/2014

    When I was with Hammarby in 2012/2013 we decided to purchase battle ropes to workout the injured guys, or for some extra cross-training for reserves. Not sport-specific? Agree, but sometimes you need to perform non-specific activities (e.g. with lower body injury) and plug them in a specific circuit, etc. Anyway, not a topic of today’s discussion.

  • Measuring External Workload in Boxing Using Accelerometers

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/08/2013

    Measuring External Workload in Boxing Using Accelerometers Few years ago we had a pleasure of using MiniMax GPS devices (two of them) which we got for three months testing by courtesy of Catapult. I was amazed by the simplicity of it’s use and great software that comes with it – Sprint. I have been playing with normal features and...

  • MMA Training Classification Using Bondarchuk System

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/06/2013

    I decided to publish the following tables that I have created to guide my planning/programming for one  friend of mine and MMA athlete that asked for my advice last year.I have utilized Bondarchuk approach in classifying the drills for each training component (and goal) as I did in my Physical Preparation for Soccer manual and Periodization Confusion article.

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