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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/01/2017
I managed to finally finish Raymond Verheijen’s book Football Periodization, and I must admit that I wish I’ve read it earlier. I highly suggest it for everyone working in intermittent, running based team sports. Even if I don’t agree with Raymond on all the points, I find it one of the best written books on the topic of problems...
By Aleksandar Petrović on 25/01/2017
Alarm sounds, you are dropping your table tennis pad, Xbox joystick, TV remote control or dumbbell and run to get your gear. All team members are now in the vehicle driving fast to the scene of emergency. This is how regular working day looks like for most of first responders and tactical units, ...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/01/2017
We are witnessing tremendous increase in measuring technologies, and it seems that if you are not measuring and monitoring you are not training. Unfortunately (or luckily) a lot of clubs cannot afford 30 units GPS systems, OmegaWave, Dexa scan and you name it. Being on the budget (or no budget), what can you do to be better than nothing?
By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/01/2017
Google Sheets are an amazing web app that allows real time editing from multiple users. This makes it great for collaboration, since everyone can see changes others made, their history, comments and so forth. Forget about sending files back and forth over email, or having corrupt files in your Dropbox – Google Sheets (actually the whole Google Docs) makes...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/10/2016
Here are some very interesting books: 1) Football Conditioning: a Modern Scientific Approach 2 Book Set - Speed & Agility | Injury Prevention | Periodization Training | Small Sided Games; 2) Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance; 3) How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete; 4) What We Need Is Speed: Scientific...