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...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/09/2016
I recently stumbled on Hamish Munro’s slides regarding in-season planning and wanted to repost them here.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/09/2016
In this video I am presenting a framework that could be utilized in planning and programming strength training. It is based on utilizing daily undulating periodization/planning (DUP), but it gives it a bit bigger picture, as well as utilizing ideas from Agile/Scrum.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 03/09/2016
This program is based on multiple ideas from daily undulating programing, particularly the idea of avoiding boredom. The template is pretty much written taking into account my current needs, but it can be changed to suit your situation.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/08/2016
In year 2008 I wrote series of articles about Planning the Strength Training. Back then, my “philosophy” (or should I say model of reality?) was (and I believe still is) highly influenced by Mark Rippetoe’s books: Starting Strength and Practical Programming. It made perfect sense and it represented reasonable model of the strength training process as a whole. Years…