Posts tagged with ‘Periodization’

  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Functional Groups

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/09/2017

    Without being able to come up with more appropriate name, functional groups relate to the current training status of the athlete (i.e. away, national team, injured, available, etc) and whether they played the previous match or are they going to play the next one. This makes planning a bit easier for the coach, although there are going to be...

  • Undulating Mixed Strength Program

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/08/2017

    This program represents “park bench” workout (see works by Dan John) and it is quite usable for someone putting the same emphasis on each exercise, while hitting wide rep ranges and avoiding boredom at the same time. Therefore, it is very usable for off-season “sporadic” workouts (someone who hits the gym 2-4 times per week in haphazard manner).

  • Video Interview by Mark Lajhner on Combat Sports

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/08/2017

    I had been recently interviewed by my friend and coach Mark Lajhner for his MMACoach.net website. After the practice we have sat and video recorded my answers to a few questions Mark prepared.

  • To Turf or Not to Turf, That is the Question [Part 2]: Applications

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/07/2017

    In this video I am deploying the model to make the decision between 5 variations of weekly plan. The goal is to minimize the morning soreness on the day of the game.

  • Framework for Analyzing & Planning Strength Training: Progression vs Adaptation

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/07/2017

    I wanted to expand Framework for Analyzing & Planning Strength Training video with extra discussion on differences between progression and adaptation, which I also consider to be complementary pair, that are inter-related.

  • Framework for Analyzing & Planning the Strength Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/07/2017

    What does this video attempts to do is to reconcile everything written about above using few very simple tools. That way, it represents very pragmatic and agile tool for planning and analyzing strength training programs.

  • Microcycle Planning for Team Sports

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/07/2017

    In this video I am covering the following concepts: 1) Top-Down versus Bottom-Up planning; 2) Functional Groups within the team; 3) Mini-Block and their variations; 4) Planning for micro-cycles of different length; 5) Distribution of Strength versus Weaknesses work; 6) Distribution of Individual versus Collective work; 7) ...

  • To Turf or Not to Turf, That is the Question [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/07/2017

    In this video I am presenting my “solution” to the problem and provide fake data set, as well as R code for analyzing the data. Having decent predictive model can help us run different optimization algorithms to find the “best” scheduling to minimize/maximize injury risk or performance.

  • 5/3/1 Forever [Book Review]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/06/2017

    5/3/1 Forever is all about programming your total training; this includes mobility, jumps/med ball throws, you main lifts, supplemental, assistance work, conditioning and recovery. As always, each part is broken down and addressed in a simple, easy to read/implement manner. This allows the athlete or lifter to program his training, no matter what his goals.

  • Agile Periodization: Decision Making Under Uncertainty [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/06/2017

    In the first part I have covered issues and limitations of the contemporary planning/periodization strategies, and the idea that as practitioners we need to figure out how to make good decisions when facing uncertainties. In this final part, I am providing potential solutions to the issues identified.

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