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 Mladen Jovanovic on 24/11/2016
With the start of November we have two new resources that I want to give you a heads up about. Please bear in mind that I do NOT HAVE ANY financial compensation for promoting these on the blog – I just want to pinpoint to the new work from the authors I trust and follow. Hopefully you will find…
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 18/05/2015
Recently there is a HUGE interest in Velocity Based Training (VBT), especially with the growth of more affordable measurement devices such as PUSH and growth of wearable devices that uses algorithms (machine learning) to estimate barbell velocities from accelerometer data.
Check the recent VBT articles
By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/12/2014
FREE E-book: “Triphasic Training: A High School Strength and Conditioning Manual” Cal Dietz and Matt Van Dyke released the High School version of their Tri-Phasic book for free. This is a move that needs to be congratulated and appreciated. If you are familiar with their approach (Tri-Phasic philosophy), and even if you are not, you will find this free ebook...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/08/2014
High Performance Training for Sports I wholeheartedly hope that you are not reading this sort-of-review to decide to get this awesome book. I hope that you already own this book and reading this blog post on your toilet time, just to confirm your opinion with mine – that this books is a must own (not read, own)....
By Mladen Jovanovic on 13/08/2014
The Olympian Manual for Strength and Size: Blue Print from the World’s Greatest Coach Before I go into, sort of, review I must thank Yosef Johnson and Martin Binggiser for sending me a free copy of the book. Yosef is running excellent publishing company – Ultimate Athlete Concepts – from which I have ordered a bunch of...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/07/2014
These are couple of free (some are not, but it is cheap to buy/rent DVD) courses every human, scientist, manager should see. Not directly related to coaching and training, but provides great ‘complementary’ knowledge and tools. It is also great not to be sheep. I won’t be providing any review for any course – you will just need to...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/05/2014
Fitness in Soccer I have just finished reading Fitness in Soccer: The Science and Practical Application and I am more than pleased. The books is co-authored by 22 authors, who are respectable experts in their own domains. The book has a great flow and it is very concise, especially taking into account the large amount of co-authors....
By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/08/2012
Just a quick heads up and short review of the Strength in Motion seminar by Joel Jamieson, Patrick Ward and Charlie Weingroff. I guess the title is not adequate, since this seminar deals very little with strength or strength training, but rather it covers advanced concepts of training individualization, monitoring, rehab and prehab strategies, HRV, work capacity, etc. I...