By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/01/2017
I had the pleasure to interview Cristian Osgnach, who is one of the leading researchers and pioneers of Metabolic Power concept, as well as involved in GPEXE project, which is 20Hz GPS performance monitor & analytical system for professional sports. Enyoj!
By Keir Wenham-Flatt on 14/01/2017
In this video Keir outlines his philosophy of strength/power training for rugby using ideas from Kelvin Giles and Anatoly Bondarchuk. Definitely a must watch for strength and conditioning coaches working in team sports.
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 19/11/2016
There are numerous endurance tests that a strength and conditioning coach (S&C from now on) might use. So many that it is confusing which one to choose and why. For that reason, I decided to write this article: I want to outline my reasoning and rationale when selecting an endurance test.
By Keir Wenham-Flatt on 12/11/2016
The webinar this month will be presented by Keir Wenham-Flatt. Keir is a rugby strength and conditioning specialist who has worked with professional teams on 4 different continents. He decided to share his remarkable video presentation with us and I would like to thank him for that.
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 08/09/2016
I’ve designed a simple 6 weeks running program for soccer, something that you can use with your athletes on the break or have it in your toolbox and apply it if needed in the RTP protocols or as extra conditioning. To make this program more individually tailored, I’ve used MAS – maximum aerobic speed.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/06/2016
Agility is defined as an independent motor skill. The previous studies lead to the conclusion that there is very little positive transfer between the straight line speed and agility (i.e. change of direction speed), which basically means that the development of agility requires a specific training.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/06/2016
Yes, talent ID is bullshit! There, I’ve said it. Not because there is no talent, but because we are unable to predict it. I believe that most talent ID and development programs are waste of money and maybe counterproductive in actually developing the talent.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/05/2016
Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a concept from “Lean Startup” methodology. I believe it has a lot to offer to training problems, hence the change in the name to Minimum Viable Performance.