Testimonials

  • “I first came across one of Mladen’s articles on periodization back in 2008 when I was in grad school. Since then I followed Mladen’s work on his website and utilized some of his training spreadsheets. The quality of work Mladen puts out is quite impressive. Mladen has one of the brightest minds in the human performance business."
    John Shackleton
    John ShackletonStrength and Conditioning Coach, Villanova Basketball
  • "I love reading Mladen's info. Mladen has developed an international perspective that few in the world can match. The best info from Europe, North America and Australia is featured all in one space."
    Michael Boyle
    Michael BoyleStrength and Conditioning Coach
  • "Mladen is a very gifted thinker in this field and he delivers on the complementary idea. He has done so in a way that impacts the way I solve training problems, but even more, the way I think about those problems. Complementary training is a simple idea, but most groundbreaking ideas are. The thought of methods, techniques, and styles as being complementary instead of in opposition is refreshing. But even more importantly, I've found it to be very effective in the real world."
    Mike Tuchscherer
    Mike TuchschererReactive Training Systems
  • "I absolutely love Mladen's blog. It contains a fantastic amount of scientifically valid information and its practical application. One of the best aspects from my point of view is the critical analysis of both historical and contemporary practice."
    Stuart Cormack
    Stuart CormackSenior Lecturer - Australian Catholic University
  • "Mladen's unique blend of practical strength and conditioning experience and computer know how is what makes his blog a gem. He regularly updates his site with thought provoking material that is highly applicable for strength coaches and sports scientists. I recommend his site and data management tools to anyone working in team sports!"
    Dr. Brian Green, PhD, MSPT, ATC, CSCS
    Dr. Brian Green, PhD, MSPT, ATC, CSCS Head of Sports Medicine and Performance, USA Rugby
  • “There are plenty of Sport Science experts in the world and there are even more Excel/Information Management systems experts. There is however, nobody that I have come across who is both - that is until I found Mladen. He has spent years creating and refining Excel tools to support his work with athletes and they are truly world class. If you are a sport scientist or fitness coach and are seeking to be more effective and efficient in your work then following and learning from Mladen is a winning ticket.”
    John Lythe
    John LytheAthlete Systems Developer, New Zealand
  • "The website name alone represents the true nature of what needs to happen when discussing sport development. Since sport is such a complex entity, the study and discussion of sport must be globally centered. Since 2010, Mladen has developed a great online medium to share theories and applications that are transferrable to the applied side of sport. Now with his new website, I’m selfishly awaiting the forum feature to be able to actively engage in great conversation with some of the best in the field."
    Landon Evans
    Landon EvansStrength Coach, Dietitian, Adjunct Lecturer at University of Iowa
  • “I like the energy of Mladen to challenge a broad range of topics, using both an evidence-based approach and his critical mind”
    Martin Buchheit, PhD
    Martin Buchheit, PhDSport Scientist, Physiologist and Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • "Mladen’s blog is a must read blog for any strength & conditioning coach, but especially those who work with mixed sports such as the field sports (soccer, rugby, NRL, AFL, hockey), court sports (tennis, squash, basketball, ice-hockey) or intermittent short duration sports (fight sports, surfing etc). He poses the questions and attempts to find answers to the important problems you face when you work in these sports ~ the text books can't adequately prepare you for these problems. Not just the difficulty in managing the appropriate physiology of training but also the cultural and practical aspects/problems that you will face in the real world. Do yourself a favour and read it!"
    Dan Baker, PhD
    Dan Baker, PhDPresident, Australian Strength & Conditioning Association, Adjunct Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Master Coach of Elite Athlete Strength & Conditioning (ASCA)