25/10/2010By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/10/2010
I have recently found this website by John McCrone. It seems promising although I am currently too busy to read it, but I will. dichotomistic This site is large. There are several books worth of material here. It also mixes the scholarly and the popular. This FAQ will help you decide whether the site has anything to offer you....
21/10/2010By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/10/2010
In short, the main purpose of the warm-up is to prepare the athletes for the main part of the workout. As late Charlie Francis used to say „Do whatever you need to warm-up“, which basically means don’t follow the dogmatic hypes and limit your options by saying negative or absolute claims, like „No to static stretching“.
19/10/2010By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/10/2010
I just finished Talent is Overrated and just starting the Bounce as recommended by Professor Keith Davids in this interview. All those books (can’t say exactly about the Bounce since I just started it) goes into the nature~nurture debate and shows how innate talent is not enough and the importance of something called deliberate practice (for a short review...
16/10/2010By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/10/2010
1. Political Viewpoints This morning I was thinking about my political viewpoints and I couldn’t name/label them, thus I searched for the online test with my friend Cem Kantarci and I found this interesting and easy test that put you into a certain political viewpoint group based on your answers. Please note that this is only for fun, and...
14/10/2010By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/10/2010
Interview with “Creative Monkey” Rodney King I am very proud to present you the interview with “Creative Monkey” Rodney King, father of Crazy Monkey Defense from Johannesburg, South Africa. Watching Rodney coach and being a member of his personal blog – Inside the Monkey – I noticed that Rodney has a lot to offer, not only to martial arts...
12/10/2010By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/10/2010
Process of preparing the athletes for competitions can be considered complex adaptive system that can be further divided to (1) training, (2) competition and (3) recovery sub-systems.
11/10/2010By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/10/2010
In my opinion, and I may be wrong, muscles are flexible in terms of their function and can express different functions under certain context. This may be good thing and it may lead to dysfunctions and pain too. Anyway, there is a certain ‘attractor’ in their functioning based on their structure and location. What is important is to understand...
07/10/2010By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/10/2010
I don’t watch TV. At least not in the amount I used to. I am not old either. Somewhat I feel that I should spend my time reading the stuff that interests me and watching more documentaries, which I do. Also, I need to reduce my Facebook time and internet dating too. But, that’s life, right?
06/10/2010By Mladen Jovanovic on 06/10/2010
Robbie was kind enough to do interview with me on his blog All Things Strength. I must admit that this is my first interview (If I neglect the radio interviews I did as a kid). Well, I hope you will enjoy the interview in the same amount as I enjoyed doing it. The interview is available here