Archive for 2011

  • Links

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/06/2011

    I am currently reading SST: A Manual For Coaches and it is one of the most awaited books that finally brings ideas from Yuri Verkhoshansky in clear and understanding style. There was a lot of mis-information due bad translations and devil-advocates and this book cleared a lot of issues, at least for me. I am going to do a...

  • Random Thoughts – June

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/06/2011

    A quick blog entry about things that are currently on my mind. Watch for harsh word because I am in da mood today. General vs. Special Preparation. Again example of either/or thinking in my opinion. We have certain training solutions and approaches where one is developing general physical preparedness in general preparatory period and special preparedness in special preparation...

  • Interview with Vern Gambetta

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/06/2011

    I have known Vern for couple of years mostly from his writings and books, but luckily I was introduced to Vern last summer in Boston by Carl Valle. We had a small round table discussion on everything (mostly technology since Carl was there). I have found common language in matter of seconds with Vern, mostly because we have read...

  • Training for the “Broken”

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/05/2011

    Training for the “Broken” So after writing down the Riding the Wave, a blog entry on cyclic nature of the training process, I decided to take a break from heavy lifting, grinding out and chasing PRs and obsessing with progressive overload. My SI (Sacro Iliac) joint started to nag me again, as well as my left shoulder. Nothing special,...

  • Riding the wave [Random thoughts]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/05/2011

    Riding the wave It is the end of the season, and usually my brain starts to do reflections on what was done both in team training and in my own training (if we can call it that way). The concept that emerged in my head was the concept of riding the wave. This concept has a lot...

  • Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports [Part 5]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/05/2011

    Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Previus parts: Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Model of...

  • Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports [Part 4]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/05/2011

    Before I start with the characteristics of the competition period, I need to mention one thing first. In the research papers (see Lyle’s series Methods of Endurance and a review of Tabata study) it was shown that higher intensity endurance training (VO2max intervals) brings up the effects pretty quickly, but they also soon reach ceiling in terms of…

  • Interview with Carl Valle

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/05/2011

    Interview with Carl Valle Carl Valle USATF II is a performance coach who specializes in track and field. He has coached high school, college, and post collegiate athletes for 13 years and has been in the technology field since graduating from the University of South Florida. I know Carl for a long time over the Charlie Francis forum and...

  • Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports [Part 3]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/05/2011

    Periodization models – Before I even start this part of the series, I want to bring to attention that not all mixed sports or team sports or sport games are equal in terms of training demand. Some of them depends more on the physical preparedness and some not (take badminton for example compared to rugby). Some of them demand…

  • Special Strength Training – Manual for Coaches 2nd Edition

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/05/2011

    Just saw the good news on Verkhoshansky website – the second, updated and expanded edition of Special Strength Training Manual for coaches are going to be available in couple of days.