Archive for 2012

  • Mike Young’s Soccer Fitness: A Science Based Approach

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/08/2012

    Just a quick heads up for the presentation slides by Mike Young who is a strength and conditioning coach for Vancouver WHITECAPS FC and the owner of the EliteTrack website. His Fit for Futbol blog is a must follow for all coaches interested in physical preparation of soccer players.

  • Strength in Motion – Seminar review

    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...

  • Blog re-design…

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/08/2012

    I decided to give my blog a new look, since the old one looked like a ‘spiritual’ site rather than sport (science) blog. You may notice that I change the templates over time until I find one that fits in terms of colors and readability. If you have any input on this please let me know. Besides this I...

  • An Athlete Guide to Chronic Knee Pain

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/08/2012

    Anthony’s approach is based on multiple paradigms that are now available – trigger points, stretching the quads, hip flexors and hip rotators, glute activation, movement re-patterning, foot mechanics etc. You might be familiar with all of these already, but in Anthony’s book you can find all of those at one spot and easy to follow program that utilize all...

  • Visiting ELEIKO…

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/07/2012

    On Sunday we had  a game against Halmstad (which we unfortunately lost) and head coach, second physio and me took the opportunity to visit ELEIKO company, the world leader in the olympic weighlifting equipment. Erik Blomberg, the new CEO of the company was kind enough to give us guided tour through the assembly line and training center along with...

  • The Ultimate Guide to HRV Training by Joel Jamieson

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/07/2012

    The Ultimate Guide to HRV Training by Joel Jamieson This was a long awaited book from Joel, especially if you have already purchased BioForce HRV, since this is the manual that accompany the system and it was slightly delayed because Joel was improving and extending its content. Luckily for us, because the book is much more than the simple...

  • Couple of Insights From Explosive Lower Body Training With PowerTool/GymAware

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/07/2012

    As I have posted in the previous blog post I am currently playing with PowerTool/GymAware and aiming to increase my power output in squat jump, VJ and bench throw, along with trying to improve strength in squat and bench press using (a form of) dynamic effort method, during which I cut my set where my power drops below 90%…

  • Random Thoughts on 505 Agility Test and 30-15 Intermittent Field Test

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/07/2012

    Basically, what 505 gives us is the ability to change direction from high speed run. 505 Agility test did not correlate with 10m (r=0,16), 30m (r=0,17) which means we are measuring distinct motor quality.

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? [Part 4]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/07/2012

    I want to finish this article so I can go to vacation with ‘clear head’, and spend my time eating gyros, swimming and playing beach volleyball instead of thinking about RST/RSA/RSS. I am afraid that this article got away from sole RST/RSA/RSS discussion. The things I warned against, besides trying to answer whether RST/RSA is overrated, are the following

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? [Part 3]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/06/2012

    The study by Carling et al. “is the first to investigate in detail the characteristics of repeated high-intensity movement activity patterns in professional soccer match-play and demands specific to positional role” (p. 332).I am posting the abstract here, while I am pretty sure the full paper can be downloaded