January, 2014 - Complementary Training

Archive for January, 2014

  • Sport-Specific or “Culture-Specific”?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/01/2014

    Recently a friend of mine and a fellow physical preparation coach, who was working with futsal and was preparing Olympic level Judokas, got an offer to take care of a pro basketball team. Since I was the one recommending him to the agent, I was questioned would he be a good fit, taking into account his lack of experience…

  • Increasing Sense of Control in Team Sports

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/01/2014

    I have blogged about this issue before and I really love how Charles Staley solved this paradox in strength training by prescribing compulsory and optional exercises in a workout. This provides enough of wiggle room for the athlete to make his own choices and have a feeling of being in control.


    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/01/2014

    Here is what I have on mind and I am looking for a feedback and opinions from the readers. Since starting Complementary Training blog in September 2010 it has slowly attracted not much traffic, but very high quality readership, from high level coaches, researchers to sport scientists. I am more than pleased with Complementary Training reception within the industry,...

  • Set and Rep Schemes in Strength Training – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 13/01/2014

    The article will be published in two parts. Part one deals more with terminology and something that I call ‘intensity trinity’. I hope that this terminology will become standard in our field/industry.

  • Training Periodization, Sprinting, Tempo, Charlie Francis, Technology and Much More [Discussion]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/01/2014

    This is the discussion that emerged on my Facebook wall after my post on Stephen Seiler presentation for INSEP regarding the MENAGEMENT OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF TRAINING INTENSITY: THE POLARIZED MODEL and my suggestion for similar observation and experiment to Mike Tuchscherer involving powerlifters instead of endurance runners.