July, 2014 - Complementary Training

Archive for July, 2014

  • Interview With Darcy Norman From German National Team

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 31/07/2014

    With the World Cup behind our backs and German team as the winner, we can start reflecting what went good and what went wrong. And we are pretty sure that everything went great with the German National Team. So it is a great privilege to be able to interview Darcy Norman who is part of the German National Team…

  • Planning the In-season Microcycle in Soccer Part 7: Paraskevas Polychronopoulos Case Study

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/07/2014

    Paraskevas Polychronopoulos is strength and conditioning coach from Greece where he works for an amateur team. He was kind enough to share his template.

  • FREE courses you should take/watch

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/07/2014

    These are couple of free (some are not, but it is cheap to buy/rent DVD) courses every human, scientist, manager should see. Not directly related to coaching and training, but provides great ‘complementary’ knowledge and tools. It is also great not to be sheep. I won’t be providing any review for any course – you will just need to...

  • Simplifying the Complex – Interviewed by Ron McKeefery

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/07/2014

    Simplifying the Complex – Interviewed by Ron McKeefery I had a pleasure to be interviewed by Ron McKeefery for his Iron Game Chalk Talk show in late June. We had touched a lot of topics and I have enjoyed sharing my thoughts and chatting with Ron. Here is the video interview: I am not very happy the way I explained...

  • Individualization of training – are you doing it right?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/07/2014

    You are probably familiar with ‘individualization principle’ in training theory that says that training should be individualized? The only problem is that most books/sources don’t necessarily goes into how to do it.

  • How to load inverted row?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/07/2014

    I usually do the same setup for loaded ring push-ups (great exercise for upper body horizontal push btw), so I was wondering will this work. The key is to use higher box (bench won't work) and set up the rings a bit higher, with the goal of creating more space between you and the ground. It is also easier...

  • Blast from the past

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/07/2014

    Blast From the Past These are the two old articles I wrote in 2005 and 2006. Yes I know, time flies. The Overview of Periodization Methods for Resistance Training was published on EliteFTS (I think couple of times) and was nominated for article of the year (have no clue what happened with that). Unfortunately, that article is lacking pictures...

  • Couple Ideas to Make AMS Products Better

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 06/07/2014

    Couple Ideas to Make AMS Products Better Here are couple of ideas/random thoughts to make Athlete Management Software (e.g SMARTABASE, EDGE10) better. AMS should be simple as possible. If one can’t use it, if it takes too much time to learn it, or it is not intuitive, then what’s the point? Bragging on how much you paid for it?...

  • The Problems of National Team Training and the Solution

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 03/07/2014

    First off let me be clear – I have never been involved in national team preparation. Nevertheless, I would like to pinpoint to some issues that I believe are troublesome.

  • What Are Biomotor Abilities?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/07/2014

    Do you know what are biomotor abilities? How did they ‘emerge’? The purpose of this video is to explain to you the ontology of biomotor abilities, the certain flaws of their use (The Root problem, buckets, periodization based on those qualities) and also provide statistical analysis in RStudio with simulated data using Factor Analysis and Hierarchical Clustering.