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…
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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?...
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.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/07/2014
What Are Biomotor Abilities? Do you know what are biomotor abilities? How did they ’emerge’? The purpose of this video is to explain 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...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/06/2014
I will jump straight to the case – with soccer players it is far more important to make them go regularly to the gym and to perform basic compound lifts than it is about some fancy exercises and set & rep schemes. It is about building habit, team culture and trust in the strength program.