Archive for 2016

  • Podcast #9: Interview with John Kiely

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/09/2016

    In episode nine of Complementary Training Podcast I am talking to John Kiely. John is mostly famous for his critiques of periodization, so I used this opportunity to expand on that particular topic.

  • Learn How to Make an Excel Database

    By on 12/09/2016

    Today I am going to show you how to create a database in Excel. To illustrate a point we are going to look at four different examples. Because my YouTube channel is all about creating Excel systems for people who work in sport, they all are going to be sport examples.

  • Planning and Programming Strength Training Using DUP Approach

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/09/2016

    This approach helps me solve some of the planning/programming conundrums and provides pretty simple framework that could be applied to other domains as well (e.g. HIT conditioning). I also touch on Dan John’s Bus Bench vs. Park Bench analogy, which I think is a game changer concept.

  • 6 Weeks Running Program for Soccer Players

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/09/2016

    I’ve designed a simple 6 weeks running program for soccer, something that you can use with your athletes on the break or have it in your toolbox and apply it if needed in the RTP protocols or as extra conditioning. To make this program more individually tailored, I’ve used MAS – maximum aerobic speed.

  • New Vacancies [September, 2016]

    By on 06/09/2016

    Here are the best sports jobs in the market. During September, we will continuously update the list. Please share, and let’s get the word out!

  • 11 Upper Body Power Exercises You Must Try

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 03/09/2016

    Power is a very important component to develop (or maintain) which very often gets skipped out on. It's also one of the first things we lose as we get older (not strength as people may think).

  • DUP Program Template Builder v4.0

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 03/09/2016

    At this stage I am looking for some structure in my training, but cannot be mentally bothered to follow overly prescriptive powerlifting/powerbuilding template (like 5/3/1, Juggernaut, Starting Strength, etc.). I wanted something that is mentally refreshing, but it still gets me training hard and produce the results. Something that Dan John would call “Punching the clock” workout. The result...

  • Podcast #8: Interview with Samuele Marcora

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/09/2016

    In episode eight of Complementary Training Podcast I am talking to Samuele Marcora. Samuele is a Professor at the University of Kent, investigating the role of mind/brain in endurance performance, fatigue and physical activity.

  • Vacancies [August, 2016]

    By on 29/08/2016

    Here are the best sports jobs in the market. During August, we will continuously update the list. Please share, and let’s get the word out!

  • Planning the Strength Training – The Addendum

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/08/2016

    In year 2008 I wrote series of articles about Planning the Strength Training. Back then, my “philosophy” (or should I say model of reality?) was (and I believe still is) highly influenced by Mark Rippetoe’s books: Starting Strength and Practical Programming. It made perfect sense and it represented reasonable model of the strength training process as a whole. Years…