Author archive for Mladen Jovanovic

  • Planning the Strength Training (Part 3)

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 06/10/2010

    No matter what sport athlete comes from, if he starts doing serious (not counting wellness experience here) strength training for the first time, he is novice. Be it experienced soccer player, basketball player, Olympic weightlifting beginner, powerlifting beginner or beginner bodybuilder he is usually weak as a kitten and skinny or sometimes fat (although I will not go into…

  • Planning the Strength Training (Part 2)

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/10/2010

    As we have outlined, volume and intensity are un-splittable and principal parts of the load. There is one myth that exists and its called volume-intensity trade off. Yes, there is a trade-off, but it depends on time-frame under which you analyze the load. Under most shortest time-frame, there is trade-off between volume and intensity: the more weight on the…

  • Planning the Strength Training (Part 1)

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/10/2010

    According to Mark Rippetoe, the author of Practical Programming book, the lifters can be generally classified to four groups according to their level: novice, intermediate, advanced and elite. When planning strength training, one should take into account the level of the lifter, because there are distinct characteristic within each group. The planning of strength training for each group will…

  • Funkcija mišića u ljudskom telu

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/10/2010

    An older post from forum that I translated to Serbian in a form of a short article.  I am probably going to translate it to English, but for now I am posting it for Serbian readers. The title is “Muscle function in human body” and it is based on the ideas of Bosch and Klomp. Funkcija mišića u...

  • Some Thoughts on Energy System Development for Team Sports

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/10/2010

    After reading the Methods of Endurance Training series, which are BTW excellent read, I would love to post my current opinion regarding usage of the same for the team sport athletes.

  • Ratings of Perceived Exhaustion vs Ratings of Perceived Effort

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/10/2010

    Ratings of Perceived Exhaustion vs Ratings of Perceived Effort I was reading these two very short articles: Br J Sports Med. 2010 Jun 27. Sense of effort and other unpleasant sensations during exercise: clarifying concepts and mechanisms. Smirmaul BD. Abstract Introduction The sense of effort is an essential component of all forms of exercise. Although...

  • Joint-By-Joint Approach and Warm-Up

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/09/2010

    The following ‘article’ was made during the June, 2010 while doing internship at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (MBSC) in Woburn, MA. We had a homework of doing review of Joint-by-Joint and Warm-up DVDs by Mike Boyle. I shared short review of both approaches and some of mine opinions/critiques/concerns. Enjoy!

  • It Depends… On the Context

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/09/2010

    During the 70′ aerobic training was a hype. Everybody was doing it. It made you lean, it made you athletic. It was demanded from you to do it. Afterward, comes the static stretching. Everybody was stretching. Unstable surfaces. Strength training. We can go on and on.

  • Applied Nutrition for Mixed Sports

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/09/2010

    Applied Nutrition for Mixed Sports examines the topic of nutrition for what are referred to as mixed sports. This includes almost all team sports along with many individual sports such as boxing, mixed martial arts and some track and field events. Basically any sport that has requirements for both endurance and strength/power is considered a mixed sport. Because of the...

  • Block Periodization: Breakthrough in Sport Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/09/2010

    The basis of contemporary training was founded several decades ago when scientific knowledge was far from complete and athletes’ workloads, results, and demands were much lower then they are currently. At that time the traditional training periodization, as a division of the whole seasonal program into smaller periods and training units, was proposed and elucidated.