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  • Strength Training Manual: Introduction

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/03/2019

    I am very happy to announce that I am finishing the Strength Training Manual, that will be soon available. I decided to publish chapters here on Complementary Training as blog posts. This first part in the series is the Chapter 1: Introduction and will mostly deal with philosophical stances regarding training in general, and strength training in particular.

  • The Mileage Fallacy in Running

    By Ciaran O'Regan on 17/03/2019

    A misconception in the running world is that hitting certain weekly mileage is what allows people to run well. The reason I think this to be a misconception is that mileage does not drive performance — performance drives mileage. This misconception is what I call the Mileage Fallacy.

  • Rethinking Performance Training & Agile Periodization – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/03/2019

    In this video I am continuing the discussion on what defines qualities and rate limiters, and how different levels on analysis can produce different constructs or building blocks that are later used to build periodization models.

  • Planning Strength Training for Clients With Fuckarounditis – Part 3

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/03/2019

    In this third and final video of the series I am continuing a discussion on divisible and un-divisible approaches to planning and finishing the discussion on strategies for internal fuckarounditis by covering modifications of the last phase in strength training cycle - rinse and repeat phase.

  • Sports Vacancies in March 2019

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/02/2019

    Here are the best sports jobs in the market. During the month of March I will continuously update the list. Please share and let’s get the word out!

  • Endurance in Basketball

    By on 26/02/2019

    When it comes to endurance in team sports, basketball somehow seems to be neglected in scientific literature in comparison to soccer. There is a consensus about what the demands are and how one should prepare for soccer, but there seems to be no such thing for basketball.

  • Rethinking Performance Training & Agile Periodization – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/02/2019

    In the following video series I will share my current philosophy of performance training and Agile Periodization. The first episode deals with the concepts of Quality, Rate Limiters, Interventions and three levels of analysis: phenomenological, performance and physiological.

  • Program Design: An Agile Approach

    By on 08/02/2019

    Agile Methodology is a way of thinking that promotes the idea that products are best designed with repetitive development, planning and testing based on customer feedback. While software developers initially embraced Agile, the methods and process of Agile can be applied to the programming for beginning through advanced clients and athletes.

  • Sports Vacancies in February 2019

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/02/2019

    Here are the best sports jobs in the market. During the month of February I will continuously update the list. Please share and let’s get the word out!

  • Planning Strength Training for Clients With Fuckarounditis – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/01/2019

    In this second video of the series I am discussing strategies for dealing with internal fuckarounditis by modifying three phases of strength training: 1establishing 1RM; 2) planning the strength phase; 3) rinse and repeat.