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  • Predicting Injuries Using Banister Model – The Addendum

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/10/2016

    A year ago I tried to use Banister model to predict injuries, but I recently realized I made an error implementing link function. So, I decided to do one more try and correct the problem.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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…

  • Testing and Training Agility in Sports [Part 4]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/06/2016

    Agility is defined as an independent motor skill. The previous studies lead to the conclusion that there is very little positive transfer between the straight line speed and agility (i.e. change of direction speed), which basically means that the development of agility requires a specific training.

  • More Advanced Daily Undulating Programming

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/06/2016

    In this video I am expanding on the idea of using multiple set and reps schemes across movement patterns under undulating umbrella. For example, how can we utilize undulating approach with the goal of developing hypertrophy for the upper body and strength for the lower body?

  • Individualizing Training Using Clustering Algorithms

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/06/2016

    The goal of this blog post is to present simple solution to “grouping” individuals based on their needs, characteristics and/or goals.

  • Minimum Viable Performance: Concept and Application in Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/05/2016

    Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a concept from “Lean Startup” methodology. I believe it has a lot to offer to training problems, hence the change in the name to Minimum Viable Performance. I have already written about MVP in my Agile articles and videos, but wanted to give this concept some extra attention.

  • Testing and Training Agility in Sports (Part 3)

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/05/2016

    Technique of Running and Motion Direction Change - Running technique is crucial for the change of motion direction. More specifically, the slope of the body and low center of mass are essential in optimizing acceleration and deceleration, as well as for increasing stability.