27/08/2016By 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…
26/06/2016By 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.
19/06/2016By 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?
10/06/2016By 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.
28/05/2016By 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.
21/05/2016By 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.
07/05/2016By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/05/2016
In this video the following topics are covered: 1) The difference between “undulating periodization” and “undulating programming”; 2) The difference between variations and progressions (and similarities); 3) Different combinations of workouts/exercises and set and rep schemes; 4) Uses of “randomizations” (covering the notion that “random workout” is NOT just a “out of your ass” approach to programming, but could...
30/04/2016By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/04/2016
Most coaches believe that different motor characteristics represent the “foundation” of agility, i.e. the change of direction speed, and therefore its improvement by training has positive effect on the change of direction speed improvement.
01/04/2016By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/04/2016
Continuing on the topic of Agile Planning, I made a more “practical” video about concrete applications in performance environment. In this video I’ve utilized Dave Snowden awesome Cynefin Framework in distinguishing Simple, Complicated, Complex and Chaotical systems and problems and how they might demand different approaches.