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  • Researched Applications of Velocity Based Strength Training [Paper]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/08/2014

    Researched Applications of Velocity Based Strength Training This is a paper written by yours truly and Eamonn Flanagan last year on the topic of VBT (Velocity Based Training). Most of the topics were covered and expanded in the series/experimentations: “How to create individualized exercise profile in strength training?“, but this one is written more as a scientific review paper (which...

  • Battle Rope Drills & Progressions

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/08/2014

    When I was with Hammarby in 2012/2013 we decided to purchase battle ropes to workout the injured guys, or for some extra cross-training for reserves. Not sport-specific? Agree, but sometimes you need to perform non-specific activities (e.g. with lower body injury) and plug them in a specific circuit, etc. Anyway, not a topic of today’s discussion.

  • Interview With Darcy Norman From German National Team

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 31/07/2014

    With the World Cup behind our backs and German team as the winner, we can start reflecting what went good and what went wrong. And we are pretty sure that everything went great with the German National Team. So it is a great privilege to be able to interview Darcy Norman who is part of the German National Team…

  • Individualization of training – are you doing it right?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/07/2014

    You are probably familiar with ‘individualization principle’ in training theory that says that training should be individualized? The only problem is that most books/sources don’t necessarily goes into how to do it.

  • What Are Biomotor Abilities?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/07/2014

    Do you know what are biomotor abilities? How did they ‘emerge’? The purpose of this video is to explain to you the ontology of biomotor abilities, the certain flaws of their use (The Root problem, buckets, periodization based on those qualities) and also provide statistical analysis in RStudio with simulated data using Factor Analysis and Hierarchical Clustering.

  • How to Create Individualized Exercise Profile in Strength Training? Part 4: Velocity/Exertion Profile

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/06/2014

    In the previous installment we dealt with creation of individualized rep-max profile. In this part we will deal with one concept that I like to call Velocity/Exertion.

    I am pretty sure NO ONE has ever written about it before – nor in books, nor in research papers, nor it online blogs and forums (if someone did, please correct me).

  • Planning the In-Season Microcycle In Soccer Part 5: Planning the Competition Period in Soccer

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/06/2014

    In this article I have presented something that’s called “summated microcycle”, the solution I first read about in Total Soccer Fitness by Ian Jeffreys.

  • Planning the In-Season Microcycle in Soccer Part 3: Mick McDermott Case-Study

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/05/2014

    It is great that coaches started sharing their own case studies and I urge others to share their own experiences and solutions. I am more than glad to share Mick McDermott's solution to in-season microcycle organizational problems. Mick McDermott was fitness coach for Al Ain FC for 5 years and currently works for Al Nasr FC, along with running Soccer...

  • Planning the In-Season Microcycle in Soccer Part 1: Complexity

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/05/2014

    One step toward that direction is solving the planning complexities of in-season microcycle in soccer (might be some other team sport as well, such as basketball, rugby, handball, hockey, football, etc). I have presented a following template and I would love to ask for your opinion or practical solution and rationale for it.

  • Spider Charts Sucks!

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/05/2014

    Spider Charts Sucks! I am openly sharing my opinion (backed up with work by Stephen Few) that spider charts sucks. It is time for the sport scientists to move away from PES (Pro Evolution Soccer; game on Sony Playstation) and similar games influencing how we visualize athlete profiles. Let’s assume we have a movement screen scores and we want...