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  • Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports [Part 5]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/05/2011

    Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Part 5 Previus parts: Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Model of...

  • Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports [Part 4]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/05/2011

    Before I start with the characteristics of the competition period, I need to mention one thing first. In the research papers (see Lyle’s series Methods of Endurance and a review of Tabata study) it was shown that higher intensity endurance training (VO2max intervals) brings up the effects pretty quickly, but they also soon reach ceiling in terms of…

  • Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports [Part 3]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/05/2011

    Periodization models – Before I even start this part of the series, I want to bring to attention that not all mixed sports or team sports or sport games are equal in terms of training demand. Some of them depends more on the physical preparedness and some not (take badminton for example compared to rugby). Some of them demand…

  • Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/05/2011

    Physiology – The point being taken by the preceding discussion (see Part 1) is that the mixed sports DOES NOT demand for EXTREME levels of strength/power and endurance.

  • Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports (Part 1)

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/05/2011

    This article was motivated by couple of things: a) Me trying to figure out the training plan for the next preparatory period for my soccer club, that starts in a month; b) A short e-mail discussion with Lyle McDonald regarding the problems of the mixed sports; c) A lack of information available on the internet, based on my…

  • 8 Weeks Soccer Pre-Season Plan [Part 4]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/01/2011

    It is time to put all of the info into an 8-week template. By template I mean general plan and weekly plans, but without exact loading and drills used. Organization of the training sessions, days and weeks will be highly dependent on your context (facilities, number of athletes, assistants, weather, etc), thus I will only provide models so to…

  • 8 Weeks Soccer Pre-Season Plan Part 3: Physical Preparation Sub-Components

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/01/2011

    For each physical sub-component it could be written a whole book, thus I will try to keep it short and direct the readers toward more info with links. I also suggest checking my Physical Preparation for Soccer manual since it covers some of this in greater detail. Physical preparation sub-components are listed in the table below (this is…

  • 8 Weeks Soccer Pre-Season Plan (Part 2)

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/01/2011

    Speaking of goals, what are the goals of Physical Preparation training component? That’s easy, right? Improving performance and reducing injuries. But what is improved performance and how do we judge it? To answer that we would again need to take a look at three-level analysis system.

  • 8 Weeks Soccer Pre-Season Plan (Part 1)

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/01/2011

    Since the soccer is the most important secondary thing in Europe and pretty popular in Serbia (it is beyond me why, because we suck), and since I started working for the first time as physical preparation coach in soccer I decided to write down this 8-weeks pre-season template. I have also summed my work experience and preparation philosophy from…

  • Analysis of Reactive Training Systems

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/12/2010

    Although I have promised in Periodization confusion article that I am going to make a real-world practical example on planning the preparatory period for 8-weeks long pause between two halves of the soccer season, I am first going to make another example by ‘disecting’ Reactive Training System (RTS) by MikeTuchscherer based on the slides and material from Progressive Powerlifting…