08/04/2017By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/04/2017
The dissection of the training week (microcycle) and distinction into recovery, loading and taper mini-blocks is of course artificial and represents a simple “jig” to be used to make decision making easier. In most cases we will use this simple model, but in some we need to realize it is only a model or a “jig” and we need...
19/11/2016By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/11/2016
There are numerous endurance tests that a strength and conditioning coach (S&C from now on) might use. So many that it is confusing which one to choose and why. For that reason, I decided to write this article: I want to outline my reasoning and rationale when selecting an endurance test.
08/09/2016By 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.
19/09/2012By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/09/2012
I have touched upon training transfer in the discussion of work capacity. Transfer is defined as: if I improve in doing X how much will I improve in doing Y? Or in plain English: if I improve my squat strength, how much my 10m run will improve? These two qualities could be skills or motor abilities. We tend to…
02/07/2012By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/07/2012
I want to finish this article so I can go to vacation with ‘clear head’, and spend my time eating gyros, swimming and playing beach volleyball instead of thinking about RST/RSA/RSS. I am afraid that this article got away from sole RST/RSA/RSS discussion. The things I warned against, besides trying to answer whether RST/RSA is overrated, are the following
06/09/2011By Mladen Jovanovic on 06/09/2011
I was just finishing reading great review paper(s) on Repeated-Sprint-Ability by Girard, Bishop and Mendez-Villanueva. Mentioned papers are great up-to-date review of the current knowledge on RSA testing and training. Here are some quotes from the papers...