By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/06/2011
Many coaches and sport scientists around the world, however, recognize Y.Verkhoshansky as a prominent figure in the field of explosive strength training, one of the greatest experts in the theory of sports training whose ideas was implemented and expanded as: Methodology of Special Strength Training and Special Physical Preparation, Long Delay Training Effect, Conjugate–Sequence System Training and Block Training...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/06/2011
I am currently reading SST: A Manual For Coaches and it is one of the most awaited books that finally brings ideas from Yuri Verkhoshansky in clear and understanding style. There was a lot of mis-information due bad translations and devil-advocates and this book cleared a lot of issues, at least for me. I am going to do a...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/06/2011
A quick blog entry about things that are currently on my mind. Watch for harsh word because I am in da mood today. General vs. Special Preparation. Again example of either/or thinking in my opinion. We have certain training solutions and approaches where one is developing general physical preparedness in general preparatory period and special preparedness in special preparation...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/06/2011
I have known Vern for couple of years mostly from his writings and books, but luckily I was introduced to Vern last summer in Boston by Carl Valle. We had a small round table discussion on everything (mostly technology since Carl was there). I have found common language in matter of seconds with Vern, mostly because we have read...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/05/2011
Training for the “Broken” So after writing down the Riding the Wave, a blog entry on cyclic nature of the training process, I decided to take a break from heavy lifting, grinding out and chasing PRs and obsessing with progressive overload. My SI (Sacro Iliac) joint started to nag me again, as well as my left shoulder. Nothing special,...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/05/2011
Riding the wave It is the end of the season, and usually my brain starts to do reflections on what was done both in team training and in my own training (if we can call it that way). The concept that emerged in my head was the concept of riding the wave. This concept has a lot...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/05/2011
Interview with Carl Valle Carl Valle USATF II is a performance coach who specializes in track and field. He has coached high school, college, and post collegiate athletes for 13 years and has been in the technology field since graduating from the University of South Florida. I know Carl for a long time over the Charlie Francis forum and...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/05/2011
Just saw the good news on Verkhoshansky website – the second, updated and expanded edition of Special Strength Training Manual for coaches are going to be available in couple of days.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/05/2011
Interview with Dan Baker I am more than happy to present you email interview with Dan Baker, strength and conditioning coach for the Brisbane Broncos and also a published researcher with practical and in “the trenches” insights. For all of you guys who are working in team sports this is one of the best and most insightful interviews I...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/05/2011
Couple of new things. After the publishing of my Book Recommendations for 8WeeksOut, Joel published the legendary Fundamentals of Sports Training by L. Matveyev in scanned pdf e-book form for FREE! This is a book that started it all. Make sure to download it. Speaking of books and periodization, another amazing product by Ultimate Athlete Concepts: This e-book is...