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  • Short news…

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/05/2011

    Just wanted to let you know that I am working on the special edition of 8-weeks soccer pre-season plan for Joel Jamieson’s 8WeeksOut website in a form of printable e-book, that should be available in a week or two.Joel also recently published my Recommended Reading list at 8WeeksOut. You can get the PDF by clicking on this link.The soccer...

  • Stop Obsessing, Start Doing

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/04/2011

    Stop Obsessing, Start Doing “Anticipation is a killer.   It can lead to fear.  Fear that you won’t perform as expected on your heavy days.  Over time, this can lead many lifters to slowly be less and less motivated to come to the gym on those days.  And even when they do, they are so anxious that they have a...

  • Random Thoughts and Links

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/04/2011

    Random Thoughts and Links For anyone interested into expert (elite athletes) development, I highly suggest checking out the following articles (this is a series of articles, but only two parts at the moment): http://www.sportsscientists.com/2011/04/early-vs-late-specialization-when.html http://www.sportsscientists.com/2011/04/specialization-training-volume-and.html This series brings some more oil into the fire of early specialization vs. early diversification viewpoints and tries to explain researched phenomena in CGS...

  • Short update

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/03/2011

    It has been a while since I’ve updated this blog. To be honest I have been working and training myself and my writing mojo has left me one more time. I was thinking about writing on in-season planning, basically sharing my ideas, but I somehow I don’t feel like writing. Maybe after the season is over I could sum up some  of...

  • Back to business…

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/02/2011

    I was quite busy lately and actually on training camp on Cyprus with FC RAD  (you can check some of the pics here), thus I was not able to post much (or at all). I have actually met great Roberto Sassi in Larnaca when we played against FC Dynamo from Moscow. He was tracking his players HRs using Polar system. Unfortunately,...

  • Coincidence or not? Back to soccer

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/01/2011

    While I was working on the 8-weeks pre-season plan for soccer I have been contacted by the head coach of FC RAD, Marko Nikolić offering me to join the coaching staff as the head strength and conditioning coach. I was serving the same position during the 2007 when the FC RAD was playing Second National League. Marko has led the team into...

  • Kubios HRV analysis

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/01/2011

    I wanted to repost the link to Kubios, Finish University website posted by Canadian coach Derek Hansen at Charlie Francis’ forum. User guide is also available here and I guess it provides some good info on HRV. I plan getting a Suunto or Polar watch myself and play with it a little. Although I am wondering is there any need...

  • Robert Sapolsky – Complementarity between genes and environment

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/01/2011

    I just finished episode 16 – Behavior Genetics and Prenatal Environment. It is eye opening and if you want to spend 30min on learning something really freakin’ interesting watch it. It goes into the importance of pre-natal environment and how some traits are inherited without genes (like obesity, metabolic  syndrome, anxiety, etc), inheritance numbers (like, human height is 95% inherited) and what do they...

  • Robert Sapolsky – Biology and Human Behavior

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 03/01/2011

    Robert Sapolsky – Biology and Human Behavior The EXTREMELY good series of lectures by Robert Sapolsky that I am watching over couple of months (starting, stopping and going around). The subject of the lectures is very interdisciplinary and it goes into nature~nurture debate regarding behavior, brain, stress, aggression, etc; which is really hot topic these days especially if we talk about talent...

  • Block Periodization Slides

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/12/2010

    Just found this interesting slides from the lecture by Vladimir Issurin. Worth checking out. Here is it.