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HIIT Manual: High Intensity Interval Training and Agile Periodization

HIIT Manual: High Intensity Interval Training and Agile Periodization


I am more than happy to announce that my first book HIIT Manual: High Intensity Interval Training and Agile Periodization is finally available at Ultimate Athlete Concepts website and Amazon.com. The book will be available only in paperback version.

Members of Complementary Training had the opportunity to be the first ones to read the draft version of this book through a series of articles. In addition, they were able to download the following two tools – HIT Builder and Shuttle Run Beep Test, that make testing and prescribing HIT drills a breeze.

I would like to thank all of you for your suggestions and comments. Your feedback have contributed for this book being as it is!


The book summary:

In the field of Strength & Conditioning, coaches are always striving to help their athletes display their skills at the highest level with as little drop-off as possible throughout a contest. From the outside looking in, the solution to getting an athlete “in shape” may seem simple. However, this has been one of the most contentious problems in athletics for some time. Mladen Jovanović provides practical, scientific solutions for this issue in his new manual for high intensity interval training.

The HIIT Manual is organized in two main sections: HIIT basics and HIIT planning.

HIIT basics covers the following major points:

  • Understanding the “Endurance Map” and terminology
  • Equipment that is needed to test and prescribe HIT conditioning
  • Understanding the “Velocity Profile”
  • Estimations of key HIIT parameters, that are needed for prescription and profiling
  • Prescription of the HIIT conditioning, corrections using start loss and COD loss, as well as grouping of athletes
  • Different HIIT drills – long intervals, short intervals and tempo, sprint interval training, repeat sprint training, and intermittent recovery

The planning part of the HIIT manual outlines the basis of Agile Periodization, which is a framework of approaching planning from an uncertainty perspective. HIIT planning covers:

  • Understanding uncertainties involved in training planning and realization
  • Three levels and types of analysis: phenomenological, mechanistical, and physiological
  • Answering “what should be done” and “when should it be done” using simple heuristics
  • Top-up approach to planning HIIT conditioning
  • Example of off-season and pre-season HIIT conditioning program

Understanding the above will empower you in selecting, designing and planning HIIT conditioning for both individual and team sports.

If you are interested to read sample of the HIIT Manual, you can do so HERE.

The reviewer comments:

  • ‘This is an excellent manual that will add extensively to coach and practitioner support. Mladen captures the essence of High Intensity Interval Training and Agile Periodization in this one stop guide. As the industry moves towards more complicated systems of athlete preparation, these two highly critical concepts need to be understood to maximize player performance. Moreover, the modern day coach needs modern day solutions to solve contemporary problems. This manual will demonstrate the how and the why. High Intensity Interval Training and Agile Periodization are essential strategies to employ in preparing contemporary intermittent games players and have long been part of my toolbox for ensuring elite players are adequately conditioned over the duration of a competitive season. They need to be understood, disseminated and applied in practical settings. HIIT Manual is essential reading and offers a practical guide with excellent examples on how to address long standing issues with individual and team conditioning. A must read for anyone serious about working in the world of sport.’

    Tony Strudwick (PhD)
    Head of Performance – Football Association of Wales

  • ‘Mladen has put together a unique and comprehensive manual for HIT training. This Manual provides the practitioner with practical solutions based on the very latest HIT research. It really is the complete guide for HIT training for all athletes’

    Darren Burgess (PhD)
    Director of High Performance – Arsenal Football Club

  • ‘Mladen has done a lot of work to consolidate all the literature and put it in a way to give the practitioner a practical reference, lay of the land and tool to carry out the best HIIT for your group. I am constantly using this resource to help me plan and write my teams and athletes programs’

    Darcy Norman
    Director of Performance – AS Roma
    Fitness/Rehab Coach, Performance Data Analyst – German National A Team (Men)

Thanks to the excellent cooperation that we have achieved with the Ultimate Athlete Concept, all members who want to add a paperback version of HIIT Manual – High Intensity Interval Training and Agile Periodization, will be provided with coupon codes that can give them a discount. The discount for our monthly subscribers is 20%, and the discount for the Premium or annual subscribers is 40%.

If you are a member, the discount code will appear below. Just make sure to log in first. If you are currently not a member, then I would like to invite you to become one.


HIIT Manual

High Intensity Interval Training and Agile Periodization

Author: Mladen Jovanović

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I am a physical preparation coach from Belgrade, Serbia, grew up in Pula, Croatia (which I consider my home town). I was involved in physical preparation of professional, amateur and recreational athletes of various ages in sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, martial arts and tennis. Read More »

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This topic contains 6 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by mm Mihailo Tomic 5 years, 5 months ago.

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  • 29/10/2018 at 22:11 #24046

    Hello Mladen,

    Congratulations on the release of your book. I apologise, but I am unable to see the coupon code on my browser. Would it be possible to recieve the 40% code via email?

    Sorry for any inconvenience caused.


    30/10/2018 at 00:28 #24048

    Hi Niall,

    No problem at all! 🙂

    I have sent you coupon code to your email.

    Drop me a line if I can do anything else for you.


    18/12/2018 at 15:36 #24381

    I too can not see a coupon code to use on UAC store for Mladen’s book, can you provide me with one, please.


    24/12/2018 at 12:52 #24428

    Hi Robert, I have sent you coupon code to your email.

    24/12/2018 at 14:19 #24429

    Hvala Mihailo 😉

    Got it and already use it.

    Happy holidays


    27/12/2018 at 13:19 #24440

    Nema na cemu Robi 🙂

    Srecan Bozic i novogodisnji praznici.

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