Few Thoughts on MMA Program DesignBy Mladen Jovanovic on 12/04/2021
How to design an S&C training program when you are not in charge of the overall plan? In the following video, I am explaining this topic for combat and MMA sport.0
Fight Camp Planning – a Big Picture ApproachBy Lukas Pezenka on 21/12/2020
There are different camps when it comes to the best periodization model. Some coaches prefer block periodization, others have achieved great success with linear models. In this article, Lukas Pezenka outlines a narrative-based framework that he used with one of his MMA athletes at the Austrian 2020 nationals.
An Integrated Approach to Training Kickboxers – Part 1: IntroductionBy Lukas Pezenka on 23/01/2020
Training fighters pose unique challenges to the coach. An uncertain schedule, the lack of a dedicated off-season, the high amount of skill training and the mixed bioenergetic demands of the sport, challenge periodization models that have been devised primarily for a track and field. Read more...
Strength Training Planning for Combat Athletes & Exercise SelectionBy William Wayland on 13/11/2019
Planning for combat athletes is historically a tricky business, primarily because combat sports need interventions that match athletic endeavour where a confluence of raw physicality and high levels of skill.
Video Interview by Mark Lajhner on Combat SportsBy Mladen Jovanovic on 04/08/2017
I had been recently interviewed by my friend and coach Mark Lajhner for his MMACoach.net website. After the practice we have sat and video recorded my answers to a few questions Mark prepared.
Movement Training in the MMA and Combat SportsBy Dragan Milojević on 02/11/2016
Since the early days of MMA, also known back then as NHB competitions, there has been an ongoing debate on whether certain things will work in the competition area of choice, be it the ring or the cage of some sort….
Explosive Upper Body Medicine Ball ThrowsBy Mladen Jovanovic on 22/03/2016
Nothing fancy, just a couple of upper body explosive medicine ball throws. Could be useful for boxing/kickboxing and as a general “core” work.
Interview with Israel HalperinBy Mladen Jovanovic on 21/07/2015
Imagine this in a single person: experienced Muay-Thai (kickboxing) fighter, experienced coach of world class fighters and a “nerd” (i.e. researcher). Well, we have a potential contender: Israel Helpering.
Israel is someone that I can talk all day long – very experienced, open, humble and honest person. We have spent some time on Skype while I was still in Doha…
Interview with the best Serbian MMA coach – Mark LajhnerBy Mladen Jovanovic on 05/04/2015
Mark is my close friend and my MMA coach from Belgrade, Serbia. He is truly one of a kind – he is the best MMA coach Serbia has to offer, he is philosophically inclined and skeptic, entrepreneur and genuinely nice guy. He is interested in world history and politics, monetary system and everything else that should be of interest…
Battle Rope Drills & ProgressionsBy Mladen Jovanovic on 04/08/2014
When I was with Hammarby in 2012/2013 we decided to purchase battle ropes to workout the injured guys, or for some extra cross-training for reserves. Not sport-specific? Agree, but sometimes you need to perform non-specific activities (e.g. with lower body injury) and plug them in a specific circuit, etc. Anyway, not a topic of today’s discussion.