By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/12/2011
I just wanted to give you heads up for this GREAT article by Dan Baker. Dan sent me the draft copy of this article couple of months ago and it was very influential on me and arrived just at the right time when I was writing Problems of the periodization of training in mixed sports.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/10/2011
More on Time-Motion Analysis I have received more good stuff from Miša Filipović (physical preparation coach for FC Partizan) and I wanted to give heads up for my readers as well. For anyone that found The Revolution of the Measurement of Metabolic Power in Soccer interesting, there is the blog post by the same authors at Metodologia dell’allenamento. Make sure...
By 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...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/06/2011
Random Thoughts From the Training Camp When I was at the training camp (pre-season) with FK RAD we had a new head coach who was very pedantic and systematic. I really loved his style of coaching and I think I learned a lot from him. He showed me the best posible solutions of combining small-sided games (SSG),...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/05/2011
Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Previus parts: Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Model of...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/05/2011
Before I start with the characteristics of the competition period, I need to mention one thing first. In the research papers (see Lyle’s series Methods of Endurance and a review of Tabata study) it was shown that higher intensity endurance training (VO2max intervals) brings up the effects pretty quickly, but they also soon reach ceiling in terms of…
By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/05/2011
Periodization models – Before I even start this part of the series, I want to bring to attention that not all mixed sports or team sports or sport games are equal in terms of training demand. Some of them depends more on the physical preparedness and some not (take badminton for example compared to rugby). Some of them demand…
By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/05/2011
Physiology – The point being taken by the preceding discussion (see Part 1) is that the mixed sports DOES NOT demand for EXTREME levels of strength/power and endurance.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/05/2011
This article was motivated by couple of things: a) Me trying to figure out the training plan for the next preparatory period for my soccer club, that starts in a month; b) A short e-mail discussion with Lyle McDonald regarding the problems of the mixed sports; c) A lack of information available on the internet, based on my…
By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/10/2010
After reading the Methods of Endurance Training series, which are BTW excellent read, I would love to post my current opinion regarding usage of the same for the team sport athletes.