By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/04/2017
After we have planned and scheduled for the recovery and taper mini-block, what is left we can use for loading mini-block. Depending on the duration of the microcycle, the loading mini-block can have different lengths, usually from 2-4 days. In the case where we have ...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/03/2017
By the week plan term I do not necessary refer to the calendar week of 7 days, but to a period between two games, that can last from 3 to 14 days. Since we are usually dealing with varied competition schedule, we need to rely on couple of principles and heuristics when planning the week.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/03/2017
Working on a Book In 2007, after my first professional gig with FK RAD, I wrote a summary of my thoughts regarding physical preparation in soccer in one PDF created in Microsoft PowerPoint. In 2010/2011, after returning from Boston, and after starting the Complementary Training blog, I wrote the updated version on this manual. It started as a series of blog...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/03/2017
Given the prevalence of hamstring injuries in football, a rehabilitation program that effectively promotes muscle tissue repair and functional recovery is paramount to minimize re-injury risk and optimize player performance and availability.
By Keir Wenham-Flat on 18/02/2017
The topic of the webinar is “Jumps, Plyometrics and Medicine Ball Throws and how I implement those in the training of my athletes. The outline for today: 1)Make the case for high speed training means; 2) Outline of 3 step progression; 3) Sample progressions for jumps, plyometrics and medicine ball throws; 4) Implementation in the training;
By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/02/2017
In the video below I am showing you how to easily create survey, send it to the athletes and get their responses directly to Excel. No more paper, copy-pasting and wasting time.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/01/2017
I recently joined my old club FK RAD as S&C coach, helping them with the pre-season. Having the skin in the game again, it made me realize that there are a lot of things that struggle me and I don’t have a clear checklist for dealing with them. So, I will most likely be trying to organize my thoughts...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/01/2017
We are witnessing tremendous increase in measuring technologies, and it seems that if you are not measuring and monitoring you are not training. Unfortunately (or luckily) a lot of clubs cannot afford 30 units GPS systems, OmegaWave, Dexa scan and you name it. Being on the budget (or no budget), what can you do to be better than nothing?
By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/01/2017
I had the pleasure to interview Cristian Osgnach, who is one of the leading researchers and pioneers of Metabolic Power concept, as well as involved in GPEXE project, which is 20Hz GPS performance monitor & analytical system for professional sports. Enyoj!
By Keir Wenham-Flat on 14/01/2017
The webinar this month will be presented by Keir Wenham-Flatt. Keir is a rugby strength and conditioning specialist who has worked with professional teams on 4 different continents. He decided to share his remarkable video presentation with us.