By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/03/2012
Take a acceleration phase in sprinting for an example. Ground reaction force passes through body’s center of mass (or slightly outside of it causing certain torque around body’s sagital axis) and certain component of it provides the propulsion force. The bigger the propulsion force, the greater the acceleration. The body inclination can affect this, but to get into more incline position...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/10/2011
Performance Analysis and Mark Upton I am big fan of Mark Upton, the creator of Team Sport Coaching website and his work. Mark provides free info on performance analysis in team sports and one of the last video series is just below. Make sure to check the videos and his website, along with the free e-book Developing a Playing...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/09/2011
The La rivoluzione della misurazione della potenza metabolica nel calcio edited by Roberto Colli, Emanuele Marra, Cristian Savoia, and Vito Azzone gave me a lot of new ideas and insights, so I decide to contact coach Roberto Sassi and ask him for a permission to publish it on my blog.
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 28/08/2011
Sharpening the Saw Just a quick blog entry today. I have just found another great analogy for a training situation I encounter very frequently. The analogy comes from 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Although I found a lot of good analogies for training situations/problems in this a must read book (one I usually use is...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/06/2011
Substance~Form of Training Process In my humble opinion this is THE ROOT PROBLEM of training process and influences everything else down the road (hierarchy). This has bothered me since I started coaching education, and recently with the help of Complementary Nature I managed to solve this issue. In the training theory everything revolves around MOTOR ABILITIES and MOTOR SKILLS....
By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/12/2010
Although I have promised in Periodization confusion article that I am going to make a real-world practical example on planning the preparatory period for 8-weeks long pause between two halves of the soccer season, I am first going to make another example by ‘disecting’ Reactive Training System (RTS) by MikeTuchscherer based on the slides and material from Progressive Powerlifting…
By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/12/2010
I have recently been reading Transfer of Training (Volume 2) by Dr Anatoly Bondarchuk and watching video(s) by Derek Evely. To understand their classification of training systems it is necessary to understand the classification of the exercises based on the specificity criteria. Thus, Bondarchuk identified four groups of exercises/methods.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/12/2010
Seminarski rad koji sam napisao negde u Aprilu 2010. godine pre nego sam napisao Planning and programming of training in sport games. Neki grafovi su posle modifikovani i dorađeni. U svakom slučaju naučio sam malo više o odbojci dok sam pisao ovaj rad. 1.0 UVOD Odbojka spada u grupu visoko-intenzivnih intermitentnih sportskih igara (engl. HIIE – High-Intensity Intermittent...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/12/2010
Strengths~Weaknesses Should athletes work on improving their weaknesses OR emphasizing their strengths in the training process? The answer to this question is of course it depends. The relationship between organism~environment determines the strengths and the weaknesses of the athletes. Based on the evaluation of the strengths and the weaknesses training goals are proposed. The question is again should we...