Mladen Jovanović is a strength coach, sport scientist, and Ph.D. candidate from Belgrade, Serbia. He is the Research & Development Director and Co-Owner of Athlete Software Solutions, a company that aspires to bring innovative, cost-effective, and easy-to-use software solutions to sports coaches, teams, and scientists. He has coached elite-level athletes in a variety of sports in countries including Serbia, Sweden, Qatar, Turkey, Australia, and the U.S. He is a recognized leader in the sport science community with work in predictive analysis, machine learning, velocity-based training, statistical modeling, and the philosophy/management of sports programs.
Mladen grew up in Pula, Croatia. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sports and physical preparation. He is currently a candidate for the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education at Belgrade University. In his free time, Mladen trains in Boxing/MMA and weightlifting. He is considered an Excel wizard and developed useful Excel-based strength and conditioning programs that are available on his website Complementary Training.
In this podcast, Mladen Jovanović and Joel discuss:
- Adding an element of spontaneous, free-flowing training to programming.
- Using the weight room to develop robustness in team sport athletes.
- His thoughts on the most efficient use of velocity-based training.
- Delayed training effects and phase potentiation.
- Working with team sport athletes who don’t enjoy lifting weights.
- Reaching a balance between strictly planned training and giving athletes freedom.
Podcast total run time is 1:20:48.
Keywords: soccer, VBT, free-flow programming, team sports