HIIT Manual eBook

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In the field of Strength & Conditioning, coaches are always striving to help their athletes display their skills at the highest level with as little drop-off as possible throughout a contest. From the outside looking in, the solution to getting an athlete “in shape” may seem simple. However, this has been one of the most contentious problems in athletics for some time. Mladen Jovanović provides practical, scientific solutions for this issue in his new manual for high-intensity interval training.

The HIIT Manual is organized in two main sections: HIIT basics and HIIT planning.

HIIT basics covers the following major points:

  • Understanding the “Endurance Map” and terminology
  • – Equipment that is needed to test and prescribe HIIT conditioning
  • – Understanding the “Velocity Profile”
  • – Estimations of key HIIT parameters, that are needed for prescription and profiling
  • – Prescription of the HIIT conditioning, corrections using start loss and COD loss, as well as grouping of athletes
  • – Different HIIT drills – long intervals, short intervals and tempo, sprint interval training, repeat sprint training, and intermittent recovery

The planning part of the HIIT manual outlines the basis of Agile Periodization, which is a framework of approaching planning from an uncertain perspective. HIIT planning covers:

  • Understanding uncertainties involved in training planning and realization
  • Three levels and types of analysis: phenomenological, mechanistical, and physiological
  • Answering “what should be done” and “when should it be done” using simple heuristics
  • Top-up approach to planning HIIT conditioning
  • Example of off-season and pre-season HIIT conditioning program

Understanding the above will empower you in selecting, designing, and planning HIIT conditioning for both individual and team sports.

3 reviews for HIIT Manual eBook

  1. Tony Strudwick

    This is an excellent manual that will add extensively to coach and practitioner support. Mladen captures the essence of High-Intensity Interval Training and Agile Periodization in this one-stop guide. As the industry moves towards more complicated systems of athlete preparation, these two highly critical concepts need to be understood to maximize player performance. Moreover, the modern-day coach needs modern day solutions to solve contemporary problems. This manual will demonstrate the how and the why. High-Intensity Interval Training and Agile Periodization are essential strategies to employ in preparing contemporary intermittent games players and have long been part of my toolbox for ensuring elite players are adequately conditioned over the duration of a competitive season. They need to be understood, disseminated, and applied in practical settings. HIIT Manual is essential reading and offers a practical guide with excellent examples on how to address long-standing issues with individual and team conditioning. A must-read for anyone serious about working in the world of sport.

    Tony Strudwick (PhD)
    Head of Performance – Football Association of Wales

  2. Darren Burgess

    Mladen has put together a unique and comprehensive manual for HIT training. This Manual provides the practitioner with practical solutions based on the very latest HIT research. It really is the complete guide for HIT training for all athletes.

    Darren Burgess (PhD)
    Director of High Performance – Arsenal Football Club

  3. Darcy Norman

    Mladen has done a lot of work to consolidate all the literature and put it in a way to give the practitioner a practical reference, lay of the land, and tool to carry out the best HIIT for your group. I am constantly using this resource to help me plan and write my teams and athletes programs.

    Darcy Norman
    Director of Performance – AS Roma
    Fitness/Rehab Coach, Performance Data Analyst – German National A Team (Men)

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