Posts Tagged ‘luka hocevar’

My 2011 Goals – Training and Professional

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Looking to reaching new heights in 2011...

In my last post I talked about a “checklist” of how to go about setting goals. This time I will share some of the goals that I have set in the training/athletic category (this will touch on lifestyle as well) and also some of my professional goals.

I’m definitely not the master of goal setting and I have become better at practicing what I preach by writing my goals out and sharing them with as many people as possible so that I am subconsciously held more accountable. I will also print out all my goals and put them in a couple of very visible places so they smack me in the face every time I start slacking off.

I’ll break this post down into two categories, my athletic/training (as well as some lifestyle) goals will come first and then I will touch on some of my professional goals.


For training if I have to some it up in one sentence….I will become this guy…..

My after picture


Look the Part – 5 Tips to Train Like a Fighter

Friday, July 17th, 2009

As featured on the Nate Green Experience….

5 Tips To Train Like A Fighter - Hocevar Performance 

I’ve always been a big fan of mixed martial arts and even though basketball was my favorite sport and the one I ended up pursuing, I grew up taking judo, kickboxing and karate for years.

Apart from liking the arts, I also did it because I wanted to be a bad ass. I actually ended up getting into way too much shit where I thought I could use my skills. (Not recommended.)

Things have come full circle and not only have I picked up MMA training again but I also train quite a few MMA fighters and wrestlers. I’ve learned from some of the top MMA…  Read more

Advanced Ab Training

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

I know some people are going to look at these exercises and try to do them even though they can’t hold a good plank for 30 seconds, mistake! It does say advanced so if you do a 100 crunches a day you definitely don’t fall into the advanced category.

Some of the exercises are specificand I will use them with different athletes (ex. rope chin up position leg raises will be used with some MMA fighters, as will the KB rotations). The Turkish Get Up can be used by most people even though I would choose to load it differently depending on the level of the athlete. We will start with just the bodyweight movement and then go change it up with KB’s, sandbags, barbells, DB’s. (more…)

This Weeks Q & A

Friday, December 5th, 2008

There have been some questions that have bundled up in my inbox and I thought it would be time to answer some of them. A quick answer to a popular question, yes I did stuff myself for thanksgiving…..or also known as carb loading!

What can I do with a group of basketball players (14 – 18 years) for strength training when I do not have any equipment or a facility other than a basketball court? I also need to point out that we have around an hour and a half where the majority of the time is going to be used for skill training and playing. (more…)

Get Built For Show On The Court,Field Or Anywhere Else

Monday, December 1st, 2008

I have to apologize because I thought this article was going to be up earlier, but I’m just going to have to blame Nate Green for that (I can’t blame myself now, I do no wrong……enter sarchasm).

Dominate Flag Football, Pick Up Basketball, or Anywhere Else You Want To Show Off is up in the resource section of Built For Show. The article has tons of info and it also includes a sample training program, pictures and links of videos to different exercises.

I want you to get your butt over there right now, get to training and send me pics and videos of in “your face” dunks, incredible touchdown catches, or maybe just comment on your improved performance in mini golf after you got done implementing the info into your training.

Since its in PDF you can also download it as an e-book and send it to your friends (if they play any sports with you then you might wanna keep it from them and dominate them). Go HERE to get it.

Built For Show

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

I respect the hell out of anyone that does the “extra” to go from ordinary to extraordinary.

Nate Green took a bank loan out to go to go to a couple of seminars three years ago (how many people tell me they can’t afford it, I understand but if you really want it then you do the “extra”) and today he has a contract with T-Nation, has his own book deal, is on the advisory board of Maximum Fitness and owns his own gym. Shows you that things happen when you take continuous action, dedicate yourself to a goal and walk the talk. (more…)

A Day In The Life

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Think about what your day looks like and what you would like it to look like. Every once in a while I sit down and asses what is going on in my life and whether I’m making progress with my goals. Many times you will find that you are far from where you want to be and you aren’t doing a damn thing about it! I work more than I would like and affect less people than I would like (by improving their performance or their physique) but it’s always a work in progress and I am dedicated to to creating that perfect day for myself. So here is where I am right now….. (more…)

In The News

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Im proud to say that Hocevar Performance Athlete Armin Basic (Renton High School) was chosen as the Seattle Seahawaks/Army Player of the week in Washington State. (more…)

Top 10 Exercises For A Higher Vertical Jump

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

When I think about all the things I have done in my lifetime to improve my vertical jump it makes me laugh (and cry too sometimes) because I think of all the dumb things that I have done. That’s what happens when you listen to the “guru’s”. Back then I did not know any better and I followed anything I thought would give me a better vertical. Honestly, it has made me learn from my mistakes and seek out as much information as possible about what works and what doesn’t. I have tested everything on myself before I applied it to my athletes. (more…)

Nuggets Of Training Wisdom

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Every week I get to read a number of articles, newsletters, journals and gardening magazines (only the first three are relevant to this post) and I get to digest a lot of information. Sometimes I see things that I shouldn’t do, sometimes I just find confirmation in the things that I am already doing and there is always something new that opens my mind to something I should be doing or incorporating into my training system. So here are some nuggets of wisdom:  (more…)