Bio-psycho-social model: Better fitness periodization

Bio-psycho-social fitness planning, model for periodization (Aagaard, 2012) By Marina Aagaard, MFE Make a holistic plan; bio-psycho-social fitness periodization Inspired by the bio-psycho-social model, in which "the health of the individual is considered a product of dynamic interaction between its biological, psychological and social circumstances (Roessler, 2002)". Step 1: Holistic thinking Think - before preparing your fitness plan …

Valentine’s Day Pulse & Passion

Your heart loooooooooves exercise.  Exercise your heart: Exercise with your loved one(s) ... By Marina Aagaard, MFE Top Tip Strengthen your heart with CV* exercise. Strengthen your heart with fun and games; it's nice. Strengthen your heart, to your health; a wonderful spice. Strengthen your heart with varied WOD**: Roll the idea-dice. Strengthen your heart …

Ski Fitness for Skiers and Non-Skiers

"Hey you … are you fit to ski ... (and everyday living)?" By Marina Aagaard, MFE Good general fitness have a positive effect on everything you do, that includes improving the fun factor, when you go skiing, too. Top Tip   Would you like to have better fitness and to shape up? Would you like …

Habit change? Willpower is a muscle …

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Willpower is a muscle. Give it a good workout. One of my favorite quotes: ”Willpower is like a muscle”, prof. Dr. Roy Baumeister, Psychology Dept. of Florida State University, author of the book ‘Willpower’. Top Tip Work on willpower (almost) non-stop. Do not - this time around - give up. Remove any obstacle; crop, …

Got Goals? Go Goalsetting!

Don't let it drop, don't you give up. Know that this year, your goal is near. By Marina Aagaard, MFE In january the media is full of diets and lifestyle changing programs. However, in spite of high hopes most followers drop out of these programs. But why? Because of a lack of specific goals, plans …

Fitness To Go … also for Snow

Kitzsteinhorn, 3035 m, Hohe Tauern, Kaprun, Zell-am-See, Austria. Gletscher skiing. By Marina Aagaard, MFE Whether you 'just' want to get into (better) shape this year or you are going skiing soon, here you have an effective express bodyweight program for strengthening muscles and bones; for becoming strong and stable in (almost) no time. Top Tip  Work …

Green, Blue, Red og Black

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Green, Blue, Red or Black? All skiers now get ready for that snow attack! Prepare, get ski fit beforehand, don't hold back, Become strong and stable, so you're right on track. Top Tip Oh joy, it is that time of year ... the skiing season is drawing near. However, are your knees a.o. …