111 Excellent Reasons for Exercising: Choose Life and Fitness

By Marina Aagaard, MFE You already know, that fitness is good for you. But not just that. Fitness exercise is fun and it works: There are all kinds of fitness exercise for both sexes, all ages, all levels and in  many forms; one and one fitness, two and two fitness, group fitness, soft fitness, hard fitness, indoor fitness, …

Stretching: Should You Stretch? Would You Like To Feel And Perform Better?!

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Is it really necessary to stretch? Yes. Over time your muscles will shorten due to muscle action during exercise and every day activities. That means, that the muscles become tighter and reduce your range of motion. American College of Sports Medicine recommends, that you stretch two to three times a week, …

10 Top Tips: Get The Most Out Of Your Training

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Don't waste your time! Check these 10 expert tips, based on motivation theory and advanced sports science, and get the most out of your training time.        1. Find your internal motivation, find out what's fun and meaningful in training: 1) It feels good working up a sweat and feeling …

Periodize: Perfect Your Short-term Plan

Week plan, microcycle, example (Aagaard, 2012) By Marina Aagaard, MFE Top Tip  First a super workout, then of course recovery.  A nice mix of work and rest, wouldn't you agree? That's the way to maximize results for all to see and avoid fatique, overtraining, stress and injury. In periodization the long-term plan, the macrocycle, and the …

Phenomenal Phitness 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 …

Look See! Top Performance Tip!

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Who doesn't want to perform better? Who doesn't want to attain optimal results in minimal time? It can be done! Even if it sounds too good to be true ... In 1 minute with just 3 supereasy exercises you can improve vision, concentration, strength, flexibility and balance by 10-30 %! Top Tip  Don't watch that, …