10 Question Fitness Quiz: Are you really fit enough?

By Marina Aagaard, MFE You body is phenomenal. It has the capacity for incredible feats. There is a latent, potential, power surplus, which comes into force, when needed. Furtermore you can condition your body to perform better - perhaps even super good - in general. Start making yourself superfit from now on. Does your body …

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 …

Periodize: Perfect Your Long-term Plan

Long-term plan, macro cycle, an example (Aagaard, 2012). Marina Aagaard, MFE Top Tip Reach your goals! Make a plan. What do you say? For better programs and workouts, that is the way. Outline the long-term, then the short-term, it's simple, o.k.? You want to optimize your workout results? Then periodization is for you. First step …

10-step Plan for Tip Top Periodization

Planning and Periodization Principle (Aagaard, 2012) By Marina Aagaard, MFE No matter your level or goal more likely than not you will have more fun and get better results, if you make some sort of plan. You may plan in more or less detail according to your needs. Based on theory and practice from international gymnastics …

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 …