Lost Your Fitness Motivation? It Is Right Here!

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Today I was reminded by a new blog friend, that some (many?) think of the fitness center as ‘a modern centre for physical torture’! It is true, that occasionally (for some most of the time) it can be hard to find fitness motivation, when you would rather do something/anything else. Then …

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No Time For Exercise? Microtraining Workout!

Jumping is healthy (after basic training) (Photo: Ski Fitness. Model: Kim Holmes) By Marina Aagaard, MFE "No time for exercise" is a   r e a l l y   p o o r   excuse. It is like this, "those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find …

WOD: Design A Super Workout Program

Fitness Workout of the Day Programming (Aagaard, 2012) By Marina Aagaard, MFE How to Design A Better Workout? Of course you can design your workout of the day without prior planning or periodization. However, if you really want to progress and make the most of your workout time, then it makes more sense to create …

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 …

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 …