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 …

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 …

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 …