Mental Travelling Weekend: 24 Hours of Le Mans

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Cars, driving, sport and art: 24 hours of Le Mans soon to start. Even if is very unhealthy to sit down for prolonged periods; in the immediate future I am not going, travelling, anywhere physically: In about 24 hours I am going to sit down for 24 hours glued to my …

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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 …

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 …

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. …

Chew, chew! Life and Energy Anew

By Marina Aagaard, MFE A nutritious balanced diet is essential for health, wellness, performance and looks. Enjoy! Think health and performance. Forget about calorie counting and debatable diets. Top Tip Enjoy your meal, nice and quiet, slow (food) down.  Enjoy the sight, colours rich, green, red and brown.  Enjoy the smell, happy nose wrinkle, no …