5 Tips for Smarter Workouts: Avoid Injuries Due To New Years Resolutions!

By Marina Aagaard, MFE On the 1st of January you are full of good intentions and New Years resolutions, which often revolve around getting into better shape … however a 0-100 mph start after a relaxed Christmas (season) often results in physical and mental overload and injury come February. There are smarter ways to do it. It …

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 …