Fit to Succeed

World-class insights for strength training - Episode 35 with Karsten Jensen

September 09, 2019 Season 2 Episode 35
Fit to Succeed
World-class insights for strength training - Episode 35 with Karsten Jensen
Chapters
00:04:49
Flexible periodisation
00:09:50
Individual progression
00:15:51
Warm up periodisation
00:22:49
Rate of exertion or fatigue?
00:25:20
High intensity periodisation
00:30:30
Flexibility periodisation
Fit to Succeed
World-class insights for strength training - Episode 35 with Karsten Jensen
Sep 09, 2019 Season 2 Episode 35
Nordic Fitness Education
Karsten Jensen, a world-class strength and conditioning coach, shares some inside secrets on how to build strength and effectively plan long-term training
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Long-term training in sport and fitness has been built on the linear periodisation training model. But is this model too rigid? Is it focused on too much on the progression of training numbers? Should we be considering a more flexible approach that takes into account all the unique variables of each individual client? Learn about the flexible periodisation method and how this may just expand your training philosophy.

Guest biography:
Karsten Jensen MSc has trained world-class and Olympic athletes from 27 different sports for 25 years with their successes coming at European, World, and Olympic level. Karsten is the first strength coach to create a complete system of periodization, known as the Flexible Periodization Method.

Episode content:
In this episode, we get deeper into the concepts and principles behind the standard linear, and the flexible periodisation approach. 

  • 1.26 - Karsten shares an early training experience where he applied an alternative, uncommon method that succeeded in creating the gains needed by the athlete.
  • 4.50 - description of how the Flexible Periodisation Method (FPM) differs from mainstream linear periodisation
  • 9.50 - how the FPM helps to support individual progression from early stabilisation phases through to more advanced methods
  • 15.51 - how to individualise and even periodise the warmup to adapt to meet the changing needs of the main training session to follow
  • 22.49 - the accuracy of rate of perceived exertion, and how many individuals unknowingly respond with rate of perceived fatigue instead
  • 25.20 - how to use the FPM as a tool for applying High-intensity Training and reduce the risk of overload and injury
  • 30.30 - the unique application of the FPM to flexibility training by discussing an example of tight hamstrings muscles altering posture and performance

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Flexible periodisation
Individual progression
Warm up periodisation
Rate of exertion or fatigue?
High intensity periodisation
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