State of MADness : 2018 Program Design & Review
Posted in Program Design & Theory on January 1, 2018
We believe 2018 is a big year for MADabolic Inc.
This is the year we plan to set ourselves apart from our competitors.
Unfortunately, the fitness world is mostly driven by gimmicks and market trends. Well, we want the world to know that we are a Training Program! The MADlifestyle is not a body type, it is a commitment! If you strive to live and move athletically through life, we KNOW our program is the best on the market to bring out the athlete within you.
Muscles cannot be confused.
Nor can you tone them.
Science has yet to "back" the validity of any "group" heart rate training.
And "The Sport of Fitness" is exactly that, a competitive sport.
WHAT WE BELIEVE:
Strength is crucial ...
But it needs to be relative to the individual ...
And must be applied appropriately to the specific movement.
Intensity is important ...
But rest (specifically structured rest), is arguably more important.
Everyday should not be game day.
Yes, variety can keep things interesting ...
You know what else keeps things interesting? Progress!
Routine and consistency remain the common traits in all success stories.
We decided to simplify our 12-week rotating structure into one universal 52-week approach. 4 x 12 week cycles (+ 4 off weeks with a cardio-driven mindset). Largely built upon the science surrounding macrocycles, mesocycles, and microcycles, structure and diversity are what we are known for. Energy systems, work-to-rest ratios, movement patterns, grit and rest (yes rest) will all factor into this intricate balance. Even though every single workout, each month, and all 12-week cycles are unique in design, they carry a specific focus and uphold our proprietary system known as Protocol M.A.D.
THE HOW TO:
We believe the optimal weekly schedule for performance-based fitness and health is 4x MADabolic Inc. intervals per week. The basic equation and best advice we can give you is to commit to a consistent 4 day/week schedule with us.
The Ideal Weekly Schedules :
Mon + Tues + Thur + Sat
Tues + Wed + Fri + Sun
Once you choose your ideal weekly schedule (meaning you stick to it 90% of the time in 2018), the proprietary program design will take care of itself. Do this, and we GUARANTEE results!
With that, we realize schedules and family dynamics are different for everyone. For those who cannot commit to this exact regimen, shoot for 2-3x MADabolic Inc. intervals per week and rest assured you will still largely benefit from a scaled down version of this. In either scenario, the most important thing is that you commit to a consistent and sustainable schedule. Remember... routine is NOT the enemy!
4x MADabolic Inc. Intervals (Per Week)
2x Passion Driven Workouts -or- Active Rest Days (Per Week)
1x Day Off (Per Week)
Passion Driven Workouts (Examples: Yoga, LSD Cardio, Barre, Sports ...)
Active Rest Day (Easy Movement w/ no agenda)
Day Off (Complete Rest)
TIER 1234 STANDARDS:
In the New Year we plan to introduce a new set of standards tailored to each client's progress and athletic journey. At this time, these standards will focuss on the daily cardiovascular efforts independently controlled by our machines: the Rower, the Bike and the Ski Erg. These numbers are a work-in-progress, upon which we will expand as the year develops.
Tier 1 = supports "Entry Level" strength & conditioning numbers
Tier 2 = supports "Intermediate Level" strength & conditioning numbers
Tier 3 = supports "Experienced Level" strength level clients numbers
Tier 4 = supports "Advanced Level" strength & conditioning numbers
Top Tier = supports "Competitive Athlete Level" minimums
As mentioned, these numbers are a work-in-progress and will be updated as the data presents itself and is analyzed from market to market. The goal is to produce realistic numbers for Everyday Athletes to improve upon.
We realize this can be a little overwhelming. If you are in any way confused, please reach out to your local community leader for a more detailed explanation. They are trained in all of our systems and will be more then happy to help you design an ideal schedule to complement your athletic lifestyle. Finally, be sure to check out The Perfect Week on our website for ideas and samples of potential weekly schedules that just may resonate with you and your #MADlifestyle.
The MADscientist / Founder