State of MADness : April 2015 ~ Program Design (Phase 2)
Posted in Program Design & Theory on April 2, 2015
We strongly believe the program design that defines us as a company is the number one asset to you as a client. Our structure and the burning desire to better these training systems is how we plan to stand out in this very competitive market. Balanced by creativity and real athletic experience, it is the very core our reputation and is 100% proprietary and unique to our brand. Every exercise and interval has a specific purpose and is part of a preconceived template designed to continually evolve and provide lasting results.
Before we kick off phase two we decided to ask some of our clients to provide feedback in regard to the newest developments and their overall thoughts on the first 12 week cycle in 2015.
This is what they had to say ...
Brandon Cullen - Founder / CEO
“I began doing the Power Yogi Perfect Week program back in December to enhance my at-home yoga practice. Shortly thereafter, the 12 week program began, as well as an Instagram handstand challenge. I knew I would get stronger, but I was concerned that I would lose flexibility and that my yoga practice would suffer. But the exact opposite happened! In fact, over the last several weeks, I've gotten my press-handstand, which is like the pinnacle of yoga (besides enlightenment, etc) :) I definitely attribute this to the increased confidence in my strength and the consistent method of the combined programs. I love Madabolic's Power Yogi Perfect Week because it lays out a structured plan to excel at both of my passions.
Having come from a CrossFit background (I actually owned one for 5 years), Madabolic's intelligent programming is second to none. I realize that not everyone will feel the same way, but for me and what I'm trying to do (maintain flexibility, increase strength and stamina, perform safe, truly functional movements, in a well thought-out and easy to follow format) Madabolic delivers. Plus it's just plain FUN!”
Summer - MADabolic Greenville
“After 12 weeks I've noticed an incredible difference, my body has toned up, plus I've seen an increase in my energy levels, and overall mood. I feel more confident about my training; lifting heavier, hitting the bag harder and for longer periods of time. I love the camaraderie, environment, and working out somewhere that pushes people to be stronger while still maintaining the control required to build a solid physical foundation.”
Robyn - MADabolic Burlington
“The 12 week program really helped me develop a routine and understand exactly what challenge was ahead of me. I also noticed an increase in my endurance over the 12 week period in both strength and cardio. Not to mention a prepped and ready bikini body just in time for summer...can I say that?!"
Hannah - MADabolic CLT
“The 12 week program really clarified the benefits of the MADabolic program for us. We initially joined last December when the Greenville location opened after deciding that Crossfit was not a good match for us. It was nice to already be familiar with the many of the exercises and movements, but with a great mix of new exercises like heavy bag work, the ski erg, and the slider board. But it wasn't until the 12 week program officially started that we really began to understood the larger benefits of the MAD program and how it helps you build both intensity and endurance. The program seems to really allow members to focus their workouts to their personal fitness goals. For us, it became our primary 3-4 day workout routine each week and the built-in variety of the program kept us coming back for more.”
“In addition to impressing my doctor at my annual physical, the program has really helped my anaerobic capacity well beyond the previous programs I've done. I have more strength and endurance when cycling and hiking, while still maintaining a good balance of muscle strength. I am able to push myself harder in my workouts now, which is helping accelerate achieving my personal fitness goals.”
Scott and Tara - MADabolic Greenville
“The 12-week cycle that myself and the rest of the MAD family just finished was awesome. I loved the breakdown within each 4-week segment so I knew what to expect and how to attack each workout. That allowed me to mentally prepare myself each day for some really brutal workouts (Broad Street Bully 2.0?!?!) and focus on achieving the goal of the specific workout (i.e. slow, controlled, and heavy versus all-out cardio).
My fitness improved greatly over the past 3 months and I love feeling as well-rounded as I do right now. Since I don’t get paid to lift weights (although sometimes I wish I did!), my personal goal is to simply be the best possible athlete I can be. I define “athlete” as someone that can do just about anything fitness or sport-related really well. My engine is strong right now because of MAD, whether I’m in the middle of a momentum workout, climbing a hill on my road bike, in the gym playing basketball, or trying to knock one of our heavy bags off the ceiling. My strength isn’t super-human by any means, but it is has improved significantly and is definitely functional. That has allowed me to feel strong during the durability movements, when I’m on the court trying to push around a bunch of college kids, or most importantly, when I’m attempting to carry 17 bags of groceries in one trip.
Bottom line is that I’m excited to put cardio week behind me and get into the next 12-week cycle and continuing building on this serious foundation MADabolic is helping me lay down.”