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Karsten Jensen
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Professional Coach
Name of School, Team or Business
Yes To Strength
Job Title
Strength Coach, Author, Speaker.
Current Job Description
Owner of Yes To Strength. Yes to Strength offers The Flexible Periodization Method – the FIRST complete method of periodization, dedicated to MAXIMIZING results through a PROVEN 9-Step sequence to create truly INDIVIDUALIZED training programs. Strength coaches can learn more about The Flexible Periodization Method through No Gimmicks Ezine (free subscription available at
Past Job Experience
Since 1993 I have helped World Class and Olympic Athletes from 21 different sports, including badminton, tennis, tabletennis, judo, ju jitsu, wrestling, figure skating, waterskiing, fencing, formula 1 racing sports. Many of those athletes have wonEuropean Championships, World Championships and ATP Tournaments.
Master Degree in Exercise Physiology. Extensive continuing education from the C.H,E,K Institute. Serveral other certifications.

Break The # 1 Barrier to Success With Olympic Weightlifting – PART II

Today’s blog features Part II of our three part series “Break The # 1 Barrier to Success With Olympic Weightlifting.”

The flexibility needed to properly train with the Olympic Lifts is very similar to the levels of flexibility needed to properly squat, deadlift and overhead press. So even if you don’t plan to have your athletes or clients practice Olympic lifts, these exercises are highly relevant.

And they are not for clients and athletes only. If WE can’t do these exercises, how can we instruct the lifts?

About 7 years ago, I could only go into the correct start position for deadlifts when I was warmed up. I found this to be inconvenient and I upped my stretching. The pelvic rock with tilt is one of the exercises that I do EVERY night just before going to bed and at 43 I have NEVER been more flexible.

Pelvic Rock with Tilt – I consider this the #1 exercise to develop hip flexibility for squats and deadlifts.

Dedicated to Our Success,

Karsten Jensen,MSc.
Strength Coach, CPTN-CPTN.M
Author, Lecturer, Founder of Yes To Strength

Yes To Strength publishes the FREE No Gimmicks Ezine - dedicated to the education of Strength Coaches and Personal Trainers (Available at

PS: The pelvic Rock wiht Tilt is a preview from our “Olympic Weightlifting For The Fitness Client” program (scheduled release, summer 2012). Introductory offer to No Gimmicks Ezine Subscribers only.

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What is the best way to develop aerobic power?

Q:What is the best way to develop aerobic power?
A: That is a question that I often get from athletes and fitness enthusiasts. One of the big leaps in ways of thinking when one becomes a trainer is to embrace that there is no best way to develop anything. The statement that there is no best way to develop anything is surprising to many and also in contrast to some scientific studies that shows, for example, that HIIT is…

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 7:29pm

Are you equipped to educate your athletes on the long term approach?

“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.” - Abraham Lincoln

Have you ever experienced athletes or fitness clients coming to you to become faster or more powerful for a certain activity?

They often bring the expectation that they will be spending the most time - beginning immediately! - training with the most obvious power and speed exercises, like Olympic lifting, sprinting etc.

However, taking into consideration how the body works…


Posted on October 11, 2015 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

What can Periodization Principles do for you?

I am excited and proud to be able to offer Periodization Simplified – How To Use The Flexible Periodization Method “on the Fly” as a downloadable resource.

We created Periodization Simplified – How to Use the Flexible Periodization Method on the Fly to be the most comprehensive coverage of Periodization Principles that exists today.

We created Periodization Simplified - How to Use the Flexible…


Posted on February 18, 2015 at 4:45pm

Finding the right start load

Below is the core of the method that we use to establish the right start load in resistance training programs (From Maximal Strength - How To Manifest Untapped Potential For Strength Using The Flexible Periodization Method)

1. Explain the concept of rate of perceived exertion (RPE) to the athlete or client.

2. Three or more sets with gradually increasing loads are performed to find the right start load



Posted on February 4, 2015 at 12:16pm

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