I remember my first (attempt to perform a) sit-up. It was during soccer practice and I was about 7 years old. It was a beautiful sunny day out on the soccer field in the little town in Denmark where I grew up. The coach anchored my feet (it was the 70s!) and I tried to lift myself up, but nothing happened. I also remember the hill sprints which I finished in a Bear Crawl. Well, I was the only one doing Bear Crawl (a visionary or simply out of shape?).

When I was 9, the school nurse told me to lose 15 pounds, which I accomplished mainly by paying attention to when I was full and making a food journal. Some of my other "firsts" include 0 pull ups or chin ups (I did my first pull up in University), 60 pound bench press, 80 pound full squat and 14.28 in the 100m.

As you can see, I am not a "natural born athlete," but it is exactly this lack of inborn skill that has always been my motivation as a strength coach.

Karsten Jensen has helped world class and Olympic athletes from 26 sports disciplines since 1993. Many of his athletes have won Olympic medals, European Championships, World Championships and ATP Tournaments. 

Karsten is the first strength coach to create a complete system of periodization, The Flexible Periodization Method - the first complete method of periodization dedicated to holistic, individualized and periodized (H.I.P) training programs. 

Karsten shares all aspects of The Flexible Periodization Method (FPM) with his fellow strength coaches and personal trainers through The Flexible Periodization Method workshop series (Levels I-VIII). For any questions about your potential benefit of the FPM workshops please contact us.

In well over a decade of serious training with various coaches and trainers, I must say that I was not only delighted but also extremely surprised and impressed when I began working with Karsten. I've found the methods employed by Karsten to be like nothing I'd ever experienced before. His scientifically backed scope and depth of knowledge regarding every facet and detail of strength and conditioning, coupled with his genuine care of my well being and performance is, in my experience, completely unparalleled. Karsten is MILES ahead of any trainers I've ever worked with, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to work with him.
Jessi Lelliot 
Professional Beach Volleyball Player

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