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An 8-Part Assessment to Identify Elite Athletes
An 8-Part Assessment to Identify Elite Athletes

James FitzGerald gave a seminar on the eight characteristics of an elite athlete on the Wodapalooza Seminar Stage. Use these eight...

by Jack Spicer

Why Your Template May Work . . . at First [It’s Not You]
Why Your Template May Work . . . at First [It’s Not You]

Templates are all the rage right now. Whether it be the latest blueprint for a competitive program or popular celebrity workout plan...

by Jack Spicer

Coach Case Study: An Overworked Professional
Coach Case Study: An Overworked Professional

This case study is pulled directly our weekly coaching calls where OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP) Coaches connect to discuss a...

by Jack Spicer

8 Characteristics of an Elite Athlete
8 Characteristics of an Elite Athlete

Here are eight key performance indicators (KPIs) for competitive functional fitness coaches and athletes, pulled straight from James...

by Jack Spicer

How To Know When To Retire As An Athlete
How To Know When To Retire As An Athlete

Determining the right time to retire from high level competition can be a tricky and emotional subject. OPEX Director of Coaching Mike Lee...

by Stephen Sizer

How to Train for the Complexities of the CrossFit® Regionals
How to Train for the Complexities of the CrossFit® Regionals

What kind of training do CrossFit© Athletes engage in to prepare for the CrossFit© Regionals after the CrossFit® Open? Discover the...

by Stephen Sizer

Mindset Training Strategies for Competitive Athletes
Mindset Training Strategies for Competitive Athletes

When one thinks about athletic competition, they usually think about it’s physical elements rather than the mental and emotional...

by Matt Connolly

More Isn’t Better: How to Avoid Overtraining After the CrossFit Open
More Isn’t Better: How to Avoid Overtraining After the CrossFit Open

Due to the nature of CrossFit Competition, CrossFit Athletes of all caliber are prone to overtraining. Learn about the dangers of...

by Stephen Sizer

Start ‘Em Young: The Best Athletic Progression for Kids into Adults
Start ‘Em Young: The Best Athletic Progression for Kids into Adults

Athlete’s aren’t born, they are made and they are made young. OPEX Fitness Founder and 2007 Fittest Man on Earth James FitzGerald shares...

by James Fitzgerald

How to Coach and Prepare Teens for Competitive CrossFit
How to Coach and Prepare Teens for Competitive CrossFit

The CrossFit Online Qualifiers for Teen athletes has finally come to close. OPEX HQ Coaches saw tremendous successes with their teen...

by Stephen Sizer


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