Programming Fitness

What is Absolute Speed?
What is Absolute Speed?

Absolute speed is a simple concept, it is the ability to access the full potential of speed. Football Coaches and Scouts are testing...

by Stephen Sizer

How the Sled Can be Used For Effective Power Training
How the Sled Can be Used For Effective Power Training

Do you want to increase power? The sled or prowler can be used for effective power training. However, there are two prerequisites to its...

by Stephen Sizer

5 Common Program Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
5 Common Program Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Coaching athletes is challenging work, programming for them, even more so. However, we sat down with the 2007 Fittest Man on Earth and OPEX...

by James Fitzgerald

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

Programming Begins Where A Client’s Abilities End
Programming Begins Where A Client’s Abilities End

Your programming should reflect the current fitness state of the client. You can discover the current state of the client through an OPEX...

by James Fitzgerald

CrossFit Open Training Advice
CrossFit Open Training Advice

Not much can be accomplished in just two weeks before the CrossFit Open. Don’t try to crush your body and soul in preparation at this...

by Carl Hardwick

What is Functional Fitness?
What is Functional Fitness?

Do you want to know what Functional Fitness is and the benefits? In this article we teach you all the components of functional fitness. The...

by Stephen Sizer

Energy System Assessment 101: OPEX Work
Energy System Assessment 101: OPEX Work

Have you ever assessed a clients work capacity? Maybe you should! Without identifying the energy systems that need work how can you improve...

by Stephen Sizer

The Secret to Competitive Fitness
The Secret to Competitive Fitness

When you try to ask the general public to treat fitness like a sport, the response is generally insane amount of training volume. The secret...

by James Fitzgerald

Is It Too Late to Train for the CrossFit® Open?
Is It Too Late to Train for the CrossFit® Open?

It’s never too late to prepare for the CrossFit Open. However, if you are hoping to qualify for a spot at your local CrossFit Regionals...

by Stephen Sizer


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