Welcome To The OPEX Podcast

Fitness is too often made to sound like there is one answer for everybody. Unfortunately, fitness cannot be templated for optimum results. Every person is unique. Their bodies demand long-term adaptation given how they’re physically and mentally made up.

On the OPEX Podcast, we expand on our desire to deliver outstanding content using “Fitness Explained” as the guide. We want to help you implement principles – truths – into your fitness journey at any level.

 

OPEX Fitness Podcast
#078 – Jeoff Drobot
10.18.19 EP 078

#078 – Jeoff Drobot

Jeoff is one of the founders and medical directors of the American Center for Biological Medicine (ACBM). Jeoff prides himself on being a leading authority in the fields of European Biological Medicine, chronic and autoimmune disease treatments, detoxification, hormonal imbalance correction. Read More

Brian St. Pierre
10.11.19 EP 077

Brian St. Pierre

Brian St. Pierre is the Director of Performance Nutrition at Precision Nutrition. Brian was kind enough to come on and talk with OPEX CEO, Jim Crowell, about a myriad of fascinating topics. Read More

Mike Tuchscherer
10.04.19 EP 076

Mike Tuchscherer

Over the 15+ years Mike has been coaching, he has coached over 400 lifters.  Sixteen of those lifters went on to earn a medal at the IPF Classic World Championships under his guidance.  Fourteen lifters have earned World Records. As part of RTS Classroom, Mike has taught more than 500 athletes and coaches. Read More

John Berardi
09.27.19 EP 075

John Berardi

John Berardi is a Canadian-American entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Precision Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition coaching, education, and software company. He's also the founder of Change Maker Academy, devoted to helping would-be change makers turn their passion for health and fitness into a powerful purpose and a wildly successful career. Read More

Sue Falsone
09.20.19 EP 074

Sue Falsone

Sue Falsone is an Athletic trainer. She was the Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Major League Baseball from 2012 to 2013, and was the first female head athletic trainer in the major American professional sports leagues. Read More

Mike Robertson
09.13.19 EP 073

Mike Robertson

Mike Robertson is the President of Robertson Training Systems and the co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (IFAST) in Indianapolis, Indiana. IFAST has been named one of the Top 10 Gyms in America by Men’s Health magazine numerous times, as was also a fitness award winner by Women’s Health Magazine. Over his 20-year coaching career, Mike has worked with athletes from every major professional sport including all-stars in both the NBA and MLS. He also serves as a writer, speaker, consultant and educator across the fitness industry. Read More

Fitness Program Design – Carl Hardwick
09.06.19 EP 072

Fitness Program Design – Carl Hardwick

OPEX COO Carl Hardwick has dedicated his life to health and fitness. Already as a teenager, Hardwick lived at the gym. A 3-time All-Conference football player at Saint Mary’s University, Hardwick became passionate about becoming the most effective coach. This led the former U.S. Army veteran to buddy up with world-renowned strength coach Charles Poliquin to complete the PICP and then to complete his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). While running the Army fitness program for his Battalion and a stint in Afghanistan, Hardwick was introduced to OPEX Founder James FitzGerald. Sold by the OPEX individual program design approach, Carl went on to open multiple OPEX-licensed gyms before accepting his position as COO. Today, Hardwick is an integral part of the growing OPEX engine that is using the Coach Certificate Program (CCP) to change the face of fitness by professionalizing the fitness coach. Read More

Jeoff Drobot
09.02.19 EP 071

Jeoff Drobot

Jeoff is one of the founders and medical directors of the American Center for Biological Medicine (ACBM). Jeoff prides himself on being a leading authority in the fields of European Biological Medicine, chronic and autoimmune disease treatments, detoxification, hormonal imbalance correction. Read More

Ben Pakulski IFBB Pro Bodybuilder and MI40 Creator
08.23.19 EP 070

Ben Pakulski IFBB Pro Bodybuilder and MI40 Creator

Ben Pakulski is a Canadian IFBB professional bodybuilder and winner of the 2008 Mr. Canada competition. In 2012 he finished 11th in his first Mr. Olympia contest and in 2013 he placed 2nd in the Arnold Classic. With a degree in Kinesiology, Ben’s approach to bodybuilding has always been intelligent and healthy. It’s this approach that he teaches to bodybuilders and coaches both on-line, in-person and on his podcast, Muscle Intelligence.  Read More

Dan Jon: The Aging Athlete
08.16.19 EP 069

Dan Jon: The Aging Athlete

Dan John has spent his life with one foot in the world of lifting and throwing, and the other foot in academia. An All-American discus thrower, Dan has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record. Read More

Ciaran Fairman on Exercise Oncology
08.09.19 EP 068

Ciaran Fairman on Exercise Oncology

Ciaran is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Exercise Medicine Research Institute (EMRI) situated within the School of Medical and Health Science (SMHS) at Edith Cowan University. Having received his PhD from Ohio State University, his research focuses on the impact of exercise, nutrition and supplementation in the management of muscle loss in individuals with cancer. Read More

Keegan Martin & Kevin Don on Programming: Strength Course
08.02.19 EP 067

Keegan Martin & Kevin Don on Programming: Strength Course

Kevin Don is a world class strength and conditioning coach who specializes in helping CrossFitters; from complete beginners to Games athletes maximise their athletic potential via Strength Bias. Keegan Martin is the Director of Product Development & Education of The Brand X Method, he has delivered over 250 live seminars. USA Powerlifting California state record holder and a former National record holder in the back squat. They are the instructors of the new OPEX Programming: Strength course. Read More

Zach Even – Esh Founder of The Underground Strength Gym
07.26.19 EP 066

Zach Even – Esh Founder of The Underground Strength Gym

Zach Even - Esh is the Founder of The Underground Strength Gym and Creator of The Underground Strength & Sports Performance Cert. Zach serves as a consultant for Spec Ops Military, D1 Coaches & Universities and Athletes Seeking elite performance. Read More

Daniel Davey Head of  Sports Performance Nutrition w/ Leinster Rugby, CEO of Foodflicker
07.19.19 EP 065

Daniel Davey Head of Sports Performance Nutrition w/ Leinster Rugby, CEO of Foodflicker

Daniel is a performance nutritionist who works with elite GAA and professional Rugby teams as well as athletes in other sports including golf, hockey, athletics and cycling. He is also the founder of the online recipe and nutrition platform FoodFlicker. Daniel believes that enhancing elite athletes’ and recreational athletes understanding of appropriate nutrition practices is vitally important for long-term optimum health and performance. Read More

Kevin Carr Head Coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning
07.12.19 EP 064

Kevin Carr Head Coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning

Whether he is working as a coach or therapist, Kevin's goal is to help people move better and become more resilient so that they can excel at the activities that they love. Kevin has amassed a wealth of experience in the field of sports performance and personal training  while working at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Woburn, Massachusetts. Read More

Ryan Banta T&F Coach  & Author The Sprinters Compendium
07.05.19 EP 063

Ryan Banta T&F Coach & Author The Sprinters Compendium

Ryan Banta is a successful high school coach. His athletes have achieved 120 school records, 5 top-five finishes at the state championships, 6 district championships, 6 district runner-up finishes, 5 conference team titles, 206 state semi-finalist (sectionals), 145 state qualifiers, 2 state records (3200 and 4×800), 17 national ranked events, 74 all-state performances, 10 state champions, 15 runner-up performances, and 2 Gatorade athletes of the year all done in a single gender. Read More

Dr. Marc Bubbs Performance Nutritionist with Canada Basketball & Author of PEAK
06.28.19 EP 062

Dr. Marc Bubbs Performance Nutritionist with Canada Basketball & Author of PEAK

Dr. Marc Bubbs is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Performance Nutrition Lead for Canada Basketball Team, Speaker, and former Strength Coach. He is the author of the new book Peak: The new science of athletic performance that is revolutionizing sports Read More

Dr. Jon Johnson PhD Expert in Chrononutrition
06.21.19 EP 061

Dr. Jon Johnson PhD Expert in Chrononutrition

Dr Johnston has successfully led projects studying links between circadian, metabolic and nutritional physiology funded by the BBSRC, MRC and Diabetes-UK. His recent research outputs include the analysis of: timed meal effects on the human circadian system; human metabolome rhythms; human skeletal muscle rhythms and time-restricted feeding in humans. Read More

James Fitzgerald on The Future of Fitness Coaching and Human Longevity
06.14.19 EP 060

James Fitzgerald on The Future of Fitness Coaching and Human Longevity

On this episode of the OPEX Fitness podcast James talks about his thoughts on the future of society and where fitness coaching fits into the future. He also dives into the deeper issues that prevent people from incorporating fitness as part as their lives. Read More

Dr. Amy Bender PhD & Sleep Researcher
06.07.19 EP 059

Dr. Amy Bender PhD & Sleep Researcher

Dr. Bender is Senior Research Scientist at Calgary Counselling Centre and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. She has developed sleep optimization strategies for numerous Canadian Olympic and Professional teams and is now using her expertise to understand how sleep interventions can improve mental health outcomes. Read More

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