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
Enda King – EP085
12.06.19 EP 085

Enda King – EP085

Enda King PhD MSc has over 15 years experience working as a Sports Physiotherapist with athletes and coaches across a spectrum of sports and disciplines. Currently, he is Head of Performance Rehabilitation with Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin, Ireland. Read More

Lee Taft – 084
11.29.19 EP 084

Lee Taft – 084

Known to most simply as “The Speed Guy”, Lee is regarded as one of the top athletic movement specialists in the world. Over the past 30 years he has devoted most of his time training multi-directional speed to all ages and ability. He has been the ‘go to’ speed training expert for everyone from NFL organizations and Wimbledon champions to up and coming youth athletes. Read More

Keith Norris and James Fitzgerald
11.22.19 EP 083

Keith Norris and James Fitzgerald

Keith Norris is a former standout athlete and military veteran.  He is an elite strength and conditioning specialist and habit change expert with over 40 years of in-the-trenches experience.  As a serial entrepreneur in the health and wellness space, he is a co-founder and Chief Development Officer of the largest Paleo platform in the world, Paleo f(x).   Read More

#082 – Mike Robertson
11.15.19 EP 082

#082 – 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

Anthony Renna
11.08.19 EP 081

Anthony Renna

Anthony Renna has been a personal trainer since 2004, first working with Equinox, then on his own at different facilities before opening his own gym, Five Iron Fitness, in 2008. He sold Five Iron in 2016 so he could focus on his true passion of providing educational resources for fitness professionals to excel in the profession. His mission is to help them find success and make an impact in the world by sharing all he has learned from the best of the best. Read More

EP 80 – Mike T Nelson
11.01.19 EP 080

EP 80 – Mike T Nelson

Mike has a PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Minnesota, with that work focusing on the concept of metabolic flexibility. In addition, he has a MS in biomechanics and an adjunct professor and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. Read More

Dan Pardi
10.25.19 EP 079

Dan Pardi

Dr. Dan Pardi is the CEO of humanOS.me - an application dedicated to helping you take care of your body and mind so that you can perform better per hour in life. His podcast, humanOS Radio, covers a broad range of health topics, from performance to better aging. The show is the official podcast of the Sleep Research Society and the Canadian Sleep Society. Read More

#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

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