Welcome To The OPEX Podcast – Fitness Explained

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.

 

How to Make Your Coaching Business an Asset — Not a Liability with Jim Crowell
08.17.18 EP 028

How to Make Your Coaching Business an Asset — Not a Liability with Jim Crowell

Jim Crowell started as a Wall Street Trader, transitioned to CCP Coach and is now the CEO of OPEX. Jim shares his secrets to creating a profitable business and how fitness coaches can do the same — on this episode of the OPEX Podcast. Read More

Therapeutic and Supplementary Strategies for Recovery with Dr. James Hoffmann
08.10.18 EP 027

Therapeutic and Supplementary Strategies for Recovery with Dr. James Hoffmann

Dr. James Hoffmann, sports performance consultant at Renaissance Periodization and author of Recovery from Training, discusses the strategies athletes can use to help them recover from training — on this episode of the OPEX Podcast. Read More

Incorporating Strength Speed Work into Fitness Programs with James FitzGerald
08.03.18 EP 026

Incorporating Strength Speed Work into Fitness Programs with James FitzGerald

Strength speed work is one of the most important types of strength work for athletes looking to succeed in competitive CrossFit. James FitzGerald breaks down why this portion of the strength continuum is only meant for 2% of the population -- on this episode of the OPEX Podcast. Read More

The Principles of Recovery from Training with Dr. James Hoffmann
07.27.18 EP 025

The Principles of Recovery from Training with Dr. James Hoffmann

Dr. James Hoffmann, sports performance consultant at Renaissance Periodization and author of Recovery from Training, delves into how and why people need to ensure they recover as hard as they train — on this episode of the OPEX Podcast. Read More

What’s Working Inside the World of Fitness Coaching  with Robin Lyons
07.20.18 EP 024

What’s Working Inside the World of Fitness Coaching with Robin Lyons

Robin Lyons is a well-rounded athlete, having participated in many sports from a young age, competed on a national level and was awarded college scholarships for her talents. Now, Robin is a well known coach, training high-level athletes around the globe — many of whom have made it to the CrossFit Regionals and CrossFit Games multiple times. Robin breaks down what she believes is going right, and what’s going wrong, in the world of fitness coaching — on this episode of the OPEX Podcast. Read More

From Street Thug to Fitness Entrepreneur: The Story of Luka Hocevar
07.13.18 EP 023

From Street Thug to Fitness Entrepreneur: The Story of Luka Hocevar

Street thug, immigrant, author, strength and conditioning coach, fitness entrepreneur, pro-basketball player. There is little that Luka Hocevar, owner of Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance, has not done. Today, we speak with Luka about how sport and fitness saved his life and how he’s turned his passion into a profession — on this episode of The OPEX Podcast: Fitness Explained. Read More

‘Radical Transparency’ is the Key to Coaching Success with Jim Crowell
07.10.18 EP 022

‘Radical Transparency’ is the Key to Coaching Success with Jim Crowell

OPEX CEO Jim Crowell delves into what makes OPEX successful: radical transparency. Jim discusses how the principles behind radical transparency can be applied to both coaches and gym owners to create longer lasting relationships — on this episode of The OPEX Podcast: Fitness Explained. Read More

Genetics: The Key to Nurturing Higher Performing Athletes with Dr. Jeremy Koenig
07.06.18 EP 021

Genetics: The Key to Nurturing Higher Performing Athletes with Dr. Jeremy Koenig

With a PhD in bio chemistry and molecular biology, Dr. Jeremy Koenig started Athletigen — a company focused on analyzing DNA and discerning how you can train smarter and reach your full physical potential. Dr. Koenig discusses why DNA is such a vital piece of training and can make athletes better than they ever imagined, on this episode of The OPEX Podcast: Fitness Explained. Read More

Energy System Training with James FitzGerald
07.03.18 EP 020

Energy System Training with James FitzGerald

The leader in personalized fitness and found of OPEX Fitness, James FitzGerald, discusses how fitness coaches can train the three primary energy systems -- on this episode of The OPEX Podcast: Fitness Explained. Read More

What the Perfect U.S. Athletic Development Program Looks Like in Vern Gambetta’s Eyes
06.29.18 EP 019

What the Perfect U.S. Athletic Development Program Looks Like in Vern Gambetta’s Eyes

Nearly half a century as a strength and conditioning coach and it’s safe to say Vern Gambetta is a fitness expert. Working as a conditioning coach in nearly every major sport, authoring 6 books, and now devoting much of his career to coaching development, Vern explains what the ideal athletic development program would look like — on this episode of The OPEX Podcast: Fitness Explained. Read More