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
CJ Martin & Tino Marini on The Business of Coaching & Building Invictus Fitness
02.22.19 EP 44

CJ Martin & Tino Marini on The Business of Coaching & Building Invictus Fitness

CJ & Tino share their perspective on professional coaching, how they developed key philosophy and principles for coaching fitness athletes and general population clients. Read More

OPEX CEO Jim Crowell on Personalized Fitness and The State Of The Business
02.20.19 EP 43

OPEX CEO Jim Crowell on Personalized Fitness and The State Of The Business

Jim Crowell, CEO of OPEX Fitness shares an update on the state of the business and the OPEX mission to deliver Personalized Fitness through OPEX Coaching Education and Gym Licensing Program. OPEX Gyms are the brick and mortar reality of our methodologies. These gyms create an environment for OPEX Coaches to deliver an individually designed fitness experience that will be the foundation of success for both the coach and client. Read More

A System of Training From Two-Time Games Athlete Mike Cazayoux
01.04.19 EP 042

A System of Training From Two-Time Games Athlete Mike Cazayoux

Mike Cazayoux has topped the podium, alongside his team, taking home two CrossFit Games Championships. Now, as Co-Founder of Brute Strength, Cazayoux shares the system of training that built his team and helps construct Brute Strength athletes. Read More

The Comeback Story of Brute Strength Co-Founder Mike Cazayoux
12.28.18 EP 041

The Comeback Story of Brute Strength Co-Founder Mike Cazayoux

CrossFit Games team athlete and Co-Founder of Brute Strength, Mike Cazayoux, delves into the twisted history that made him the athlete he is today. After taking his first drink at 9 years old, and then going through rehab at 17 -- Cazayoux became a fitness coach and started training for the Games to help with his sobriety. Hear his story on this episode of the OPEX Podcast. Read More

Quality v Quantity: Combating the Group Class Trend with Nick Fowler
11.20.18 EP 040

Quality v Quantity: Combating the Group Class Trend with Nick Fowler

What do Jacob Heppner, Brook Ence, Kara Webb, Jared Stevens, and Haley Adams all have in common? The answer: The Director of Strength and Conditioning for Brute Strength, Nick Fowler. We sit down with the S&C coach to discuss what influenced his journey through fitness and how coaches can combat the ever-growing group class trend. Read More

Discerning and Alleviating Back Pain with Dr. Stuart McGill
11.09.18 EP 039

Discerning and Alleviating Back Pain with Dr. Stuart McGill

The author of Back Mechanic, Dr. Stuart McGill, sits down with Robbie Bourke to discuss his research on the causal mechanisms of back pain and how to rehabilitate people who are suffering. Dr. McGill has worked as a professor at the University of Waterloo for more than 30 years, researching back issues and publishing more than 240 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers. Read More

Navigating the New Competitive Structure with Mike Lee
11.02.18 EP 038

Navigating the New Competitive Structure with Mike Lee

Mike Lee has coached numerous CrossFit Games athletes, most recently, training Tennil Reed to become the 2017 Fittest Woman in the U.S. Mike is now the Director of Coaching for competitive remote coaching company: Big Dawgs. He shares how his team of elite coaches are working to align all training progressions to the new competitive structure, and how other coaches can do the same. Read More

Michele Letendre on the Training System that Made Her a Six-time CrossFit Games Veteran
10.30.18 EP 037

Michele Letendre on the Training System that Made Her a Six-time CrossFit Games Veteran

Six-time CrossFit Games veteran Michele Letendre is the owner of Deka Comp in Canada. She delves into the training that got her to the Games half a dozen times and how she utilizes that system with up and coming athletes to maximize their potential. Read More

Brent Fikowski’s Nutritionist Talks Performance Nutrition for Competitive CrossFit
10.19.18 EP 036

Brent Fikowski’s Nutritionist Talks Performance Nutrition for Competitive CrossFit

Brisbane-based Amie Cox is the head nutritionist at Target Nutrition, a leading provider of performance nutrition for competitive CrossFit. 3-time Games athlete Brent Fikowski just finished 4th in the 2018 CrossFit Games with the support of Amie and her nutrition team. Read More

Realistic Goal Setting with James FitzGerald
10.15.18 EP 035

Realistic Goal Setting with James FitzGerald

James FitzGerald has nearly two decades of fitness under his belt. From being an athlete to transitioning to a coach, James understands how important goals are to progress, and the issues caused by setting unrealistic goals. Hear how you can help clients create meaningful milestones along their fitness journey — in this episode of the OPEX Podcast: Fitness Explained. Read More

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