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
Jeoff Drobot – 097
03.23.20 EP 097

Jeoff Drobot – 097

Jeoff is one of the founders and medical directors of the American Center for Biological Medicine (ACBM), and is happy to bring his medical expertise and compassionate care to ACBM. Jeoff graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in Exercise Physiology.  He then pursed his doctorate degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He has been blessed to have gained an international presence with clinics in both Canada and the United States and he is sought out regularly by organizations and elite athletes for my medical expertise.  His supplement line, PeakBio (www.peakbiology.com), is being utilized by the best coaches and practitioners in the fields of health and fitness. Read More

Shawn Myszka – 096
03.09.20 EP 096

Shawn Myszka – 096

Shawn Myszka is the Pro Performance Director of Explosive Edge Athletics in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he is entrusted with the personal consulting of countless NFL players who seek him out to take their performance to the limits of their potential. Shawn is a former National-level competitive bodybuilder who has become a sought-after clinician and leader in the field of sport-specific power development, the transfer of training to sport performance, and developing mastery in the movement of athletes at all levels of qualification. Read More

Danny Lennon – 095
02.28.20 EP 095

Danny Lennon – 095

Danny is the founder of Sigma Nutrition, a company providing educational media content on evidence-based nutrition & performance. Sigma Nutrition also provides an online coaching service to a wide array of clients. Danny works as a performance nutritionist to a number of professional MMA fighters and boxers. Danny hosts the top-ranked weekly podcast, Sigma Nutrition Radio. Each week a world-renowned expert from one of the fields of nutrition, health, medicine, or sports performance, comes on the show to dive deep into a specific topic with Danny. The show is regularly at the top of the iTunes health and fitness charts, having amassed over 2.8 million downloads as of January 2018. Read More

Brendan Egan – 094
02.21.20 EP 094

Brendan Egan – 094

Brendan Egan, PhD is Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Physiology at the School of Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University, Ireland, and a Visiting Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Pensacola. Brendan received his BSc Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick (Ireland), MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University (UK), and PhD from Dublin City University, and completed post-doctoral training at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Read More

Brett Bartholomew – 093
02.14.20 EP 093

Brett Bartholomew – 093

Brett Bartholomew is a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and Founder of the performance coaching and consulting company, The Bridge Human Performance®. His experience includes working with athletes both in the team environment and private sector along with members of the United States Special Forces and members of Fortune 500 companies. Read More

Gabrielle Fundaro – 092
01.31.20 EP #092

Gabrielle Fundaro – 092

Dr. Fundaro is a former Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Georgia Gwinnett College and holds a PhD in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech as well as a BS in Exercise, Sport, and Health Education from Radford University. Read More

Stan Efferding – 091
01.31.20 EP 091

Stan Efferding – 091

Stan Efferding is an IFBB Professional bodybuilder and World Record Holding Powerlifter. He is one of only 10 men in the world to ever total over 2,300 pounds raw in competition. Stan holds the title as the Worlds Strongest Bodybuilder. Read More

Danny Mackey – 090
01.17.20 EP 090

Danny Mackey – 090

Danny Mackey is a former Hansons-Brooks runner, Olympic Trials qualifier and currently the Head Coach of the Brooks Beasts Track Club. The Brooks Beasts is a running team owned by one of the top clubs in the US dedicated to middle and long-distance runners. He has a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics, has experience working at Nike’s Sports Research Lab, and has coached Olympians and various collegiate athletes. Read More

James Fitzgerald – 089
01.11.20 EP 089

James Fitzgerald – 089

James is the founder of OPEX (Formerly OPT) and The International Center for Fitness. His 20+ years of experience and service as a strength coach/technician, tireless practice on refining energy system work and training of other coaches has made OPEX a sought after method of bringing fitness to a Higher Order. Read More

Jim Crowell OPEX 2019 Reflections
01.03.20 EP 088

Jim Crowell OPEX 2019 Reflections

Jim Crowell OPEX CEO shares his reflections of 2019 and his goals for OPEX in 2020. Read More

Patrick McKeown – 087
12.20.19 EP 087

Patrick McKeown – 087

Patrick’s book, The Oxygen Advantage (published in fourteen languages) combines two pillars of breathing for sports. The first involves specially formulated breath hold exercises to delay lactic acid and fatigue. To date, Patrick has worked with some of the top athletes in the world across a variety of sports including tennis, cycling, weight lifting, American Football, MMA and track and field. Read More

Greg Potter – 086
12.13.19 EP 086

Greg Potter – 086

Greg Potter is a health and performance consultant. He also works as Chief Scientific Officer for a digital health startup and is an international public speaker and science writer. Greg's PhD work at the University of Leeds on sleep, diet, and metabolic health was featured by the likes of the BBC World Service, the Washington Post, and Reuters. Read More

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

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