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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
It’s been just over a week since Charles Poliquin’s death was announced. James FitzGerald opens up about the time he spent learning under Poliquin and how deeply the acclaimed strength coach impacted his professional and personal life — on this episode of the OPEX Podcast: Fitness Explained. Read More
Christian Thibaudeau of T-Nation discusses the inner workings of Neuro-Typing and how creating programs based on your athletes’ neurological system leads to significantly more results — on this episode of the OPEX Podcast. Read More
6-time CrossFit Games athlete Marcus Filly has shifted his focus to fitness coaching in recent years. As an OPEX CCP Coach and OPEX Gym owner, Marcus has found significant success in training clients and athletes. On this episode of the OPEX Podcast, Marcus discusses the current state of professional fitness coaching and what it takes to truly stand out in such a populated market. Read More
The founder of 8weeksout, Joel Jamieson, discusses the finer points of strength and conditioning within sport and how to practice recovery-driven fitness — on this episode of the OPEX Podcast. Read More