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.
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 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 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
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 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
Daniel is a performance nutritionist who works with elite GAA and professional Rugby teams as well as athletes in other sports including golf, hockey, athletics and cycling. He is also the founder of the online recipe and nutrition platform FoodFlicker. Daniel believes that enhancing elite athletes’ and recreational athletes understanding of appropriate nutrition practices is vitally important for long-term optimum health and performance. Read More
Whether he is working as a coach or therapist, Kevin's goal is to help people move better and become more resilient so that they can excel at the activities that they love. Kevin has amassed a wealth of experience in the field of sports performance and personal training while working at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Woburn, Massachusetts. Read More
Ryan Banta is a successful high school coach. His athletes have achieved 120 school records, 5 top-five finishes at the state championships, 6 district championships, 6 district runner-up finishes, 5 conference team titles, 206 state semi-finalist (sectionals), 145 state qualifiers, 2 state records (3200 and 4×800), 17 national ranked events, 74 all-state performances, 10 state champions, 15 runner-up performances, and 2 Gatorade athletes of the year all done in a single gender. Read More
Dr. Marc Bubbs is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Performance Nutrition Lead for Canada Basketball Team, Speaker, and former Strength Coach. He is the author of the new book Peak: The new science of athletic performance that is revolutionizing sports Read More
Dr Johnston has successfully led projects studying links between circadian, metabolic and nutritional physiology funded by the BBSRC, MRC and Diabetes-UK. His recent research outputs include the analysis of: timed meal effects on the human circadian system; human metabolome rhythms; human skeletal muscle rhythms and time-restricted feeding in humans. Read More