EP. 089

James Fitzgerald – 089


The guy that paints the picture, James is the founder of OPEX (Formerly OPT) and The International Center for Fitness. When not coaching, he’s a full time husband, father and fitness athlete. His 20+ years of experience and service as a strength coach/technician, tireless practice on refining energy system work, nutritional and lifestyle balancing techniques and training of other coaches has made OPEX a sought after method of bringing fitness to a Higher Order.

James has found a desire and passion to understanding fitness through assessment, testing, research, programming and more. He has had many years experience as an athlete from early childhood into adulthood, from playing top level soccer, short and long distance running to CrossFit where he was crowned “The Fittest on Earth”, Winner of the 2007 CrossFit Games.

Websites and Social Media Links:

Website – OPEXfit.com

Facebook – OPEX Fitness

Twitter – @OPEXFitness

Instagram – opexfitness

YouTube – OPEX Fitness

Books mentioned:



Videos mentioned:

This Is Water – Full version-David Foster Wallace Commencement Speech

Resources and People mentioned:

OPEX CCP – Level 1

Mixed Modal Online Course

Gabor Maté

Rob Gronkowski

Andrew Luck

Terry Bradshaw

Chuck Noll

Robert Sapolsky

BrandX Method



Peter Attia

David Foster Wallace



0:00 – 13:40 – Robbie intros the show and asks James for his thoughts on rehabbing the exercise addict? 

13:41 – 24:49 – Robbie ask James if he could provide a case study of rehabbing an exercise addict

24:50 – 31:50 – Robbie asks James about his life-changing injury

31:51 – 34:05 – Robbie ask James for his 2019 highlights

34:06 – 37:28 – Robbie ask James for his top books from 2019

37:29 – 38:27 – Robbie wraps up the show!