Principles of Program Design is an introductory course covering fundamental programming topics such as the Strength Continuum, Muscle Endurance Tree, Dose Response, Energy System Training, Concurrent Training, and Mixed Modal Training. This course aims to simplify these concepts by focusing on the coach-client relationship, the rationale behind each programming element, and their proper application; all to provide a better understanding of program design principles. This video course will provide a solid foundation for new coaches and is a recommended prerequisite to the OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP).
OPEX Fitness is the culmination of our founder, James Fitzgerald’s 20+ years of coaching experience. James is an athlete, coach, and celebrated coach of coaches. James was crowned The Fittest Man on Earth when he won the inaugural CrossFit Games in 2007. Looking to spread his knowledge and create a system around his methodologies, James founded OPEX Fitness in 1999.
Principles of Program Design is for a coach that is trying to uplevel their program design knowledge.
I am a personal trainer, is this course right for me?
Absolutely. This course is perfect for any coach that delivers individually designed fitness to their clients, personal trainers included.
What will I learn in this course?
You will be introduced to the OPEX method of individually designed fitness. This includes the basics of assessment, strength training, and energy system development.
Is this course informative for individual and group program design?
All of our education teaches a coach how to work with their clients in a one to one setting.
How are OPEX Principles of Program Design different from other programming theories?
At OPEX, we take proven models of development and teach our coaches how to implement these methods with their clients. James FitzGerald has taken these methods and his 20+ years of scientific and empirical data to develop our principles.
How does this course help prepare me for OPEX CCP?
Principles of Program Design introduces you to our method of assessment, OPEX Body, Move, Work (BMW) and lays out our principles of strength and energy system training.