Do you understand the fundamentals of program design? All professional coaches should build their competence on a foundation of proven program design principles.
Programming: Principles is an introductory program design course on fundamental strength and conditioning principles. This coaching and personal training course simplifies these concepts by focusing on the rationale behind each programming element and their proper application, all to provide a better understanding of program design principles. This course will provide you with a solid foundation and is a recommended prerequisite to the OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP).
Learn How to Design Progressive Programs with 6 Client Avatars
OPEX Coach, Carl Hardwick, puts the principles outlined in this coaching and personal training program design course into practice with six different client avatars and demonstrates how to design personalized progressive programs. These avatars will bridge the gap between theory and implementation and give you the tools to put your knowledge into practice with your clients immediately.
About the Instructor
OPEX COO Carl Hardwick has dedicated his life to health and fitness. Sold by the OPEX individual program design approach, Hardwick owns multiple OPEX-licensed gyms and helps write and design educational material. He’s an integral part of the growing movement in personalized fitness that is using the OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP) to change the face of professional coaching.
Introduction to Programming: Principles
Intent in Program Design
Maximum Physical Potential
Adaptation in Physical Fitness
Fitness Monitoring Exercises
The Three Ps
Program Design Principles
OPEX Gain, Pain, Sustain
Muscle Endurance Tree
Volume and Intensity
Gain Resistance Training Avatar
Mixed Modal Anaerobic Development
Cyclical Anaerobic Avatar
Mixed Modal Anaerobic Avatar
Mixed Modal Aerobic Development
Cyclical Aerobic Avatar
Mixed Modal Anaerobic Avatar
Concurrent Training Avatar
Experience OPEX Programming Principles
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this course for?
Programming: Principles 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, but principles can be applied in any 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?
Programming: Principles introduces you to our method of assessment, OPEX Body, Move, Work and lays out our principles of strength and energy system training.