Principles Of Program Design

OPEX Programming: Principles

An Introduction to Individual Design

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Do you understand the fundamentals of program design? All professional coaches should build their competence on a foundation of proven program design principles.

OPEX Programming Principles Course

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.


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About the Instructor

James Fitzgerald OPEX Founder

James Fitzgerald

OPEX Founder
Industry Leading Program Design Expert

OPEX Fitness Founder, inaugural Fittest Man on Earth and industry-leading educator, James FitzGerald, has dedicated his life to bringing honor to the coaching profession through the creation of OPEX Coaching Education and Gyms Licensing Programs. The OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP) reflects his 25 plus years of coaching expertise and is set apart by providing comprehensive coaching theory as well as the practical application of its holistic coaching principles. OPEX Fitness continues to educate thousands of coaches and personal trainers around the world each year through a dynamic digital platform and live program design courses.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Health Continuum
  3. Functional Fitness
  4. Assess Don’t Guess
  5. OPEX Body
  6. OPEX Move
  7. OPEX Work
  8. The Strength Continuum
  9. Maximal Physical Potential
  10. Adaptation in Physical Fitness
  11. Anaerobic Development
  12. Aerobic Development
  13. The Muscle Endurance Tree
  14. Energy Systems Training
  15. Dose Response
  16. The Three P’s
  17. Mixed Modal Training
  18. Mixed Modal Aerobic
  19. Mixed Modal Aerobic Implementation
  20. Mixed Modal Anaerobic
  21. Mixed Modal Anaerobic Implementation
  22. Concurrent Training
  23. Concurrent Training Implementation
  24. Gain: Resistance Training
  25. Gain: Resistance Training Implementation
  26. Pain: Energy Systems Training
  27. Pain Lactic Implementation
  28. Sustain: Aerobic Training
  29. Sustain Aerobic Implementation
  30. Conclusion and Next Steps
Programming: Principles Syllabus


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OPEX Programming: Principles

An Introduction to Individual Design

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