What is a Big Dawg?
We have high level fitness enthusiasts who strive to be better at a lot of things, not just one. We have high level thinkers who understand the connection between the body and mind. We have respect for all ideas around fitness and truly allow an area for open mindedness. We welcome all; but be prepared for discomfort, mental and physical - this allows forward momentum. Wondering what group to follow, find out more HERE
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Video: The Dose Response of Exercise - In this 30-min talk James discusses the dose response of exercise.
"I'm a whole new athlete/person since attending the OPT Camp. James gave lots of insider advice that I could apply instantly; nutritional changes, breathing techniques, mental approaches, as well as physical suffering that brought insight and growth. At the athlete camp I was surrounded by other solid competitors; great camaraderie as well as learning from seeing their approach and intensity. I am a humble guy so I say this only as a thanks, results speaks volumes; 1st place in the CF Open masters age 45-49! Even better; 2011 open I finished 44th in the mid Atlantic, this year my scores at age 45yrs old would have placed me 25th in the Mid Atlantic! One year older and up 19 places, pretty freakin stoked!"
"The OPT athlete camp really allowed me to compare myself to other top athletes and see where I was improving and where I needed to improve to be competitive. The information regarding nutritional strategies, pacing, and training during lectures in between the workouts was some of the most useful advice I've ever heard as an athlete. If you consider yourself an athlete and scores, placings, and rankings matter to you, then flying to Arizona for this camp should be near the top of your list. I plan on going again at least once every year"
This was no ordinary training camp. Most training camps I've been to are just a beat down. Anyone can do that. Anyone can be thrown a bucket load of training and call it a camp! This camp was tough just like a camp can be but, what made it legit was that it's execution had purpose.
What we all got was well thought out testing, personal analysis of those tests and more Importantly discussion on how we could all go about being better. Mix that with a team atmosphere and you had the perfect environment for 2 days of athletic training bliss! I'd recommend this to any fitness athlete who takes what they do seriously and is committed to being better."