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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
New on Our Membership Site This Week:
Video: The Dose Response of Exercise - In this 30-min talk James discusses the dose response of exercise.
Does your energy system training need some fine tuning? Don't miss your opportunity to attend the latest addition to the list of OPT educational events! Our 1-day workshop on Mixed Modal Training is part of our popular Athlete Development Series. It is designed for both Coaches and Athletes looking to get a better understanding of energy system concepts applied to mixed modality work out sessions. This event is day 1 in our OPTathlon 4.0 weekend which is being held at Windy City CrossFit on May 4th and 5th.
Here is what people are saying about the Athlete Development Series: Mixed Modal Training:
"...we were both amazed by how much we learned from James' experience and clear delivery. We use the techniques for mixed modal training in our training and our clients', and are so excited by it because we know our efforts are more productive and sustainable than ever. I'd recommend the seminar to anyone who wants to build on their solid CrossFit foundation and take their training to the next level." Kyle S., January 2013
"A lot of useful information that I was able to apply the next day. The most important take away I learned was having athletes perform EST at 100% is a TEST. Athletes should not be tested every day. I would recommend this course to other athletes and coaches because it will open their eyes to how much thought needs to go into designing and programming for individual athletes. Thanks again for a great experience." Jim K., January 2013
"I would highly recommend this event to anyone who coaches or programs for large groups and individuals. James' knowledge of fitness training practices, principles, and philosophy is simply staggering. Spending a day talking about the human body and how to train in such a way as to elicit the specific responses one is looking for is worth FAR more than the price of admission to this event. The big take away is that everyone has specific needs that are unique and a coach should have the ability to find these needs and train the client accordingly." Nick R., January 2013
Saturday pass (ADS MMT): $227/$257 after 4/1/13. Register HERE
Full 2-day Pass: (ADS MMT + OPTathlon 4.0): $297/$327 after 4/1/13. Register HERE
Sunday pass (OPTathlon 4.0): $97/$127 after 4/1/13 Register HERE
Take advantage of Early Bird prices...register before Monday, April 1st to save!
Hope to see you there!
The OPT Team
OPT Athlete: Moses Cordova doing 13.3 with 302 reps