Passionately Curious with James Fitzgerald of OPEX Fitness
For episode 88 of Uncharted Performance, we are joined by none other than James Fitzgerald of OPEX. James has lived fitness and training for a better part of his life, he absolutely loves it. It is that love that has enabled him to compete at the highest level and transition to arguably being one of the top coaches on the planet. We cover his genesis from athlete and coach, and the characteristics which have allowed him to continually develop and ascend to the top of the sport for over 20 years. We explore the world of OPEX including their unique approach to athlete assessment and progression, the concept of Maximal Aerobic Power (MAP for short) along with its implications and application to training, the use to technology, as well as James’ definition of success and his ultimate purpose.
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Start – 0:19 – Hating Being Wrong
0:20 – 1:34 – Find Out About Health IQ
1:35 – 3:38 – Find Out About Azoth 2.0
3:40 – 5:56 – Opening And Introducing James Fitzgerald
5:57 – 7:43 – Marcus Filly vs James
7:44 – 9:00 – The Smartest Man In Fitness
9:01 – 12:00 – Fitness In The Olympics
12:01 – 15:12 – The CrossFit Open
15:13 – 26:54 – Your Program Begins Where Your Ability Ends
26:55 – 33:51 – Aerobic Training
33:52 – 39:15 – How Many Times A Day Should You Train?
39:16 – 40:02 – More About Health IQ
40:03 – 44:07 – Measuring Training And Response
44:08 – 46:52 – Maintaining Curiosity
46:53 – 50:30 – Success And Sharing
50:31 – 53:02 – Professional Coaching Education
53:03 – 59:28 – Smart Fitness And Legacy
59:29 – 1:01:23 – Where To Find James Fitzgerald
1:01:24 – 1:03:42 – What’s Next For OPEX And James
1:03:43 – End – Outro