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Full-Body Workouts for Beginners: Why They’re Perfect – Fitness Article

Full-Body Workouts for Beginners: Why They’re Perfect Full-body workouts for beginners are a great way to train multiple movement patterns in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, all too often they are overlooked for more complex training protocols. With fitness influencers preaching their favorite body part splits, these simple but effective training sessions don’t get the credit they deserve. However, for the beginner lifter, there is no style of training more effective than the full-body workout.  Who is a Beginner?…

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10 Best Bodyweight Core Exercises – Fitness Article

10 Best Bodyweight Core Exercises Bodyweight training is one of our favorite types of training for a number of reasons. It’s a great option for clients with limited access to equipment, it helps clients build motor control, and the relative strength it develops carries over to daily life. Core training is arguably the most popular form of bodyweight training. Whether you are a coach or a client, it is a good idea to have a couple of go-to bodyweight core…

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10 Running Tips – Premier Fitness Camp – Fitness Article

10 Running Tips – Premier Fitness Camp Whether you’re a novice to running or have been hitting the pavement for years, these tips will help to keep you in tip-top running shape! •RUNNING TIP #1: Warm-UpDo. Not. Skip. Your. Warm-up.When you deny your body a warm-up you are just asking for injury. A warm-up can be as simple as a 10-minute walk. The point of a warm-up is… well… to warm-up your body! Your muscles, tendons, joints, brain, and everything…

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January 2020: Introducing An Upgraded CCP – Fitness Article

January 2020: Introducing An Upgraded CCP The OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP) Freshly Upgraded for 2020 OPEX founder James FitzGerald started what has now become the OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP) for one simple reason:  “It began as I saw a gap in what coaches needed for real-life knowledge on fitness, and what the market wanted in fitness,” he said.  In its early stages, it was mostly about teaching coaches specific principles, but it has evolved into teaching coaches the…

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Jonathan Stuart: “A Life Worth Living” – Fitness Article

Jonathan Stuart: “A Life Worth Living” OPEX Gym Owner Jonathan Stuart Jonathan Stuart had been running a successful gym for a while.  It wasn’t enough. “The gym was making a profit, but I didn’t see a future doing what I was doing, knowing I had so much more to offer,” he said of his days owning and running a CrossFit gym that largely followed a group class model. “I had a long conversation with my wife about what our future…

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Lauren Borducci: From Guesswork to a System that Works – Fitness Article

Lauren Borducci: From Guesswork to a System that Works Something didn’t feel right to Lauren Borducci. “I was teaching group classes, and I didn’t like putting people through movements and workouts that didn’t make sense for them,” said the 41-year-old who lives in Brooklyn, New York. So she decided to venture into a more personalized approach to fitness. Borducci started her own company—LB Fitness and Wellness—and began working with clients in a one-on-one setting. Eventually, she created her own screening…

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Common Accessory Program Design Mistakes – Fitness Article

Common Accessory Program Design Mistakes Common Accessory Program Design Mistakes: Why it’s important to uncover the source of the problem Talk to any elite multi-modal or CrossFit athlete and they’ll likely tell you accessory work is more than just a popular buzzword: It’s where many of their gains are made. By definition, accessory means to add to something to make it better or more useful. In our case, accessory work is important for building strength and for improving motor control.…

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Improve Your Program Design Prowess – Fitness Article

Improve Your Program Design Prowess Improve your program design prowess by mastering the 3 Ps Have you ever created a training program for a client, who then follows through and diligently executes their sessions, but at the end of it their improvements are a lot smaller than you both had hoped for? Or worse still, your client end ups with some nagging chronic pain in their shoulder that wasn’t there before? Or at the very least, do you find you…

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