This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing of the CrossFit OG’s, James Fitzgerald. James was the 2007 CrossFit Games champion as an individual, since then he’s made a big splash in the fitness world as the founder of OPEX Fitness. Aside for an incredible athlete, James has entered the realm of Master Coach. In this episode we get to learn about some of James’ inspirations and mentors as a coach, as well as mastery, the art of program design, bodybuilding, and of course, CrossFit. If you want to hear from a guy making waves in the fitness world, then James is your man. Enjoy the show.
02:23 - Teach, learn, move, create
11:15 - Mastery
17:35 - Charles Poloquin
20:18 - Hierarchy of needs for coaches
24:09 - CrossFit & Bodybuilding
29:45 - Common mistakes in programing
40:02 - Thoughts on Matt Fraser and his career so far
44:25 - The importance of rituals
47:40 - Practice what you preach!
52:00 - Characteristics of a good coach
How To Eat, Move, and Be Healthy - Chek
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