2016 and Beyond [9]

Written by James FitzGerald, founder of OPEX It’s just another day actually.  January 1st.  Not unlike December 25th.  There are some changes that occur on that day- like a new year.  2016 into 2017 for this iteration. There was a time where that excitement was based on an apocalypse, the New Year festivities, and now…

Client Training Program: Westy Barlow

Westy has finished off the 2016 season focusing on improving some important fundamental movement skills, increasing core trunk stability and strength, and increasing power through the hips before heading into the 2017 racing season. We have focused on Reactive Neuromuscular Training (RNT) with goblet squats to increase stability in the hip and ankle while keeping…

Quit Sabotaging Your Training! [8]

**This week, please enjoy a guest blog post from OPEX HQ Remote and Onsite Coach Mike Lee. This article is originally posted via the OPEX website:   “Sports psychology is the scientific study of mind, emotion, and behavior as it relates to athletic performance and physical activity.” The human brain is fascinating. Throughout my coaching…

Trust The Process… See The Results [7]

If you have ever tried to accomplish something big in your life, you have undoubtedly heard “trust the process” many times from your coach or trainer. Change doesn’t happen over-night, but through countless hours of training and years exposure with the solid methodologies. “To be as good as it can be, a team has to…

Knowing Your WHY as an Elite Sailor [6]

This is the most important question to ask yourself before getting started in the journey towards your goal. Whether your goal is to make a career of professional sailing, racing around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race, wanting to be the World Match Race Champion or compete for a Gold Medal in the Olympics,…