017: Meet Daniel Shanley, OPTC Adult Member, and Former Collegiate Athlete

Daniel Shanley, All-American Boy, goes way back in history with the OPTC crew. Dan met Thomas before Thomas was even coaching, so he's been in the program from the very beginning before it was even "Freak Faktory". Listen to his journey in lifting, sports, and life. Enjoy!…

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Take The Stairs

In my experience training only works when done consistently, year-round. Training is something you HAVE to prioritize. Like any good endeavor, it takes time to see any long term results. Love the process over the outcome. “A little and often over the long haul” - Dan John

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11: Mobility & Flexibility in Athletic Performance

Thomas, Eric, and coach Colton discuss mobility & flexibility as it relates to athletic performance. As OPTC introduces a yoga option on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings... the coaches and Eric underwent a sample yoga class to demo and generate feedback for the program to perfect it…

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8: Optimal Training for Firefighting and Military w/ Colton Kloote

OPTC's finest coach and athlete, Colton Kloote, joins us to talk about optimal training for firefighting and the military. Colton goes deep into the memory pool to tell his origin story. One of our best coaches ever to grace the program, Colton will be deeply missed as…

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Confidence Training

“I gotta ask, how do you do it? I’m not talking about the physical, I mean the confidence. I don’t know what it is you guys are doing but whatever it is it’s working. I’ve never seen her so confident and it truly has changed her in all areas of life.” -OPTC Athlete Parent

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1: Thomas Bowes’s Origin Story; Nutrition and Training for Sport

April 02, 2020 In this episode, we dive into Thomas Bowes's origin story. We discuss his introduction to training optimally and how he entered the world of powerlifting. Also, we discuss how to approach nutrition during these strange times. Transcript: I guess I could just talk about…

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