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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9: Why You Should Train Speed Year Round

5 Reasons To Train Speed Year-Round  Speed training is the single most beneficial thing that any developing athlete can take part in. Forget the laundry list of reasons why it’s the one thing all kids need more of, I thought I would simplify things down to why it should…

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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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6: How to Return to Lifting after a Long Break

Thomas and Eric discuss how to prevent injuries when you return to lifting after a long break. Also, we dive into avoiding FOMO while you wait, as well as the problems with CrossFit-style training. Transcript: All right, so Jim's are gonna be reopening soon including our own…

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5: What it means to “Train Optimally”

Learn what it means to train optimally in the weight room and how that translates into sports. Thomas and Eric discuss the methods and movements that are taught incorrectly in most high school programs. Listen in as they dive deep into what makes a great program and…

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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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The Importance of Year-Round Speed Training

5 Reasons To Train Speed Year-Round  Speed training is the single most beneficial thing that any developing athlete can take part in. Forget the laundry list of reasons why it’s the one thing all kids need more of, I thought I would simplify things down to why it should…

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