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Ep. 05 | The Athlete Mindset

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Ep. 23 | Powerlifting and Aerobic Training go together like PB&J
On episode twenty three of the Big Dawgs Podcast, James FitzGerald talks about the need for an aerobic base in a sport where many do not train it; powerlifting. Email James to ask something interesting: james@opexfit.com Catch us on social media @bigdawgsathlete questions? marketing@thebigdawgs.com wwww.thebigdawgs.com
33:25
May 23, 2019
Ep. 22 | Mixed Modal the sport vs. Mixed Modal for life
On episode twenty-two of The Big Dawgs Podcast, James FitzGerald talks about mixed modal the sport versus mixed modal for life and longevity. Ask James something interesting by emailing him at james@opexfit.com Follow us on social media @bigdawgsathlete Follow James on instagram @jfitzopex Want to learn more about Remote Coaching with Big Dawgs? www.thebigdawgs.com Questions about us? marketing@thebigdawgs.com
19:34
May 16, 2019
Ep. 21 | Post Natal Competitive Fitness
On episode 21 of the Big Dawgs Podcast, James FitzGerald goes over how to train a competitive fitness athlete back from giving birth.  Ask James something interesting by emailing him at james@opexfit.com Follow James @jfitzopex Follow Big Dawgs @bigdawgsathlete marketing@thebigdawgs.com
31:43
May 9, 2019
Ep. 20 | What does 'Row 30/30 x 4' mean?
On episode 20 of the Big Dawgs Podcast, James FitzGerald digs into the Row 30/30 x 4 test. The meaning of results and what that means specifically for the athlete at different points in their training and competition schedule and differences between the sexes.  Follow James at @jfitzopex or send him a question for AMSI at james@opexfit.com.  Follow Big Dawgs on all social @bigdawgsathlete thebigdawgs.com
16:09
May 2, 2019
Ep. 19 | AMSI: Fitness for all, masters and kids alike!
On episode 19 of the Big Dawgs Podcast, James FitzGerald is back with an “Ask Me Something Interesting” segment. Today’s questions are  1. Are masters athletes more prone to injury than younger athletes?  2. How can we promote ‘fitness for all’ when not everyone can afford it? Follow James at @jfitzopex or send him a question for AMSI at james@opexfit.com Follow Big Dawgs on all social @bigdawgsathlete thebigdawgs.com
13:03
April 25, 2019
Ep. 18 | Are You a Good Fit for Remote Coaching?
On episode 18 of the Big Dawgs Podcast, James FitzGerald talks about what kind of athletes work well with remote coaching. to learn more about remote coaching with Big Dawgs --> www.thebigdawgs.com/remote-coaching Follow us on social @bigdawgsathlete Follow James FitzGerald on instagram @jfitzopex To submits AMSI email James at james@opexfit.com thebigdawgs.com
13:57
April 18, 2019
Ep. 17 | Preparation for the Games
On episode 17 of the Big Dawgs podcast, host James FitzGerald, goes over how to prepare for the CrossFit Games. #Broccoli Follow us on social media @bigdawgsathlete Follow James @jfitzopex or shoot him an email at james@opexfit.com with questions for the Ask Me Something Interesting segment. Want to reach your full potential? Join The Pack! www.thebigdawgs.com/consult Questions? email us! marketing@thebigdawgs.com
1:44:53
April 11, 2019
Ep. 16 | Ask Me Something Interesting: How to get over plateaus
Episode sixteen is the first episode of a new "question and answer" series called "Ask Me Something Interesting". On the first episode of Ask Me Something Interesting, James answers the age old question on how to get over plateaus in your training. To ask James something interesting please send emails to him directly at james@opexfit.com  Follow James on instagram @jfitzopex Follow the Big Dawgs on instagram @bigdawgsathlete www.thebigdawgs.com marketing@thebigdawgs.com
39:01
April 4, 2019
Ep.15 | You’re Not Capable of Kipping... Yet
On episode 15 of the Big Dawgs Podcast, James Fitzgerald talks about the strength and aerobic requirements of the Kipping Chest To Bar.  Email James @ james@opexfit.com or follow him on instagram @jfitzopex Follow the Big Dawgs on instagram and all other social media @bigdawgsathlete www.thebigdawgs.com marketing@thebigdawgs.com
18:26
April 1, 2019
Ep. 14 | Skills in Mixed Modal
This week on the Big Dawgs Podcast, James FitzGerald takes the mic and gives his thoughts on the skills in mixed modal for athletes. James breaks these skills down into 10 ways of rethinking how to progress skills towards maximal mechanical and metabolic fatigue. Follow James on IG @jfitzopex Follow Big Dawgs on all social media @bigdawgsathlete Ready to get started with a coach? www.thebigdawgs.com/consult Questions? marketing@thebigdawgs.com
26:27
March 19, 2019
Ep. 13 | Sean McGovern, explains epigenetics, nutrition and fitness
In the thirteenth episode of The Big Dawgs Podcast, Mike Lee interviews fellow Big Dawgs Coach, Sean McGovern. They talk about epigentics and how it effects athletes' nutrition and fitness. Follow Sean on IG @coachseanmcgovern Follow Mike @coachm_lee Follow Big Dawgs @bigdawgsathlete www.thebigdawgs.com marketing@thebigdawgs.com
34:30
February 28, 2019
Ep. 12 | The hair legend, Marcus Filly, talks all things fitness and the CrossFit Open
On episode twelve of the Big Dawgs Podcast, Mike Lee chats with Marcus Filly about his fitness career including competing at the CrossFit Games and Grid. Marcus also gives his thoughts on a healthy way to attack the CrossFit Open. Marcus Filly: @marcusfilly www.thebigdawgs.com FB/IG/Tw/Yt: @bigdawgsathlete
36:20
February 21, 2019
Ep. 11 | Founder of OPEX, James "OPT" FitzGerald, talks about CrossFit
On the eleventh episode of the Big Dawgs Podcast, founder of OPEX Fitness and Big Dawgs, James FitzGerald, talks about CrossFit: the history of the sport, how the sport is changing and where he sees it going for athletes and coaches. Follow guest James FitzGerald @jfitzopex Follow us on IG @bigdawgsathlete Follow host Mike Lee @coachm_lee www.thebigdawgs.com www.opexfit.com marketing@thebigdawgs.com
31:36
February 14, 2019
Ep. 10 | Sports Psychology with Christina Sutter
In the tenth episode of the Big Dawgs Podcast, host Mike Lee interviews sports psychologist, Christina Sutter. They talk through what sport psychology is, the mindset of an athlete and much more. Follow us on IG @bigdawgsathlete Follow Mike Lee @coachm_lee Email us at marketing@thebigdawgs.com
27:41
January 9, 2019
Ep. 09 | How to Come Back From Injury with Will Trujillo
On the ninth episode of the Big Dawgs Podcast, Mike Lee chats with coach Will Trujillo, a head coach at BD and a practicing PT. Will talks about how to know you have an injury, what to do once you know you have an injury and how to come back from injury as an athlete. Follow Will Trujillo on instagram @coach_willt Follow us on instagram @bigdawgsathlete Follow Mike Lee @coachm_lee Questions? Reach out on instagram or shoot us an email at marketing@thebigdawgs.com
26:29
December 27, 2018
Ep. 08 | Athlete Travel Tips and Tricks with Coach Mike Lee
On episode eight of the Big Dawgs Podcast coach Mike Lee gives athletes strategies, tips and tricks for traveling during the holidays so that they can be consistent with their fitness plans as best as possible. Follow us on instagram @bigdawgsathlete Follow Mike Lee @coachm_lee Questions? Reach out on instagram or shoot us an email at marketing@thebigdawgs.com
15:07
December 20, 2018
Ep.07 | The Basic Athlete Lifestyle Guidelines with coach Mike Lee
In episode 6, coach Mike Lee talks about the basic lifestyle guidelines for athletes. Follow us on Instagram @bigdawgsathlete Follow Mike Lee on Instagram @coachm_lee thebigdawgs.com
10:15
December 6, 2018
Ep. 06 | Jacob Heppner talks CrossFit 2019 with coach Sam Smith
On episode six of the Big Dawgs Podcast, coach Sam Smith interviews Jacob Heppner, multi-year CrossFit Games athlete. They chat about the new CrossFit format, how Jacob is going to do every online qualifier workout and what goes on in his day to day life. Follow us on instagram @bigdawgsathlete Follow Sam Smith on IG @coachsamsmith Follow Jacob Heppner @jheppner66 thebigdawgs.com
47:45
November 30, 2018
Ep. 05 | The Athlete Mindset
On the fifth episode of the Big Dawgs Podcast, host Mike Lee talks about mindset. We all know that mindset is a buzzword out there nowadays, but Mike goes over what type mindset is best for an athlete and how the correct mindset can set you up for success. Resources: Carol Dweck - The New Psychology of Success: https://amzn.to/2SDADV9 Jim Afremow - The Gold Medal Mind: http://bit.ly/2zmsags Jim Afremow - The Champion's Comeback: https://amzn.to/2CWlOYz Follow us on Instagram @bigdawgsathlete Follow Mike Lee on Instagram @coachm_lee https://thebigdawgs.com
15:53
November 22, 2018
Ep. 04 | A Day in the Life of Athlete Jonathan “Gibby” Gibson
In the fourth episode of the Big Dawgs Podcast, host Sam Smith interviews Jonathan "Gibby" Gibson, a CrossFit Regionals and Big Dawgs Athlete. Sam and Gibby dive into Gibby's athletic background, his thoughts on the changes in the CrossFit Games season, Marcus Filly's hair, Gibby's why and what a day in the life of Gibby looks like. thebigdawgs.com Follow Big Dawgs on instagram and facebook @bigdawgsathlete Follow Sam Smith on instagram @coachsamsmith Follow Jonathan "Gibby" Gibson on instagram @grindlikegibby
52:53
November 15, 2018
Ep. 03 | Big Dawgs Athlete Colleen Fotsch
In the third episode of the Big Dawgs Podcast, host Sam Smith interviews Colleen Fotsch, a CrossFit Regionals athlete, collegiate swimmer, and Big Dawgs Athlete. Sam and Colleen dig into her training routine, her goals in CrossFit and Colleen's thoughts on the changes in the CrossFit Games season. https://thebigdawgs.com Follow Big Dawgs on instagram and facebook @bigdawgsathlete Follow Sam Smith on instagram @coachsamsmith Follow Colleen Fotsch on instagram @colleenfotsch
28:20
November 15, 2018
Ep. 02 | Who is Sam Smith?
On the second episode of the Big Dawgs Podcast, host Sam Smith introduces himself, how he got involved as a coach at Big Dawgs and his training and coaching experience that has led him to this point in his career. Follow us on IG @bigdawgspodcast Follow Sam Smith on IG @coachsamsmith http://thebigdawgs.com marketing@thebigdawgs.com
29:17
November 14, 2018
Ep. 01 | Welcome to The Pack: An intro to the Big Dawgs Podcast
In the first episode of the Big Dawgs Podcast, host Mike Lee introduces you to Big Dawgs, our coaches, staff and athletes. He dives into some overarching themes and topics that you’ll hear more about on later episodes and announces a fun contest at the end of the episode. Follow us on Instagram @bigdawgsathlete Follow Mike Lee on Instagram @coachm_lee thebigdawgs.com
39:32
November 5, 2018
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