Programming: Principles

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This course includes

  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • 40 Page Guide
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

What you'll learn

In this course you will learn:

  • The basics of individual program design
  • The three pillars of the OPEX system of assessment
  • The strength continuum
  • The muscle endurance tree
  • Alactic, lactic and aerobic development
  • Concurrent training principles
  • Sample programming


Programming: Principles is an introductory course on fundamental strength and conditioning principles. This course simplifies these concepts by focusing on the rationale behind each programming element, and their proper application, all to provide a better understanding of program design principles. This course will provide you with a solid foundation and is a recommended prerequisite to the OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP).


Programming: Principles qualifies for continuing education credits with the following organizations worldwide:

  • NASM
  • ISSA
  • CanFit Pro

Course Content

28 lessons
An Introduction
Health Continuum
Functional Fitness
Maximal Physical Potential
Adaptation in Physical Fitness
Assess Don't Guess
The Strength Continuum
The Muscle Endurance Tree
Dose Response
The Three P’s
Energy Systems Training
Anaerobic Development
Mixed Modal AnAerobic Training Avatar
Aerobic Development
Mixed Modal Aerobic Training Avatar
Gain: Alactic
OPEX Gain Avatar
Pain: Lactic
OPEX Pain Avatar
Sustain: Aerobic
OPEX Sustain Avatar
Concurrent Training
Concurrent Training Avatar
Mixed Modal Training
Mixed Modal Anaerobic
Mixed Modal Aerobic
Conclusion and Next Steps
The Programming: Principles Quiz