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Legendary Powerlifter, Ed Coan (left) and myself (right) at Coach Coan’s Powerlifting Seminar.

Here at the Cave we continuously strive to bring you the very best training we possibly can. We learn from the best coaches/athletes  around so we can help you achieve your goals.

When you see this sign, drive through to the back parking lot!


general warm up (10 minutes)

Adex club halos x 15/15 reps

resistance band archer pulls x 25/25 reps

Adex club side clean & lateral pull over x 10/10 reps

kettlebell goblet squats x 20 reps

heavy double palm strikes x 10 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

bench press set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

bench press x 7/7/7/7 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

close grip bench press x 15 reps

tri set tricep complex x 3 reps

Note:  after the two rounds, finish with one front plank x maximum hold time

general warm up (10 minutes)

kettlebell suitcase swings x 30 reps

Adex club front clean & squat x 20 reps

recline rope climbs x 3

isometric close grip pull x max effort x 1/1/1

specific warm up (5 minutes)

sled push/farmers walk set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

sled push x 50 feet followed immediately by farmers walk x 50 feet

x 1/1/1/1

conditioning/accessory work (3 rounds)

Adex club crucifix  squats x 10 reps

dumbbell pull overs x 10 reps


This is the motto for our men’s weightlifting club called Iron Brotherhood

One of the reasons this club was formed was to bring guys together through various types of strength training.

Many guys are totally isolated these days, except the “fake world” of social media.

Men left to themselves often times self-destruct.

They go home very day and put up their walls and forget everyone else.

One thing I see many guys relate to is brotherhood, and they rarely find it outside of the military. Military friendships often are lifetime friendships; but it takes more than texting or messages on Facebook.

Guys need to fighting for something side by side. Once they are in the civilian world, that type of experience is rare. First Responders, Fire Fighters and Law Enforcement guys share a level of friendship and trust that others will never know about.

Our club gives guys a chance to battle the iron together. No, it is not combat or running into a burning building or chasing down the bad guys; but it is what we can offer here in our community, and it works.


You hear the phrase, “Do what you love!” pretty often. It’s popular and safe and cushy.

However, that is  not the path to progress.

Doing what must be done is what gets results, whether you love it at the moment or not.

Force of will is needed to do what you just don’t feel like doing, but know that you should.

It doesn’t let you wuss out or leave you any wiggle room to get around it.

The work has to be done.

The results follow the work, it’s just that simple.

If you do the hard work, even when it is inconvenient, you’ll probably get to do what you love after a while.

The process has to be completed. There are no shortcuts.

(below–Strongman Bud Jeffries doing heavy plate rows)





general warm up (10 minutes)

rotation push ups x 20 reps

inch worms x 50 feet

tire hurdles x twice through both tires

Adex club front clean & squat x 15 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

Burgener drills

hang power snatch set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

hang power snatch x 3/3/3/3/3/3/3 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

Ahrens press x 10 reps

Power Wheel roll outs x 10 reps


general warm up (10 minutes)

Adex club long cycle swipes x 30 reps

Adex mace launches x 20 reps

tuck jumps x 15 reps

plyo push ups x 10 reps

medicine ball chest passes x 10 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

bench press set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

bench press x 4/4/4/4/4/4 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

dumbbell bench press x 15 reps

double dumbbell rows x 15 reps