Archive for February, 2016

We are adding CF Striking training into our Warrior Strength-Cardio classes. We used this several years ago in our Tropical Trauma MMA conditioning classes.

This fits well with our Adex mace and club exercises, Battling Ropes, etc. that are already part of the classes.

Here’s a brief look at how it works

Please note that this is not boxing, my friend Tony Spain is a boxing coach I am not. My background is in  martial arts.

The “one size fits all” approach to training is not good. Everyone is not alike, no matter how you slice it.

I have experimented with various levels of training frequency and volume over the years for myself and those I train. Work capacity varies from person to person.

Some people will thrive training only two or three days a week, others will stagnate on that schedule.

Some people can train five days straight and excel while others will be annihilated by that pace.

The most extreme case I have seen recently was a guy who served in the Bulgarian Special Forces. He trained twice a day, five days a week and played soccer on the weekends.

His work capacity was “through the roof”. The crazy thing was, he could handle it.

As a coach don’t try to hammer people into fitting your mold. Treat each person on an individual basis. That will help bring out their best.

You must know your people and program accordingly!

When a crisis hits, it’s your responsibility to protect your family and yourself.
It doesn’t matter if it is a tornado, a shooter, or a terrorist, the guys in Washington D.C. can’t help you.
They can pass all the laws they wan t, they can make treaties but those things cannot protect you from imminent danger.
In fact, sometimes things happen so fast, the Police and other first responders cannot not get their in time.

During times like these, pray fast and take action!
Hopefully you have kept your body strong enough to fight a thug hand-to-hand or to carry someone who is injured a long distance.
Hopefully you have developed the mental toughness that will keep you from crumbling when everything goes wrong.

It’s been said that, “These are times that try men’s souls.”  Unless you are personally strong, tough, and smart you might get crushed by life.

Think about how you train and why!

In a dangerous situation, your six-pack abs won’t save you.

If you are only training to look better naked, you will be totally unprepared for real life.

The real world is a hard and dangerous place.

Only the strong will survive!




Why do I train  outdoors when I own my own gym?

I love training outdoors!

Besides somethings you can only do outdoors, like throwing kettlebells, etc.

Starting next week I am adding several day time Warrior Strength-Cardio classes to our schedule.
Our lead off class tonight was a hit!
It is a great change of pace from all the heavy lifting we do at the Cave.This will give everyone’s bodies a chance to get some active recovery while improving endurance, grip strength, tendon strength, and stabilization.

New classes will be Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 10:00-10:30am

Of course we WILL continue to lift heavy still the rest of the time!

Ancient warriors had to be able to fight hand-to-hand all day long.

Just defeating one of the enemy was just the beginning, there would probably be many more.

We have designed our new class with those ancient concepts in mind.

Maces and clubs were used in close combat back then, and we will use them in our classes now.

We also will be using a variety of hard-core body weight exercises to build overall athleticism, speed, and endurance.

Keeping your heart rate up will not be a problem while you are swinging one of these ancient weapons and pushing your body to keep moving when fatigue sets in (and it will quickly).

Tuesdays and  Thursdays 6:30-7:00pm