Why good technique is so important

(Getting coached on my squat by the legendary Powerlifter, Ed Coan) No one wants to get “no repped”in a meet or on a test; solid technique will solve that problem. Isn’t there more to having good technique than that? Why do coaches constantly stress technique anyhow? First, let me clarify that, good coaches do andContinue reading “Why good technique is so important”

Getting strong from every angle

Life is unpredictable, at best, you never know what you might be facing that day when you get up in the morning. I believe that our training should build a well-rounded readiness for any situation. If someone were to ask how we train at the Cave, for instance, “Do you do Powerlifting or Olympic Weightlifting?”,Continue reading “Getting strong from every angle”

Don’t let your ego hinder your progress

If you are smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room. The Internet is loaded with people with big egos and big mouths, but it’s not the only place. You meet people in your everyday life like that too. So why are they like that? The short answer is fear. They are soContinue reading “Don’t let your ego hinder your progress”

No risk, no reward

People who strive for great achievements, especially in any physical endeavor, usually know well in advance that they can can get hurt or killed in doing so. However, the truly-dedicated accept that risk and continue to pursue their goals. They also know that though they will have some people support their efforts, many won’t. NegativeContinue reading “No risk, no reward”

Does nature punish the specialist?

One of the statements that caught my attention when I first found CrossFit in 2004 was that nature punishes the specialist. Over the years I have learned from numerous coaches and athletes who are very accomplished in their respective sports, whether it is Powerlifting, Strongman, Underground, Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit and more. In the overall schemeContinue reading “Does nature punish the specialist?”

How the culture tries to profit from “aging” you early

One thing I hate is someone trying to make me think, act, and live how they think I should at a certain age. They first try to get to you when you turn 50 and they send you an invitation to join a very large “geezer’s” organization (it starts with the letter “A”). Forget it!Continue reading “How the culture tries to profit from “aging” you early”