Work capacity still matters outside the gym

“Back in the day” it was a given that hard work was going to be done day in and day out. Hard physical labor was a way of life. Today, few people know what hard physical work is like. It was often dangerous work, too.   I recently saw a photo from my buddy DonContinue reading “Work capacity still matters outside the gym”

Hold the ice, please, I want to recover faster!

I had the distinct honor of having Gary Reinl stop by my gym, the Cave, while he was in town working with a Pro sports team and take the time to do this podcast. His approach to recovering from injuries makes too much sense to ignore. Listen to the podcast here Iced!: The Illusionary TreatmentContinue reading “Hold the ice, please, I want to recover faster!”

“Rat” bikes & shiny new Harleys–the value is in the riding not the shine, the same applies to gyms

Years ago I was living  in the Harley-Davidson world. I have some very good memories from those days, and some not so good. One thing that stands out to me is how much I loved to ride, and my Harley showed it. It was what they call a “rat” bike. I rode it hard and often,Continue reading ““Rat” bikes & shiny new Harleys–the value is in the riding not the shine, the same applies to gyms”

Standards of the Cave

The Cave is definitely NOT for everyone! I only work with “the dedicated, coachable few”. be humble listen well work hard be consistent People who miss training for 2 weeks or more without notifying the coach are out for good, except for emergencies, military deployments, etc. If any of the following apply to you, thenContinue reading “Standards of the Cave”

Things that make coaching worthwhile

Why do I coach? Why do I still like coaching? It’s not the money, that’s for sure, though we make enough for what we need. If anyone wants to open a gym or be a coach because they think they will get rich doing it, they are delusional. Anyone whose main motivation in life isContinue reading “Things that make coaching worthwhile”