Beginnings–the struggle to bring public awareness to new types of training

“New” types of training are often ancient  methods re-merging after years of relative obscurity. That makes them new to the current culture. People are often resistant to change and skeptical about things they are not familiar with. Of course the same people probably would say, “Wow, I was there when that first started!” after itContinue reading “Beginnings–the struggle to bring public awareness to new types of training”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #486

general warmup (10 minutes) resistance archer pulls x 20/20 reps resistance band paddling x 20/20 reps Power Wheel hand walks x 100 feet steel grip ball pull ups x 5 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) rescue dummy complex set up and practice strength (4 rounds) one round  of rescue dummy complex = shoulder andContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #486”

Why hand strength matters

We have been hitting exercises for hand strength hard for the last several weeks. Hand, wrist, and forearm strength are regularly addressed at the Cave, but now we are focusing even more intensely on it. How important is hand strength? Here’s what Harvard has to say about it My original interest in training for gripContinue reading “Why hand strength matters”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #485

general warm up (10 minutes) kettlebell figure 8’s to hold x 30 reps double club front swings x 40 reps slider inch worms x 50 feet specific warm up (5 minutes) Ahrens press/pull ups set up and light practice strength (4 Supersets) one Superset = Ahrens press x 4 reps strict pull ups x 4Continue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #485”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #484

general warm up (10 minutes) sandbag shouldering x 10/10 reps mountain climbers x 100 reps side shuffles x 200 feet Sanddune jumps x 10 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) heel strike sled pulls set up and light practice strength (5 rounds) heel strike sled pulls x 100 feet conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds) Bulgarian splitContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #484”

The mystery of the basics

The basics are an enigma, they are so simple they elude many people. They get results consistently over time, but remain neglected. It seems only the most dedicated, serious athletes invest their time and energy in them. However, that is exactly the point! Take two very respected coaches for example, Zach Even-Esh and Travis Mash.Continue reading “The mystery of the basics”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #483

general warm up (10 minutes) resistance band diagonal pull a parts x 30/30 reps Zercher sandbag cleans x 15 reps Grinder Kord flys x 15 reps Grinder Kord reverse flys x 15 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) set up and light practice strength (2 rounds) Russian dumbbell complex** **note-learned from Louie Simmons’ book oneContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #483”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #481

general warm up (10 minutes) AirDyne bike x 10 calories Sanddune push ups x 15 reps Sanddune jumps x 10 reps recline bar rows x 15 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) tire flip/log G-to-O.H. lift set up and light practice strength (4 rounds) one round = tire flip x 3 reps + log G-to-O.H.Continue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #481”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #480

general warm up (10 minutes) resistance band pause face pulls x 20 reps resistance band baseball swings x 20/20 reps keg squats x 5 reps Grinder Kord flys x 15 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) Farmers walk/weighted dips set up and light practice strength (4 rounds) one round = Farmers walk x 50 feetContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #480”