Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #603

general warm up (15 minutes) 2 hand front swings x 50 reps pushups x 25 reps strict pull ups x 10 reps mountain climbers x 100 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) pullover press set up and light practice strength (20 minutes) pullover press x 7 reps x 4 sets conditioning/accessory work (3 rounds) dumbbellContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #603”

WHERE DID ALL MY STRENGTH GO, I’M ONLY IN MY FORTIES?

A lot of guys probably wonder about that. I mean it seems like just yesterday I was 20 and strong and looked great. Well guys, the clock is running. While you were busy building your career, your body was going downhill due to neglect. Fast forward from 20 (right) to 40 (left) and you don’tContinue reading “WHERE DID ALL MY STRENGTH GO, I’M ONLY IN MY FORTIES?”

Cave Strong-quarterly strength & work capacity tests #1 & #2

General warm up (10 minutes)resistance band pull a parts x 100 repsSanddune power steps x 100 repsAdex club barbarian pull overs x 25 repsSanddune push ups x 15 repsspecific warm up (5 minutes)bench press testrest as neededspecific warm up (5 minutes)deadlift testsNote: no conditioning/accessory work during tests

Cave Strong-quarterly strength & work capacity tests #5 & #6

General warm up (10 minutes)Sanddune power steps x 50 repsAdex club inside mills x 15/15 repsAdex club outside mills x 15/15 repsdislocates x 10 repsSanddune split squats x 10/10 repsspecific warm up (5 minutes)back squat testrest as neededspecific warm up (5 minutes)dips test**Note: no conditioning/accessory work during tests**

THE RAPIDS WERE CLOSE, JUST DOWNSTREAM

You couldn’t see anything but jungle through the “hell hole” of the CH47. We weren’t told where we were going, but we were on our way. I don’t know how long we were in flight, but eventually we landed on a big sandbar in the middle of a river. There was nowhere else to land.Continue reading “THE RAPIDS WERE CLOSE, JUST DOWNSTREAM”

Cave Strong-quarterly strength & work capacity tests #7 & #8

General warm up (10 minutes) Americanas x 50 reps 1 hand halos x 15/15 reps Adex club mills x 20 reps Sanddune plyo push ups x 10 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) push press test rest as needed specific warm up (5 minutes)  specific warm up (5 minutes) mace 300’s test Adex mace testContinue reading “Cave Strong-quarterly strength & work capacity tests #7 & #8”

SOME WILL, SOME WON’T, SO WHAT?

I was talking with a very seasoned and experienced Green Beret at Fort Bragg one day many years ago. This one thing in particular he said has stuck with me ever since, ” A lot of people want to wear the beret, but they don’t want to do the work.” These guys are serious warriors!Continue reading “SOME WILL, SOME WON’T, SO WHAT?”