politicians & news versus steel & iron

In this crazy world we live in very few things are reliable or predictable. Politicians often lie. News stations always have their spin (agenda) when it comes to news. Facts get lost in the blur. Thank God that iron and steel are reliable. Henry Rollins made that point several years ago. When you pull aContinue reading “politicians & news versus steel & iron”

Psyched to be at the Tampa Bay Strongman Classic Nov. 5

Today I’m double-checking what we need to run our booth at this epic event. This is our 4th year as a sponsor and I am chomping at the bit to get up there in that high-adrenaline atmosphere. Watching Strongman on TV or online is great but it doesn’t compare to being there in person. YouContinue reading “Psyched to be at the Tampa Bay Strongman Classic Nov. 5”

Functional fitness after Hurricane Ian

We were blessed to be volunteers for disater relief work on Sanibel Island this past Saturday. This house was not on the beach and still had storm surge up to the 2nd floor. The was work was very demanding to say the least, but well worh being there to help. “Do unto others as youContinue reading “Functional fitness after Hurricane Ian”

A different way to press from Chuck Ahrens

I love to study strength training of all sorts., Yes, I do especially like Strongman training, but Powerlifting is right up there too. Zach Even-Esh says, “You can’t fake strong.” Several years ago I learned about a monster of a man named Chuck Ahrens from one of Josh Bryant’s books. Legend has it that hisContinue reading “A different way to press from Chuck Ahrens”

I almost died in 2018 , here’s how I came back

I was recently on a Zoom call with our Mace Fit coaches and I shared something I don’t usually talk about with people outside of my family. It was well received and I was encouraged to share it publicly. So here we go. On June 5, 2018 I was in an ambulance heading for theContinue reading “I almost died in 2018 , here’s how I came back”

How we pivoted when the Cave closed back in May

The Cave was a major part of my life for almostv 12 years, it was like my second home. It just had run it’s course. Our main focus now is Mace Fit, which was the msot popular class at the Cave. A few weeks ago I published The Official mace Fit Training Manual which givesContinue reading “How we pivoted when the Cave closed back in May”

awkward, imperfect & deceptively hard

You’ve heard people say, “In a perfect world_________________” Then they fill in the blank. Since the perfect world doesn’t exist in this life, why train like it does? One of my favorite mentors, Zach even-Esh, often talks about training in less than perfect conditions. Why? Because that’s how life is lived each day. You know,Continue reading “awkward, imperfect & deceptively hard”