Archive for the ‘Battling Ropes’ Category

general warm up (10 minutes)

Battling Ropes x 100 waves

inch worms x 50 feet

tin mans x 100 feet

Adex mace 360’s x 30 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

bear hug keg carry set up and light practice

strength (3 rounds)

bear hug keg carry x 100 feet x 1/1/1/1

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

resistance band straight arm push downs x 20 reps

Woodall curls x 10/10 reps


general warm up (10 minutes)

kettlebell figure 8’s x 40 reps

clock push ups x twice around the clock

dumbbell hang power snatch x 10/10 reps

Sanddune power steps x 100 reps

specific warm up (10 minutes)

Strongman complex set up and practice

strength (4 rounds)

Strongman complex>>one round =

double tire flip & rear tire drag + log push press x 5 reps + keg squat x 5 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

Battling Ropes x 50 waves

alternating sandbag shouldering x 20 reps

weighted sit ups x 10 reps






general warm up (10 minutes)

Adex club alternating barbarian lunges x 20 reps

Battling Ropes x 100 waves

Adex mace 360’s x 30 reps

Zercher sandbag squats x 15 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

thick bar Pendlay rows set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

thick bar Pendlay rows x 5/5/5/5/5 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

Fat Gripz recline bar rows x 10 reps

recline rope climbs x 5

after both rounds are done do “Captains of Crush” Grippers to failure

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 scheme of things we need to make a distinction between training just for general fitness and training for a competitive sport.

Being able to lift, run, swim, climb, jump, carry, fight, etc. are all part of a generalized approach to fitness.

This approach can be extremely useful in daily life, especially as the world gets crazier, it seems, every day. You never know what you might encounter, and this is a way to be better prepared.

However, if you a competitor, it is vital to be a specialist in your sport. The things that are great for generalized fitness will not be helpful, for example, in getting a big total in Powerlifting.

It is important to know why you are training and what your goals are before you begin your training journey.

If you are already training, and decide to change from generalized fitness to a competitive lifting sport, you will need to dial in your training to fit that new goal.

Make smart choices and follow through on them.

Ancient warriors had to be able to fight hand-to-hand all day long.

Just defeating one of the enemy was just the beginning, there would probably be many more.

We have designed our new class with those ancient concepts in mind.

Maces and clubs were used in close combat back then, and we will use them in our classes now.

We also will be using a variety of hard-core body weight exercises to build overall athleticism, speed, and endurance.

Keeping your heart rate up will not be a problem while you are swinging one of these ancient weapons and pushing your body to keep moving when fatigue sets in (and it will quickly).

Tuesdays and  Thursdays 6:30-7:00pm

This taken several years ago, before we moved into the Cave.
We shared floor space with another business, but we still got the work done!