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general warm up (10 minutes)

Adex club side cleans x 50 reps

Adex club 2 hand mills x 40 reps

resistance band pause face pulls x 20 reps

recline rope climbs x 5

rear barbarian walking lunges x 100 feet

specific warm up (5 minutes)

Meadows rows set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

Meadows rows x 12/12–10/10–8/8–6/6 reps

conditioning/accessory work ( 3 rounds)

straight arm push downs x 10 reps

Grinder Kord reverse flys x 10 reps


general warm up (10 minutes)

Adex club inside mills x 20/20

Adex club outside mills x 20/20 reps

tuck jumps x 10 reps

sandbag shouldering x 10/10 reps

resistance sumo high pulls x 20 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

tire flips and lateral keg loading set up and light practice

strength (4 rounds)

tire flips x 5

lateral keg loading x 10 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

sledge hammer strikes x 30 reps

elevated front plank x max hold time (Note–on your elbows)


general warm up (10 minutes)

Adex mace barbarian walking lunges x 100 feet

sandbag Zercher cleans x 15 reps

strict pull ups x 10 reps

windshield wipers x 20 reps

Adex club mills x 30 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

weight plate stack rows and  dumbbell pull overs set up and light reps

strength (4 rounds)

weight plate stack rows x 8 reps

dumbbell  pull overs x 8 reps

keg power press x 8 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

Adex mace 360’s x 40 reps

lateral tire throws x 100 feet

Zottman curls x 10 reps



Immunity to learning is a self-imposed curse.

When you stop learning, you are not going to progress any further.

The best athletes and coaches I know all have even better  coaches coaching them.

This takes humility and a hungry desire to achieve excellence.

Being “uncoachable” is very easy to spot in someone —

(Note:  I get rid of people like this as fast as possible at my gym)

  • They do not ask for corrections on their technique
  • When they get a correction anyhow, they just blow it off
  • They don’t value their coach’s knowledge or experience
  • They plateau regularly

Being the big fish in a little pond is nothing compared to being in the ocean where you are at the bottom of the food chain.

No one gives a rip what you did in high school (with terrible technique). You might have been a legend in your own mind back then. It doesn’t matter now that you’re several decades older.

For those who do want to continue to improve, there is a huge amount of credible information available. Don’t rely on the Internet alone for information, dig into great books about training.

No accomplished coach or athlete will ever tell you the journey will be easy or short.

It won’t be, but if you are fully committed to achieving excellence, you will find a way or make one.

Kicking off Monday with a bang!

general warm up (10 minutes)

resistance band pull a parts x 100 reps

push ups x 25 reps

jumping jacks x 50 reps

bodyweight squats x 25 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

Strongman medley set up and light practice

strength (4 rounds)

Strongman medley–one round is:

  • log ground-to-overhead x 8 reps
  • rear sled pull x 50 feet
  • stone/keg carry x 50 feet
  • one arm deadlifts x 8 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

Adex mace “10-to-2” x 20 reps**

**use competition counting method

Adex club barbarian pull overs x 20 reps


You see it every day, people getting all rude and crazy-acting over things they can’t control, the person driving too slow in front of them. No matter how close they tailgate the other driver, he is not going to go any faster.

So what’s that got to do with training?

Only everything! Somethings cannot be rushed no matter how much a person thinks they should.

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It takes time to get really strong, no one will get as strong as Bud Jeffries, for example, in only a few weeks or months. He has trained hard for many years.


One question I get pretty regularly from new guys is how many days a week he should train. For our training system, I recommend three days a week for most people.

They want to add training days because they want to go faster. They don’t want to wait for their bodies to do what they do during the process. It takes time and hard work, which both go against the “popular” culture’s impatient world view.

You can want a strong body all you want, you can think you are entitled to it; but you aren’t. If you don’t patiently do the hard work over the course of months and years you will never get it.

You have to eat clean, get plenty of quality sleep, hydrate properly, and handle the stresses of life well on top of all the hard training it takes to get really strong.

You can’t download a strong body, you have to earn it.