When your business overwhelms you

Gym owners know this feeling as do other small business owners. We try to do it all by ourselves, and it eventually becomes unsustainable. Chris Cooper covers how to break free from that strategy in this excellent book Chris has been in the trenches for a long time and is not some self-proclaimed Internet guru.Continue reading “When your business overwhelms you”

So I asked him if double unders were so functional, why didn’t they do them in prison

That seemed like a fair question to ask, especially since this organization prided themselves on functional fitness. I had been a coach with them for many years, they were a huge global organization. My question stood, though. I didn’t get a good answer, just a strange look somewhere in between annoyance and bewilderment. It seemedContinue reading “So I asked him if double unders were so functional, why didn’t they do them in prison”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #680

general warmup (15 minutes) weight plate orbits x 25 reps strict weight plate front raises x 12 reps barbarian split squats x 10/10 reps Sanddune jumps x 10 reps tin mans x 100 feet specific warmup (5 minutes) trap bar deadlifts set up and light practice strength (20 minutes) trap bar deadlifts x 4 repsContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #680”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #670

general warmup (15 minutes) clock pushups x once around the clock situps x 30 reps high/low sled push x 200 feet Zercher sandbag cleans x 10 reps specific warmup (5 minutes) isometric pull/deadlift set up and practice strength (4 rounds) one round = isometric pulls x 2 reps + deadlifts x 4 reps conditioning/accessory workContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #670”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #668

general warmup (15 minutes) mountain climbers x 100 reps 45 to 90 degree leg lifts x 20 reps pause supermans x 15 reps barbarian lateral lunges x 20 reps specific warmup (5 minutes) sled pull set up and light practice strength (4 rounds) one round =forward sled pull x 50 feet + rear sled pullContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #668”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #667

general warmup (15 minutes) pushups x 30 reps recline rope climb x 5 sandbag shouldering x 10/10 reps weighted situps x 10 reps specific warmup (5 minutes) Atlas stone lifts setup and practice strength (20 minutes) Atlas stone lifts x 3 reps x 5 sets conditioning/accessory work (3 rounds) grappler bar close grip rows xContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #667”

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”

Cave Strong-quarterly strength & work capacity tests #3 & #4

General warm up (10 minutes)Americanas x 50 repsSanddune push ups x 15 repswindshield wipers x 20 repsjumping jacks x 50 repsspecific warm up (5 minutes)Adex club long cycle testrest as neededspecific warm up (5 minutes)pull up test**Note: no conditioning/accessory work during tests**

Cave Strong-quarterly strength & work capacity test #9 & #10

General warm up (10 minutes)bear crawls x 100 feetjumping jacks x 50 repstin mans x 100 feetkettlebell high pulls x 10/10 repsAdex arc 2 hand front cleans x 10 repsspecific warm up (5 minutes)Burgener drillssquat cleans set up and light practicesquat cleans test rest as neededspecific warm up (5 minutes) sled push test x max.Continue reading “Cave Strong-quarterly strength & work capacity test #9 & #10”

Cave Strong-quarterly strength & work capacity tests #3 & #4

General warm up (10 minutes)Americanas x 50 repsSanddune push ups x 15 repswindshield wipers x 20 repsjumping jacks x 50 repsspecific warm up (5 minutes)Adex club long cycle testrest as neededspecific warm up (5 minutes)pull up test**Note: no conditioning/accessory work during tests**