Archive for the ‘coaching’ Category

The Internet is flooded with all types of training information., and some of it is good.

You can find all kinds of videos on just about any kind of exercise you can think of.

However, having access to all this information doesn’t mean a person will know the best ways to use it.

Just trying to copy someone else doing a lift is one thing, but actually knowing how to  train to get the maximum results for that lift is a whole different story.

Many can copy stuff, but few know how to effectively design a training program.

Program with basic movements, primarily, and use some variety in accessory work as needed. Implement change when it  is needed, not for entertaining your clients or trying to fool them into thinking you know what you are doing if you really don’t.

Remember, getting results for a brand new, untrained  person is easy; but getting ongoing results for a more experienced lifter is more difficult.

Think carefully when writing your training program, don’t just make stuff up and hope for the best.

 

 

 

I will be putting together a series of short aka micro courses covering different aspects of how we train at the Cave. The course will generally be 4 weeks and will be very affordable.

For those who follow out Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD), this will be a more in depth look at  the types  equipment we use and why we use them. We will also cover different aspects of our training in detail.

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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.

Note: All testing is individualized working from each athlete’s training journal, in particular their last test scores**. If they have  hit the target number of reps on the last ten minute test, they progress to a 3RM test this time. When 3RM approach or exceed previous 1RM, then a new 1RM test is given.

general warm up (10 minutes)

weight plate orbits x 20 reps

weight plate strict front raises x 10 reps

mountain climbers 50 reps

traveling broad jumps x 100 feet

Adex club long cycle swipes x 30 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

push press set up and light reps

test #5

push press

Note:  No conditioning/accessory work this week

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Note: All testing is individualized working from each athlete’s training journal, in particular their last test scores**. If they have  hit the target number of reps on the last ten minute test, they progress to a 3RM test this time. when 3RM approach or exceed previous 1RM, then a new 1RM test is given.

general warm up (10 minutes)

Adex club front cleans x 30 reps

walking lunges x 100 feet

side shuffles x 200 feet

resistance band suitcase deadlifts x 20 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

deadlifts set up and light reps

test #4

deadlifts

No conditioning/accessory work this week

Bodyweight tests are run for ten minutes, with very strict form. When target number of reps is achieved with only bodyweight their next test will be done weighted.

general warm up (10 minutes)

rotation push ups x 20 reps

Adex club inside mills x 15/15 reps

Adex club outside mills x 15/15 reps

Adex mace alternating  barbarian lunges x 20 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

strict pull ups/chin ups/dips practice and review of ROM standards

tests  # 2

strict pull ups/chin ups

test #3

strict dips

note:  conditioning will not be done this week