Archive for the ‘grip training’ Category

general warm up (10 minutes)

double club front swings x 35 reps

2 hand halo squats x 15 reps

supine helicopters x 15/15 reps

resistance band suitcase deadlifts x 20 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

dumbbell rows set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

dumbbell rows x 10/10 reps x 4 sets

conditioning/accessory work (3 rounds)

dive bomber push ups x 10 reps

recline rope climbs x 3


general warm up (10 minutes)

rear bear crawls x 100 feet

kettlebell V presses x 12 reps

keg squats x 8 reps

medicine ball throw x 15 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

thick rope  grappler rows set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

thick rope grappler rows x 15-12-9-6-3 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

Meadows rows x 8/8 reps

Grinder Kord chain push ups  8 reps


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In this exercise the 35lb club is pulled over the shoulder with one hand, then tapped back with the other hand.

John “Abuelo” Powers is using an Adex plate-loadable steel club in this photo.

There is one more station I accidentally deleted the video for.

3 reps at each station x 4 rounds

general warm up (10 minutes)

mountain climbers x 75 reps

kettlebell figure 8’s to hold x 25 reps

kettlebell goblet squats x 20 reps

Sanddune jumps x 12 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

farmers walk set up and light practice

strength (5 rounds)

heavy farmers walk x 50 feet

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

weighted sit ups x 10 reps

sandbag good mornings x 12 reps

recline bar rows x 15 reps

We have been hitting exercises for hand strength hard for the last several weeks.

Hand, wrist, and forearm strength are regularly addressed at the Cave, but now we are focusing even more intensely on it.

How important is hand strength? Here’s what Harvard has to say about it

My original interest in training for grip was sparked by Jedd Johnson

about 15 years ago. There are many ways to train your hands, wrists, and forearms.

Hereare a few we  use often

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