Archive for the ‘health’ Category

At the Cave, we believe in being strong in every direction.

If training only involves linear movements, there are gaps.

Mace and club training fill in those gaps.

We still  squat, bench press, deadlift, snatch & clean on a regular basis plus do odd object training.

NO GAPS=NO WEAKNESS

general warm up (10 minutes)

push ups x 25 reps

resistance band pause face pulls x 20 reps

walking lunges x 100 feet

jumping jacks x 50 reps

specific warm up (10 minutes)

Burgener drills

hang power snatch set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

hang power snatch x 3/3/3/3/3/3/3 reps

conditioning/accessory work (3 rounds)

Ahrens press x 10 reps

dumbbell hammer curls x 10/10 reps

diamond push ups x 10 reps

 

 

 

general warm up (10 minutes)

weight plate orbits x 20 reps

strict weight plate front raises x 15 reps

kettlebell suitcase swings x 30 reps

resistance band pull aparts x 100 reps

specific warm up (10 minutes)

Pendlay rows set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

Pendlay rows x 8/8/8/8 reps

conditioning/accessory work (1 round)

close grip floor press x 8/6/4 reps

dumbbell pull overs x 8/6/4 reps

Grinder Kord reverse flys x 16/12/8 reps

 

 

 

 

 

general warm up (10 minutes)

Power Wheel roll outs x 10 reps

Inch worms x 50 feet

Windshield wipers x 20 rep

pause supermans x 10 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

bodyweight medley set up and light practice

strength (4 rounds)

bodyweight medley>>one round =

Grinder Kord one-legged squats x 5/5 reps

weighted dips x 5 reps

weighted pull ups x 5 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds )

Iron Boot squats with alternating knee raises x 20 reps

Bend & reach x 20 reps

push ups x 20 reps

 

 

 

 

 

general warm up (10 minutes)

Sanddune hand walks (fist) x 50 reps

Battling Ropes x 100 waves

kettlebell figure 8’s x 50 reps

kettlebell suitcase swings x 25 reps

Adex mace barbarian walking lunges x 100 feet

specific warm up (5 minutes)

chain bench press set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

chain bench press x 8/8/8/8 reps

conditioning/accessory work (3 rounds )

Pendlay rows x 5 reps

dumbbell pull overs x 10 reps

 

 

The subject of how much people weigh, on the average,  now compared to 30 or 40 years ago came up twice this week at the Cave.

Yes, overall weight has gone up for both men and women since the 1960s.

Perceptions of what “being fat” is have also changed. Back then, where I grew up, it was common for a gal to think she was fat if she weighed 100lb or more.  Which was actually not realistic at all, but it was perceived that it meant she was fat.

What a person weighs is a highly over-rated measure of their health and fitness.

Here are some other ways to consider.

It is more useful to look at how well you move, how your clothes fit, and if you just feel healthy. Don’t get me wrong, if you are 5’2″ and weigh 300lb, you need to see a doctor ASAP!

The media has promoted ridiculous ideas of what people should look like

Don’t become enslaved to other people’s ideas of how you should look!

You don’t have to have the cursed six pack or look like an anatomy chart with every blood vessel popping out to be fit and healthy.

In general, if you have an athletic appearance, feel great, and are loving life; keep up the good work!