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general warm up (10 minutes)

resistance band slow pull a parts x 50 reps

resistance band archer pulls x 25/25 reps

Adex mace BTN stretch x 60 seconds x 2/2

Sanddune steps x 50 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

back squats set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

back squats x 5/5/5/5/5 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

heavy weighted sit ups x 5 reps

sandbag BTN good mornings x 15 reps

weighted calf raises x 20 reps

 

 

 

In two days, GOD willing, I will be 67 years young. Almost six decades ago I was diagnosed as terminally ill. Obviously, I did not die.

I believe GOD heard and answered my parents prayers.

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I am thankful to still be here and I want to make every day count! It is very important to me to be fit and strong for my entire life; and to help others to do the same.

Our mindset is vitally important in achieving this. As long as you have breath in your body, you are not done. You are still in the game.

I did a lot of manual labor over the years and I am thankful for it. I worked all kinds of hard physical jobs. It made me value strength and tenacity.

I developed a “never quit” attitude over the years. No hard physical job was going to break me!

Many days I came home totally sweated out, dirty, and exhausted, then got right up the next day and headed back for more.

Depending on the job, I might be unloading 100lb bags of Marcite or 94lb bags of Portland cement inside freight cars all day (which feel like 130 degrees inside).

On other jobs I was cutting trees all day or working construction.

The point is this, strength matters every day and you can be strong every day.

In fact, you must be strong every day. There is no off season. You cannot afford to just shut down and quit trying because you turn a certain age, like 40.

I no longer do manual labor for a living; but I do a lot of manual labor at my gym, the Cave. There is not excuse for not being strong no matter what your age is.

Remember, weakness invites aggression. Weakness makes you a target.

Refuse to be weak at any age!

 

 

general warm up (10 minutes)

Americanas x 30/30 reps

Adex club inside mills

Adex mace alternating barbarian lunges x 20 reps

Adex mace “10-to-2” x 20 reps Note–use competition counting method

specific warm up (5 minutes)

Grinder Kord complex set up and practice

strength (2 rounds)

Grinder Kord complex– one round =10 reps of each exercise

flys, reverse flys, rows, chest presses, curls, tricep extensions

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

isometric leg lift with kettlebell pull overs x 15 reps

Adex club isometric crucifix hold x max. time

 

 

 

How about stronger hands, wrists, & forearms?

Or maybe improved midline stabilization?

Let’s not forget coordination, okay?

I can’t think of any, can you? Steel clubs & maces can help in all those areas.

Join us this coming Saturday at 11:00am at the Cave and learn from my coach, Don Giafardino.

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In this simple, outdoor setting this guy works up to 50kg for reps with gadas (maces).
That amount of weight on a barbell is no big deal, but when you are swinging it around your head, it’s almost impossible.
It can be done though, watch this guy in action!

At the Cave, I do my utmost to provide the most effective training that I can.

However, what people do when they are not there can sabotage all their hard work.

I advise people to do several simple things, besides training consistently:

  • get plenty of sleep
  • eat plenty of high quality protein, fats, & carbs
  • stay hydrated
  • handle the daily stress of life well

If a person does not dial in all these things, in addition to their training, then their results will be minimal at best.

It’s not rocket science, none of it is complicated or magic.

However,  no one can make anyone do these things.

It requires a lot of self-discipline and many people do not have enough of  that, mainly because it requires some sacrifice. It requires leaving their comfort zone for good.

That’s all it takes, and it works.

 

 

 

 

20170319_151544I had the distinct honor of having Gary Reinl stop by my gym, the Cave, while he was in town working with a Pro sports team and take the time to do this podcast.

His approach to recovering from injuries makes too much sense to ignore.

Listen to the podcast here

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