Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #557

general warm up (15 minutes) Sandbag shouldering x 10/10 reps Bulgarian bag x 15/15 reps Zercher sandbag squats x 20 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) deadlifts set up and light practice Strength (not timed) deadlifts x 3 RM NOTE:  NO CONDITIONING/ACCESSORY WORK TODAY  

NO, I DIDN’T LOSE 50LBS DURING THE VIRUS SHUTDOWN

However, I did have a safe steady weight loss of about 4 or 5 pounds since the shutdown started in Florida just over 30 days ago. I also got stronger during that time. The  secret is there is no secret. Here’s how I worked out and what I ate: Mondays I did low rep AxleContinue reading “NO, I DIDN’T LOSE 50LBS DURING THE VIRUS SHUTDOWN”

My Mentor, Zach Even-Esh Said I Should Share My Comeback Story, So Here It Is

Here’s my story–On June 5, 2018 I went to the ER by ambulance my heart was in atrial fibrillation and they couldn’t get my heart rate down from 150 for hours. My blood pressure approached stroke or cerebral hemorage level. They put me through 5 or 6 different tests and medicated me so much myContinue reading “My Mentor, Zach Even-Esh Said I Should Share My Comeback Story, So Here It Is”

Great news: Our quarterly strength & work capacity tests will be tougher in 2020

These tests have been instrumental in helping our athletes making steady progress over the years. We have ten different tests in all: five barbell tests two bodyweight tests one steel mace test one steel club test one sled push test The tests are conducted based on the records kept in the log book each athleteContinue reading “Great news: Our quarterly strength & work capacity tests will be tougher in 2020”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #505

general warm up (10 minutes) resistance band diagonal pull a parts x 20/20 reps resistance band push ups x 20 reps bear hug keg squats x 10 reps side shuffles x 200 feet specific warm up (5 minutes) sled push/farmers walk set up and light practice strength (4 rounds) one round = sled push xContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #505”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #497

general warm up (10 minutes) Battling Ropes sidewinders x 100 reps AirDyne bike x 15 calories leg lifts x 25 reps kettlebell figure 8’s x 30 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) grappler twists set up and light practice strength (20 minutes) grappler twists x 20 reps x 3 sets conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds) 2Continue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #497”

Exert maximum force quickly

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.

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #474

general warm up (10 minutes) mountain climbers x 100 feet alternating kettlebell swings x 30 reps traveling broad jumps x 100 feet flutter kicks x 100 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) lateral sled pulls set up and light practice strength (20 minutes) lateral sled pulls x 100 feet x 4 rounds conditioning/accessory work (2Continue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #474”

make up test for-Quarterly strength & work capacity tests #1 & #2

General warm up (10 minutes) resistance band pull a parts x 100 reps Sanddune power steps x 100 reps Adex club barbarian pull overs x 25 reps Sanddune push ups x 15 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) bench press test rest as needed specific warm up (5 minutes) deadlift tests **Note: no conditioning/accessory workContinue reading “make up test for-Quarterly strength & work capacity tests #1 & #2”

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

General warm up (10 minutes) bear crawls x 100 feet jumping jacks x 50 reps tin mans x 100 feet kettlebell high pulls x 10/10 reps Adex arc 2 hand front cleans x 10 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) Burgener drills squat cleans set up and light practice squat cleans test rest as neededContinue reading “Make up test-Cave Strong-quarterly strength & work capacity test #9 & #10”