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general warm up (10 minutes)

bear crawls x 100 feet

jumping jacks x 50 reps

Grinder Kord recline rows x 15 reps

elevate push ups x 15 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

strict pull up/dip superset practice

strength (6 supersets)

one superset = strict pull ups x 3 reps + dips x 3 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

Adex club side strikes x 10/10 reps

double dumbbell push press x 10 reps

general warm up (10 minutes)

mountain climbers x 100 reps

kettlebell figure 8’s x 50 reps

Sanddune jumps x 15 reps
specific warm up (5 minutes)
high/low sled sprint set up and light practice
strength (3 rounds)
high/low sled sprint x 200 feet
conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

hanging knee raises x 15 reps

Sanddune push ups x 15 reps

Movement is life. When you stop moving long enough, you’re dead.

It’s not rocket science!

Aside from that, movement helps you recover from hard training faster and better.

If you wait until all your soreness goes away, you are losing ground.

The soreness goes away faster as you move.

After you hit a good hard training session, get enough quality food, sleep, & water then get back to your training, while you are still somewhat sore.

Keep in mind, I am not talking about severe pain. If you are  feeling that, go to your doctor and get it checked out.

Be smart, train hard and often.


I have learned over the years how important it is to make your training match you.

Having used different training systems, I have kept what helped me most and ditched the rest.

I decided one day that I don’t want to feel like I got hit by a truck every time I train.

Be bold enough to not follow the crowd.

Decide what works best for you and do that. Don’t get sucked into the trap of doing the coolest thing around.

If a training method is beating you up, it is no good, period.

Change what you need to change or find a different system.

Remember in Dr. Fred Hatfiled’s 7 laws of training, the first one listed is the law of individual differences.

We are not all alike and will respond differently to training than other people do.

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.