Archive for the ‘mental toughness’ Category

Anyone who has trained for an extended length of time knows how important the “mental game” is in training.

To do any type of training you must have your mindset right to make progress.

Here are three things that are evidence that your mindset is wrong for training:

  • ego
  • greed
  • impatience

Most people know how much of a problem that an out of control ego can be. Often times it is driven by fear and is just a shallow cover up. Sometimes people actually think they are much more capable than they are, Either way, it’s a trap.

People often think greed only is about money or some type of material thing, but it applies to many other things in life also.

You see someone  loading way more weight on the bar than they can safely handle because they don’t want to go up slowly and safely, you know they about to get in trouble. They want more and they want it now!

That ties right into impatience somethings just cannot be rushed. In training, the body is going through changes at every level: bones, connective tissue, etc.

It takes time for the body to get strong all over.

I remember talking with a very experienced Special Forces NCO up at Fort Bragg  and were discussing new guys wanting to be Green Berets. He said, “A lot of them want to wear the beret, but they don’t want to do the work.”

Patiently working through all the difficult parts of the journey is essential in all of life.

Whether you want to be in Special Forces or to set a monster PR on a deadlift, you can’t skip the parts you don’t like.

You aren’t entitled to any good thing that you are not willing to work for, fight for, and wait for!

 

general warm up (10 minutes)

clock push ups x once around the clock

rotation push ups x 20 reps

barbarian walking lunges x 100 feet

resistance band pull a parts x 50 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

Meadows rows set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

Meadows rows x 7/7-7/7-7/7-7/7 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

Grinder Kord flys x 15 reps

Grinder Kord reverse flys x 15 reps

Note:  after 2 rounds are complete do wrist roller x max reps x 1/1/1/1

 

 

general warm up (10 minutes)

Americanas x 50 reps

vertical pull a parts x 50 reps

jumping jacks x 50 reps

inch worms x 50 feet

specific warm up (5 minutes)

 back squats set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

back squats x 5-5-5-5-5 reps

conditioning/accessory work (1 round)

chain good mornings x 20 reps

weighted step ups x 20 reps

Sanddune split squats x 10/10 reps

Mississippi shrugs** x 10 reps

**(Note: do an isometric hold at the top for 10 seconds on each rep)

general warm up (10 minutes)

resistance band pull a parts x 100 reps

mountain climbers x 100 reps

Adex mace grave diggers x 15/15 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

cavestrong medley set up and light practice

strength (3 rounds)

one round of cavestrong medley=overhead log lift x 5 reps + weighted dips x 5 reps + tire flip x 5 reps + bear hug keg squats x 5 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

heavy Adex club 2 hand front cleans x 7 reps

neutral grip recline bar rows x 7 reps

weighted sit ups x 7 reps

We started our Iron Brotherhood group several years ago. Here’s some of the reasons why, besides just having a blast when we meet.

When I left the military years ago I missed the camaraderie and  brotherhood a lot.

I have heard that from many veterans over the years, and nothing will equal that.

Well, we can’t go back, but we can build a new type of brotherhood.

I have noticed in the civilian that most guys nowadays never experience any type of brotherhood, unless they are Law Enforcement, Firefighters, or First Responders.

Many guys live in a self-made prison called  isolation. That is a very destructive way to live, if you can call that living.

In our Iron Brotherhood mens strength club, our motto is “A common struggle builds an uncommon bond”. We strive to break men out of the prison of isolation.

They find camaraderie in our workouts and the meals we eat together.

“Lift big, eat big” is another saying heard at the Cave, and the guys know how to do both.

We don’t care what religion you are or aren’t,  what your skin color is, what your politics are. We really don’t give a rip! You are welcome at the Iron Brotherhood!

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
**Note: no conditioning/accessory work during tests**

general warm up (10 minutes)

double Adex club front swings x 50 reps

Adex mace grave diggers x 15/15 reps

resistance band archer pulls x 25/25 reps

Adex mace barbarian squats x 20 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

Strongman medley set up and light practice

strength (3 rounds)

1 round of Strongman medley =

tire flip x 5 reps + keg power press x 5 reps + log lift x 5 reps + weighted dips x 5 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

sandbag shouldering x 10/10 reps

weighted push ups x 10 reps