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I learned over the years that you shouldn’t spend more than you make. When I moved from my old location to what is now the Cave, I kept that financial approach in place.

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Just about everything we bought was used. The rest we made ourselves or had skilled friends  make it for us.  On rare occasions we bought new stuff, but only as needed.

In contrast, all around there was  a major fitness organization hitting hyper growth and bigger fancier gyms were springing up around us quickly.

I stuck to my original plan and heard through the grapevine that I was being mocked as “the old guy with the dumpy gym”, and  who in their right mind would want to train in a place like that? They  didn’t have anything fancy or shiny there, no mirrors, no sound system, no amenities of any kind.

I have to laugh now, looking back, a number of those people are gone now.

My training philosophy is still very basic as is my gym.

I am now older and the Cave is going strong!

Nothing fancy, just results!

 

I say “Why not?”, then commence to prove them wrong.

At 6’5″, Kareem doesn’t buy the lie!

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In fact, neither does  Bud Jeffries. He  has been proving the naysayers wrong about what “big guys can’t do” for many years . As you can see here

If you are a big guy, or you train big guys don’t be limited by foolish nonsense.

Take off the limits and prove the negative people wrong!

 

general warm up (10 minutes)

resistance band vertical pull a parts x 50 reps

dumbbell hang power cleans x 10/10 reps

plyo push ups x 15

specific warm up (5 minutes)

push press set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

push press x 3/3/3/3/3/3/3 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

Grinder Kord chain push ups x 10 reps

strict chain dips x 7 reps

 

general warm up (10 minutes)

push ups x 25 reps

leg lifts x 25 reps

mountain climbers x 100 reps

inch worms x 50 feet

specific warm up (5 minutes)

front squats set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

front squats x 3/3/3/3/3 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

sandbag BTN good mornings x 10 reps

Adex mace squats x 15 reps

weighted step ups x 20 reps

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