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One of the biggest mistakes the big chain gyms made is underestimating the power of thousands of small independent gyms.

Over the past decade, big gyms have either ignored small gyms or tried to annihilate them through huge advertising budgets, lots of shiny equipment, and $10 a month memberships.

Though they tried to crush us, we are still here,  and GOD-willing, we will steadfastly continue.

All across our nation and the world there are thousands and thousands of small gyms in garages, warehouses, basements, or outdoors.

These are the places where some of the best strength & fitness athletes train.


general warm up (10 minutes)

resistance band diagonal pull a parts x 25/25 reps

kettlebell figure 8’s x 50 reps

rear bear crawls x 100 feet

traveling broad jumps x 100 feet

specific warm up (5 minutes)

bodyweight complex set up and practice

strength (4 rounds)

one round=recline bar rows x 10 reps + Power Wheel hand walks x 50 feet +  Grinder Kord one-legged squats x 5/5 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

hollow rocks x 15 reps

side planks x max hold time on each side


general warm up (10 minutes)

Adex club 2 hand front swings x 30 reps

Adex club 2 hand side swings x 15/15 reps

push ups x 30 reps

jumping jacks x 50 reps

mountain climbers x 50 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

Strongman medley >>log “ground-to-overhead”/keg carry/weight plate row set up and light practice

strength (3 rounds)

Strongman medley round =

log “ground-to-overhead” x 3

+ heavy weight plate rows x 5 reps

+ keg carry x 100 feet

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds )

dumbbell push press x 5/5 reps

Zercher sandbag cleans x 10 reps

Adex arc** front cleans x 10 reps

**short mace (substitute Adex club as needed)

general warm up (10  minutes)

Americanas x 50 reps

Adex mace grave diggers x 15/15 reps

Zercher sand bag cleans x 10 reps

strict pull ups x 10 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

lateral keg loading/sandbag shouldering set up and light reps

strength (3 rounds)

lateral keg loading x 10/10 reps followed immediately by

sandbag shouldering x 10/10 reps

conditioning/accessory work (3 rounds)

clamp curls x 15 reps

tricep push downs x 10 reps


Just passed the three week mark on Jedd Johnson’s August of Arms program