Archive for the ‘powerlifting’ Category

 

Some say, “I only compete against myself,” and that is cool; however if they don’t keep a training journal they are lying.

How do they know if they are making progress or not?

My current training journal spans over a decade. I know from it what works best for me.

Everyone who trains at the Cave is required to keep a hard copy training journal. That means an old-fashioned notebook and a pen; no one is allowed to use their phone for this.

Each quarter we do nine tests:

  • 5 barbell tests
  • 2 bodyweight tests
  • 1 steel mace test
  • 1 steel club test

Note: We use Adex maces & clubs since they are the  best I have found

Each athlete’s test is individualized based on their training journal.

This strategy has shown continuous improvement, even for our most advanced athletes.

So get your training journal and get serious about making progress!

general warm up (10 minutes)

kettlebell figure 8’s x 50 reps

push ups x 25 reps

chimp walks x 100 feet

inch worms x 50 feet

disclocates x 10 reps

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 (2 rounds)

sandbag good mornings x 20 reps

weighted step ups x 30 reps

 

 

general warm up (10 minutes)

Resistance band archer pulls x 20/20 reps

Grinder Kord flys x 15 reps

Adex club 2 hand front cleans x 20 reps

Sanddune push ups x 15 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

dead stop bench press set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

dead stop bench press x 3/3/3/3/3/3/3 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

tri set tricep complex x 4 reps

heavy dumbbell rows x 4/4 reps

general warm up (10 minutes)

Sanddune hand walks x 50 reps

Sanddune push ups x 20 reps

Grinder Kord recline rows x 20 reps

resistance band pull a parts x 50 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

board press set up and light practice

strength (3 rounds)

board press x 3 reps at each board stack height + 3 reps with no boards

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

close grip floor press x 10 reps

recline bar rows x 10 reps

diamond  push ups x 10 reps

 

general warm up (10 minutes)

resistance band diagonal pull a parts x 25/25 reps

push ups x 30 reps

medicine ball chest passes x 10 reps

Adex club long cycles x 25 reps

specific warmup (5 minutes)

close grip floor press set up and  practice

strength (20 minutes)

close grip floor press x 4/4/4/4/4/4 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

dumbbell bench press x 10 reps

tricep push downs x 10 reps

general warm up (10 minutes)

resistance band pull a parts x 100 reps

weight plate orbits x 20 reps

strict weight plate front raises x 10 reps

Adex club long cycles x 25 reps

specific warmup (5 minutes)

bench press set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

bench press x 3/3/3/3/3/3/3 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

tri-set tricep extensions x 3 reps

dumbbell rows x 10/10 reps

 

 

 

 

general warm up (10 minutes)

resistance band diagonal pull a parts x 25/25 reps

Adex club 2 hand side swings x 40 reps

Adex club barbarian pull overs x 20 reps

elevated push ups x 20 reps

specific warmup (5 minutes)

bench press set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

bench press rest pause sets x 3

Note: Use P.A.P right before last set

conditioning/accessory work (3 rounds)

dumbbell rows x 8/8 reps

Sanddune push ups  x 8 reps