Cave strong-training of the day (TOD)

general warm up (10 minutes) resistance band pull a parts x 100 reps push ups x 25 reps dislocates x 10 reps Adex club front cleans x 20 reps Burgener drills specific warm up (5 minutes) clean & jerk set up and light practice strength (20 minutes) clean & jerk x 2/2/2/2/2/2 reps conditioning/accessory workContinue reading “Cave strong-training of the day (TOD)”

Applying what you learn

Anyone who has been to a legit certification knows that you get plenty of information in a short period of time. That is great if you can take action on it when you get back. Obtaining facts and concepts is good, but knowing how to use the information effectively is way better. Here’s a fewContinue reading “Applying what you learn”

Why I dumped most of my certifications

Over the years, I have pursued some of the top certifications available, all of them with  world-wide communities of trainers. Yes, I did learn a lot and it was worth the effort and expense. However, as my training got more dialed in I found less and less relevance in what was required to maintain thoseContinue reading “Why I dumped most of my certifications”

Training should make you feel healthier, not all beat up

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 boldContinue reading “Training should make you feel healthier, not all beat up”

Programming is what makes the difference

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 tryingContinue reading “Programming is what makes the difference”

If your life depended on just a handful of exercises, what would you choose?

That would depend on if you had access to weights or not. If you do have weights, stick with the barbell. You can load a barbell heavier than dumbbells, kettlebells, etc. My choices would be (Kendrick Ferris, Jr.) squats deadlifts bench press press cleans If barbells are not available, use odd objects, for the basic liftsContinue reading “If your life depended on just a handful of exercises, what would you choose?”

Two myths that can sabotage your training without you realizing it

uchYou train hard, eat clean, get enough sleep so you should be doing great, right? Not always! Let’s look a little closer at why performance is not improving. Myth #1–I can take several  weeks off and come back as strong as before. Usually upon returning to the gym I hear people say things  like, “I can’tContinue reading “Two myths that can sabotage your training without you realizing it”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD)

general warm up (10 minutes) mountain climbers x 100 feet recline rope climbs x 5 drop, rock, & push x 10 reps (learned this from New Warrior Training) alternating Adex mace barbarian lunges x 20 reps Adex club 2 hand mills x 30 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) sled push set up and lightContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD)”