Archive for the ‘bench press’ Category

general warm up (10 minutes)

resistance band pull a parts x 100 reps

Adex club side cleans x 50 reps

Adex club pull overs with walking lunges x 100 feet

push ups x 25 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

bench press set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

bench press x 7/7/7/7 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

Tate presses x 10 reps

diamond push ups x 10 reps

Zottman curls x 10 reps

general warm up (10 minutes)

rotation push ups x 30 reps

dislocates x 10 reps

Adex club lateral pull overs x 10/10 reps

Zercher sandbag squats x 15 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

bench press set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

bench press x 4/4/4/4/4 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

strict dumbbell press x 5/5 reps

elevated push ups x 10 reps

resistance band tricep pause push downs x 20 reps

 

general warm up (10 minutes)

Adex club halos x 15/15 reps

resistance band archer pulls x 25/25 reps

Adex club side clean & lateral pull over x 10/10 reps

kettlebell goblet squats x 20 reps

heavy double palm strikes x 10 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

bench press set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

bench press x 7/7/7/7 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

close grip bench press x 15 reps

tri set tricep complex x 3 reps

Note:  after the two rounds, finish with one front plank x maximum hold time

general warm up (10 minutes)

Adex club long cycle swipes x 30 reps

Adex mace launches x 20 reps

tuck jumps x 15 reps

plyo push ups x 10 reps

medicine ball chest passes x 10 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

bench press set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

bench press x 4/4/4/4/4/4 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

dumbbell bench press x 15 reps

double dumbbell rows x 15 reps

Why do I coach? Why do I still like coaching?

It’s not the money, that’s for sure, though we make enough for what we need.

If anyone wants to open a gym or be a coach because they think they will get rich doing it, they are delusional.

Anyone whose main motivation in life is money should definitely NOT be a coach!

It’s the people that matter! It’s seeing people break free of things that once limited them.

It’s seeing people hit their goals.
It’s seeing people get healthier, stronger, and more fit.

Here’s a quick example:

After our training today, a bunch of us went out to get some dinner. During the meal, one of the guys says to me, “Hey Coach, my three rep max today was ten pounds more than my one rep max three months ago!”

I was thrilled to hear that! He worked very hard to achieve that!

I love coaching!

 

Life is unpredictable, at best, you never know what you might be facing that day when you get up in the morning. I believe that our training should build a well-rounded readiness for any situation.

If someone were to ask how we train at the Cave, for instance, “Do you do Powerlifting or Olympic Weightlifting?”, the answer is yes. It’s not one or the other.

Whether it’s CrossFit or Strongman or Underground Strength, or PowerX, the answer is yes, once again.

Do we prefer barbells, dumbbells,  kettlebells, sandbags, kegs, stones, logs, bands, chains, sleds, or bodyweight? The answer is still yes.

Bruce Lee said, “If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them”.