Archive for the ‘bench press’ Category

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”.

 

 

 

 

Anyone who missed Ed Coan’s Powerlifting seminar on June 4 right here

“in our own backyard” will probably regret it for a long time.

The heat index was 112 degrees today in southwest Florida, and nobody cared if there was no air conditioning. We were there to learn from the incredible Ed Coan. Most of the people who came were extremely strong already, but they knew the value of expert coaching, they knew they could get even stronger.

I was very humbled to learning alongside some very accomplished Powerlifters, like Billy “The Tank” Tutko,  at this event.

The cool thing was, no one came across as rude or arrogant today. I was the oldest one there and one the smallest. Everyone was supportive and encouraging.

I learned a lot there and added over ten pounds to my deadlift PR. It was a very productive day!

PRs were being broken all over then place as Coach Coan worked one-on-one with each person there. His vast experience and knowledge let him pinpoint problem areas rapidly and teach how to fix each one.

Coach Coan really focused on the mental side of lifting as well as getting your whole body as strong as possible.

This very cool training event was held in a place that many would think was very unusual for Powerlifting, a CrossFit gym. However, this is no ordinary Crossfit gym.

CrossFit Havoc is run by Jim Denofa, and his lovely wife, Natasha.  Jim was a Powerlifter before he started CrossFit and he is good at both.

The take-home points are

  • never stop learning
  • never put limits on what you can do
  • train with Ed Coan if you ever get the chance