Archive for the ‘unconventional training’ Category

general warm up (10 minutes)

double club front swings x 50 reps

mountain climbers x 100 reps

leg lifts x 25 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

close grip grappler rows 7 Strongman log push press set up and light practice

strength (4 rounds)

one round=close grip grappler rows x 8 reps + Strongman log push press x 4 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

wide grip recline bar rows x 8 reps

seated rope pull ups x 4 reps

weighted Sanddune push ups x 8 reps

general warm up (10 minutes)

kettlebell figure 8’s to hold x 30 reps

resistance band suitcase deadlifts x 20 reps

kettlebell goblet squats x 10 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

trap bar deadlifts set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

trap bar deadlifts x 6-6-6-6-6 reps

conditioning/accessory work (1 round)

nightmares x 10 reps

pause bat wing rows x 10 reps

weighted sit ups x 10 reps

pinch grip isometric plate holds x max. time


general warm up (10 minutes)

mountain climbers x 100 reps

tin mans x 100 feet

resistance band suitcase deadlifts x 20 reps

resistance band archer pulls x 20/20 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

lateral loading** set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

lateral loading** x 10/10-8/8-6/6-4/4 reps

**Use a keg, stone, or heavy sand bag as needed

conditioning/accessory work (3 rounds)

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

Zercher sandbag cleans x 10 reps


general warm up (10 minutes)

rotation push ups x 25 reps

resistance band pull a parts x 75 reps

recline rope climbs x 3

specific warm up (5 minutes)

grappler twists set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

grappler twists x 20-16-12-8 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

Adex club dead stop side swings x 10/10 reps

hollow rocks x 15 reps

pause supermans x 15 reps



Many people say that want change, but few are willing to change themselves.

Usually people want changes in the laws or the culture. It is common for people to want those things, because those things involve other people changing, not themselves.

People fear change–

  • change involves being uncomfortable
  • change may cause others to mock you
  • change is solitary and few people can stand alone
  • change might involve loss
  • change requires your thinking for yourself
  • change requires discipline
  • change doesn’t happen overnight
  • change isn’t easy

However, rewards often follow the risk.

For example, when my buddy Don Giafardino drove several hours to come to the Cave and do an introductory Adex mace & club workshop for free he was taking sizeable risk.


There was no guarantee things would go well or be productive.

His efforts planted “the seed” for the development of our Mace Fit program.

He took a chance on us, and we are thankful he did!

The Mace Fit movement is growing daily

I am glad Donnie wasn’t afraid to take the risk.

I will be out of town for a couple of days.

Training will resume on Tuesday, make sure you check our updated training schedule

Rest while you can, we will be in “attack mode” when I get back!

It is an understatement to say the flood of information (and mis-information) on the Internet is very confusing.

There are some very credible training resources online which are often almost blotted out by hype and faddish nonsense.

Unconventional training is  not exempt from this any more than mainstream fitness.

The general public often falls prey to the flashy and unfounded promises of unscrupulous advertisers. They just know, and often are too lazy to do their “homework” to find the quality coaches & trainers.


People sometimes group things together in an attempt to  simplify things.

Take for example  mace training.

Is mace flow like a mace completion at the Vintage Strength Games?

No, not at all. The only similarity is that they both use maces

It is important for people to know what they would like to learn and why.

Here’s another example.

Is a mace certification the same thing as a certification?

Once again, the answer is no.

A mace certification teaches the mace.

Macefit teaches a broader spectrum of training using different types of equipment.

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