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We are kicking off next month with our infamous quarterly strength & work capacity tests–

  • five barbell tests
  • two bodyweight tests
  • two macefit.com tests

Next we will have our monthly men’s strength club, “Iron Brotherhood”–

  • lift big
  • eat big
  • hang out with your brothers

Plus, our first macefit.com instructor certification will be held–

  • for coaches/trainers who want to lead the pack, not follow the herd
  • be well-positioned for the next wave of fitness training macefita1

 

 

general warm up (10 minutes)

Americanas x 25/25 reps

Adex club halos x 15/15 reps

Adex mace grave diggers x 15/15 reps

dumbbell front squat/push press x 10 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

dead stop bench press set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

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

conditioning/accessory work (3 rounds)

JM press x 10 reps

Russian kettlebell flys x 5/5 reps (note–Do these slowly)

 

 

general warm up (10 minutes)

bear crawls x 100 feet

alternating leg lifts x 40 reps

resistance band push ups  x 15 reps

kettlebell pull overs with isometric leg lift x 15 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 (1 round)

Tate presses x 15 reps x 3 sets

push ups x max. number of 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!

 

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(Getting coached on my squat by the legendary Powerlifter, Ed Coan)

No one wants to get “no repped”in a meet or on a test; solid technique will solve that problem.

Isn’t there more to having good technique than that?

Why do coaches constantly stress technique anyhow?

First, let me clarify that, good coaches do and  lousy coaches don’t.

Good technique will definitely help you get stronger and help prevent injuries.

Here’s a few reasons why:

  • improved structural integrity
  • full range of motion is achieved
  • coordination is enhanced
  • speed increases
  • better mind/body connection
  • more effective use of available energy
  • body control/stability gets better

Excellent technique coupled with smart programming will help both the seasoned strength athlete and the novice lifter get better overall.

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”.