At 80 years old he said, “Give me this mountain!”

I love to read about people who have refused to fall apart as they chronologically age. There is so much “evidence”  that says you cannot be strong and fit your whole life. I say flush all that garbage! Must be that this ancient warrior never read the studies that said he couldn’t do what heContinue reading “At 80 years old he said, “Give me this mountain!””

New Adex exercise club & mace classes!

We are really psyched to be adding exercise club and mace training to our schedule! Exercise clubs and maces work your body very differently from barbells, dumbbells, etc. These classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-7:00pm

Plugging the holes in your training program

There is no “one size fits all” perfect training program. In spite of all the hype online and in other media about the latest and the greatest fitness program, there is no one thing that produces the same results (or any results) for everyone, all the time, without fail. It just doesn’t exist! There areContinue reading “Plugging the holes in your training program”

Missed lifts & mental victories

I have said many times that if you never miss a lift you are not lifting heavy enough. That kind of parallels something I used to say back in my martial arts days, if you say you’ve never lost a fight, you have never fought anyone who was really good. It’s the same outlook appliedContinue reading “Missed lifts & mental victories”

A big man’s journey from 400 lbs to 270lbs

My buddy, Al Ernst, used to weigh almost 400lbs. As a professional comedian for a major cruise ship line, he has traveled continuously worldwide for about twenty or more years. Needless to say, spending that much time on cruise ships is not the healthiest way to live. Here’s a video of Al doing a skitContinue reading “A big man’s journey from 400 lbs to 270lbs”

Adex Exercise Club Workshop Jan. 23

Don Giafardino is an innovative coach and the creator of the Adex Exercise Club. He is a contributor to Unconventional Athlete Magazine and the Motivation & Muscle  podcast show  

None of us are as smart as all of us

I heard this quote years ago and I don’t remember who first said it, but it is very true. Did you ever notice how those who are successful in any field are the ones who seem to always be hungry to learn more? Take the field of strength and conditioning, for instance. Basically you haveContinue reading “None of us are as smart as all of us”

That which is tested often improves often

This week we will be holding our quarterly strength tests once again. This gives us direct, measurable feedback on our training. This validates what we do and how we train. We must NEVER get in the comfort zone! Everyone, myself included, is expected to break some new PRs. The coach is never exempt from testing.Continue reading “That which is tested often improves often”

No one……..

No one finds the Cave by accident or through slick advertising schemes. No one just wanders in and decides to become a beast on the the spur of the moment. No one comes here to get a date, our girls are here to train No one comes to the Cave because it is easy toContinue reading “No one……..”

Fatloss hype & panic on New Years

A wise man once said, “Don’t let the urgent block out what is important.” Being fit and healthy is a 24/7, 365 journey. It is a hard journey, but well worth it. That is one reason the New Years fatloss hype and panic on New Years is pathetic. When my friend and mentor, Bud Jeffries, Continue reading “Fatloss hype & panic on New Years”