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general warm up (10 minutes)

resistance band pull a parts x 100 reps

mountain climbers x 100 reps

dislocates x 10 reps

tuck jumps x 10 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

Burgener drills

squat snatch set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

squat snatch x 2/2/2/2/2/2 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

dumbbell overhead squats x 5/5 reps

Adex mace 360s x 40 reps

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

At the Cave, I do my utmost to provide the most effective training that I can.

However, what people do when they are not there can sabotage all their hard work.

I advise people to do several simple things, besides training consistently:

  • get plenty of sleep
  • eat plenty of high quality protein, fats, & carbs
  • stay hydrated
  • handle the daily stress of life well

If a person does not dial in all these things, in addition to their training, then their results will be minimal at best.

It’s not rocket science, none of it is complicated or magic.

However,  no one can make anyone do these things.

It requires a lot of self-discipline and many people do not have enough of  that, mainly because it requires some sacrifice. It requires leaving their comfort zone for good.

That’s all it takes, and it works.

 

 

 

 

Summer is just about here and so is the next “fat panic” across America.

This occurs   around New Years also. It is very predictable.

The unreasonable fear of looking bad in a bathing suit suddenly hits those who have neglected their health and fitness all the rest of the year.

Here’s the main problem, though:

  • slick marketers know this and prey on the people caught up in the panic
  • every slick scheme imaginable will be promoted through the media, Internet, etc.
  • gullible, uninformed people will buy almost anything to get slimmer fast

You can help prevent your family and friends from getting suckered by  the con artists out there by making them aware of this. Some still won’t listen, but some might.

Remember:

  • No one can safely get a lean attractive body in just a few days or even weeks
  • Rapid weight loss scams are dangerous
  • Losing weight fast with a crazy diet usually entails losing muscle mass and other things your body needs
  • It takes good program design and a solid work ethic to get fit and lean

The people who will look great in a bathing suit his summer are already in excellent shape, they bare not in panic mode. They trained all winter. There are NO shortcuts or magic formulas!

My approach overall is strength and fitness are the main priorities

However, train the right way for strength and fitness and the improved looks are just a byproduct of that.

Don’t let the people you care about get suckered!

 

Many people today think they are entitled to be healthy without doing anything about it.

I am not just talking about being lean or ripped, just generally in good health.

Folks, it’s not just a given that you will wake up each day and be healthy, much be fit.

Granted, some people are born with certain medical conditions that are devastating right from the beginning.

I am talking to the people who born with all their body parts there and functioning well.

Those who weren’t blessed with that often work much harder than those who were to get healthy and fit.

Why is that?

Probably because they don’t assume that everything will improve with no effort on their part.

Why don’t the others work hard too?

Simple, here’s why:

  • they are lazy
  • they make excuses
  • they listen to negative people
  • they think it’s okay to be fat and weak
  • they believe the lie that everyone wins
  • they think their situation is different from everyone elses

I am sure I could add to that list, but you get the point.

Think about it; why should you be able to smoke, eat total garbage every day, drink sodas and beer all the time, sit on your butt and watch TV, and do  nothing more physically demanding than text or play video games and even in the remotest part of your imagination think you will be healthy?

The fact is, you won’t!

I have a poster on the wall at my gym that says you are not entitled to anything and that you have to earn it.

That is the raw, hard truth!