Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD)

general warm up (10 minutes) rotation push ups x 20 reps mountain climbers x 100 reps hollow rocks x 15 reps alternating kettlebell swings x 30 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) weighted dips set up and light practice strength (20 minutes) weighted dips x 7/7/7/7 reps conditioning/accessory work (3 rounds) strict pull ups xContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD)”

Why we train on Labor Day, we call it “Hard Labor Day”

There are few today who really work hard physically. There are some exceptions of course, like our military, construction workers, farmers, lumber jacks, block masons, dry wall installers, OT’s, PT’s, First Responders, etc. Many people only exercise their thumbs from texting or playing video games. They sit all day, that is far from actually  doingContinue reading “Why we train on Labor Day, we call it “Hard Labor Day””

Getting strong from every angle

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?”,Continue reading “Getting strong from every angle”

Does nature punish the specialist?

One of the statements that caught my attention when I first found CrossFit in 2004 was that nature punishes the specialist. Over the years I have learned from numerous coaches and athletes who are very accomplished in their respective sports, whether it is Powerlifting, Strongman, Underground, Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit and more. In the overall schemeContinue reading “Does nature punish the specialist?”

Squatting for lifelong independence

Let me be very blunt, if you cannot get up out of a chair or off the toilet by yourself, you are no longer physically independent. Talk to anyone who works in health care, especially with the elderly and you will see what I mean. The best way to avoid that as you get olderContinue reading “Squatting for lifelong independence”

The lost art of respect in training and in life

Life in the midst of the human race can be challenging, even on a good day. A lot of that has to do with how we see other people. How we treat others in the gym and in life  often depends on the filter we are viewing them through. It is very common for peopleContinue reading “The lost art of respect in training and in life”

Over trained or just under recovered?

Over training can occur, of course, however many people do not train intensely enough or often enough to warrant undue fear of it. You can hear all kinds of differing opinions on it, like anything else on the Internet, just keep in mind it is a possibility. I am more inclined to think that peopleContinue reading “Over trained or just under recovered?”

What books I am studying now

I continuously look for valid sources of training information from around the world. If the authors are credible and have lots of experience, I learn from them. This is my most current study resource. I have partnered with this company because of their high quality training resources and equipment.   The CrossCore® System CrossCore®’s patentedContinue reading “What books I am studying now”