THE RAPIDS WERE CLOSE, JUST DOWNSTREAM

You couldn’t see anything but jungle through the “hell hole” of the CH47. We weren’t told where we were going, but we were on our way. I don’t know how long we were in flight, but eventually we landed on a big sandbar in the middle of a river. There was nowhere else to land.Continue reading “THE RAPIDS WERE CLOSE, JUST DOWNSTREAM”

IF YOU HEAR “CLUNK” SOMEONE GOOFED

Many years ago I attended U.S. Army Air Assault School. One of the many things I learned there was how to rapell from a helicopter. One thing they stressed was bounding back away from the helicopter’s skid, which you stand on before rapelling. Sometimes you hear a clunk sound when a soldier didn’t execute hisContinue reading “IF YOU HEAR “CLUNK” SOMEONE GOOFED”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #418

general warm up (10 minutes) 2 hand side swings x 30 reps (with Adex club) mountain climbers x 100 reps dumbbell high pulls x 10/10 reps Sanddune jumps x 15 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) trap bar deadlifts set up and light practice strength (20 minutes) trap bar deadlifts x 3 rest pause setsContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #418”

make up tests for–Cave Strong-quarterly strength & work capacity tests #7 & #8

General warm up (10 minutes) Americanas x 50 reps 1 hand halos x 15/15 reps Adex club mills x 20 rep Sanddune plyo push ups x 10 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) push press test rest as needed specific warm up (5 minutes) Adex mace test **Note: no conditioning/accessory work during tests**

Sometimes the coach is wrong

I have heard the expression, “Will it make the boat go faster”, quite a few times so I looked into it tonight. Here’s where it comes from. You might wonder why I would concern myself with boats when I don’t even have a boat. Stay with me after you read this quote and I will explain.Continue reading “Sometimes the coach is wrong”

Cave Strong-quarterly strength & work capacity tests #3 & #4

General warm up (10 minutes) Americanas x 50 reps Sanddune push ups x 15 reps windshield wipers x 20 reps jumping jacks x 50 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) Adex club long cycle test rest as needed specific warm up (5 minutes) pull up test **Note: no conditioning/accessory work during tests**

Training Journals–the secret weapon

  Some say, “I only compete against myself,” and that is cool; however if they don’t keep a training journal they are lying. How do they know if they are making progress or not? My current training journal spans over a decade. I know from it what works best for me. Everyone who trains atContinue reading “Training Journals–the secret weapon”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #286

general warm up (10 minutes) resistance band front raise pull a parts x 50 reps resistance band “palms up” pull a parts x 50 reps Adex mace split squats x 10/10 reps double club Adex club front cleans x 15 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) “ground to overhead” log lift set up and lightContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #286”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD)#277

general warmup (10 minutes) resistance band pull a parts x 100 reps bear crawls x 100 feet Adex club 2 hand side cleans x 30 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) dumbbell rows set up and practice strength (20 minutes) heavy dumbbell rows x 4/4-4/4-4/4-4/4-4/4 reps conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds) push ups x 30 rowsContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD)#277”