Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD)

general warm up (10 minutes) clock push ups x twice around the clock AbMat sit ups x 20 reps Adex mace 360’s x 30 reps mountain climbers x 75 reps windshield wipers x 20 reps traveling broad jumps x 100 feet specific warm up (5 minutes) sandbag shouldering/keg squat set up and light practice strength (20Continue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD)”

Building strength without barbells

One of my favorite training tools is the sled. You can work with a heavy load and not directly load the spine. Hand-over-hand sled pulls build strength from Frank DiMeo on Vimeo.

How the culture tries to profit from “aging” you early

One thing I hate is someone trying to make me think, act, and live how they think I should at a certain age. They first try to get to you when you turn 50 and they send you an invitation to join a very large “geezer’s” organization (it starts with the letter “A”). Forget it!Continue reading “How the culture tries to profit from “aging” you early”

Try, fail, try, fail, try again, success eventually

What coaches can do that politicians and judges never will be able to do

If you are a coach, or are aspiring to be one, pay close attention to this. You have the power to make a real difference in real peoples lives on a daily basis for the better. Politicians and judges do what they do far removed from the “real world” of our daily lives. Coaches, onContinue reading “What coaches can do that politicians and judges never will be able to do”

Simple strength circuit

Combining basic strength-building exercises is a good alternative for circuit training. We did one at our Iron Brotherhood Mens Weightlifting Club yesterday.

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?”

Someone else being skinny didn’t make you fat