Posts Tagged ‘health’

Americans are notorious for packing their schedules too full, but they are not alone.

Convenience beckons them with fast food instead of real food, energy drinks instead of sleep, texting instead of talking to people face to face,  and fat loss gimmicks instead of effective fitness training.

Soon or later convenience will cost them dearly.

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The mindset of convenience is easily rationalized and it is very addictive.

You cannot live well without real food, enough sleep, a solid training program, and healthy relationships.

Make whatever adjustments you need to in order to escape the curse of convenience!

 

 

 

general warm up (10 minutes)

Sandddune hand walks x 50 reps (note-on fingertips)

kettlebell figure 8’s x 50 reps

rotation push ups x 30 reps

Adex club shield casts x 30 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

dead stop bench press set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

dead stop bench press x 5/5/5/5/5 reps

conditioning/accessory work (3 rounds)

Sanddune hand walks x 50 reps (note-on fists)

Adex 2 club barbarian squats x 15 reps

 

In two days, GOD willing, I will be 67 years young. Almost six decades ago I was diagnosed as terminally ill. Obviously, I did not die.

I believe GOD heard and answered my parents prayers.

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I am thankful to still be here and I want to make every day count! It is very important to me to be fit and strong for my entire life; and to help others to do the same.

Our mindset is vitally important in achieving this. As long as you have breath in your body, you are not done. You are still in the game.

I did a lot of manual labor over the years and I am thankful for it. I worked all kinds of hard physical jobs. It made me value strength and tenacity.

I developed a “never quit” attitude over the years. No hard physical job was going to break me!

Many days I came home totally sweated out, dirty, and exhausted, then got right up the next day and headed back for more.

Depending on the job, I might be unloading 100lb bags of Marcite or 94lb bags of Portland cement inside freight cars all day (which feel like 130 degrees inside).

On other jobs I was cutting trees all day or working construction.

The point is this, strength matters every day and you can be strong every day.

In fact, you must be strong every day. There is no off season. You cannot afford to just shut down and quit trying because you turn a certain age, like 40.

I no longer do manual labor for a living; but I do a lot of manual labor at my gym, the Cave. There is not excuse for not being strong no matter what your age is.

Remember, weakness invites aggression. Weakness makes you a target.

Refuse to be weak at any age!

 

 

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I train outside as often as I can, even though I own a warehouse gym.

There’s just something I love about being out in the fresh air and sunshine even when the heat index is well over 100 degrees.

I now use “The Right Stuff” which is a product developed by NASA for the Astronauts.

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.

 

 

 

 

20170319_151544I had the distinct honor of having Gary Reinl stop by my gym, the Cave, while he was in town working with a Pro sports team and take the time to do this podcast.

His approach to recovering from injuries makes too much sense to ignore.

Listen to the podcast here

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The Cave is definitely NOT for everyone!

I only work with “the dedicated, coachable few”.

  • be humble
  • listen well
  • work hard
  • be consistent

People who miss training for 2 weeks or more without notifying the coach are out for good, except for emergencies, military deployments, etc.

If any of the following apply to you, then the Cave is not for you–

  • you are a wuss
  • you are easily offended
  • you are lazy
  • you are arrogant
  • you are an excuse-maker
  • you are a whiner
  • you are a drama queen
  • you think you are entitled to something
  • you think you should get a better price

It’s just that simple! It’s not rocket science.