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The Internet is flooded with all types of training information., and some of it is good.

You can find all kinds of videos on just about any kind of exercise you can think of.

However, having access to all this information doesn’t mean a person will know the best ways to use it.

Just trying to copy someone else doing a lift is one thing, but actually knowing how to  train to get the maximum results for that lift is a whole different story.

Many can copy stuff, but few know how to effectively design a training program.

Program with basic movements, primarily, and use some variety in accessory work as needed. Implement change when it  is needed, not for entertaining your clients or trying to fool them into thinking you know what you are doing if you really don’t.

Remember, getting results for a brand new, untrained  person is easy; but getting ongoing results for a more experienced lifter is more difficult.

Think carefully when writing your training program, don’t just make stuff up and hope for the best.




Here’s a quick look at what’s going on with my arm training at the Cave

general warm up (10 minutes)

Americanas x 35 reps

Adex club inside mills x 15/15 reps

Adex club barbarian pull overs x 25 reps

tin mans x 100 feet

tuck jumps x 10 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

Burgener drills

squat cleans set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

squat cleans x 4/4/4/4/4 reps

conditioning (3 rounds)

kettlebell goblet squats x 10 reps

resistance band face pulls x 15 reps, followed immediately by

bent over lateral dumbbell raises x 15 reps




I will be putting together a series of short aka micro courses covering different aspects of how we train at the Cave. The course will generally be 4 weeks and will be very affordable.

For those who follow out Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD), this will be a more in depth look at  the types  equipment we use and why we use them. We will also cover different aspects of our training in detail.


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general warm up (10 minutes)

rear walking lunges x 100 feet

rotation push ups x 20 reps

tin mans x 100 feet

Adex club 2 hand mills x 30 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

Strongman log ground-to-overhead set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

Strongman log ground-to-overhead x 3/3/3/3/3 reps

conditioning/accessory work (3 rounds)

dips x 10 reps

strict pull ups x 5 reps

simple training–push and carry heavy stuff