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Be at the Cave at 11:00 am this coming Saturday to learn from Don!

 

How about stronger hands, wrists, & forearms?

Or maybe improved midline stabilization?

Let’s not forget coordination, okay?

I can’t think of any, can you? Steel clubs & maces can help in all those areas.

Join us this coming Saturday at 11:00am at the Cave and learn from my coach, Don Giafardino.

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Voluntary ignorance is a choice, a very bad choice; yet, people make that bad choice every day.

Usually it is driven by ego, which is in turn driven by fear.

If you “freeze” and refuse to adapt, you get swallowed up in the backwash of those who were aware of the changes and took action, as they sweep right past you.

There are many example of this in life, but I will look at one glaring example, the world of fitness.

Let me differentiate between learning and implementing valid changes as opposed to chasing the next “shiny object” or fad.

People need to do their own research (social media is not research) and seek out the best training methods available. They should find the most qualified coaches around and learn from them.

It’s been said over the years that pride comes before a fall, and it is true.

Don’t let your ego get in the way of your progress!

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A measured amount of confidence is a good thing but an over-sized ego is not.
It takes a lot of maturity and wisdom, along with a solid work ethic to make progress over the long haul.
If you are training alongside someone who can pull 100lb more than you, that doesn’t automatically mean you should be able to do it or that you are entitled to that level of strength at this time.
You just haven’t earned it yet.

When you have put in the same amount of work as that person, you will be a lot closer to doing similar things. However, he still might always out lift you so just deal with it.

Trying to duplicate a superior lifter’s accomplishments when you haven’t “paid your dues” is a sure way to get injured. Be humble enough to be coached and consistently work hard on what he tells you.

I heard it said a while ago, “That when all else fails, do what your coach told you to do in the first place.”

It’s not rocket science:

  • Work on your basic lifts
  • eat plenty of quality protein, fats, & carbs
  • sleep 7 to 9 hours/night
  • stay hydrated
  • handle life stress well

Don’t waste your time looking for shortcuts, there aren’t any.

 

 

20170413_180348Every quarter we have our strength & work capacity tests Currently there are 5 barbell tests and 2 bodyweight tests.

As a coach, I analyze all the results for each person individually and for the entire group.

This gives me a clear picture of what problem areas we need to work on for the next three months and how to adjust our program design.

If there is the same  problem affecting all the people we test, then the coach (me) needs to do a better job overall and address that issue for the whole group.

If there is a problem with one person in a particular area, then I will tailor specific training for that person to bring up that weak spot.

This help me improve my coaching and it helps them make more progress. I hear Coach Rik Brown talk about that same thing almost every week during his online mace coaching program. He says we help him become a better coach.

I heed his advice!