What 100% effort looks like

Seth, aka Ichiban, was nervous about this test but gave his total effort to make this max weight sled push. This was 5.9 times his bodyweight

two new Atlas Stones arrived today!

Very blessed and psyched to get our new 215lb and 250lb Atlas Stones today! Aaron, from Tampa Atlas Stones, delivered them this morning. If you are in the Tampa Bay area, Aaron is the “go to guy” for Atlas Stones !

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #684

general warmup (15 minutes) barbarian walking lunges x 50 feet barbarian rear walking lunges x 50 feet Power Wheel rollouts x 12 reps resistance band pull a parts x 75 reps Sanddune pushups x 15 reps specific warmup (5 minutes) sled power press set up and light practice strength (4 rounds) sled power press xContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #684”

Cave Strong-Iron Brotherhood-training of the day (TOD) #683

general warmup (15 minutes) sandbag shouldering x 20 reps sandbag Zercher squats x 20 reps keg power press x 5 reps Atlas stone lift x 3 reps specific warmup (5 minutes) hand-over-hand sled pull/seated machine chest press/concrete slab carry/weighted pushups set up and light practice strength (4 rounds) one round = hand-over-hand sled pull xContinue reading “Cave Strong-Iron Brotherhood-training of the day (TOD) #683”

Toughen your mind and body

If your not mentally tough, your won’t be physically tough either. So why didn’t I say strong instead of tough? Simple, we are surrounded by a culture that want the easy way out of everything . They just quit and walk away rather than fight their way through. If their sense of entitlement gets blind-sidedContinue reading “Toughen your mind and body”

Good technique, good health, and the unexpected

At the Cave, we are constantly tweaking technique in our training. Athletes with solid technique will lift more and with less chance of injury. We have all seen very strong people with lousy technique who can move big weights, at least in the short run of things, but it will eventually  catch them. Maintaining correctContinue reading “Good technique, good health, and the unexpected”

Ego & impatience–the enemies of progress in training

No one gets incredibly strong in a short period of time. Though the current culture thinks it should be otherwise, people actually have to do the hard work on a consistent basis for a  long time to develop that kind of strength. You are not entitled to strength, you have to earn it one day at a time,Continue reading “Ego & impatience–the enemies of progress in training”