Posts Tagged ‘#mental toughness’

One thing about humans is that they tend to keep looking back at problems instead of moving on towards what is next. They keep replaying the negative event in their minds over and over again, even when the problem no longer exists, like Hurricane Irma.

For those who lost everything, maybe even loved ones, in that storm the road to their future will be much harder. Other people were merely inconvenienced by it, but almost act like the world is ending.

Today is a new day, there are huge amounts of recovery work to do. So, let’s get on with that and on with life. That also includes on with training.

Physical strength and mental toughness are always needed in life, now they are needed even more. Stay strong for your families and others that depend on you.

Get back to your training.

Regain your focus.

Move on!

In this simple, outdoor setting this guy works up to 50kg for reps with gadas (maces).
That amount of weight on a barbell is no big deal, but when you are swinging it around your head, it’s almost impossible.
It can be done though, watch this guy in action!

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Honoring those who trained during the holidays, much respect!

 

20161219_181853_li“Life doesn’t come with convenient handles on it.”

–Drew Wolter

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This show started off as a podcast show, now it is on streaming radio!

You can listen to the shows I have already done here https://cavestrong.net/podcasts/

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 http://cavestrong.net from Frank DiMeo on Vimeo.

 

 

People are confused about many things these days, every thing from politics to gender to eating habits and so forth.

One thing I have noticed as a coach is people are confused about what it takes to improve various aspects of their health and fitness.

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A person came to my gym “to get strong” so they said, yet they didn’t understand what it takes to get that way. They thought getting all sweaty and collapsing on the floor out of breath was the path to getting strong.

As we worked through our warm up, technique practice, and on into our work sets they just didn’t get it

We work to establish a solid foundation of basics with correct technique before we allow people to lift heavy. It should be simple to understand, but for many it isn’t.

Some people really are chasing the experience rather than the results.

They think if they are not “crawling out the door” at the end, then they didn’t really workout.

We spend a lot of days doing heavy sets of 1 to 5 reps, which to someone who wants to feel like they just did 100 burpees it just doesn’t match their expectations.

However incorrect their expectations are, that is not how we build strength at the Cave.

Once a person has good technique on the basic lifts, we ramp it up.

We also add in a variety of training tools that are not commonly used in many gyms. This requires learning more basics. You might be good at barbell lifts, but try a heavy keg, sandbag, or stone and see what happens.

They just want it to be fast and furious, to feel the rush, and their heart feeling like it will burst out of their chest.

That is all fine if they want to build muscle endurance, aerobic capacity, etc.

Metcons definitely have their purpose in overall conditioning, people just shouldn’t confuse the different types of training and program design.