Posts Tagged ‘strongman’

general warm up (10 minutes)

kettlebell suitcase swings x 30 reps

Adex club front clean & squat x 20 reps

recline rope climbs x 3

isometric close grip pull x max effort x 1/1/1

specific warm up (5 minutes)

sled push/farmers walk set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

sled push x 50 feet followed immediately by farmers walk x 50 feet

x 1/1/1/1

conditioning/accessory work (3 rounds)

Adex club crucifix  squats x 10 reps

dumbbell pull overs x 10 reps

 

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general warm up (10 minutes)

rear walking lunges x 100 feet

resistance band pull a parts x 100 reps

rotation push ups x 20 reps

Adex club pull overs x 30 reps

tuck jumps x 15 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

hand over hand sled pulls set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

hand over hand sled pulls x 100 feet x 1/1/1/1

conditioning/accessory work (1 round)

1 arm Grinder Kord recline rows** x 5/5 reps

**CrossCore-style

recline bar rows x 15 reps

No one gets  strong by accident!

If you don’t want to lift heavy, don’t come in.

Life is unpredictable, at best, you never know what you might be facing that day when you get up in the morning. I believe that our training should build a well-rounded readiness for any situation.

If someone were to ask how we train at the Cave, for instance, “Do you do Powerlifting or Olympic Weightlifting?”, the answer is yes. It’s not one or the other.

Whether it’s CrossFit or Strongman or Underground Strength, or PowerX, the answer is yes, once again.

Do we prefer barbells, dumbbells,  kettlebells, sandbags, kegs, stones, logs, bands, chains, sleds, or bodyweight? The answer is still yes.

Bruce Lee said, “If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them”.

 

 

 

 

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Legendary Powerlifter, Ed Coan (left) and myself (right) at Coach Coan’s Powerlifting Seminar.

Here at the Cave we continuously strive to bring you the very best training we possibly can. We learn from the best coaches/athletes  around so we can help you achieve your goals.

When you see this sign, drive through to the back parking lot!

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Combining basic strength-building exercises is a good alternative for circuit training. We did one at our Iron Brotherhood Mens Weightlifting Club yesterday.

Life in the midst of the human race can be challenging, even on a good day.

A lot of that has to do with how we see other people. How we treat others in the gym and in life  often depends on the filter we are viewing them through.

It is very common for people to rant and rage against this group or that group, especially on the Internet. If we see people only as a member of a certain group, it kind of anesthetizes us from the insults and hurt we might heap on them.

Think about it, do you see people only through a filters like these?

  • religion
  • race
  • politics
  • sexuality
  • appearance
  • age

There are certainly more filters used by people that affect how they treat others.

One of the best ways to get rid of the filters is to get to know real people in real life.

Yes, that means actually talking with them face to face in person.

What a concept!

Notice I said talking with them not at them. This includes actively listening to them, which is generally taken as a sign of respect.

At my gym, I have trained a wide variety of people; many of which have very different world views than my own. It is important to show respect and treat people like you want to be treated (kind of a Jesus idea isn’t it?)

Normally I won’t turn someone away except for them being lazy or too arrogant to learn.

Those are their own bad choices. I will not be an enabler to them by allowing them to bring those attitudes into my gym.