Posts Tagged ‘technique’

Workshop Template

general warm up (10 minutes)

pull a parts x 100 reps

mountain climbers x 100 reps

Adex club side cleans x 30 reps

Adex mace “10-to-2” x 30 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

Burgener drills

muscle cleans x 10 reps

clean complex set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

clean complex —

dip cleans x 3/3/3

hang power cleans x 3/3/3

cleans x 3/3/3

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

Mississippi shrugs** x 10 reps

**10 second hold at the top of each rep

dumbbell calf raises x 20 reps

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!


20170319_151544I had the distinct honor of having Gary Reinl stop by my gym, the Cave, while he was in town working with a Pro sports team and take the time to do this podcast.

His approach to recovering from injuries makes too much sense to ignore.

Listen to the podcast here


Iced!: The Illusionary Treatment Option

This book is helping me to teach Olympic Weightlifting in a simpler way.

It is very clear and doesn’t waste time or words on useless junk!

Simple mace warm up from Frank DiMeo on Vimeo.

There are many ways to get stronger and more fit.

One of my favorite mentors, Zach Even-Esh, said, “I won’t discriminate against anything that can make me stronger.”

I agree 100%!