Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD)

general warm up (10 minutes) Adex club side cleans x 50 reps Adex club barbarian pull overs x 30 reps sandbag BTN push press x 10 reps bodyweight squats x 25 reps push ups x 25 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) bench press set up and light reps strength (20 minutes) bench press xContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD)”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD)

general warm up (10 minutes) clock push ups x twice around the clock AbMat sit ups x 20 reps Adex mace 360’s x 30 reps mountain climbers x 75 reps windshield wipers x 20 reps traveling broad jumps x 100 feet specific warm up (5 minutes) sandbag shouldering/keg squat set up and light practice strength (20Continue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD)”

Building strength without barbells

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 from Frank DiMeo on Vimeo.

Know why you are training and what you are training for

    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. A person came to my gym “to getContinue reading “Know why you are training and what you are training for”

Why we train on Labor Day, we call it “Hard Labor Day”

There are few today who really work hard physically. There are some exceptions of course, like our military, construction workers, farmers, lumber jacks, block masons, dry wall installers, OT’s, PT’s, First Responders, etc. Many people only exercise their thumbs from texting or playing video games. They sit all day, that is far from actually  doingContinue reading “Why we train on Labor Day, we call it “Hard Labor Day””

Why good technique is so important

(Getting coached on my squat by the legendary Powerlifter, Ed Coan) No one wants to get “no repped”in a meet or on a test; solid technique will solve that problem. Isn’t there more to having good technique than that? Why do coaches constantly stress technique anyhow? First, let me clarify that, good coaches do andContinue reading “Why good technique is so important”

Getting strong from every angle

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?”,Continue reading “Getting strong from every angle”

Does nature punish the specialist?

One of the statements that caught my attention when I first found CrossFit in 2004 was that nature punishes the specialist. Over the years I have learned from numerous coaches and athletes who are very accomplished in their respective sports, whether it is Powerlifting, Strongman, Underground, Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit and more. In the overall schemeContinue reading “Does nature punish the specialist?”