Hard Labor Day was so much “fun”, we are doing it today too!

Since some of our people were away this past weekend, we saved this for them. Gotta share the love!  

Iron Brotherhood: a common struggle builds an uncommon bond

Every month this group of guys get together to train hard and feast afterwards. View this post on Instagram Iron Brotherhood today #cavestrongnation #cardiowithoutrunning A post shared by Frank DiMeo (@cavepicz2) on Aug 4, 2018 at 1:58pm PDT View this post on Instagram #cavestrongnation #cardiowithoutrunning A post shared by Frank DiMeo (@cavepicz2) on Aug 4,Continue reading “Iron Brotherhood: a common struggle builds an uncommon bond”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD)

general warm up (10 minutes) resistance band archer pulls x 30/30 reps alternating diagonal pull a parts x 30 Adex arc 360’s x 40 reps recline bar rows x 15 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) strict dumbbell rows set up and light practice strength (20 minutes) strict dumbbell rows x 4/4-4/4-4/4-4/4-4/4-4/4 reps conditioning/accessory workContinue 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 http://cavestrong.net 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””

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”