Cave Strong workshop this summer

The date is not set yet, but follow this blog by email and you’ll get the first announcement . As most of you know I have trained people for several decades. Over the years I have continuously kept learning what worked best and dumped everything that didn’t deliver solid results. I have learned from greatContinue reading “Cave Strong workshop this summer”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #689

general warmup (15 minutes) kettlebell figure 8’s to hold x 25 reps resistance band vertical pull a parts x 35 reps resistance band 1 hand pause face pulls x 10/10 reps medicine ball chest pass x 10 reps sledge strikes x 12/12 reps specific warmup (5 minutes) dumbbell push press set up and light practiceContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #689”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #688

general warmup (15 minutes) clock pushups x twice around the clock 45 to 90 degree leg lifts x 20 reps resistance band pull a parts x 50 reps Sanddune plyo pushups x 10 reps specific warmup (5 minutes) dumbbell bench press set up and light practice strength (20 minutes) dumbbell bench press x 8 repsContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #688”

What 100% effort looks like

Seth, aka Ichiban, was nervous about this test but gave his total effort to make this max weight sled push. This was 5.9 times his bodyweight

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #685

general warmup (15 minutes) weight plate orbits x 20 reps weight plate front raises x 10 reps weight plate steering wheels x 20 reps traveling broad jumps x 100 feet specific warmup (5 minutes) push press set up and light practice strength (20 minutes) push press x 7 reps x 4 sets conditioning/accessory work (1Continue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #685”

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #353

general warm up (10 minutes) barbarian squats x 20 reps dumbbell star complex x 1 resistance band pause face pulls x 20 reps tuck jumps x 15 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) snatch grip high pulls set up and light practice strength (20 minutes) snatch grip high pulls x 4-4-4-4-4-4 reps conditioning/accessory work (3Continue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #353”

make up tests for–Cave Strong-quarterly strength & work capacity tests #7 & #8

General warm up (10 minutes) Americanas x 50 reps 1 hand halos x 15/15 reps Adex club mills x 20 rep Sanddune plyo push ups x 10 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) push press test rest as needed specific warm up (5 minutes) Adex mace test **Note: no conditioning/accessory work during tests**

Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #337

general warm up (10 minutes) Americanas x 50 reps resistance archer pulls x 25/25 reps Russian plank walk ups x 15 reps specific  warm up (5 minutes) dead stop bench press set up and light practice strength (20 minutes) dead stop bench press x 4-4-4-4-4-4 reps conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds) Grinder Kord reverse flys xContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD) #337”

Cave Strong-quarterly strength & work capacity tests #3 & #4

General warm up (10 minutes) Americanas x 50 reps Sanddune push ups x 15 reps windshield wipers x 20 reps jumping jacks x 50 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) Adex club long cycle test rest as needed specific warm up (5 minutes) pull up test **Note: no conditioning/accessory work during tests**

Training Journals–the secret weapon

  Some say, “I only compete against myself,” and that is cool; however if they don’t keep a training journal they are lying. How do they know if they are making progress or not? My current training journal spans over a decade. I know from it what works best for me. Everyone who trains atContinue reading “Training Journals–the secret weapon”