Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD)

general warm up (10 minutes) Adex club inside mills  x 15/15 reps Adex club outside mills  x 15/15 reps rear walking barbarian lunges x 100 feet Adex club or arc alternating 1 hand front pull overs x 30 reps specific warm up (5 minutes) Adex club long cycle swipes set up and light practice strengthContinue reading “Cave Strong-training of the day (TOD)”

Answer to a question I got tonight

At the Cave, I do my utmost to provide the most effective training that I can. However, what people do when they are not there can sabotage all their hard work. I advise people to do several simple things, besides training consistently: get plenty of sleep eat plenty of high quality protein, fats, & carbsContinue reading “Answer to a question I got tonight”

Hold the ice, please, I want to recover faster!

I 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 TreatmentContinue reading “Hold the ice, please, I want to recover faster!”

The twinge, then bam!

How many times have your heard the phrase, “Listen to your body!”? It is so common, yet is ignored by many people. I have learned it hard way, probably like  many others. One particular thing I have noticed is the human body body will send you a warning, prior to a torn muscle or tendon.Continue reading “The twinge, then bam!”

True recovery is more than just not lifting for a couple of days

Anyone who lifts heavy and hard knows how important it is to get adequate rest and recovery. In fact, all those who train hard, even if they are in a non-barbell sport, know this. However, many people sabotage their recovery through excessive amounts of stress. Much of that stress comes from being completely immersed inContinue reading “True recovery is more than just not lifting for a couple of days”

Book recommendation

I am studying this book now and it is one of the most informative I have read in quite a while, and I read a lot of books. Scott Iardella shows numerous reasons why strength is so important all through life, but especially as you age. He covers some subjects in depth that many peopleContinue reading “Book recommendation”

Closing thoughts on men’s health awareness month (Movember)

Well, this is the final post for Movember. As with most things pertaining to improving the health of men, many guys will ignore it, unless it pertains to getting 6-pack abs without doing any hard work or dating a woman 1/2 their age. That is to their own detriment, which they will probably regret laterContinue reading “Closing thoughts on men’s health awareness month (Movember)”

Be thankful, it’s good for your health

This Thanksgiving I am not giving the usual advice I normally do about eating, drinking, etc. Nope, this year I am just urging people to make the most of the holidays with the people they love. Be grateful for what you have where you live (you could live in a war zone), what you have (youContinue reading “Be thankful, it’s good for your health”

Chaos + fear =stress which wrecks your health

You see it and hear it almost everywhere. People are all churned up inside and are constantly stressed out. As part of men’s health awareness month or Movember we are looking at numerous things that can wreck your health. Not that ladies don’t deal with a lot of stress (and they do in a big way)Continue reading “Chaos + fear =stress which wrecks your health”