Posts Tagged ‘workshops’

I first met Bud Jeffries as a result of getting his  first book, that I knew of, back in 2004.

I recommend all of his books!

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As I studied I was very impressed with his both his strength and his spiritual outlook, so I called him and talked for a good while. Needless to say, he has been a huge influence on my training and coaching ever since.

He has been to my gym several times, he did a Strongman Seminar with Scott Weech, Jr., then he came back for Jeff Martone’s  Kettlebell seminar, and once again for John Brookfield’s Battling Ropes seminar.

I trained with him twice at his Super Human Workshops in Tallahassee, Florida. Most of the time, his son Noah was there too.

He was incredibly strong even from a very young age.

In fact, Noah did a seminar at the Cave himself back in 2014.

Noah left this life as a very accomplished young man. Bud and Heather Jeffries set up a foundation to honor him called Noah’s Army

The upcoming Strongman Workshop Bud will do at my gym will be a fundraiser for this foundation. The date will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.

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It is an understatement to say the flood of information (and mis-information) on the Internet is very confusing.

There are some very credible training resources online which are often almost blotted out by hype and faddish nonsense.

Unconventional training is  not exempt from this any more than mainstream fitness.

The general public often falls prey to the flashy and unfounded promises of unscrupulous advertisers. They just know, and often are too lazy to do their “homework” to find the quality coaches & trainers.

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People sometimes group things together in an attempt to  simplify things.

Take for example  mace training.

Is mace flow like a mace completion at the Vintage Strength Games?

No, not at all. The only similarity is that they both use maces

It is important for people to know what they would like to learn and why.

Here’s another example.

Is a mace certification the same thing as a  macefit.com certification?

Once again, the answer is no.

A mace certification teaches the mace.

Macefit teaches a broader spectrum of training using different types of equipment.

Read more here

general warm up (10 minutes)

bear crawls x 100 feet

leg lifts x 25 reps

Adex mace “10-to-2” x 15 reps

dips x 10 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

grappler twists set up and light reps

strength (20 minutes)

grappler twists x 20/16/12/8 reps

conditioning/accessory work ( rounds)

Adex club side cleans x 40 reps

Adex club lateral pull overs x 10/10 reps

lockout sit ups x 10 reps

 

Be at the Cave at 11:00 am this coming Saturday to learn from Don!

 

How about stronger hands, wrists, & forearms?

Or maybe improved midline stabilization?

Let’s not forget coordination, okay?

I can’t think of any, can you? Steel clubs & maces can help in all those areas.

Join us this coming Saturday at 11:00am at the Cave and learn from my coach, Don Giafardino.

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Once you stop learning, you are done.

When you think you have arrived, you are fooling yourself.

Any time you think you can’t be knocked out of first place, you are doomed.

You get the point, I hope.

One thing I find to be very prevalent in the fitness world is a refusal to venture beyond what is commonly done in  most gyms.

While I definitely believe in the importance of basic exercises with barbells, dumbbells, etc.

There is a small percentage of coaches/trainers who will seek out and experiment “hands on” with things most people aren’t even aware of. These are the ones that are not handcuffed by what others think is cool or effective. They go find out for themselves.

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This young man came all the way from Lighthouse Point (near Fort Lauderdale) to learn today, while people 10 minutes from our gym did not.

Why?

Because he is hungry to learn!

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People with very demanding schedules, like this Firefighter and others, made the time to come and learn.

If you have shackled yourself with the immunity to learn, remember you hold the key to unlock them.

Don’t limit your self to the status quo, the familiar, or the comfort zone!