Train With Pain

A quick checklist for training with some pain, for those that have asked and the rest of y’all as well.  Laundry time. Prologue: Training with and through pain is, it must be said, not a desired state.  Gutting through reps with gritted teeth gets romanticized...

Walking Won’t Kill You

I’ve always loved the apocryphal story of Van Halen and the Brown M&Ms.  (Short version: band’s backstage rider required tons of M&Ms, just absolutely NO BROWN ONES.  Turns out this was a safety check of sorts–the VH stage show was...

The Ward Cleaver Basketball Clinic

Warmup: 20/20 and… Strength/Strength Endurance: Squat 40-50 reps @60-70% in 20 min or “The Eagle”, 8 rounds of 8 Double KB Front Squats (53/35) & 20 yd farmer’s carry Then 20 reps trap or axle bar deadlift (4 sets of 5, 2 sets of 10)| What...

The Singularity of The Rep

I want to talk about the word ‘repetition’ tonight.  Just a little bit.  But first I want to remember the title of the CrossFit movie that came out a few years ago–“Every Second Counts.”  And then I want to mention how easily...

DTA

Warmup: 20/20 and… Broken Down and Barrel Chested: 3 rounds of Barbell Complex (95 up/65 up/45 up) Bench 50% x 10 KB/DB Pulse x 12 20 minutes to… Deadlift to Heavy Double (You should be warm enough to start at 50 or 60% x 4-5) Rest 2-3 min Drop 5-7% and do...