Zach Even-Esh



You Are EXACTLY Where You Want To Be

I came across quotes saying “You are exactly where you are meant to be” and to an extent, I believe this, but not fully. I believe it is more about You are exactly where you WANT to be. If you WANT something, then you find way and make it happen. I want to share with…… More


Learn to Make The Rep Or DIE

I don’t recall where I read or heard about the story, but, I feel like it was from Marty Gallagher. The crew is getting psyched up, climbing higher and higher on their squats. 500 lbs. 600. 700. 800 + lbs. The lifter yells at the crew…..


STRONG Life Ep 61: The STRONGEST QnA of ALL Time

In episode 61 of The STRONG Life Podcast I answer EVERY question that came through my Instagram post when I said I’d crush a podcast for you! Here are just some of the questions I answered: – How to train for strength while working construction – Coming back from a knee and / or shoulder…… More


NO Time To Train = NO Such Thing

We’ve all heard the saying, “I’ve got no time…..” We all know, there is truly no such excuse. We make time for what’s important and make excuses for what is not. There are many days I find myself in a time crunch, especially this Summer as I have my kids in various sports camps and…… More

York Dumbbellls at The Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Mn.

Hotel Gyms, Prison Strength Equipment & Inspiration

York Dumbbellls at The Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Mn. I heard the stories of this gym. Supposedly, it was quite the sight to see. At least that’s what everyone was saying, so naturally, I HAD to see if there was A Gym God inside a hotel. It was Saturday around 10 AM and Marty Gallagher…… More


I Changed My Mind: REAL World Strength AND Bodybuilding

It must have been 6 years ago or so, I remember the moment quite clearly. We were outside The Underground Strength Gym, the athletes were hitting their finishers and training like farm boys. Back and forth they went pushing and pulling sleds, carrying the anvil, the atlas stone, dumbbells, kettlebells and sandbags. A BIG bodybuilder…… More


How to Get STRONGER Training Under Fatigue

I find myself more and more returning to methods I used in the 90s. Maybe it’s my age, both in biological terms and training age terms. Spending all these years under the bar since 1989 I am still excited to train and finding new ways to keep getting better. I don’t want to make the…… More


Time, Respect & Warrior Wisdom

In life, you need to get to a point where you stand up for yourself. Remember the famous words: “Stand for something or Fall for anything….” If you don’t stand up for yourself and what you believe in, then people will walk all over you. This doesn’t mean you stop being nice or start acting…… More


5 Program Design Tips for Building Dominant Athletes

Training goes far beyond sets and reps. Far beyond in season, off season, pre season and post season. Far beyond science….. In this Video I break down the training methods, the assessment, how I blend gym experience with science and why the training must go beyond what happens in the gym. Get your pen and…… More

Zach Even-Esh is an Author, Founder of The Underground Strength Gym & Creator of The Underground Strength Coach Certification.

Zach's inspiration in training comes from the Golden Era of Bodybuilding & Days of Old School Strength. His mission is to help You kick ass & take names in Life AND Lifting without the hype, fancy fads or gimmicks. Zach's Commitment To Your Success Is Unmatched. He Knows What It's Like To Go From A Weakling To An Unstoppable BEAST In Charge Of His Life, Business & Destiny. Zach Made It Happen Through The Iron and Now it's Your Turn!

Zach Even-Esh