Zach Even-Esh



Why Does Worrying Too Much Make You WEAK?

Should I squat with a box or with out? Should I use a double overhand grip, a hook grip or alternate grip? Should I pull sumo or conventional? Should I follow The Rock’s Hercules program or 531 or 5 x 5 or …… There are only a few details you need to concern yourself with.…… More

Reg Park encouraged the simple yet often ignored principles of lifting heavy &  training consistently.

Earn It & Respect It

I was in Vermont at SPARTAN HQ with 15 other Underground Strength Coaches. 2 days in a row we trekked up the mountain behind Joe DeSena’s house and although I had been to the top before, it never gets old at the top. But, I am sure, for some people, they don’t get it…. They…… More


3 Renegade Documentaries That Changed My Life

Is this blog even about building muscle anymore? Why all this life talk? I assume, these are some thoughts fleeting the minds of many visitors. I have an inner drive to express myself. I don’t want people here if all they care about are the weights they lift. I want to connect, communicate, teach and…… More


Train On Your OWN [GLADIATOR Mindset]

I’ve been hearing the same old line since I was a young teen going to the gym with guns blazing. My friends and the “older guys” in the gym always complained about their lack of motivation. “I’m just not motivated…..” “I need to train with you. You fire me up….” “I don’t have it anymore…..”…… More

John Welbourn preps for the Zombies.

10 Lessons Learned Since Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy happened about 2 years ago, hitting NJ pretty heavily. The town I live in, Manasquan, NJ, got hammered, especially the area 1 mile from the water front. I remember that day very clearly and it was one of the biggest learning experiences I’ve had, mainly about people, business and life in general. I’ve…… 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