Zach Even-Esh

Posts in the Category "old school strength"


Elliott Hulse & Z: StrongMan Training & Life Talk

Last week I arrived in Orlando, Florida early in the morning in preparation for my USC Cert and speaking at Changing The Game. If you know me somewhat well, you know I’m not the biggest fan of 2 things: 1) Flying 2) Leaving my family Lucky for me, I’ve got a handful of close friends…… More


Wearing A Weightlifting Belt, Changing My Training & Rocky

Remember the days of everyone wearing a weightlifting belt? Even those Valeo velcro belts in pink? No? Ahhhhh, you’re too young. Anyway, regardless of your age or experience, wearing a weightlifting belt and learning proper breathing is something you need to know about. Why and when to wear a weightlifting belt? And, why every workout…… More


Deep Belly Breathing + Lifestyle Mistakes

Pay attention. Pay attention to the details. Deny them as I did and eventually your body will be put in it’s place through injury, pain and frustration. In this Video I discuss breathing through the belly, or as Elliott Hulse often says, “breathe into your balls”. This could be one of the most important Videos…… More


What You Can Learn from Spartan Race HQ, Cornell’s Rob Koll & The Wrestling Lifestyle?

Hill Sprints at #SpartanWrestlingCamp – you don't see hills like these in New Jersey!! #UndergroundStrengthCoach #UndergroundStrengthGym #Edison #Manasquan #Pittsfield #Vermont #Stronger #Tougher #Faster #LiveTheCode365 A photo posted by Zach Even – Esh (@zevenesh) on Apr 17, 2015 at 5:06am PDT During the first ever Spartan Intensive Wrestling Camp I captured a lot of video footage,…… More


The Infamous Story of The BIG Curl Bar

It was a summer morning and I had arrived at my favorite place, The Metuchen YMCA. This wasn’t the updated YMCA. This was the small basement weight room outfitted with what we call today “old school” York Barbell equipment. A small radio sat atop a shelf in the corner where the strongest guy in the…… More

THE Photo of Tom Platz that Was Hung In Front of the Squat Rack at Diamond Gym!

Hard Work Is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Hard Work is BEAUTIFUL. That is the first step towards success in any endeavor, Loving work rather than fearing work. You’ll find resistance all around you as you work your ass off to achieve greatness in any endeavor, be it in the gym or in life. People will call you “crazy” and say “that’s not…… More

Greek civilization, Plinth of kouros statue, bas-relief depicting wrestlers, circa 510 B.C., detail, from Kerameikos necropolis in Athens, Greece

How & Why You Must Train Your INNER Warrior

Even the nicest guy / gal has an inner Warrior spirit. And even if you live in a town as nice and safe as where The Brady Bunch lived, you must train the mind, body and spirit to not only handle tough times, but to THRIVE in those times. Tough times are coming. They are…… 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!

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