Zach Even-Esh http://zacheven-esh.com Strong Mind, Strong Body, Strong LIFE Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:49:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://zacheven-esh.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/cropped-Underground-Strength-COACH-Vector-Logo-32x32.png Zach Even-Esh http://zacheven-esh.com 32 32 STRONG Life Ep. 87: How I Organize The Business & Training Operations at The Underground Strength Gym http://zacheven-esh.com/ep-87/ http://zacheven-esh.com/ep-87/#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:50:47 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17412 Episode 87 of The STRONG Life Podcast was a loaded QnA covering the many facets of how I started, grew and currently run The Underground Strength Gym. As of now, I have 2 locations in NJ and a 3rd location in the works. It's NOT easy but nothing in life truly worth having is easy! […]

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Episode 87 of The STRONG Life Podcast was a loaded QnA covering the many facets of how I started, grew and currently run The Underground Strength Gym.

As of now, I have 2 locations in NJ and a 3rd location in the works. It's NOT easy but nothing in life truly worth having is easy!

Some of the topics / questions I answer In STRONG Life 87 include:

- Program design methods for athletes VS the misconceptions of what you see on the internet.

- How I train different athletes in the same groups, from youth level athletes to collegiate athletes.

- The misconception of "Optimal Training Methods"

- My Garage Gym Start Up & Why I succeed in Business

- I Explain Why No one Respects FREE Information

- How I view social media & Why I even Use social media

- What "homework" do I give athletes to do when they are not training with us to increase their performance

- My upbringing in Israel and how my family wound up in America and WHY my Grandparents influence me the most in this world

- Training Cross Country Runners both off season & in season

- Books & Resources I favor for jump training and plyometrics

- Top 5 Books I recommend and WHY I recommend them

- Post Workout Nutrition

- How I would create a Barbell Only Workout

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This was a loaded QnA and it shows me that MANY of you want more and more business start up information, perhaps more than you want training information? If that's the case.....

Listen to the entire podcast as I mention a possible idea that I might follow through on IF the interest is there. Let me know in the comments section.

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Please Take 1 minute and leave a 5 Star review and rating on iTunes. I appreciate it!

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Back To My Roots: Kettlebell & Bodyweight Workouts http://zacheven-esh.com/roots-kettlebell-bodyweight-workouts/ http://zacheven-esh.com/roots-kettlebell-bodyweight-workouts/#comments Thu, 21 Jul 2016 01:06:38 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17408 I remember about 6 years ago or so my body was aching constantly. I would walk down the stairs in the morning and my knees would hurt, my feet hurt. My mind was asking WTF is going on here!?! I was sore after training sessions for longer than normal and I felt that my body […]

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I remember about 6 years ago or so my body was aching constantly. I would walk down the stairs in the morning and my knees would hurt, my feet hurt. My mind was asking WTF is going on here!?!

I was sore after training sessions for longer than normal and I felt that my body was sending me signals to STOP lifting weights. That alone was freaking me out as training is how I identify with myself and unleash my emotions.

Luckily, I came across some inspiring videos of a few guys working bodyweight training and they were pure savages. It gave me faith that I COULD still get big and strong from Bodyweight training alone.

I mapped out a plan on Bodyweight training using The Westside Conjugate Method. That was about 6 years ago and I'm going back to my roots, at least what I might call my roots, version 2.0. My original roots come from bodybuilding.

For those of you experienced in getting under the bar, don't fret. I remember Elliott Hulse telling me that a year or so ago he ONLY did Yoga for 6 months and it was the best thing for his body. He told me he felt great not lifting heavy and destroying his body.

You see, people like Elliott, you and I....

We're addicted to the iron, so even when it hurts, we STILL want it.

BUT.....

I am 40 now. The 16 year old in my brain CAN get me in trouble if I don't use my brain properly. And, training since 1989 has accumulated wear and tear mileage on my body no matter how smart I train, no matter how much soft tissue work is done or how much mobility / recovery work is implemented.

The training miles add up.

Right now, My body is telling me to STOP more of the free weights and get back to more Spartan like training.

More calisthenics and bodyweight work.

I see this as "Being useful" as Chris McDougal said, who is the author of Natural Born Heroes, an amazing book that you will not be able to put down!

Years ago I would have been emotionally bothered by not benching and not throwing around the heavy iron. But now, I am smarter (at least I like to think so!).

I STILL believe your younger years need some heavy iron therapy. When you see a pro athlete doing all plyo and jump training you are looking at a VERY small population that is ready for this style of training.

I see youth and high school athletes and they are NOT genetic freaks who can do without heavy squats, benching, pressing, deadlifting, etc. Our college athletes for the most part are high level and if they are lifting heavy AND fast, then we are more flexible with allowing down time with the big lifts when needed.

But right now, my body says NO heavy lifts, especially for the upper body. My body is calling for Push Ups, Ring Training, Sprints, Carries, Sleds and band work.....

Be Useful. Be Agile, Mobile and Hostile. There will be daily mobility and soft tissue work as well. My go to resources tend to be Mobility WOD / Kelly Starrett, Donnie Thompson, Mike Robertson and a few others I follow on Instagram.

To see the explosion in mobility and all these tools to perform soft tissue work shows that the performance community is not only getting smarter, they are in NEED of the soft tissue work because training is beating people up.

Yesterday I spoke with someone who was having lower back pain, feeling run down and basically unable to train in his sport of focus (MMA) for about 3 weeks now.

He told me the signs that we MUST listen to:

- I deadlifted and my back was killing me for days.

- I got sick and felt like s--t, I didn't want to get out of bed.

- I just feel wrecked and don't know what to do.

I remember feeling like this and every now and again, that feeling comes back, ESPECIALLY when I don't listen to my body

So here's the training I had this fighter do yesterday:

- short warm up

- hip mobility

Then a light circuit:

A) sleds
B) medicine ball cross over push ups
C) alternate superman drill

After the training was more hip mobility and soft tissue work on all areas of the body. I created a short training session and sent him home earlier than everyone else. In these types of situations, my motto is "You're done before you're done." I want to send that athlete home with energy in the tan both physically and emotionally.

I told him we'll revisit the barbell when your body tells you it's time. NO rush.

On an added note: This athlete is at a high level.

He weighs 145 lbs and has deadlifted 385 lbs for 2 reps, with perfect positioning / flat back.

He has power cleaned 225.

He IS STRONG. Having him squat and deadlift more and more will only take away from his ultimate goal which is becoming a better MMA fighter. Performance training must always boost the sport, NOT take away from the sport.

You must learn to listen to your body vs fighting what your body says it needs.

And YES, there ARE times to push through and over reach but still, you MUST be dialed in beyond the gym / weight room.

I'm getting back to more bodyweight training, more kettlebells and some sandbag work. It feels great. As a father and business owner, I don't have the luxury of destroying myself to oblivion. I need to feel great or it interferes with my coaching. THAT is unacceptable.

When you run a 5K, swim, wrestle, play Football, etc.....

No one asks you how much you squat, bench and deadlift to determine if you can win or not.

Don't just train hard.

Train smart.

Question everything.

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Testosterone QnA With Ben Greenfield http://zacheven-esh.com/testosterone-qna-ben-greenfield/ http://zacheven-esh.com/testosterone-qna-ben-greenfield/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:59:39 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17389 Ben Greenfield is 1 of my favorite people in the "fitness industry" and 1 of the smartest. I have invested in coaching with Ben and listen / read his info ALL the time. The knowledge this guy is constantly dropping is mind blowing, I love it. So when a Testosterone QnA thread started in the […]

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Ben Greenfield is 1 of my favorite people in the "fitness industry" and 1 of the smartest. I have invested in coaching with Ben and listen / read his info ALL the time.

The knowledge this guy is constantly dropping is mind blowing, I love it.

So when a Testosterone QnA thread started in the private forum for Certified Underground Strength Coaches, I follow what I call "Stay In Your Lane." I told the crew to post some questions and I'll ask my buddy Ben to answer them via audio.

This is what I like to call an "in between-isode" (dubbed by Tim Ferriss), episode 86.5.

Ben Greenfield helps us out by answering some awesome questions on all things Testosterone.

Here are some of the topics / questions answered by Ben on ALL things Testosterone:

- What Testosterone supplements are safe AND legal to boost testosterone levels?

- How does your iron level affect your Testosterone?

- How does alcohol affect your testosterone?

- What are the many things that can Negatively affect your Testsosterone?

- What do sleep pills do for your sleep and ultimately, your Testosterone?

- How to Maximize your performance & T Levels EVEN if you have a heavy work load and can only sleep 5-6 hours / night on weekdays?

- How shift workers can "trick" their body & circadian rhythm?

- How to maximize Testosterone naturally as you get older through Specific Nutrition & Specific Supplement Protocols?

- For the New Parent waking up every 2 - 3 hours at night for the baby, how can you maximize your sleep cycles AND improve your erratic sleep schedule?

- What supplements does Ben recommend to help you relax at night if you have trouble sleeping due to stress?

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The Links are Listed in the order in which they are mentioned in the audio:

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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2013/08/how-to-fix-your-brain/

 

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2013/08/how-to-fix-hpa-axis-dysfunction/

 

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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2015/06/what-is-the-human-charger/

 

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2016/06/how-to-re-time-your-circadian-rhythms/

 

https://greenfieldfitnesssystems.com/product/natural-vitality-plant-sourced-trace-liquid-minerals/

 

http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/deepsleep

 

https://greenfieldfitnesssystems.com/product/young-living-essential-oils/

 

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2015/12/sleep-cocktail-ingredients/

 

http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/naturecbd

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Ben's Book, 1 of my favorites & highly recommended: Beyond Training
Ben's Podcast HERE on iTunes

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“You Can’t Do That” & Why I Choose Success Over Mediocrity http://zacheven-esh.com/you-cant-do-that-success-mediocrity/ http://zacheven-esh.com/you-cant-do-that-success-mediocrity/#comments Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:28:52 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17377 Lack of evolution.....   Lack of forward progress.....   THAT is stressful.   Why not climb onward and upward?   I know some don't care to change, some are perfectly happy to be exactly where they are, as they are.   Something inside of me has me believing BIG time in others but this means […]

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Lack of forward progress.....
 
THAT is stressful.
 
Why not climb onward and upward?
 
I know some don't care to change, some are perfectly happy to be exactly where they are, as they are.
 
Something inside of me has me believing BIG time in others but this means nada when too many don't believe in themselves.
 
In turn, you "grow up" and get older.....
 
And, at age 25, 35, 45, 55......
 
You STILL do NOT believe in yourself because no one told you it's OK to be GREAT.
No one encouraged you to be AWESOME.
 
I had this conversation w Joe DeSena in our recent podcast Here.
 
And we were getting fired up because we want other to be fired up for their own success, BUT.....
 
I told Joe, NOT everyone can be great.
 
The REALITY is that we need those who are happy with "good enough", happy with average and even those who don't care that they are completely at the bottom of the bucket.
 
Think about business, schools, sports, etc.

The cream of the crop rises to the top.
 
There truly can NOT be Everyone being the best. That would be a fantasy land.
 
The top only has so much room.
 
This might be a conversation relative to the "What wolf are you feeding?"
 
This is NOT a conversation on "world domination" - for crying out loud that is some crazy ego trip BS. Every time I hear someone talk about "world domination" I sense a BIG ego trip that has little if anything to do with genuinely helping others.
 
How about genuinely caring for others so you give it your all? That would be a novel idea for many.
And for yourself.....
 
How about giving yourself the opportunity to be great, which you ARE capable of.
 
As James Altucher says, "Choose Yourself".
 
So here we go.....
 
I'm Moving forward with a 3rd location of The Underground Strength Gym. I resisted the idea at first but standing still and denying my mission of helping athletes change their lives through strength felt wrong.

Your gut instincts are powerful.

 
Why Else am I going for it?
 
MANY Reasons....

Here's just a few.

The BIG reason is, it truly breaks my heart seeing kids getting beat up in sports....

I watch a Football team get crushed, season after season.

A wrestler never winning a match.

A Basketball player getting cut from the team.

These kids need help. They need a mentor and leaders in their life, not negativity.

It breaks my heart more when I care more about the success of these kids more than their own parents care, or, more than the kid cares himself....

I am not God. I'm just trying to do some good in this world.

Here's another reason......
 
YEARS ago we worked with an athlete who was a wrestler.
 
He had a record with a 90% + LOSING Record.
 
The next season, he had a 90% + WINNING record.
 
The next year, The Dad told me they're done training at The Underground.
 
Found a place 5 minutes from home and 50 bucks cheaper.
 
Convenience over Excellence.
 
MANY take that Option.
 
I also realized, as a parent myself, time is crucial.
 
We sometimes just can NOT do things or get places due to being in too many places at one time.
 
It is NOT a $$$ thing, I can assure you.
 
I've seen parents with cars in the 50-100K range and talk about price.....
 
I've seen parents who gamble every weekend or choose beers and martinis on the weekend and talk about price.....

I can't help those kids until their parents help themselves and make different decisions. Better decisions? Who am I to judge, even though I do judge! ha

I want kids to have the opportunity. But here's the thing about opportunity, this photo says it all.

 
I believe in what we do with our training system with all my heart..... The positive changes of mind, body & life it gives to these kids..... The training is always evolving, always improving.

What you see on video does NO justice. The training changes from 1 group to the next, day by day, better and better. Why? Because the kids deserve us getting better, NOT resting on our laurels and patting ourselves on the back as Coaches.

I also believe in "going for it".....
 
I encourage ALL our athletes to Go BIG in sports AND Life and I can't talk about it unless I LIVE the Code myself.
 
Greatness and Success are Choices.
 
ALL are capable, the far and few between DO IT!
 
Round 3 of The Underground Strength Gym.

I've heard "You can't do that....." a million times by now. It's the BIGGEST joke I ever heard.

I've learned that there is always a way.

Live The Code 365,

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Joe DeSena on SPARTAN Parenting, Changing Schools & Life Purpose http://zacheven-esh.com/ep-86/ http://zacheven-esh.com/ep-86/#comments Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:42:26 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17368 In Episode 86 Of The STRONG Life Podcast I catch up with my buddy, Joe DeSena. Joe is The Founder of The Spartan Race and we connected in prior episodes of The STRONG Life Podcast HERE. In this episode, we get ranting on the topics that fire us up on a regular basis: The inaccurate […]

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In Episode 86 Of The STRONG Life Podcast I catch up with my buddy, Joe DeSena.

Joe is The Founder of The Spartan Race and we connected in prior episodes of The STRONG Life Podcast HERE.

In this episode, we get ranting on the topics that fire us up on a regular basis:

  • The inaccurate perception of the lives of others due to social media.
  • The realities of being an entrepreneur.
  • Today's Kids & Their Parents. What needs to Change to Create The STRONG Life Movement?
  • The difference & lessons learned since Joe has lived in Singapore for the past year with his family
  • The "Spartan Parenting" Techniques that will help kids achieve more confidence, health, strength (emotional & physical) & overall success both today & in their future
  • Building a Spartan School.
  • The Different Experiences Joe & Zach have had Between Overseas Coaches & "The American Way"?
  • Sport Coaches & The Necessity for Leadership.
  • Why Exercise Is a GIFT & Why People Must STOP Viewing Training & Hard Work As a Punishment

Listen to the entire episode for more gems & inspiration on The STRONG Life & attacking your goals like a SPARTAN.

QUESTION OF THE DAY: At the end of our podcast, Joe announces a podcast prize for those who answer with the best effort. In the comments section, answer that question Joe announces at the end and we will choose the winner who will be flown to China for The China Spartan Agoge challenge.

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Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

SPARTAN Official Site

SPARTAN Fit The Book

SPARTAN UP The Podcast

SPARTAN Agoge Challenge

QUESTION OF THE DAY: At the end of our podcast, Joe announces a podcast prize for those who answer with the best effort. In the comments section, answer that question Joe announces at the end and we will choose the winner who will be flown to China for The China Spartan Agoge challenge.

Looking forward to seeing your comments / questions / answer to Joe's QOD!

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The STRONG Life Essence: Live, LIFT, Have FUN & Have PURPOSE http://zacheven-esh.com/live-lift-fun-purpose/ http://zacheven-esh.com/live-lift-fun-purpose/#respond Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:05:47 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17361 Last night I did a STRONG Life Podcast with my buddy, Joe DeSena, The Founder of The SPARTAN Race. One topic that came to mind was that of having a Purpose in your life. At this time of year, the weather is beautiful and the ocean calls me. The training moves from less inside my […]

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Last night I did a STRONG Life Podcast with my buddy, Joe DeSena, The Founder of The SPARTAN Race.

One topic that came to mind was that of having a Purpose in your life.

At this time of year, the weather is beautiful and the ocean calls me. The training moves from less inside my gym to more in my garage and anything outdoors, especially surfing, mountain biking and PLAYING.

Essentially, I train by the seasons......

If I lived on the West Coast where the weather is warm year round I am sure my training would have much more "Play" involved.....

These Videos below explain my thoughts on Life, Lifting, Having PURPOSE and having FUN.

I feel that due to technology and speed of how fast things are happening, we forget to enjoy the process and life in general, myself included.

I am NOT perfect and never want you to think of me as perfect.

Check the Videos below, I give you insight into my purpose, SOME training and STRONG Life Tips.

Training By The Seasons

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My PURPOSE As A Coach & The Underground Strength Gym

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Garage Gym Training

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The camera doesn't go everywhere with me.

Often times, I want to throw the phone off a bridge.

Less connection to technology, more connection to nature, life, living and FUN.

The main photo above is Kai "Borg" Garcia. He disconnected from the social because he saw MANY lived through instagram rather than real world. I hear ya!

The truth of business is that the world is where it is, everyone on their phones, including everyone driving 75 MPH down the highway looking at their phones, NOT the road!

What is TRUE Success.

When you no longer are running a business / your life with technology leading the way.

For me, the day will come.

I'd love to hear your thoughts by commenting below.

Also, check the Videos, LMK what questions you have.

More Passion & Purpose, More living life on our OWN terms vs the terms of "normal" society!

Live The Code 365,

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5 Power Tips to Live The STRONG Life http://zacheven-esh.com/5-power-tips-live-strong-life/ http://zacheven-esh.com/5-power-tips-live-strong-life/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:01:16 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17347 I was the weakest kid on the block. I didn't get beat up often, but if I was ever in a fight, I never won. I had little if any confidence in myself. But things changed when I started doing push ups every day in 7th grade. Things changed more when I began lifting weights […]

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I was the weakest kid on the block.

I didn't get beat up often, but if I was ever in a fight, I never won.

I had little if any confidence in myself.

But things changed when I started doing push ups every day in 7th grade.

Things changed more when I began lifting weights in June, 1989.

Then, my confidence REALLY grew when I broke free of the demons holding me down in life. That was the Summer of 1994.

I came across "mentors" perhaps you can say......

I trained with Joe, who went on to become a Navy SEAL and Avner, the crazy gym owner who was a PT Instructor in The Israeli Army.

I never want to paint a picture of some perfect, easy life. That is BS. My life is not easy and things don't come easy for me.

But, I work my tail off and don't have the desire to be average or good enough.

I want greatness in everything I do.

EVERYTHING.

Some things have helped me achieve my goals more than others.

Here's a few of my favorites and if you are ready for the work and harnessing your emotions, they will give you the power to start living a STRONG Life.

Tip # 1:

1) Nothing Is Impossible

My son even said this to me 1 morning as I was pulling the knot from his baseball cleats.

I said, 'Holy shyt, this knot is impossible to untie!"

He replied, "Nothing's impossible."

He is RIGHT.

The most successful people think BIG. They don't self sabotage or go around announcing "I can't...." or any other excuse they can pull from the sky.

Your mind and your words can be your worst enemy or your best friend.

YOU choose, so choose wisely what words you use.

2) Speed.

WTF are you waiting for?

The excuses run like a laundry list.

I hear so many people on all levels in all aspects with excuses as to why they are waiting for this or that time to come. We're ALL busy but time is an equal for ALL of us.

24 hours a day, every day, no exceptions.

You can be busy or productive. Again, the choice is yours.

STOP waiting and start DOING.

I explain in this 59 second video......

3) "They" Are NOT Smarter......

Many Successful people are not these crazy smart people who are genius beyond our dreams.

Heck, MANY "successful" people are high school and college drop outs.

And.....

Success can NOT just be about the money.

Shane Dorian is 1 of the best big wave surfers in the world, he said he measures his success by how often he gets to wear camouflage in a year because he loves hunting and escaping.

What is your definition of "Success"? LIVE it. STOP worrying about what others define as success.

Another thing about successful people is they have guts.....

They harness their fears rather than allowing fear to imprison them and hold them back.

I spoke with my buddy recently and we were discussing people who are "crushing it" and it's not like they are so smart above and beyond anyone else.... it's that they just GO for it and don't wait around like everyone else.

I have an instinct where if I see other people doing something, I already don't like it and I begin a different path. Being like everyone else is where you don't want to be. Stop looking at others and start searching within.

MAKE it happen. None of this waiting BS.....

Waiting for "it" to happen is a recipe for never succeeding.

4) Finding A Mentor

This is as old as a tip as I can think of.

I constantly read about this or hear about it.

Sometimes this happens in person, other times a mentor comes by you learning and studying this person's work and communicating via technology.

The wisdom of a mentor will change your life. Not many people understand how to find a mentor. For example, I get frequent e mails for people who think having a mentor is gaining all your information and not helping you in return.

I get this type of e mail often:

"I'd love to stop by your gym and talk to you about business and take you out to lunch."

I've rarely ever heard someone say this:

"I'd love to see if I can spend time working and helping you in any capacity at your gym. You tell me what you need and I'll make it happen."

Too many people want monetary exchange because they don't understand how the knowledge and wisdom of a mentor can pay you for a lifetime!

5) Show Me Your Friends & I'll Show You Your Future

That line is from the Billion Dollar Man.

Are your closest friends scam artists and thieves? I am sure you are too!

Are your closest friends honest, hard workers, big thinkers and go getters? I am sure you are too!

Are your friends blamers, excuse makers and lazy? I am sure you are too!

Choose your friends wisely.

Time goes fast. As Gary Vaynerchuk says, "You're going to die". This means that the clock is ticking. DO something! The time is passing so you might as well GO FOR IT.

These 5 simple lessons apply to any area of life you want to apply them to. It's up to you. you can have excuses or you can have results but you can't have both!

The STRONG Life is The BEST Life.

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Why You Need SQUATS & The STRONG Life Tip Of The Day http://zacheven-esh.com/squats-strong-life-tip-of-the-day/ http://zacheven-esh.com/squats-strong-life-tip-of-the-day/#respond Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:29:03 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17331 Squats are the cornerstone of The STRONG Life Training Program. When done correctly, you squat deep. You squat heavy. Sometimes you Squat with lighter weights but higher reps. 10 and 20 rep squats. They are brutal but they are a necessary gut check. You need that gut check to avoid being "normal". Since I was […]

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Squats are the cornerstone of The STRONG Life Training Program.

When done correctly, you squat deep.

You squat heavy.

Sometimes you Squat with lighter weights but higher reps. 10 and 20 rep squats. They are brutal but they are a necessary gut check. You need that gut check to avoid being "normal".

Since I was a kid, I began Squatting on Mondays because I remember that ONE time it was "Chest day" and every bench was taken at the gym. I was waiting around until I said, "FK it, let's SQUAT." All the squat racks were wide open.

I was 14, maybe 15 years old at the time but I learned that if you are like "everyone else", doing the same as everyone else, you will NOT be a Success.

If everyone else is benching, it MUST be wrong. I MUST Squat instead.

Explained below....

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You might be saying, "I already know this...."

Sounds like the parent who tells me, "He'll be lifting at school...."

Sounds great.

NO time and NO room here for those who are "good enough" and "I already know that" types.

The STRONG Man is ALWAYS Learning.

The weak man......

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Training Never Stops, regardless of age.

Learning never stops, regardless of age, success or accomplishments.

There is always better. Always an opportunity to be STRONGER.

Live The STRONG LIFE Every Day, not just when the convenient opportunity arises.

STRONG Life is The BEST Life. Now, let's STOP talking about it. Time to BE about it.

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The STRONG Life Philosophy http://zacheven-esh.com/strong-life-philosophy/ http://zacheven-esh.com/strong-life-philosophy/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:48:27 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17305 The STRONG Life is The BEST Life. Strong Mind. Strong Body. STRONG LIFE. The Philosophy behind The STRONG Life is constantly evolving for me. Once you STOP evolving you are no longer living. It's an understanding that once you accept the FACT that anyone worth having is going to be TOUGH, your life actually gets […]

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The STRONG Life is The BEST Life.

Strong Mind.

Strong Body.

STRONG LIFE.

The Philosophy behind The STRONG Life is constantly evolving for me. Once you STOP evolving you are no longer living.

It's an understanding that once you accept the FACT that anyone worth having is going to be TOUGH, your life actually gets easier. You already know it's gonna take HARD F--in' Work, so accept it and DO it.

We're in a strange time in this world where bad things are happening all around the world, perhaps more often than ever before, BUT, we have MORE complainers than ever before. STFU.

Complaints about things that are trivial at best, that is what I hear too often.....

These Videos are some of the many thoughts that run through my mind as I put myself through the ringer during my AM training sessions.

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Drop your comments below, what is YOUR definition of The STRONG Life & what do YOU do to get better at Life, day in and day out?

Live The Code 365,

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The TRUTH About Success, Excellence & Convenience http://zacheven-esh.com/truth-success-excellence-convenience/ http://zacheven-esh.com/truth-success-excellence-convenience/#respond Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:46:07 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17284 Last weekend was a whirlwind of emotions as we had our MOST successful Lift STRONG fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma. Since 2007 when it ALL began, the growth has been amazing! When the reporter asked & said to me, "This is amazing! Almost 100 people here which started with only 12 or 13 people, did […]

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Last weekend was a whirlwind of emotions as we had our MOST successful Lift STRONG fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma.

Since 2007 when it ALL began, the growth has been amazing!

When the reporter asked & said to me, "This is amazing! Almost 100 people here which started with only 12 or 13 people, did you ever think or imagine it would get this big?

My answer.....

I never think small or "normal". I'm always thinking big so I am NOT shocked by the turn out.

I'm NOT into normal or average.

I HATE average.

If you want to achieve your goals, be it in the gym or in life, then you MUST despise average and "good enough". "Good Enough" sounds like shit to me.

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NO apologies here for the Relentless Pursuit of Excellence.

Not today.

Not ever.

Live The Code 365,

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