Zach Even-Esh http://zacheven-esh.com Strong Mind, Strong Body, Strong LIFE Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:54:54 +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 98798903 STRONG Life 92: ALL About Getting STRONG, Building Muscle & Getting RESULTS! http://zacheven-esh.com/ep-92/ http://zacheven-esh.com/ep-92/#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:54:54 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17521 In STRONG Life Ep 92, I answer your questions from Instagram. This episode is ALL about Training, ALL About Getting STRONG, Building Muscle & Getting Results. QnA style and being in a fired up mood, I deliver hard hitting throat punches with the TRUTH on Training. Here are the Questions / Topics answered in this […]

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In STRONG Life Ep 92, I answer your questions from Instagram.

This episode is ALL about Training, ALL About Getting STRONG, Building Muscle & Getting Results.

QnA style and being in a fired up mood, I deliver hard hitting throat punches with the TRUTH on Training.

Here are the Questions / Topics answered in this STRONG Life Podcast:

- Getting Results with odd objects such as sandbags, stones and tires? What is an effective way for a strongman lifter vs a sport athlete using odd objects?

- Results with Calisthenics and Bodyweight Training

- Thoughts on 5 x 5 training for beginner all the way to advanced lifters / athletes

- Olympic Weightlifting & High School Sports; How to Blend them together optimally

- Training Athletes In Season & How to Adjust their Training

- How do I implement "mental toughness" into the overall training plan of athletes at The Underground Strength Gym?

- How and Why you need to implement GPP Training & Overall Fitness when you're a Meathead Lifter

- Footwork and Agility for Wrestlers & thoughts on "sports specific" speed / agility training for athletes

- Working Around Injuries & Ideas for Helping Elbow Pain

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Gaining Muscle, High School Workouts & Program Design http://zacheven-esh.com/gaining-muscle-high-school-workouts-program-design/ http://zacheven-esh.com/gaining-muscle-high-school-workouts-program-design/#respond Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:32:32 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17517 Yet another hard charging Facebook LIVE QnA for you. This episode is loaded with training knowledge bombs. i LOVE answering training questions. In fact, when a Strength Coach asks me for business or marketing advice, I always emphasize, "Training IS the business." It's ALL part of The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence. This episode covers the […]

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Yet another hard charging Facebook LIVE QnA for you.

This episode is loaded with training knowledge bombs. i LOVE answering training questions.

In fact, when a Strength Coach asks me for business or marketing advice, I always emphasize, "Training IS the business."

It's ALL part of The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence.

This episode covers the following topics:

  • nutrition for muscle and strength gains
  • various training methods for strength and size / program design methods
  • thoughts on gaining strength on just squats and deadlifts
  • in season & off season workouts
  • why certain athletes do NOT gain muscle and remain "skinny fat"
  • bodyweight only workouts
  • minimalist workouts
  • steady state cardio for adults

There's much more so dig in and enjoy!

What is the difference between good enough and greatness?

LOTS! It's more than just the smaller details.

It's about the constant learning, evolving and improvement.

It's when you have an opportunity to learn and you either take it and improve or let arrogance get in the way and you say "I already do that".

Here's ANOTHER opportunity to learn......

I was interviewed on the topic of functional strength / old school strength and I address a lot of the fads and gimmicks and why the training at The Underground Strength Gym is ALWAYS evolving.

We never remain the same.

Knowledge Bombs Below!

Most of these episodes will be on my iTunes STRONG Life Podcast but not all.

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Good enough is the death of Greatness.

Live The Code 365,

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STRONG Life 91: STRONG Books, STRONG Body & Strength Coach Business Knowledge http://zacheven-esh.com/ep-91/ http://zacheven-esh.com/ep-91/#respond Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:41:32 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17504 I keep giving this book away so I have to keep buying extras for myself!! #Book #Huntsman #Winners #Success #STRONGLife A photo posted by Zach Even - Esh (@zevenesh) on Aug 22, 2016 at 1:52pm PDT STRONG Life Episode 91 is a QnA episode from My Live QnA Which I hold often atΒ  http://facebook.com/zevenesh Don't […]

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STRONG Life Episode 91 is a QnA episode from My Live QnA Which I hold often atΒ  http://facebook.com/zevenesh

Don't worry, I will still post Instagram announcements to drop me your questions and once the Fall rolls around I'll get some interviews in as well.

These QnA episodes are important to me though because it allows me to answer your exact questions.

In this episode I answer questions on the following topics:

- Favorite Strength & Conditioning Books & What books I am currently Reading

- Building a STRONG Body

- Being a Savage in the Gym & Sports vs Playing it Safe

- Changing Your Training with Age

- Scientific Training vs The "Art of Training" & my experiences in training athletes

- Experimenting with Business & Marketing as a Strength Coach / Gym Owner

- Business Lessons I have learned from other Successful business owners

- The mindset I carry as a business owner that I believe leads to greater success

- Having an abundance mentality and why you must Go For It regarding your passion and ideas

- The BEST seminar you NEVER heard of & the lessons I learned from it

- Why I train groups vs 1 on 1 training and why I do NOT discount my membership rates

- How do I build athletes up through training, nutrition & mindset and what do I do if they do not follow through

- Favorite mobility tools I use

- Who has impacted my life the most when it comes to mindset?

- What's it like hanging out with Joe DeSena of SPARTAN Race?

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Seeing others succeed by doing good for others and helping their own family makes me feel good because I know the struggles of not succeeding, struggling and overall tough times.

My goal is to share my lessons so you can skip my obstacles and be more successful in ALL areas of life. Hence why this is called The STRONG Life Podcast!

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Strength & Conditioning Books + STRONG Knowledge In Business & Life http://zacheven-esh.com/strength-conditioning-books-strong-knowledge-business-life/ http://zacheven-esh.com/strength-conditioning-books-strong-knowledge-business-life/#comments Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:29:35 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17500 I am often asked the same questions over and over again. My question to you is; Are YOU willing to do some research? Willing to watch videos, listen to podcasts, use the search bar and do some grunt work to find the answers? I can hand you answers and strategies but like I tell the […]

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I am often asked the same questions over and over again.

My question to you is; Are YOU willing to do some research? Willing to watch videos, listen to podcasts, use the search bar and do some grunt work to find the answers?

I can hand you answers and strategies but like I tell the athletes I work with, it is up to YOU to do the work.

Ultimately, your success or lack of rests on your shoulders.

Below I have several videos for you to dig into.

They cover the strength & conditioning books I recommend, training knowledge for yourself vs athletes, training around age and injuries, gym business / warehouse gym business and mindset.

Opportunity is knocking....

Strength & Conditioning Books for Strength Coaches

Missing from this Video is my Encyclopedia of Underground Strength & Conditioning as I had a box of extras in my garage.

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Below are resources linked up to guide you towards living your life with The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence.

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RANT: How “Good Enough” & Mediocrity Is Ruining This Country! http://zacheven-esh.com/rant-mediocrity/ http://zacheven-esh.com/rant-mediocrity/#comments Fri, 19 Aug 2016 20:07:35 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17489 WARNING: RANT TIME. I'm about to unleash some fury on all the things pissing me off. Sensitive people should go elsewhere. You can view these rants as a complaint or as truth. I feel like we're in a war against mediocrity and I have MANY stories to prove it. What brings me to ranting is […]

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WARNING: RANT TIME.

I'm about to unleash some fury on all the things pissing me off.

Sensitive people should go elsewhere.

You can view these rants as a complaint or as truth.

I feel like we're in a war against mediocrity and I have MANY stories to prove it.

What brings me to ranting is a recent situation that happened and then ironically I came across an article I wrote in 2010, The Pussification of America.

We're in a world where people are FRAUDS - they TALK about excellence but truly only want and accept mediocrity.

The recent scenario that happened really tipped me off.

This Video explains ......

When I was outside digging, my son came outside to say hi to me, he told me he loves me.

I told him when he grows up and has a job, ANY job, that if he makes a mistake, he has to fix it, period. Even if it's NOT your fault. You fix it.

If I owned that fence company I would have driven to the house, seen the mistake (whether it was mine or not) and found a way to make it right.

I spent 2 days on the phone and digging here, there and everywhere until I found a reputable company. My bill was small, 196 dollars or something. For that fence company, they wipe their ass with that money but now I will have NO hesitation when people ask me about them, telling them they don't OWN their mistakes.

That is called being WEAK.

Here's a Short List of WEAK shyt happening in this world.

  • Notice in the profile of Coaches on twitter, they always have the little weak phrase, "opinions are my own". What this REALLY means is that their school is scared of someone who is gonna say something that offends others. For example, let's say a Coach says something like this: "The 6 AM group needs more intensity if they want to win!"

The administration of the school FEARS someone getting butt hurt which leads to law suits.

I know someone who recently retired from being Superintendent of Schools. He told me gets 4 - 8 phone calls EVERY DAY from complaining parents. That is every day. He said this is what he used to get every year!

Times are changing, we can't deny it. And, when people say 'It's this generation" it's really NOT that simple. It's the parents. It's the adults who were supposedly raised in "tougher times" that have more excuses than a grocery list.

I tell kids straight up, "If I lie to you and tell you what an animal you are when you really are NOT, am I helping you?"

I recently was asked to speak to a team and I saw 1 of the kids who used to train with us. I told this athlete he was an embarrassment to the team. I told him I remember him telling me he woke up at 12 noon and all he ate that day was a bowl of cereal and it was 6 PM. He smirked and almost laughed. I told him it's NOT funny, it's an embarrassment to himself and the team. I told him to NEVER show up at my gym again. NO amount of money can't buy you out of your laziness or rudeness.

Many would take the money. But that behavior sickens me. Kids like this NEED to hear the truth. The earlier they learn this lesson, the better.

Now, if I was a teacher, I'd be in court for saying what I said, getting sued for this student being butt hurt. The TRUTH is what these kids need to hear. Lying to them only hurts them NOW and in the Future.

  • A Coach at a well known prep school brought me to his school last year to see if I could help his team. He showed me the weight room which was OLD, it still had the 1980 Universal Machine but damn, I LOVED it. I KNEW I could build monsters in that dungeon.

    But...... That Coach told me athletics have taken a back seat the past 10 years because administration doesn't want to deal with the back lash of parents complaining.
    I knew I was in the wrong place when he introduced me to a parent who told me he didn't want his kid to get bulky and slow lifting weights. His son was 5' 8" and 150 lbs. I thought people only said that stupid line in the 80s.

  • Do you see the problem here? Parents and kids are delusional because we fear telling them the truth. Bulky and slow at 150 lbs on a Basketball? WTF!?!?!
    - Another prep school brought me in to discuss running strength & conditioning for athletes. Their Football team had a losing record BUT they go to a performance facility because they "get a deal". WTF is everyone doing looking for cheaper rather than better? How about that losing record year after year? Saved money doesn't help make the kids any better.
  • While in the same meeting, the AD introduced me to the Physical Education Dept Chair and said they're considering having me there to train the kids. The Dept Chair said, "Ohhhhh, is the weight room gonna be clean?" I said to the AD, "That is a WEAK excuse. This is about helping the kids and we're worried about me wiping down equipment and putting weights away?" 

    I saw right then and there that this school was NOT Living for The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence. 

    The AD told me he hates walking through the weight room and he showed me why.

    The weight room had barbells on the floor loaded up and NOT returned. This means there is NO leadership, organization or TOUGHNESS in the weight room. There is NO winning culture.

    Squat racks were stuffed in a corner so only 1 side could serve for plate storage. It was a complete shit show. Mediocrity wins! They said they're concerned they can't afford me. I told them They can't afford to NOT to have me there. THAT's the truth.

    - Another school had me invited up for several visits. Yes, not 1 visit, several visits. They talked a big game and wanted to change their losing record across several sports.

    After a few meetings they didn't even reply to e mails. Nor did they say, "Thanks for taking time out of your schedule, we appreciate it." People are ungrateful. It's WEAK when you can't even reply to an e mail and say "thank you".

    Isn't it amazing that in this world people don't say thank you and those who do a GREAT job, or perhaps a good job, they get fired. These Coaches are called "mean". Nowadays, hard work is equated with being mean.

    THAT weak attitude is killing this country.

    - A kid we used to train told me one day that his neck was hurting because his workouts in the High School weight room required squats, but, they ran out of squat racks. So, the Coaches told guys to partner up and lift the bars up and put them on his back. Well, they DROPPED the f--ing bar on this kids neck!

    If you're in the know, you've heard of lifters who had SERIOUS injuries due to bars dropping on their necks! Well, this kids Dad e mailed us 2 weeks later saying he's too busy to train with us because "they're lifting at school". Also, this kid was on a team discount.

  • So, here we have a parent whose son could have broken his neck, BUT, he wants the free training over world class coaching. Am I the only person who sees this as stupid on the simplest of levels?
    Thanks to incidents like this one, Coaches know, I NEVER do team discounts because of how parents disrespect you as a Coach when you discount your services. They think this is some groupon bull shit and treat you like shyt.

    Groupon is for people who don't believe in what they do so they try to compete on price. WEAK.

    I've had parents in BMWs, Cadillac Trucks and Range Rovers asking about discounts. WEAK.

  • What's more important? The car you drive to impress the fake people in your town or your child's success?

I opened the first warehouse space for The Underground Strength Gym in June of 2007.

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I've NEVER had an issue with billing or refunding people.

In fact, if I ever remove an athlete from the gym and they trained half the month, I refund ALL their money. I don't want anyone's money who doesn't believe in what we do. That is what I call "dirty money".

Now, a few weeks ago, I received a notice in the mail for a charge back. I called the CC company and they said someone was billed at the gym and said they didn't recognize the payment AND did not authorize the payment.

I was confused because this NEVER happened to me. NEVER in my life did I receive a gym charge back. I made some phone calls to the Credit Card company to dig up the information and got the name of the person who claimed it was not authorized.

Here's what REALLY happened.

A father called me and spoke on the phone with me at least 3 times, perhaps even 4 or 5 times. We spoke often and I clearly remember this because I do NOT speak with people on the phone./

We also exchanged e mails and text messages.

I normally NEVER answer my phone because people are LAZY. They want to ask me about the gym, the pricing, etc, ALL of which is on the web site that they're too lazy to read. It's ALL there. It's an automatic red flag when someone calls me instead of reading the web site.

I learned this and now I tell people straight forward, ONLY e mail me AFTER you have Thoroughly read the gym web site, top to bottom. People cry like they can't spend 10 minutes to read about something for their OWN kids!

Anyway, this parent and I had multiple conversations on the phone and a few text messages.

His son attended a free trial so they were even IN the gym.

He called me and signed his son up for the 12 month training, NOT the monthly training, the ALL in 12 months I am fully dedicated training package. Then, after 2 weeks of NOT showing up, our system sends e mails to check in.

I texted the father 2 or 3 x checking in as well.

So, after all these phone calls and e mails AND showing up AT the gym to train, THIS father calls his credit card company and claims don't recognize the bill, THAT is called being WEAK.

And, why don't I want that money? Again..... THAT is what I call "dirty money". It's money coming from sneaky people who always lie and sneak their way around the truth and the work.

Also, THESE people actually WIN the case. They DO get their money back.

I have ZERO tolerance for that BS. Those people get punished merely by their own existence. And, unfortunately they teach their kids to be sneaky and weak. The WEAK society continues to be built upon ore weakness, thanks to this unethical, weak lifestyle.

This list of weak mediocrity can go on and on and on......

The truth is this: People SAY they want excellence but excellence is HARD work. It's an ALL the time thing NOT a once in a while thing.

Why are Coaches at high schools who lose 75 - 95% of the time NEVER fired? Because Admin LIKES them. They like the Coach who lays low and doesn't make waves.

A local wrestling coach told me his team loses because they don't have their own wrestling room. How pathetic of an excuse.

I've known plenty of Top teams who have POOR facilities. Coaches who are LEADERS builds more LEADERS. Leaders build winning teams both in sports AND in life.

So, how do I deal with the weak people who have weak ethics and weak work ethic?

I just put my head down and keep charging.

I KNOW that it's NOT about how much money I make or how many athletes I train, it's HOW we do what we do. It's the passion and commitment of my OWN that I can control.

A gym that is soft, cozy and holds mediocre standards will be pumping with members! Why? Because hard work is hated b many.

I say CHASE the work, Love it! Look for the tough workouts.

But this is not what people want in this world. Even if it means NO results, in their mind they're saying, "FK this, all this work sucks."

I find the beauty in the challenge while others cower under the challenge and give up.

When I go to the grave, there will be NO ONE at my funeral talking about how I was a chicken shyt. NO ONE stating how I lacked passion, ethics, work ethic, etc.

My soul will have NO place among The sneaky people, the thieves, the complainers, the mediocre and those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

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What lessons can be learned here?

Honestly, I don't know...... I just RANTED to get that shyt off my chest.

HOPEFULLY, some weak person WILL read this blog and try to change themselves for the better.

Am I preaching to the choir here?

Are all the right people reading this while those weak, unethical, sneaky people are out there, sitting on the couch contemplating their next short cut? I don't know.

But for me.

Here's what I will do NOW.

It's 90 + degrees outside. I'll go and Deadlift in my garage. I will farmer walk Kettlebells up and down the street. I'll crank out push ups and I will CHASE the pain while the weak people who love mediocrity and laziness will sit on the couch and accept mediocrity on their best day and pat themselves on the back.

Good for you for sucking.

FUCK MEDIOCRITY.

Success Takes NO Vacation.

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STRONG Life Ep 90 QnA: Strength Coach Gym Business, Training Large Groups of Athletes & Abundance Mentality http://zacheven-esh.com/ep-90/ http://zacheven-esh.com/ep-90/#respond Mon, 15 Aug 2016 19:36:33 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17479 STRONG Life Podcast Episode 90 QnA Style: Strength Coach Gym Business, Training Large Groups of Athletes & Abundance Mentality. This episode gets more dialed in being the 2nd time I ran a Live Facebook QnA. You can catch the Live QnA episodes by following me here: http://facebook.com/zevenesh Here are the topics and questions covered in […]

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STRONG Life Podcast Episode 90 QnA Style: Strength Coach Gym Business, Training Large Groups of Athletes & Abundance Mentality.

This episode gets more dialed in being the 2nd time I ran a Live Facebook QnA.

You can catch the Live QnA episodes by following me here:

http://facebook.com/zevenesh

Here are the topics and questions covered in this episode:

- Do weightlifting belts really work for safety / adding pounds to your max lifts?

- How I would train a large group of Football Players (30 athletes) in a small gym?

- What is better for fat loss? High reps Vs Low reps.

- How important is a structured training program vs constantly varied training?

- What are the best strategies for getting the word out about your training services / warehouse gym?

- What is best for Wrestlers / Grapplers / BJJ training? Is it free weights or bodyweight?

- The abundance mentality for success as a strength coach or any individual.

- What are my thoughts on discounts / groupon, etc for training athletes?

- A Funny story on Louie Simmons

- How I like to focus on Coaching which builds a better business.

Stay tuned for the next episode by keeping up with me on Instagram and Facebook Live where I most often take your questions for the STRONG Life Podcast.

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STRONG Life Ep 89: QnA Strength Training, Injury Prevention & Simplifying Your Workouts http://zacheven-esh.com/ep-89/ http://zacheven-esh.com/ep-89/#comments Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:46:43 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17475 In STRONG Life Episode 89, I pulled the Audio from my first ever Facebook Live QnA. This was awesome and I plan to do these on the regular so make sure you follow me at http://facebook.com/zevenesh This episode is ALL about simplicity. I tackled a few questions that commonly get over complicated on the internet […]

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In STRONG Life Episode 89, I pulled the Audio from my first ever Facebook Live QnA.

This was awesome and I plan to do these on the regular so make sure you follow me at http://facebook.com/zevenesh

This episode is ALL about simplicity.

I tackled a few questions that commonly get over complicated on the internet and in turn destroy your results. I don't want to destroy your results at the expense of sounding smarter yet not delivering results.

I always focus on 1 thing, RESULTS. I'd rather simplify the complex than try to complicate the simple.

So, that being said. In this episode of The STRONG Life Podcast, I cover the following topics / questions in this episode:

- How to train girls vs boys in strength & conditioning?

- How do I implement injury prevention as well as how I work around injuries.

- My Thoughts on the over abundance of information nowadays and how I break things down and make them simple and effective.

- How to develop power & explosiveness plus sample exercises & book recommendation for plyometrics and jump training.

- How to get Lean and still eat for Performance

- The simple and effective approach I implement to train young athletes.

- The new projects I am working on for strength coaches in business, training & lifestyle

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Before The “Perfect Workout” Program, Do This 1 Thing http://zacheven-esh.com/perfect-workout-program-1-thing/ http://zacheven-esh.com/perfect-workout-program-1-thing/#comments Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:13:22 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17456 The world is in a strange place...... I find myself saying that often. Hence, why I get so fired up and this article will be part rant and part advice on "what it takes"... I see what is happening in this world and of course experience some strange things on a daily basis between running […]

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The world is in a strange place......

I find myself saying that often. Hence, why I get so fired up and this article will be part rant and part advice on "what it takes"...

I see what is happening in this world and of course experience some strange things on a daily basis between running The Underground Strength Gym and training athletes, working with parents and coaches on the regular.

Before you can be a state champ, national champ, pro athlete, etc ..... You MUST pull your head out of your ass, be it as an athlete, a parent of an athlete and / or a coach.

The things I hear and see day in and day out amaze me. Sometimes I can't believe my own ears.

So, before you get your hands on the "perfect training program" with the optimal sets and reps, the exact amount of protein to be eaten on training vs non training days....

The key is to BE about it.

Too many are GREAT at TALKING about it or they are simple delusional.

  • If you're a Coach ignoring your athletes and not collaborating with sport clubs and strength coaches then you can't expect your team to become winners.
  • If you're a parent stocking the fridge and cabinets with junk food and allow your child to play video games all day, don't expect your son to suddenly dominate the competition
  • If you eat like shyt don't expect to look or feel great.

Before you begin training or if you're already training, the key is to pull your head out of your ass.

Don't be delusional.

If you're not getting stronger, you have work to do:

  • Train Smarter
  • Get training partners who push you
  • Check your nutrition
  • How is your sleep?
  • Does your lifestyle promote getting stronger or take away from being a Champion?

If you're a Coach with a losing record for your team, you must fix the issues that are causing the poor performance:

How do I improve myself, even at age 40 when "normal people" tell me I'm too old.

  • Keep learning. I am always learning. I listen to podcasts and read books on the daily.
  • Stay away from those who hold you back. It's amazing how people around can you pull you down. You must drop those negative people as of yesterday.

Hard Work is 1 of the most underestimated points of training.

Many talk a big game and sound fancy with their science talk but it doesn't impress me unless I see results. Results count the most. Don't be delusional as a coach. You can talk fancy but you MUST produce results.

It's not about training savages, it's about BUILDING savages.

I recently listened to Louie Simmons on a podcast and he spoke about breaking his records mostly in his 40s, as did Donnie Thompson (Super D) as did Jack LaLanne.

The success people get is earned. This is why I don't play the lottery. This is why I don't watch those ridiculous TV shows filled with drama.

I want to EARN my success.

I don't want to be gifted the money.

I don't want to see on TV people crying over their weak ass drama.

The other day I walked home for 2 miles barefoot on the cement because I was pissed off. I felt my life was too easy (even though I struggle through much of the same as many of you).....

I wanted to push myself.

I want to harden my body and mind.

Many people write about it or talk about it but I am out there pushing myself or I feel like a fraud writing about this to you.

Get your hands dirty and do the work.

Don't be delusional. Success is earned.

You Get What You Earn.

Live The Code 365

--Z--

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STRONG Life Ep 88: SPARTAN FIT with Joe DeSena http://zacheven-esh.com/ep-88/ http://zacheven-esh.com/ep-88/#comments Wed, 03 Aug 2016 01:55:38 +0000 http://zacheven-esh.com/?p=17445 In episode 88 of The STRONG Life Podcast, Joe DeSena & I discuss some AWESOME topics centering around: - Life & Business Lessons learned running Spartan Race Business as it keeps growing and evolving - The standard of Excellence & why we need to stop apologizing for having high expectations of others and ourselves - […]

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In episode 88 of The STRONG Life Podcast, Joe DeSena & I discuss some AWESOME topics centering around:

- Life & Business Lessons learned running Spartan Race Business as it keeps growing and evolving

- The standard of Excellence & why we need to stop apologizing for having high expectations of others and ourselves

- Having a Purpose In Life & how this will Drive you out of your darkest, toughest times!


- How often does Joe DeSena exercise and HOW does he workout, even when he's super busy like having endless meetings during a book launch?

- Why overthinking your fitness, your life, your work, your business, etc is Holding you & I back from achieving BIG success!

- Joe and I discuss how inspiring & awesome The ORIGINAL Pioneer of Fitness & Success was, Jack LaLanne & his awesome wife Elaine. We discuss how Jack did many of his Toughest challenges in his 40s, 50s and 60s!

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- The Kayak "Mishap" Incident That kicked my butt & how I turned a negative into an AWESOME experience using Spartan UP Lessons!

- How Joe ran his recent Spartan Race in Scotland while Also Carrying Weights (Farmer Walks) for 5 hours!

- We Answer some QnA as well from my Instagram on Success, Motivation, Business & Being SPARTAN!

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Get Spartan Fit The Book HERE - This Book Will Punch Your Excuses In The Face!

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How to Win Spartan Fit on Audible .....

I'm going with the "Pay It Forward" Model.

Drop a Comment Below & Let us know How you're going to help others with the information from Spartan Fit.

You do NOT need to be a Coach! This competition is for Anyone who Wants to be Better in LIFE!

I am excited to see your comments below!

I will choose the Winner on Friday, August 5th!

Live The Code 365,

--Z--

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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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