Check out these 2 e mails I just got. Full names are withheld to protect privacy.
The first e mail is from a Marine we trained at The Underground Strength Gym before he was deployed and is currently a Captain. The Dude is tough as nails & when he trained he fired on ALL cylinders, it was always inspiring to train him, so check his e mail, below:
What’s going on bro! I just wanted to drop you a line.
I’ve been spending the past few weeks really exploring your site and it has completely revitalized me man! Contrary to popular belief, time in the Corps can really hurt your fitness. Well, sorta, at least.
I feel like my PT has been slacking. I feel that I haven’t been making the gains that I want, even though I ran the Marine Corps physical fitness test last month for a perfect score (20 dead hang pull ups, 100 sit-ups in 2mins, and 3mile run under 18mins).
I just wanted to thank you again man!
Everything you send pumps me up every day.
Looking at the workouts (I just started the hybrid Kettlebell workout program) has revitalized my spirits to get out of the stagnant PT that I had been doing and get back on “the path.”
I thought that the best way to thank you would be to share a story.
My 1stSgt went through an amazing physical transformation a few years ago.
During this time, he had the opportunity to meet DDP. Yes, that’s Diamond Dallas Page, the master of the diamond cutter!
After his wrestling days, DDP started DDP Yoga: a high intensity yoga program to elevate the heart rate and get you strong with no impact activities. He’s also a great fucking American and an inspiration.
He came to PT with us a few weeks ago, and I’ll tell you- his shit is no joke!
He also decided that since our team is deploying for 1 full year, that all 30 guys should have an iPad or a Garmin Foretrex 401(for those that already have a tablet).
So, after he tore us up physically, he gave us one. More importantly, he is hooking us up with some DDP yoga for deployment.
I will surely be combining it with your workouts while I’m gone!
Even more importantly, he introduced us to Mr. Arthur Boreman.
Arthur is another badass muther who inspired the shit out of me!
As a US Army Airborne vet, he couldn’t walk without canes and weighed 300lbs. With the help of DDP, some personal initiative, and a limitless amount of courage and dedication, he kicked ass and got his life back together. It was an absolute honor and privilege to meet Arthur and DDP. They are some badass Americans!
I wanted to share the link below with you. Brought me to tears bro! Every time I watch it. It’s a 10min video about Arthur’s amazing transformation. I figured that it would be something that you would appreciate it.
Enjoy my friend, and let me know what you think!
As always, thanks for everything you do man! Stay well, stay strong, and continue kicking ass!
- Ron -
I recently was in Indiana for my 2 week responsibility for the Army Reserves. Though we were pulling several 16 to 20 hour days, while at one point having 7 hours of sleep in over 48 hours while convoying through several states, myself and fellow
soldiers found time to train.
I have been reading your websites and studying your training material for years.
When it came time to train with no equipment I had no hesitation unlike my friends. I set up circuit courses using cinder blocks, chains, CONEX containers and other odd objects we had.
I had people dragging thick chains forward and backward, doing pull-ups on CONEX containers, and even made a dip stand out of cinder blocks.
We did overhead squats and lunges with cinder blocks as well as goblet style squats.
We box jumped using a wooden deck and cinder blocks for variable heights.
Overall, I couldn’t train as much as I would have liked but using the methods and ideas you have been posting for years, we made things work. My buddy who is a “gym rat” was blown away by my knowledge and ability to improvise.
I made a deadlift station using a 4×4 beam and chains.
Your information is incredible and I commend you for putting your knowledge out to everyone so we can all benefit as well as help others.
Please share on facebook / twitter and drop a comment if you enjoyed these e mails and this video. I thought they were inspiring as hell!!!
MUCH respect to all our military men and women! Thank YOU!
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