Give me nothing but a Barbell and I will Build a BadAss.
Do you have the discipline, drive and dedication to train with nothing but a barbell? If you do, then we can make it happen. But the truth is that MOST don't desire the simplicity.
They crave the fancy. They crave the fads. If my business could be run like a simple training hall we can certainly weed out the not so serious.
Add some bodyweight bodybuilding aka calisthenics and now we have a match made in heaven.
When in doubt, I revert to the Deadlift and calisthenics or a simple barbell lift such as the squat or power clean. With simplicity and intensity comes powerful results.
See the Video below as I explain why you must attack the deadlifts & calisthenics.
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And, below is a video from our Deadlift session at The Underground Strength Coach Cert + Travis Mashs' Learn 2 Lift.
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Travis Mash Deadlifts 635 lbs at 42 Years Young
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3 Reasons You Need to Attack Deadlifts & Calisthenics:
- The Deadlift builds a unique type of strength. A type of strength that delivers strength in the gym, in sports or at work and during ADLs (Activities of Daily Living). You also get an INCREDIBLE feeling of inner strength & confidence from Deadlifting. The primitive nature of the Deadlift makes you feel like a Savage.
- Calisthenics & Bodyweight Bodybuilding makes you feel agile, mobile and hostile. It is the ultimate control over your body. Sprints, Jumps, Explosive Push Ups, Rope Climbing, etc give you the coordination and athleticism that help drive your raw strength (from Deadlifts, Squats, Cleans, etc) to greater heights. You never want to be Strong & Useless. Never.
- Your shoulders will thank you. When I spent 6 months doing ONLY Bodyweight Bodybuilding my joints felt GREAT. My love, passion and addiction to heavy lifting takes it's toll on my joints and it will have you paying the price as well. There is a give and take when doing lots of heavy overhead pressing and bench pressing.The Deadlift can be used with lighter weights for speed and every 6 - 8 weeks some heavy singles and you will make regular strides in strength.Combining Deadlifts with Calisthenics can be the simplest yet most powerful "training program".I know the scientists and perfectionists will cry over such simplicity but the expert knows the power behind simplicity, the amateur seeks out the fads and gimmicks.
The bottom line is that results don't lie.
With over 1,000 athletes having training at The Underground Strength Gym and Tens of Thousands going through my online training, the results have been powerful.
At the end of the day Results are the only things that count.
Time to hit some Deadlifts & Calisthenics. Simple and Powerful.
Live The Code 365,