Your Mission: Agile, Mobile & Hostile….
The REAL Men HAD it back in the day, The Golden Era & Old School times…
Why were the Agile, Mobile & Hostile? How did they achieve the ultimate in performance AND appearance? Their approach was simple yet challenging….
They concentrated on a blend of strength, muscle building, raw power and athleticism. It wasn’t enough to be able to squat, bench or deadlift heavy. NO, Sir, these men blended gymnastics, strongman training, feats of strength and a mastery of bodyweight exercises into their repertoire.
Jumps, sprints, hand balancing and partner bodyweight exercises were also incorporated. If you’re my age or older, you recall The World’s Strongest Man Competition included some of the best bodybuilders in the world. Try asking the top bodybuilders of today to bend steel, carry a refrigerator on their back or heck, something as simple as farmer walking a pair of 100 lb dumbbells for 150 feet will render them exhausted, possibly even useless.
What a shame….. or did I say, What a sham??!!
Above, John Grimek easily tossing around over 300 lbs, cranking out tiger bends and demonstrating his amazing muscle control. John was a Perth Amboy native, just 5 short minutes away from The Underground Strength Gym!
Lately…. I’ve been experimenting with an almost exclusive bodyweight bodybuilding & strength building program (soon the program will be released so make sure you enter your e mail for updates, TOP Right)…. My strength is sky high and my upper body has packed on muscle AND some serious width in the lats.
Trust me, after days of regular bodyweight pulling movements your lats feel pumped on a regular basis. My grip strength feels very tight and NO strength is lost, only gained. Soon I’ll be blending in some regular Underground Strength to kick off each workout, perhaps a power lift, a dumbbell quick lift, a strongman or odd object lift….
I’ve used the template with my athletes and they are progressing faster than ever before. Remember, our goal isn’t to simply be strong without application, we want the complete package: Agile, Mobile & Hostile! It’s a blend of brute strength, athleticism, explosive speed, power and lean muscle…. Muscle that can actually DO WORK, how about that! Such a rarity nowadays.
Some of our athletes are viewed as odd, or as freaks. A tri athlete who flips 600 lb tires, climbs ropes, deadlifts 455 lbs and weighs 190 lbs!? Yes, he’s the complete package and a waterman, like Laird Hamilton, surfing, paddle surfing, swimming in the ocean when the beaches are closed during storms, mountain biking, Underground Strength Training & more!
Another athlete, a former collegiate Football player, recently lost 20 lbs, and has GAINED strength & power. Imagine a 235 lb life guard, able to climb rope with ease, easily jumping on top of 50 + inches of tractor tires, swimming, running…. This IS athleticism and this IS what we’re supposed to be able to do.
Stay tuned for some video footage, but, those of you who are members of The Underground Brotherhood have access NOW, to our latest Underground Workout of the Month, The August Underground Movie of Strength, and, coming this week, an interview with a former Navy SEAL, who REALLY knows what it means to be Agile, Mobile & Hostile.
Time to make breakfast for the family, then hitting the trails for some serious mountain biking!
Life is good by the Beach!
All you need is a barbell, a few dumbbells and your own body. Oh yea, you also need the guts, drive and determination that lacks in so many men nowadays. REAL Men can step forward, fakers, wimps and cry babies step aside.