STRONG Life Podcast ep. 188 with my Dude, John Welbourn from Power Athlete. This episode covers little in the realm of training / strength & conditioning and instead, Johnny & I chat about the meaning of life and lessons we've learned as we "get older". I gotta tell ya, I could talk with Johnny ALL day without stopping, very few guys I connect with who keep it real like Welbourn. In fact, we did chat all night in Philly a few years back and unfortunately, it was no recorded due to … [Read more...]
Are You TOO Passionate?
Nowadays you can get punished for being too ambitious, too passionate, caring too much, etc.... Punished by the WRONG people that is. If you let the naysayers control your actions and hold down your passion you WILL Lose. Period. Here is a quick story about why I take pride in The Underground Strength Gym and why you should stick to your passion no matter what! Pay close attention and don't let anyone or anything hold you back form living your dreams. … [Read more...]
Strong Mind, Body & Spirit – Since When!?
"The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions." Paulo Coelho A close friend of mine was chatting with me the other day and he asked me: "Dude, when did you get on this kick of being all spiritual" in his good ol' Texas accent. Well.... I've always believed in a strong mind and strong … [Read more...]
NEW Rules For LIFE
"It's Not The Daily Increase But Daily Decrease. Hack Away At The Unessential" - Bruce Lee The past year (2012) life has gotten more hectic for me than perhaps any other year 've experienced. More work, more travels, more expenses, more product creation, more following "the rules" and naturally..... MORE stress. About 3 years ago my family and I moved from the town we grew up in to a town my wife would always visit as a kid. She would take me here through the summer with our kids and … [Read more...]
The Story Of A Wimp Who Attacked Life
“The frequent employment of one’s will power masters all organs of movement and trains them to perform feats which otherwise would have been difficult, painful, and even impossible. The man becomes independent and self reliant; He will never be a coward, and, when real danger threatens, he is the one who is looked up to by others. The knowledge of one’s strength entails a real mastery over oneself; it breeds energy and courage, helps one over the most difficult tasks of life, and … [Read more...]
10 Basic Attitudes Of A Warrior
I am always learning from others, hunting for ways to improve my knowledge and share it with Team Underground, apply it to my own training and to share with you. While away in upstate NY, I had LOTS of time to think deeply about life & lifting. I feel that all of us should get away every few months to "quiet the mind" & soul search. I used to be OVERLY influenced by others to a point where I couldn't decide what / how to do things fully on my own. Unfortunately, I see this still … [Read more...]
Who Just Won the Underground Strength Coach Certification!?!?
I have been posting to this Blog for well over a year now. There are a few names I recognize from the comments, and there is 1 who is ALWAYS joining in on the conversation, asking questions, dropping comments, showing his genuine interest and passion to learn and succeed. So, while driving home earlier today, I decided I want to reward this person as best as possible.... with a FREE Underground Strength Coach Certification (Valued at $1,500) Perhaps, once again, we can call this "Pay it … [Read more...]
“Sky’s the limit!”
If you're in a slump, don't worry, I'll help you step it up and make your way out of it. It's mind power, and you and ONLY you can control your mind. The mind must be trained, just like your body, if you want it to be strong, powerful, mighty and fierce. I can relate to you, trust me, I have heard many tell me I can't do "it", and what I'm doing won't work, etc, etc. Other "Big" names try to stop me, trash talk me and slow me down. Sorry, there will be NONE of that. I'm picking up momentum … [Read more...]
Workouts of The Dragon
Bruce "The Dragon" Lee was quite the physical specimen, as we all know this all too well. I saw some recent pics of him using his own gripper machine, which we now see on the market in various places. Bruce was not only a work out fanatic, but he was truly a forearm / grip training fanatic. Check out one of Bruce's workouts below... … [Read more...]