I recently had a "moment", at least I did in my own mind...... I was feeling a bit run down a few weeks ago and 1 of my training sessions was simply nothing to write home to Mom about. And so I simply thought about these time crunched training (sorry, I hate using that word "workout") sessions I've been having with my athletes at the high school that are limited to 30 minutes. One of the athletes at the end was sweating and had gotten worked quite intensely. He said to myself and the crew, … [Read more...]
Gladiator Bodybuiliding of the 60s & 70s
The Golden Era of Bodybuilding (the 70s) brought on the high volume approach to training. Before this, many of these men trained 3 x week with a full body workout, which is STILL a GREAT program. Men like Steve Reeves built amazing physiques that are still the highest standard for today. Many bodybuilders followed Arnold's lead of 2 workouts a day with the entire body being split across 3 workouts. Arnold changed the scene of bodybuilding not just with his physique, but his charisma. He … [Read more...]
Training When You Don’t Feel Like It?
What do you do when your body and mind don't meet at the half way point and agree on training? Deep down, it's likely a planned training day. You coincidentally came across a handful of articles, warning you against the dangers of over training, adrenal burn out, listening to your body and the importance of rest. You are now armed with ammo for a good excuse to skip that workout. But, deep down in your gut, in your heart and soul, you KNOW you should train. You KNOW your mind is pussing out … [Read more...]
Muscle Building Secrets, Part II
If you haven't read Part I in this series, please do so First by clicking HERE. A lil' Underground History for ya, hence, The MONSTER Sale We're Holding HERE: - 23 years ago, in June of 1989 I began training - 10 years ago, The Underground Strength movement originated as I began training athletes from my parent's garage and backyard - 5 years ago, The Underground Strength Gym (Warehouse location) opened up in Edison, NJ … [Read more...]