Not EVERY post on this Blog will be about lifting. I don't think lifting is the end all be all, perhaps you've heard me use the phrase, 'Kick Ass in Life AND Lifting'? If not, read the book HERE! Here's a bit of my day and how things are rolling for me lately... I've had a slam packed day and normally I do more work, but today was different. Many ask me how I get so much done and still have so much passion and energy on top of such a hectic schedule. Well, # 1, I focus on my passion, … [Read more...]
TWO Muscles You Should NEVER Deny!
TWO things you should NEVER deny or neglect if you want to be strong as hell: 1) Grip Strength 2) Ab Training When I first began training without the use of wrist and hand straps my grip was weak as hell. I used to do chin ups and every pulling motion with straps to take the grip OUT of the picture. BIG mistake. Having weak hands makes EVERYTHING else weak, or, vice versa. A mighty grip makes everything else stronger. For abs, I prefer two movements over others: anything with the power … [Read more...]
3 Lessons From Human – Gorilla Hybrids, aka Freaks of Strength
I am inspired to write this Blog greatly because of two men, both of whom I speak of often: Jonny Hinds, Owner of The Monkey Bar Gym, who will also be presenting at The Underground Strength Gym in Edison in October (stay tuned for this announcement). Rick Gonzales, my infamous college Gymnastics Coach. These men have the seamless strength of Gorillas. They move their bodies through space and perform bodyweight strength exercises that are extremely challenging, yet they show such tight … [Read more...]
CrossFit Central = 12 BadAss Underground Strength Coaches
12 Coaches hit The Underground last week to become Certified Underground Strength Coaches. They were highly motivated, strong as hell and BIG Time dedicated. We hit 2 workouts every day, skipped lunch on Day 2 with NO complaints and they were roarin' for more. Sounds tough? Not if you love to train and live and breathe this stuff! Look how much fun we had, check the Vids: WOW! That is a TON of video footage and just a lil' taste of what went down during their 2 days at … [Read more...]
Are You Training Like an Animal?
A few years back i was introduced to Jonny Hinds, owner & creator of The Monkey Bar Gym. Pat Miletich and I were chatting by phone and told me I need to connect w/Jonny. Pat was a former UFC champion and has coached countless greats to the top of their game in the world of MMA. Jonny and I connected right away and he blew me away with his knowledge and wisdom of physical culture. We just spoke on the phone literally 15 minutes ago as he cruised around Santa Monica Beach on his … [Read more...]
Power Talk with Jonny Hinds of The Monkey Bar Gym
On my one hand, I can count those who have REALLY influenced me in training AND in life. Without hesitation, Jonny Hinds is one of those people. I connected with Jon maybe 2 or 3 years ago by phone, after Pat Miletich, the MMA Coach and former UFC Champion, sent me his way. I would spend over an hour on the phone talking about physical culture and nutrition every time we chatted. We would philosophize about life and exchange cool training and life stories and experiences, and, I'll admit, … [Read more...]