I am always finding inspiration. For some reason, everything I see inspires me in some shape or form. I am inspired to be better than I currently am as well as to not be like the things I see that bother me. I've tried to change, to calm down, to be less intense or less serious or even less passionate but it lasts very little. I'm just not a calm guy who lets things slide. I'm intense, passionate and fired up. It's like telling Dan Gable to stop being so intense. It doesn't work. It will … [Read more...]
3 Tips To Conquer ANY Challenge
In mid September, me and a few close friends have a 26 hr, non stop Navy SEAL challenge. 2 former Navy SEALs (both friends of mine - although I safely assume they won't be my friend during this mission) will put my buddies and I through the ringer and I imagine it will be like a kick in the teeth AND the balls at the same time. But wanna know something? I am PSYCHED and can NOT wait to GO! The challenge is organized by former Navy SEAL, Mark Divine, the ass kickings will be led by 2 … [Read more...]
Business Secrets & Lift STRONG Low Down
Lots happening here at Underground Central..... Joe DeFranco and I have finished our 'Lost Secrets of Strength: The Biz Files" and will be announcing the release shortly. Expected release time is early December, so tell your loved ones that you KNOW what you want for the Holidays :) Joe and I held a closed door meeting at my gym and answered 2 hours of business questions, from there, we hopped on the phone and answered another hour of business questions. You'll get 3 hours of answers … [Read more...]
Lift STRONG Fundraiser – The Strongman Log
Part II of the http://LiftSTRONG.com fundraiser, the strongman log! High school bruddahs rocked the 100 lb log and college athletes cranked the 160 lb log. Check it and drop a comment, thought, question or random anything :) Soon it will be time to tone down the strongman training we do and get away from all the beatings it can give the body. Football season is around the corner and our Gridiron Gladiators are ready to run through their competition. The time is NOW. Make it … [Read more...]
Lift STRONG Fundraiser – The Tire Flip
Let the games begin. Here is the beginning moments of The Lift STRONG Fundraiser, and yes, there will be MORE footage to come! You saw high school athletes, collegiate athletes and NJ state troopers competing in the above video, tearing it up. This was an AWESOME event and together we raised $ 1,476 - ALL of which went towards http://LiftSTRONG.com I would love to see all gyms and strength clubs holding some form a fundraiser every year going towards a foundation of their choice which helps … [Read more...]
Lift STRONG Preparation – Gladiators Only!
This Friday we will be holding our annual fundraiser, 'Lift STRONG' - everyone is invited to watch and support, our athletes will be competing and battling to say the lives of others. It will be a WAR come this Friday, make no mistake about it. If you would like to attend, it would be great if you also made a small donation so we can add to the support we will be sending to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Take a look inside The Underground as our Gladiators prepare for Battle.... If you … [Read more...]
Everything is Changing
5 years ago I spent over 4 hours on the phone with a guy by the name of Alwyn Cosgrove. I'm talking 4 + hours straight, not an hour here and there. I "met" AC through special business forums that Ryan Lee created, which were membership forums. The most motivated dudes were on this forum, and back then, as they are now, these were industry leaders. I was living at home, die hard passionate about doing what I do now for a living. Guys like Brian Grasso, Lee Taft, Jason C. Brown and Pat Bieth … [Read more...]
Making me cry…doing what you love….
Last night my wife and I rented the movie, 'The Bucket List' from DirecTV. It hit me hard, REALLY hard, and of course, had me thinking like crazy about a lot of things. The list is on now :) But, it reminded me of a person near and dear to my heart, someone who made the biggest difference in my business, and, if it were not for him, there's a good chance I wouldn't be writing this. I would likely still be satisified doing what I used to do, and only training athletes here and there on the side, … [Read more...]
Training like your life depends on it
A little story about what we did, with the full story to come soon. Click Here for details. In Strength, --Z-- … [Read more...]
LIFT STRONG Fundraiser – You In?
This Saturday, our LIFT Strong fundraiser is going down. The competition will be heated and anyone who doesn't have the eye of the tiger is lunch meat for the rest, it's that simple. Predator or Prey. Your training will tell the truth at LIFT STRONG. The training has been hard, but maybe not hard enough. The Competition will tell us if we have done our work or not. There will be lots of spectators, so remember, you're also invited :) The Events Will Be: … [Read more...]