I was thinking about my dog. All of my dogs. And I've had those "aggressive breeds" since I was a 5 year old kid. Pit Bulls and Dobermans. In the late 90s and early 2000s, I had a Red Doberman AND a Pit Bull under the same roof. These dogs are supposedly so brutal but the truth is, these dogs are big mushes. They want to be hugged and loved. Humans screw it all up for these dogs through poor treatment and exaggerating everything. People would see my dogs and run like Godzilla was on the … [Read more...]
STRONG Life 236 | QnA: Parenting, Gym Business & Training Mistakes I Regret
STRONG Life Podcast ep. 236. This QnA was a BEAST! I had a blast answering some more unique and interesting questions. You can't ONLY chat strength & conditioning. Eventually, we want to talk about LIFE. Truly, all the training we do is a vehicle for getting better at LIFE. Thanks to ALL who asked such GREAT questions. … [Read more...]
Be GREAT, Because…..
It was a Friday morning as I flew from NJ to NC and would then fly to Miami. I would be spending the weekend sharing stories of The Underground Strength Gym with plans of inspiring just 1 person. No thoughts of "world domination" as too many love to shout from the roof tops. My time in NC came and went in the blink of an eye. I spent lots of time hanging out with Jim Wendler in NC, talking life more than we spoke about lifting. Saturday evening I flew to Miami and Mike Bledsoe picked me up … [Read more...]
Encyclopedia of Underground Strength & Conditioning [Official Trailer]
My words can't describe what has been put into this book. I wanted to share w/you my trailer for my book, The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength & Conditioning. I can NEVER thank ALL the people, I would forget some of you and likely many of you. Of course, those who stood behind me EVER SINCE DAY 1 are my family and a few close friends. Very few. God knows I have been through some rough times in my life & if it wasn't for my wife, my kids, my parents, my brothers, a few … [Read more...]
10 Memories From 6 Years Old & 20 Pieces of Advice for My Son On His 6th Birthday
June 26th, 2014 Today my son turns 6 years old. Time flies too fast. I track time with my own memories. I remember being 6 years old like it was yesterday. Here I am, 38 years old and I worry about time quite often, which is why I live the way I do, take the chances and risks I do. Time is the ONE thing you can NEVER get back. I'd like to share some memories from when I was 6 and some advice for my best friend, my son, Ethan. I hope you enjoy and learn a few things :) … [Read more...]
Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fundraiser Results
Total Funds Raised Between Underground Strength Gym Deadlift Fundraiser & Our Online Fundraiser Is $2,775 I Have Donated To Round Up & Make It AN Even 3 Grand. Screen Shots Posted Below. [youtube width="640" height="360"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LruakeGTUkk[/youtube] ____________________ Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy has passed I am still shocked at how many people don't REALLY understand what happened. I would probably not realize either if I wasn't so close to the beach … [Read more...]
Who Inspires You?
I've got a question for you..... [youtube width="640" height="360"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQHX8ul2xlc[/youtube] Please drop a comment with your answer. Looking forward to hearing who and what inspires the men and ladies of Underground Strength Nation! Peace --Z-- … [Read more...]
I Will NOT Be Broken
"I Will NOT Be Broken" Above, Mike Valley at The T&F Outdoors Sports Shop from Edison, NJ. I bought my first Ugly Stick fishing pole from that store, which no longer exists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_WPaMxLyuc I've known of pro skateboarder, Mike Vallely, since I was in elementary school and he was a teenager tearing up the streets and roof tops of Edison, NJ. I'm not sure there were any places Mike V did NOT skate. I've seen him skating roof tops, BMX ramps, the walls of … [Read more...]
Life, Love & Laughter
Hey, Undergrounders..... With all this talk of always being intense, pushing the envelope and being mentally tough we gotta remember to enjoy life, spend time with friends and family, tell your special friends and those you care about that you respect them & love them..... Time goes too fast and sometime we forget to do these things amidst all our hustling, grinding and working day and night. This week has been a very intense week for me emotionally, some ups and some downs. I caught … [Read more...]
Why Were You Put On This Earth?
Special thanks to my friend and Underground Strength Coach, Travis Holley, for sharing this with me. Travis will be at The Austin, TX USC Cert. I'm not telling you to agree / disagree with this video. I am asking you a question that was asked to me some years ago..... hopefully forcing you to think a little deeper than your ordinary day. I've seen and personally experienced lots of ups and downs. The downs came from bad decision making, greed, loss of focus, lack of listening, too … [Read more...]