I came across a video from 2018 on my YouTube channel and felt it needed to get reposted. I've got close to 5,000 videos on YouTube, so remember, you can learn anything you want if you're willing to dig deep and do a little research aka use the search bar. This video is about Squats and Success lessons learned after a business seminar I attended. Enjoy, Learn and most of all, TAKE ACTION. … [Read more...]
5 Reasons to Surround Yourself with GREAT People for GREATER Success & LIFE
I say it all the time and I can not emphasize this enough.... You MUST surround yourself and engage with battery chargers, NOT battery drainers. On Monday, Dan Goodman (Co Owner of Varsity House Gym) traveled down to The Underground Strength Gym of Manasquan with his Head Coach, Adam Menner. We trained, talked business, shop and LIFE. I wanted Dan to take a birds eye view of my business as we work on the next strategy of growth & impact for my various businesses: - The … [Read more...]
Thoughts on Squats, Life & Lifting
I had recently come across a video that inspired me to share my thoughts on squats, life and lifting. I've been saying for countless years how the iron is the best therapy for me. Is it the same for you? I don't know, but I am quite confident that if you're in need of a boost, there isn't a whole lot that feels more invigorating and powerful than experiencing an awesome training session. With my hectic schedule, I am getting in a few 5:30 AM training sessions each week. This is much better … [Read more...]
164 | How to Harness The Power of Your Mind to Achieve More Success
I'm returning home from an amazing trip to Vermont to help with our annual Spartan Wrestling Camp but this was also the FIRST time I took my son with me to Vermont. Simply going to Vermont to meet and work with Joe DeSena sends me into a mode of stepping up ALL my training, nutrition and lifestyle. I know that Joe will always throw a monkey wrench into what we're doing. For my son, I wanted him to experience the outdoors, the beauty and power of hiking the mountain and to escape from … [Read more...]
Growing, Evolving & Improving As A Human BEING | Mike Bledsoe
STRONG Life Podcast Ep. 113 with Mike Bledsoe from Barbell Shrugged. Mike and I met a few years ago when he invited me to Miami to speak at WODAPALOOZA on behalf of Barbell Shrugged. Since then, we've evolved..... We've done Strength projects together, podcasts together and got crushed by Joe DeSena in Vermont while helping Joe with his first book, SPARTAN UP! This conversation digs deep into how Mike and I are evolving, changing, growing and most of all, allowing this growth and … [Read more...]
STORY: How The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength Almost NEVER Happened, Until…
Above, Quatro Deuce, Joe DeSena and Myself at SPARTAN HQ (Pittsfield, Vt) the weekend The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength & Conditioning was Launched AND the Weekend of The SPARTAN Underground Mastermind. A Busy & Awesome Weekend Wrapped In One! ________________ Here's a story many of you don't know..... It's a story I wanted to share so you understand that I am just like you..... A story of how The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength & Conditioning never … [Read more...]
Hard Work Is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Hard Work is BEAUTIFUL. That is the first step towards success in any endeavor, Loving work rather than fearing work. You'll find resistance all around you as you work your ass off to achieve greatness in any endeavor, be it in the gym or in life. People will call you "crazy" and say "that's not normal". You're damn right it's not normal. Normal people achieve normal or average levels of success. I have ZERO interest in being average or normal. Recently, I was reminded like a punch … [Read more...]
WHY You MUST Earn It & Respect It!
I was in Vermont at SPARTAN HQ with 15 other Underground Strength Coaches. 2 days in a row we trekked up the mountain behind Joe DeSena's house and although I had been to the top before, it never gets old at the top. But, I am sure, for some people, they don't get it.... They don't understand why they should embrace the work. This is why..... … [Read more...]
Episode # 64: Flight 518
For weeks I would see different planes flying overhead. I would stare at them, every single one of them. I was beginning to think of not wanting to be on a plane. I was thinking even more about doing what I love, and, how much longer and how many more things will I do in my life that are NOT what I want to do. Would I draw the line? When would I draw the line. Should I suck it up, or have I sucked up enough? For days it felt wrong. Going away again, getting on a plane, and again, doing 1 … [Read more...]
A FREE Gift I forgot to Announce!
Sorry for sending you 2 messages in one day, but I totally forgot to mention this when telling you about the way I have updated, changed and pumped up The Underground! What did I forget? Well, it's the F-R-E-E 4 months I add onto your membership when you sign up for the year. For those who have signed up for a full year in the past week don't worry, I already went in and added those f-r-e-e 4 months. I am also doing some really cool stuff with my Underground members where I let them know … [Read more...]