I am NOT a hard headed guy when it comes to learning about strength, fitness and physical culture. I laugh at the morons who refuse to listen and learn. Below you'll find two men I respect, admire and confide in to help me improve my own personal training and the training of others. If you're open minded, you'll take advantage of these two Coaches as well, they are amazing, and honestly, that description doesn't do these men justice. Check out The Virginia Beach Beast, Matty Wichlinski, I am … [Read more...]
BEAST Workout by The Va. Beach BEAST
Matty Wichlinski calls this a Freestyle Fighter Barbell Complex. Matty and I tore up a 1 Day Underground Strength Coach Cert this past Saturday at his gym. The night before we had some good grub, GREAT conversations and a few brews :) I even witnessed a dude get caught stealing liquor from a 7-11. Yep, in the "South" people are buying beer, wine and all types of liquor from 7-11. Strange. Check out Matty in action below, the Dude is a straight up BEAST! If you missed The Va Beach … [Read more...]
CrossFit and Cross Training
Lots of people HATE CrossFit. Of course, it's f**ing HARD workouts. Period. For my athletes I follow a system. A system of training is required to consistently get them stronger, more explosive, adding more muscle and improving their skill at the lifts as well. CrossFit is implemented into our conditioning work. CrossFit in lifting / movement / training is similar in philosophy to why I always tell my athletes to Cross Train in other sports to make them MORE athletic in their sport of … [Read more...]
Ass Kickers, Inc.
Man, it's AWESOME to see those putting to use what they've learned during Underground Strength Coach Mentorship Courses. Check out my boys from The UK, Zoran Dubaic and Sean Keefe. They sent me their opening highlight video and some good words and I am BIG time honored. I LOVE seeing people following their passion and achieving their dreams! They just opened their gym a few weeks ago, check the video below.... Pretty damn awesome, if ya ask me :) And here is some footage of Sean, Zoran and … [Read more...]
Train Like a Mad Man
I had a goal of Trap Bar Deadlifting 225 lbs for 50 reps. It was easy, mainly because I didn't allow myself the option to fail. I did fail, however, in my ability to count. I watched the video and realized I did 49, NOT 50! I'm a knucklehead, enjoy the Madness Below.... Drop a comment with your thoughts! Lead from the Front! --Z-- PS: Just had a dude sign up for the 1 Day Underground Mentorship coming on March 20th! Now that is Dedication, traveling to another country for a day of training … [Read more...]
How to Kick Ass in Life AND a Warehouse Gym
There are those who "Get it" and those who simply don't "Get it". Some struggle with how to train athletes, having no system of their own, no time in the trenches and too much time on their ass sitting in front of a computer and in the books, NO Real World application. Some try opening their business and quickly crumble and fall out of "business". Some see adversity and cower away, while others stare it straight in the eyes and keep charging. Some have a laundry list of excuses and very few … [Read more...]
Underground Strength Coach Cert Inspiration WINNERS!
Holy S**t! The Underground Strength Coach Inspiration Contest BLEW ME AWAY! And by reading ALL the comments, I can see YOU were also inspired! I am beyond amazed and inspired by the videos that were made. I compiled the votes that came through my e mail (which was A LOT!), the Blog comments and the 4 people I had judging and man it was a SERIOUS fight for 1st place between BIG Dan Gibson and Chris the BEAST. There was also some SERIOUS love for the Virginia Beach Beast, Matty … [Read more...]
Homemade Bulgarian Bag Training
Check out Underground Strength Coach, Matty Wichlinski, making a homemade Sandbag. I'm gonna crank a few of these myself and get our athletes squatting, lunging, jumping and throwing them. Check it & let me know your thoughts below :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il8rU0H-9ps You know I love sandbag training and sandbags were actually my first substitute for a barbell. I didn't have the cash for a barbell and making a sandbag ran me under $30, so I made a 50 and a 100 lb bag and … [Read more...]