Bill Seno was a champion powerlifter, bodybuilder & weightlifter. A rare blend of ALL 3 styles of lifting / strength. Louie Simmons often shares the advice of Bill Seno who told Louie, "Do 6 x 6 with an illegally wide grip on the bench press, then sets of 8, then 10s. When you can do 10 reps, go heavier and drop down to 6s again." Bill wrote a book called 'Pushing for Power'. It's awesome and filled with BASIC STRENGTH tips. Basic strength training is a lost art form today thanks to … [Read more...]
360 | Strength Training Tips for Men Over 40, the Evolution of Warehouse Gyms & What’s Next for The Underground Strength Gym?
STRONG Life Podcast ep 360 Brought to you by http://ZachStrength.com and http://UndergroundStrengthCert.com This was a great QnA episode where I discuss the following topics: - THREE Strength Training Tips for Men Over 40 - The Evolution of Warehouse Gyms & how it has impacted The Underground Strength Gym and my business decisions - What's Next for The Underground Strength Gym - Technology for Training Athletes? Yes / No? Good / Bad? … [Read more...]
Coach Paul Sacco | Lessons & Stories from 41 Years Coaching Football + Strength & Conditioning
I had a GREAT time chatting with Coach Paul Sacco. After 41 years of coaching both Football and year round Strength & Conditioning as well as having a school powerlifting team, the lessons and stories here are powerful. This weight room is loaded with iron history and I know you're going to love these lessons in strength, football and all around coaching. Dig in and enjoy! … [Read more...]
345: 1962 Lessons in Strength, Country & Leadership! A Call to Arms!
STRONG Life Podcast ep 345 This episode is powerful! 1962 Lessons in Strength, Country & Leadership! A Call to Arms! Brought to you by: http://ZachStrength.com In this episode I read to you an excerpt from Physical Power Magazine, where Walt Marcyan writes a editorial calling athletes and former athletes to step up as politicians because the country needed stronger men and women in congress. Here we are 60 years later and this letter and message is more important today, in … [Read more...]
Iron Roots Ep 2: Zuver’s Gym | The Biggest, Baddest Gym EVER Known to Man!
Photo Courtesy of Robert Zuver STRONG Life Podcast ep 340 This is Iron Roots Episode 2 In this episode, I take you on a trip back in time to learn about the MOST BadAss Gym EVER Known to Man, Zuver's Gym. An excerpt from Dave Draper on Zuver's Gym: The front door was a foot-thick steel and stone contraption. Must have weighed at least a ton or so. A 30’ gorilla stood out front on what had been the driveway. The benches were adorned underneath with cut-out and painted steel rhinos … [Read more...]
335 | Old School Bodybuilding Methods for Athletes, Nutrition Tips, Lessons from Rocky & Much More!
STRONG Life Podcast ep 335 Old School Bodybuilding Methods for Athletes, Nutrition Tips, Lessons from Rocky & Much More! This was a podcast that I did with Marc Lobliner and Bryce Biel, called The Legacy Project. Their first episode they did was with Coach Tommy Moffitt and they've been posting to YouTube. They have excellent content. I'll share a clip from their episode with Coach Moffitt below so make sure you check it out. This was a GREAT conversation and I highly recommend their … [Read more...]
Phil Grippaldi’s 4 Days a Week Arm Routine: 20 Inch Arms at Age 16!
How did Phil Grippaldi develop 20" arms by the age of 16?!?! You're about to find out as I outline his arm routine that he followed under the tutelage of Mike Guibilo, who went on to become a bodyguard for models and a "strong arm" for the mob. Here we go, enjoy the ride and prepare to be inspired to put in some serious WORK. … [Read more...]
329 | When the Mob Ran my Gym: Gaining 20 lbs in 2 Months, Adding 90 lbs to my Bench Press & Mobster Stories
When I began going to the local YMCA as a kid, I rode my bike there. Unlike the kids of today who get a ride to The Underground Strength Gym, even if they live 2 blocks away. My bike ride was a good 15 minutes and I loved it. The fresh air, the excitement of heading to the gym to transform my body and to feel that pump. To me, there was nothing better in life than getting the pump and seeing my body transform in front of the mirror in what seemed like a daily occurrence. Spring and Summer … [Read more...]
STRONG Life 324: My Day in Prison: Lessons in Strength & Life
STRONG Life Podcast ep 324 In 2006 I was able to connect with a LT who worked at East Jersey Prison, aka Rahway State Prison. This is the prison where the move Lock Up was filmed with Sylvester Stallone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sA3ID_1K60 I was connected with the LT from a friend and we hopped on the phone (landline back then!) to discuss my hopes of being able to visit the prison and chat with some inmates about their training programs while in prison. He said he could … [Read more...]
Training with Joey Szatmary | Best Warm Ups & Underground Strength Gym Tour
GREAT times hanging out, training and filming with Joey Szatmary. Joe went through The Underground Strength Coach Certification close to 9 or 10 years ago, I believe he was only 20 years old at the time. I LOVE seeing young, hungry Coaches putting skin in the game and making it happen. You gotta be willing to invest in yourself if you want to separate yourself from the common man. The Videos below are in depth. One warm up gives a deep dive tour of The Underground Strength Gym in … [Read more...]
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