This scenario might anger many, but, it may also be a stone throw away from happening to you. Check out this e mail I received and see my thoughts below: Zach, Just wanted to send you an email to let you know how much I appreciate how many bodyweight resources you are giving us. We've spoken via email before, but to reiterate, I played 4 years of college football at a small D3 school in Chicago. During my time there I developed chronic neck injuries that left me with Thoracic Outlet … [Read more...]
Episode # 68: The Gun Show & The Golden Era
This is just the beginning.... The Golden Era returns...via Edison, NJ and The Underground Strength Gym! The gun show is on.... Dave Draper knew what it was all about.... He left when it got out of hand & the comraderie disappeared.... Will I ever leave? Who knows.... Check the gun show....this is just the beginning, there is MUCH MORE crazy training to come... Time for you to kill it! Thanksgiving is coming... The Underground Pull Up Contest ends tomorrow....I've got a video for … [Read more...]
The Gladiator Strength Seminar is LIVE!
It's finally here.... Sorry for the delay, but as a Gladiator myself, my tech skills are not the hottest, ha ha. I have added 2 very rare and unique bonuses as well, 1 is a DVD (when you go to the web page you'll see what it's all about) and the other will come to you via..... you'll just have to waiy and see! Click HERE to see what The Gladiator Strength Seminar is all about! Kill it! --Coach Z-- PS: The exact link is ==> https://zacheven-esh.com/Gladiator%20Strength%20Seminar.php … [Read more...]
The time machine…
Physical culture goes back many, many decades, well over a century. These were times of true strength and athleticism. Times when men were strong, mobile and agile and... drug free. Training was a variety of bodybuilding movements and methods, powerlifting movements, strongman drills, gymnastics drills and more. The physiques developed were nothing shy of incredible, and, ironically, this was the simplest form of training ever. No complications or fancy ying yang methods, yet the … [Read more...]
Step inside my office (video)
Here's the tail end of some of the crew tearing it up at The Underground Strength Gymnasium, in good ol' Edison, NJ. Here's the workout these beasts endured... After our Underground warm up, a powerful blend of mobility, calisthenics, bands, movement prep and stability work, they attacked the following: 1A) zercher squats 5 x 4 - 6 reps 1B) mixed push ups for active recovery 5 x 15 reps 2A) 1 arm dumbbell clean & press 3 x 6 2B) weighted pull ups w/mixed grips 3 x max reps 3) jump rope x … [Read more...]
I’m not strong enough, are you?
Sometimes, we all need a lil' kick in the ass.... If you want a SERIOUS, BIG kick in the ass, and you want to learn some serious shit in the world of strength, conditioning, monility, strongman training, underground strength training and more, then join me and Steve Maxwell at The Gladiator Seminar, space is almost full and time is almost near. Not for the faint of heart. Click HERE for details. ALL participants will receive 1 year FREE membership to The Underground. In Strength, --Z-- … [Read more...]
On a Hot Sunday Afternoon…
I pulled up to the gym to drop off cases of water to find two of our most dedicated athletes doing extra workouts on their own. Strongman workouts, that is. 600 lb Tire flips, farmer walks with 220 lbs, log presses with 170 lbs, sled drags with 7 plates.....there was some serious intensity brewing at The Underground! No one holding their hand, no one urging them to train extra hoping to motivate them to rise to the top. This was great to see. These guys could have been at the beach or … [Read more...]
Underground Strength Training in Brazil
Watching this video was great. I came across it by chance, as my TV watching days are slim to none, I have lost touch with who's who in MMA. The last time I rented a UFC pay per view fight I fell asleep on the couch before it ever started! This video reminds me of some of the training I would take my wrestlers through down at the field. Cleaning & Throwing kettlebells for 5 minute rounds, brawling drills and sumo drills on the grass immediately after sprinting up hill, carrying a partner on … [Read more...]
What do you need and what do you want?
Do you want to be strong, or do you want to be highly conditioned? Do you want to be explosive, or do you want to be agile, mobile and hostile? How about training for all of these traits? I know, many people say you must specialize to get optimal results. But, in the real world, you need everything. You gotta be "in shape", and that means having the perfect blend of many physical traits: strength endurance, power endurance, aerobic endurance, and overall conditioning. Finding the right … [Read more...]
The Rogue Warrior said…
Happy Father's Day for my Dad's reading this. For the ladies, please pass on my best wishes to the father's you know :) Long, long time ago I read a book called 'Rogue Warrior'. It was very motivating and I couldn't put it down. I remember the guy who reccomended it to me, he was a regular customer at GNC when I was 18 and working there, putting gas in my car for the gym trek I made every other day :) He told me about this book with all the tough things this guy did, so, with my … [Read more...]