When schools or individuals are worried about turf instead of their grass field, a beautiful weight room instead of the old dungeon weight room and sophisticated X, Y, Z ........ They are worried about the WRONG things. The TRUTH is that fancy and pretty equipment don't mean a thing unless the training and technique is dialed in. GREAT Coaches & a GREAT Environment Builds GREAT athletes, it's NOT the equipment. This journey began for me in my early teenage years. I quickly learned … [Read more...]
4 Tips to Build Maximum Muscle With Minimal Equipment
Let's KILL some confusion here. If you love variety in your training, go for it and DO it. If you love just attacking the basics, go for it and DO it. Let me Explain ..... Your results in training come down to a select few things that must be executed VERY well. … [Read more...]
Marcus Luttrell Speaks to Alabama Football Team (WHAT You ARE!)
So many people complain about life and how tough of a life they have. Ironically, these complainers often have a nice job, a nice car, a roof over their head and more. Somehow, someway, they still find a way to talk as if their life is so tough. Athletes complain about how busy they are, blame the ref for losing, complain about their coaches, etc. These are the same athletes who have opportunity all around them to do things to become better. They have the time and resources but find excuses and … [Read more...]
6 Ways To Build Strength, Mental Toughness & Dominate Life
One thing I have learned as of late is that when the going gets tough, MANY people will quit.When the chips are down, they bail.Men especially, are no longer men. I'm not talking that bull shyt where I'm gonna tell you to sleep 8 hours every night, run sprints and deadlift heavy to up your T levels.Fuck that.How about just being a HARD Mother Fucker. … [Read more...]
3 Reasons Why You’re NOT Getting Stronger Or Bigger
Sometimes.... ya just gotta get The damn job done. Period. What to eat, how to train, optimal sets and reps, how long to rest, circa max phase, belt or no belt? I get these questions ALL the time and I go back to my days of lifting at The Metuchen YMCA in 1989 and 1990. Many of the guys in that crammed, old school weight room were built like brick shit houses. … [Read more...]
Why Does Worrying Too Much Make You WEAK?
Should I squat with a box or with out? Should I use a double overhand grip, a hook grip or alternate grip? Should I pull sumo or conventional? Should I follow The Rock's Hercules program or 531 or 5 x 5 or ...... There are only a few details you need to concern yourself with. The details the majority of people worry about will NOT make the difference between you becoming a champion or not. Here are the details you need to concern yourself with: … [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...]
Harness Your Fear To Lift Heavier & Get STRONGER
I ain't gonna lie. I was nervous and actually kind of scared. It's been a LONG time since I felt any fear entering a training session. I was at Mark "Smelly" Bell's Super Training Gym in Sacramento, Ca. I had watched the videos for years and years, before I even owned my warehouse for The Underground I had seen guys killing weights in Smelly's gym. I had never deadlifted with bands from a platform before and I was feeling run down from all the flying and sleep deprivation. My thoughts started … [Read more...]
Motivation To F**k Sh*t UP!
[youtube width="640" height="360"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl_6Vq0r0T4[/youtube] Drop a comment below and let us know how you find ways to break through and stay motivated and above all else, get shit done! Time to go and train! Live The Code. Lead from the Front. --Z-- PS: Stay tuned for a kick ass announcement on a new seminar series I'll be starting. Lock down your calendar for May 10th at The Manasquan Underground Strength Gym Location. … [Read more...]
Natural Athletes VS Steroid Users
It's important I get this concept of the "Warrior Mindset" for you. That's the BIGGER part of training I want you to come across. Can you become an ass kicker the natural way? Thoughts on steroids as a short cut vs using them to push your potential to a higher level while still working your ass off? … [Read more...]