Sometimes you gotta clear your head. And for "normal folk", that means getting a few beers, maybe drink some wine. For people like Us, that means squats and deads. Yes, we're organized and planning our training. We've got a goal set, whether it's your first time squatting 315, deadlifting 500 or more, you've got goals. But it goes deeper than that. It's not solely about the numbers. It's about clearing your mind and experiencing what we call Iron Therapy. … [Read more...]
The Iron NEVER Lies
It was just me and my best Dude. My son. We were going out to eat that night with our friends and I remembered what kind of person I was last time I missed my workout. I wasn't the most pleasant person to be around, let's put it that way. I knew if I could get in a few deadlifts and some calisthenics I would tame my inner animal for at least the next few hours. My son was with me and we had less than 20 minutes to spare. He went into the office and turned on the TV. It reminded me of Henry … [Read more...]
Short On Time Workouts
Sometimes, time just ain't on your side. You have two choices when this happens: 1) Skip your workout and come back the next time. More often than not, your excuse will NOT be valid, it will only validate the fact that you're an excuse maker and did NOT act on opportunity when opportunity presented itself to you. You contribute to the pussification of Man kind here and it's suggested you avoid this at ALL costs. 2) Lock down your workout and attack with only 1 or 2 … [Read more...]
The Art of Brute Strength & Packin’ on Muscle
Is there truly an ART or a Science to getting strong as hell? Hmmmmm...... Ask Louie Simmons and he will say yes, Jim Wendler will also drop his genius with his 5/3/1 program, allowing him to keep getting stronger....and STRONGER. But, when in doubt, just lift heavy shit with PROPER technique. You can do high sets and low reps such as 12 x 2 reps OR.... try Hellish set - rep paramaters like 5 x 10 on movements such as the Barbell Clean & Jerk, Deadlifts, Kettlebell Snatch, … [Read more...]
Episode # 117: Underground Strength Coaches Grip It & Rip It!
The latest crew of Certified Underground Strength Coaches show you how they progress through a full body workout. In the previous show you saw the burpee + broad jump combo. Now, the crew attacks the thick bar deadlift for 3 rep sets. What always amazes me is that people think if you have kettlebells, sandbags, sleds or tires that their program is equally effective. Or, all we use are tires and sandbags. Those accusations of course flow hevaily from the mouths with blazing insecurity and a … [Read more...]
Episode # 72: If You Build It, Will They Come?
Typical gyms and health clubs suck pretty badly nowadays. It's almost impossible to find a hard core facility where they allow "No Rules" Training. Watch the video closely as I talk to you about power racks, thick bars, grip training, sandbag training and everything else you need... Check out this vid on how to build your own Underground Strength Gym.... Video to be continued...... :) Now, if you build it, will they come? What do you think? Post your comments below :) Kill it! --Coach … [Read more...]