Pic above is with my Grandfather & I, 1976, when we first moved to America. Statue of Liberty in the back. I was 1 year old. _______________ The day has come way TOO fast. Today I am 40 years young but it seems like yesterday I was 6 years old riding my big wheel with my buddies and smashing into garbage cans. Some of my athletes who are in college will quickly go from 20 to 40 and I'll be 60. This journey called Life goes FAST. I ain't got time to be weak or half ass this journey and … [Read more...]
The Only Person That Can REALLY Help You Get STRONG?
Got this amazing testimonial via e mail yesterday from one of our Underground Inner Circle Members. I had to share it with you because it's rare to see that type of action when I am used to getting e mails asking which program will turn them into an NFL prospect. It's amazing how so many ask for help and won't even try to do something on their own until someone tells them how or what to do. That type of attitude scares me. I question what type of society is growing where countless … [Read more...]
How The Underground Inner Circle Helped Me Complete The GORUCK Challenge
After successfully completing a few Tough Mudder events my training partner and I wanted a new challenge to train for. Not sure how it happened but we came across the GORUCK events and shortly after, it was decided that we would enlist in the GORUCK Challenge (GRC). At the time neither of us knew much about the GORUCK events but we figured we’d prepare in a similar way as the Tough Mudder events. For the previous adventure runs we put together a program that incorporated Zach’s … [Read more...]
Underground Inner Circle Inspiration WINNER & BIG SURPRISE!
I was BIG time psyched to see everyone's videos! EVERYONE'S!!! I got to see Videos from around the world, everyone speaking from the heart, passion and integrity shining through ALL the videos! I LOVE it! Thank you to ALL who stepped up, especially the international brothers who did not speak English as a first language, you guys really hit home with me! … [Read more...]
Above, my high school wrestling coach, Coach Pagach, getting inducted into The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Yesterday was a very cool day. I attended The NJ Wrestling Hall of Fame to see my high school wrestling coach get inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. It was GREAT to see my Coach again. The last time I saw Coach Pagach I was 22 years old and was in my 3rd month of teaching, the start of my teaching career. At age 22, at that time, I had MANY mixed emotions with … [Read more...]
Embrace The Grind
"Embrace The Grind" [youtube width="640" height="380"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKsYbp8t3SI[/youtube] "Embrace The Suck Factor" [youtube width="640" height="380"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afoBIMQzENE[/youtube] Let me know your thoughts on this, drop a comment below. Looking forward! Stronger & Tougher Than Yesterday, --Z-- PS: The Underground Inner Circle has been updated with training, business and mindset info. You NEED a place to go where you blend mind and body. … [Read more...]
Underground Strength Inspiration Winners for December 2011
Hey guys.... here's an update for the TWO Winners of The December, 2011 Underground Strength Nation Inspiration Contest. The Two Winners get a lifetime membership to The Underground Inner Circle. [youtube width="640" height="390"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLptcQ5wT0M[/youtube] Sam Portland REALLY hit home with me and those who helped check the videos. He "gets it". Listen to what he says about #LivingTheCode. He has NO excuses, he charges through discomfort and is making shit happen! I … [Read more...]
Underground Inspiration Contest – Why Did You Build It?
I announced this contest to my FaceBook Fan page, HERE. If you're video is chosen as THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL Video, you will win a LIFETIME membership to The Underground Inner Circle... That is some SERIOUS shiz right there, KIDS! Watch the video below and just drop the link to your Inspiration Video in the comments box! PSYCHED to see WHY You Built It! [youtube width="640" height="390"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apcxUDZAGyk[/youtube] The deadline for this contest is Monday, … [Read more...]
Check Out My Melody
Just wanted to give you a quick update on the killa shizza that's been getting dropped at The Underground Inner Circle. Or, skip reading this and crank a 30 day trial for one buck, click HERE to get busy. - New Underground Movie of our athletes prepping for our Lift STRONG Fundraiser, training for wrestling, football and more. You'll see how we combine plyometrics, jumps and powerlifting to ensure we are not only getting strong, but explosive AND athletic. You'll also see how we use what I call … [Read more...]
3 Ways to Develop Speed & Explosive POWER
Wanna be explosive, athletic, agile, mobile and hostile? Step 1: Get STRONG as Hell. Strength is your foundation, you hear this all the time, and I would say this is almost entirely true. I have seen lots of guys, strong as hell, but also have little speed. So what gives? Power is a blend of strength and athleticism. It's the OPTIMAL blend, because nothing is perfect and everything is flawed, you are trying to get the best balance possible. Only chasing greater strength will not help you reach … [Read more...]