STRONG Life Podcast ep 362 Brought to you by http://ZachStrength.com and http://UndergroundStrengthCert.com (Open This Week!) The USC Cert will close Sunday. Details HERE and See ALL the Powerful Bonuses! In this episode I cover the topic / answer the questions about: - What Happened to Athletes Since 2010? Why do we see LESS athleticism, LESS strength and MORE injuries? … [Read more...]
Building Champion Athletes: Genetics, Geography & Opportunity
Dan John & John Welbourn speak on this topic often, and as a Coach with multiple Underground Strength Gym locations plus coaching D1 Athletes from different areas, I have experienced how 3 factors (Genetics, Geography & Opportunity) have a profound impact on the success of an athlete. I will discuss those 3 factors below: … [Read more...]
290 | QnA: Minimalist Training, Underground Strength Coach Cert, Healthy Business & Lifestyle Design
STRONG Life Podcast ep. 290 HERE WE GO! This was a GREAT QnA that I pulled from my Instagram. Visit our partner over at Sorinex - The Leaders in Strength Training Equipment. Topics discussed: … [Read more...]
STRONG Life Insider Ep. 34: BEST Business Tips for Strength Coaches
In this episode of The STRONG Life Insider, I answer a GREAT question that LOTS of Strength Coaches mess up. Heck, I used to mess this up myself in my early days ALL the time. You MUST avoid this business mistake because it WILL only Hurt your Business. Enjoy the show! … [Read more...]
Are You NOT Ready for Barbell Lifts? When to NOT Squat, Bench & Deadlift?
I was chatting with a friend over the weekend over dinner and I train his son for the past 2 years. He told me how another Dad was worried about training at The Underground Strength Gym because his son was 14 and he was afraid he would squat, deadlift, bench, etc. First off - These 3 exercises are NOT bad. Context matters here. Let me explain why...... … [Read more...]
QnA: Ranger Selection Training, In Season Workouts & Strength Coach EXCELLENCE
Sometimes ya gotta pack your bags and move on. Staying in the same space, doing the same thing and lack of self evolution is the ultimate way to stress yourself out. You can be good at a lot of stuff or GREAT on a select few areas of your life that you are REALLY passionate about. Focus on the few, NOT the many. In the videos below I address a few different topics that come to me quite often. Although the questions are the same, often times the answers must change according to the … [Read more...]
What It Takes. MANY Talk About It. Few ARE About It.
Above, The LAST Crew for The USC Cert. I Gifted 2 of My Favorite Books / Influencers: Gary Vaynerchuk & Steven Pressfield. I was 13 years old. It was the Summer before entering high school. My friends weren't doing what I was doing. My older brother convinced me to join the wrestling team as a freshman. I didn't really know what I was in for. - The Intensity - The Mental Toughness - The Desire to Fight - Learning How to Harness my Fear Into Strength These were … [Read more...]
Take Your Excellence & SHOVE IT: The Strength Coach Standard
I had some interesting conversations recently with Strength Coaches. Conversations that run the spectrum from "Holy sh*t, I can't believe that happened....", to "He now trains people in his garage & texts our clients, telling them to come train with him...." These random thoughts that I'm going to talk about really came to my mind after I saw my close friend & world renown Coach, Travis Mash talking about how he is turning his weightlifting team into a non profit. I LOVE that … [Read more...]
Being A Simple Man VS A Great Man, Same Difference?
I came across a great post by Jim Wendler on Instagram and then I elaborated on how these words from actor, Tom Hardy hit home for me. Now, I don't know anything about Tom Hardy. But, these words inspired me and I love to write. Writing for me has always been something I love to do, even if no one is reading. It's a therapy of sorts so I just put this out there.... From Tom Hardy: … [Read more...]
Developing Mental Toughness & The Importance of Your Training Atmosphere
Your training atmosphere can either build your mental toughness or put up road blocks in developing mental toughness. Your Training Atmosphere is key. Some will say you must have loud music and you must be surrounded by other highly motivated lifters and athletes. I used to say exactly that and still love that experience. But there is much to be said about the opposite, when you have no one surrounding you to inspire or motivate you, except for yourself. There is no music or the music … [Read more...]
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