Sunday, December 03, 2006

Ancient Training Methods Review!

Wow, check out this review I found of my DVD - CD set, Ancient Training Methods.

This review was found at

Here's what Mad Dog has to say about mt first 'Underground' DVD:

This is a fantastic alternative to a gym membership. Zach Even - Esh has hit the nail on the head when it comes to strength training for combat sports. In the past I've trained like a bodybuilder for strength leading up to a fight. After seeing this DVD and listening to what Zach has to say I've had to revamp my training.

The basic premise behind Ancient Training Methods is that doing weights, and training like a body builder builds mass but not functional strength for combative sports. Zach's workouts are purely functional, and are designed to build speed, power and strength for the fighter, and they do.

The whole beauty of Zach's style of training is that you don't need an expensive gym membership to train. Just some simple back yard tools and items, such as: a log, tyre, sand bag (duffel bag filled with sand), and a sledge hammer (yeah you heard right).

Right now I can see your mind browsing through the vast array of equipment at your local gym, and asking yourself, "How can I get a full body workout without all this". The truth is, you can, and they results will be alot more significant in terms of strength and power than what you'd get at your local gym.

Using the items mentioned above Zach's training pushes the use of functional movements where a group of muscle will be worked rather than targeting individual muscles, as bodybuilders do. Targeting a specific muscle alone, such as in using machine weights actually weakens the body for combative sports. Zach's approach uses the whole body in synergistic movement's as we would in real life combat situations.

Originally Zach trained as a bodybuilder, but found he received alot of injuries as a result. Changing to his functional strength strong man style training he became alot stronger and injury free.

Some of the training Zach covers is:

Tyre dragging. doesn't sound like much but you can have a full body workout using this.Tyre flipping. This is a great exercise for overall strength. Similar to a Romanian deadlift in movement but you also have the pushing factor as you finish the flip. So your working your lower body and upper body on the upward lift, then chest ,shoulders and triceps at the finish of the movement.Sandbag training.

This is great for anybody that wrestles, even boxers and kickboxers that need to clinch. The sand bag is an awkward weight forcing the whole body to engage the weight.Log training. This I've found great for strengthening myself for stand up clinch work, Roman Greco style and MMA clinch work.Sledge hammer training. With the sledge hammer Zach has you hammering away at an old tyre with high reps. This build overall endurance and strength.

If you're into weights or need to be a bit stronger in your fighting style then this DVD CD set is an investment. You'll actually save money buying it, because you'll realize that you don't even need that expensive gym membership. Double thumbs up Zach, good work!

Zach's DVD/CD set is available at


If you want a kick ass stocking stuffer or holiday gift, then this is definitely one to get for someone you love!

Get it by clicking right HERE!

Dedicated to your success,

Zach Even - Esh

PS - We're about to launch MMA Experts as an E Book for those of you digital book lovers! Stay tuned for the announcement!

PPS - If you liked The Picnic Table Workout E Book, feel free to send us a testimonial with your action pic! We'd love to hear and see your feedback - send feedback to

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