Friday, June 29, 2007

Video - A Day at the USC Gym!

Here are some clips from our first 2 weeks at the USC Gym.

You'll see our Football guys prepping as they head off to play college ball, performing olympic back squats.

You'll see our intern, Nelson, on his very first day getting busy as part of his interview process.

This kid is GREAT and loved to train. The athletes love his energy and he loves to learn, a perfect fit for USC!

You'll also see our wrestlers flipping tires for the first time ever, AFTER a full blown workout.

Who joined them? That's 41 year old Brock, a beast of a man, who owns his own business AND competes in BJJ and MMA!

We had just finished a hard core full body workout, and then Chris Orzechowski asks about flipping tires.

So I said, OK, this is your first time fellas, some of you only weigh 140 lbs, so let's get 1 or 2 tire flips in.

Well, so much for 1 or 2 flips....

What started as a little test run became an extra 15 minutes of tire flipping and prowler pushing! Shirts were torn off, sweat was flying in the 97 degree heat with high humidity!

These guys were sweating so much they had to get chalk on their hands because the tire was slipping off their palms!

Life is GREAT when you're doing what you love, wouldn't you agree??!!

Just another day at the "office" for me :)

Dedicated to your success,

Coach Zach

PS - Notice the wrestlers literally wrestling against the tire. Some of these guys weigh only 140 lbs but notice the eye of the tiger, noone ever gave up. As some of them move on wrestle at the collegiate level, they will be missed!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

One too many "Internet Gurus"

I don't like to talk the talk, I prefer to 'walk the walk".

Well, with the internet, many good things have come about with information, but there are also many bad things which have come about, and that is where people misinterperet things or take them waaaaay out of context or claim to have expertise in something they truly know jack shit about.

So, I came across an article from someone who was touting that training wrestlers with odd objects is a fad.

Once again, someone sees people encouraging the use of odd objects they assume (and you know what happens when you ass-ume) that they use them at the expense of all other lifts.

The arguments were:

1) Odd objects don't hit the "belly" of the muscle

2) Odd objects expose your weak areas such as hands & forearms and thus you never work the muscle intensely enough to elicit a quality response

3) Odd objects do not allow for small increases in weight

4) The author also stated that he has never seen an athlete develop great strength by training with odd objects.

All of these claims are uneducated at best, yet the author claims they are all backed by science and evidence.

ALL of our athletes who train at The Underground can disprove these claims above.

In addition, MANY of my colleagues can disprove these claims as well.

One thing we don't do, nor does any intelligent coach do, is to use only one method, one tool, one practice for results.

The smartest know that there are many ways to reach a goal, and depending on the individual, we can use a variety of tools and methods to get to the goal effectively and efficiently.

Today's workout for our wrestlers:

warm up first

1) zercher squat with thick BB 4 x 5 - 8 reps

active rest was light abdominal work and some push ups, nothing intense, just active recovery

2A) 1 arm KB snatch
2B) pull up variations (rings, ropes, thick handles, etc)

3) tire flips 4 x 2 - 3 reps

4) prowler sprints 1 - 2 x 150 ft.

The prowler sprints were optional.

Now, the results of the above wrestlers who prepped with us ALL qualified for states last year, 4 out of 5 placed top 7, and NONE were injured.

They all developed big time increases in strength, power and overall conditioning.

Odd objects work, so do barbells, dumbbells and many other tools.

For combative athletes, odd objects can play a huge role in improving physical AND mental performance.

There are many ways, many tools....we utilize the basics and what works, and we incorporate them into a training cycle that has NEVER failed to bring results.

Science says this or that, but what about REAL case studies which are going on at The Underground on a daily basis?

This is our LAB, and this is where we test what works and what doesn't work.

Sometimes the internet is a bad thing, Gurus beware :)

Look at These Weaklings....
They're the Same Weaklings Dominating State and National Competition at the High School and Collegiate Level

Our results will do the talking,

isn't that the way it should be?


PS - We NEVER fail to deliver results.

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Muscle Gaining Secrets? Yep!

There are some guys out there who have been "under the bar" for years on end, more than half their life, sweating buckets and buckets, trying every workout program, every supplement and every program ever touted as "The One".

My buddy, fellow NJ homeboy Jason Ferruggia has freaked me out, and many others, with his latest e book, Muscle Gaining Secrets.

So, I've known Jay for a few years now and we've become good buddies.

But, to be honest, we REALY had a kick ass time when we partied in NYC one night, and then the entire drive home we were talking training.

Jay REALLY woke me up to the "secrets" that I had been missing out on for MANY years.

The difference was, I had been training myself since age 13, a good 18 years already! Jay started around the same time, but, when he was 21 he was already training clients, and I'm not talking a handful of clients, he has been in the trenches for over a decade training somewhere around 60 - 75 athletes each day, 6 days a week!

He KNOWS what works and what doesn't work, and he doesn't care if he pisses people off, calling them on the fancy BULL SH*T that they often reccomend.

He's the kind of guy that you've been waiting to hear from, because he cuts through the BS and gets straight to the point!

Do you have time to waste on the crap? No, you don't and you KNOW that you want to find a program and methods that have been proven to work.

Plus, it doesn't hurt that in the next 3 days Jay is giving away a boat load of bonuses, one of which is mine, NEVER before released e book on FREAK STRENGTH, which you will LOVE!

Guys like Jay and myself are very similar, there's NO B.S. going on, it's straight to the point about what works, what doesn't work, and how can you get there faster than ever before.

This e book is THE REAL DEAL!

If you want results, and who the heck doesn't, then check it out and get your hands on all the EXTRA bonuses as well.

Until the next time,

stay strong!


PS - I just read the bonus with Jim Wendler and listened to the audio with Jay where Craig Ballantyne interrogates him. This stuff is priceless, I know you're gonna love it!

Check it out by Clicking HERE