Saturday, October 06, 2007

Where were these and who used them?

Look at these beauties I just snagged, a pair of 80 lb round head York dumbbells...yep, they're vintage, and I wonder who used, where they've been and what kind of exercises were being used with the 80's.

Back in the day, exercises such as bent presses, push presses, snatches, turkish get ups and 2 hand overhead swings were very popular, and of course, VERY effective.

Who performs these exercises nowadays?

Have you seen them lately in your gym?

I highly doubt it unless you're in a old school type of gymnasium.

Imagine if you could bring back the style of training mixed with what you know today?

The power of these routines are amazing, and I'm telling you from experience, because the athletes at The Underground use them with powerful results!

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Finally, strength and power will be the norm again!

See you at The Underground, registration will close in 2 weeks.

Train hard till the next time,

--Zach Even - Esh--

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Remember When...

When I was a teen and slightly before, my brother always read magazines such as FLEX, Muscle & Fitness and Muscular Development.

I used to read them when I could sneak into his room when he was away.

I read the darn things even when I wasn't into working out around the age of 10, 11 and 12.

I recall how much of the advertisements were for gaining weight and building muscle.

But today, the ads are all about fat loss.

Do you realize that?

Maybe you can relate if you're in your 30's and higher :)

What the heck happened?

I admit, kids don't know how the heck to "play" anymore.

Go to a playground during recess and kids are lost when it comes to organizing their own games of tag, kick ball and stick ball.

They fight and argue about everything, back when we were young we just had a do over, or, we said "Oh well, you're it / you're out"

Are you trying to gain weight and gain muscle or are you falling prey to the advertisements of today, where the focus is all about weight loss.

If people would simply train for strength, and ohhhh how simple it can be, then we wouldn't have so many fat people slaving to the fat loss / weight loss advertisements.

The Golden Era may be gone, but I still believe that if YOU can go back in time and do what the men and women of the Golden Era did, you will stop worrying about fat / weight loss because you'll be a lean and muscular athlete, strong and agile, highly conditioned, ready for anything at anytime.

Woudln't that be great?

Stay strong!

--Zach Even - Esh--

P.S. - Going Old School is coming back, bigger and badder than ever before! See for yourself HERE.

P.P.S. - the early bird special ends October 1st.