What happens when an athlete is sore, run down and feels weaker than normal?
Is this over training or under preparation or ____________?
There are many answers but here are the BIG 2 mistakes to be avoided and HOW to avoid them to achieve maximum success as an athlete.
- Zach & Team Underground Strength -
Last night I was at Shore Thing Wrestling Club.
The room was packed and as always, before I train guys, I give those who don’t want to do the work an out. I have NO desire to work with lazy athletes who are too arrogant or too lazy to train.
So, I tell them, if they have to get home because they are far away OR they don’t want to do the work, to leave. Nobody needs arrogant athletes or dead weight. It kills the energy of the room.
Yes, some have to get home and live far away, but I tell them that a short, 15 minutes of extra work is about to go down and the choice is theirs.
With no shame, many leave. They walk away.
The arrogant athletes are already too good. At least in their own head they’re too good.
They don’t need to be stronger or better. They’re already strong enough.
Imagine that? No need to improve? VERY Interesting. I could only imagine as I doubt I’ll ever be good enough at anything. There is always room to improve.
To kick off our training, I had one of our athletes demo most of the bodyweight exercises and as the group went through the training, our Underground trained Wrestler realized something very important……
We are DONE working with the parents and coaches who are doing this to their kids. DONE!
If you’re child is injured and beat up, he has NO chance of becoming an athlete, you are doing a HUGE disservice to your child & need to E mail us to cancel your child’s membership.
Stop Overuse Injuries - Article HERE
Massive Increase of Overuse Injuries, Doctor Calls It An “Epidemic” – Article HERE
Time for Football Coaches to drop their egos and TRULY start caring for these kids and doing what is in the best interest of the kids. Threatening these Football Players who have worked so hard to get ahead and now to threaten them with the BS of “You need to show your face in the weight room Monday – Saturday or you’re not gonna play” is bull shyt.
When you TRULY care for the success of these kids AND your team, you will drop your ego. Parents need to step up and stop letting their kids get pushed into a crappy strength & conditioning program.
The kids are # 1. Period.
What Are The BIG 3 Mistakes Parents Make When Choosing A Strength Coach For Their Child?
Lehigh Wrestlers Training In 100 Degree Plus Temps, Mid Summer With A 140 Mile Round Trip! THAT Is Commitment!
Through the many years of working with athletes and seeing the explosion of “strength coaches” around the country I have noticed some common themes that seem to confuse parents and ultimately hurt their child’s success.
This has happened at all levels of sports, from youth, to high school to the collegiate level.
Before you commit to signing your child up for training with a Coach, or perhaps there is a Coach at the high school your child goes to, you want to find out what this Coach’s track record for success is.
Many Coaches get hired in schools or in facilities because they were competitive athletes them self. So you may end up seeing a former college football player getting hired to train a high school football team. The mistake is assuming that a high level athlete is also a high level coach and nothing could be further from the truth.
Many high level athletes did NOT have to work hard, did NOT have to commit to the details, did NOT have to build themselves up from a weak foundation…..
They were already naturally talented, making it easy for them to succeed in their chosen sports with less commitment than the athlete who didn’t have natural talent, strength and speed.
Ask the Coach this question and then ask yourself the next question:
1) Does your Coach have a long term, proven track record for creating success working with athletes?
2) Are you choosing a Coach based on them being closer to home, conveniently located in school and / or cheaper priced?
Not all, but many high school strength & conditioning coaches fill the position because a favor is being handed to them OR they work in the school district and it’s cheaper to pay them a little extra to open the doors to the weight room and place every single athlete on a cookie cutter program, never addressing individual weak areas, injuries, building a solid foundation or remotely knowing anything about safety and technique.
There is a reason a Coach is cheap, just like there is a reason cars, clothing and certain restaurants are cheap.
Excellence is rarely conveniently found around the corner and cheaper.
Excellence takes work and your child deserves excellence.
A powerful strength & conditioning program will address your child’s level of overall fitness & physical preparedness, the program will address weak areas, imbalances, injuries and most of all, the program will address your child’s level of mental / emotional readiness.
As a parent myself, I don’t look for the cheapest and what is 5 minutes away, I look for the best for my kids.
Committed to your success,
(732) 379 – 9370
Located in Manasquan & Edison, NJ
Check Out These Success Stories
Lessons Learned Here:
- Don’t train 1 x week unless it’s the IN Season. It’s a $50 dollar difference. Step up, go for the BEST.
- Eat as outlined in our welcome packet.
- Don’t make excuses on eating & don’t blame your parents for skipping breakfast or only eating 1 sandwich at lunch.
- When you practice the warm up at home, when 10 reps becomes easy do 15 reps, then build up to 20, 3o and 50 reps in a row. Your body won’t strengthen nor will your mind until you push the envelope.
Here are some older videos of Curls in training….. Remember, once upon a time he was the slowest, weakest, chubbiest and most unathletic kid. He decided to change that and it took a LOT of work, commitment, dedication and consistency.
Ask yourself…. Are You REALLY dedicated and committed to becoming a champion in sports AND life?
From Over 6 Years Ago…..
Coach Chow From His Senior Year In High School….
Live The Code
Honesty, Integrity, Commitment, Work Ethic
Team Underground -
BIG news and BIG thanks to the parents who helped us with your success stories and feedback!
Thank YOU BIG time!!
BIG congrats to Team Underground Wrestlers, Jake Daniel & Mikey Klimkiewicz.
BOTH have been named Co Captains for next season & Mike is ONLY a sophomore!!
Mikey’s Coach is BIG tie impressed with his work ethic and commitment as are we.
Both These kids are work horses & embody the discipline and work ethic required of becoming a champion in BOTH sports AND most importantly, LIFE!!
You can see a before / after photo of Mikey right here:
We’re gonna have take another pic as Mikey has packed on a LOT more muscle since this photo.
And Jake…. This kid has been training on ONE leg for an entire month. He sprained his MCL and Doctors put a full leg brace on him, which, didn’t stop him! He trained on one leg 5 DAYS A WEEK! That’s right, he trained Monday – Friday!!
Here are some more success stories:
- Brett Donner Wrestled undefeated at Va Beach Duals!
- Luke Niemeyer went 7 – 1 at the duals, check out the facebook message his Mom sent us!!
Dedication & Commitment!
Now, let’s welcome our new athletes to BOTH our Edison & Manasquan locations!
Welcome to The Underground Strength Gym & TEAM Underground!
Giancarlo Crivelli of Pt Beach Wrestling
Vincent Storino of Pt Beach Wrestling & Baseball
Daniel Makagon of Old Bridge Wrestling
Brett Donner of Wall Wrestling
Dan Kinsella of Wall Wrestling, Heading to TCNJ Wrestling
Greg Grippo of St Michael’s U in Vt
Aidan Drury of North Brunswick (Youth)
Jake Staggard of North Brunswick (Youth)
Luke Niemeyer South Plainfield Wrestling (Youth)
Joey & Gian Ghione of Brick Memorial Wrestling
Vincent Fichera of Toms River North Wrestling
Push Ups For Charity Update!
With donations coming in from around the WORLD….. Our donations are creeping closer to the $4,000 mark! ALL our donations were sent to The Boot Campaign to benefit wounded warriors!
Team Underground Athletes & Parents -
We are honored to help you all become champions in sport AND life.
We are grateful that your parents trust us.
We will NOT let any of you down.
Parents, if you missed our last e mail, please read below.
Parents – We need your help….
Please reply to this e mail as were collecting success stories from YOU.
Tell us what training has done here for your child both physically and mentally.
Think back to when your child first started training here and where they are now.
This can be as short or as long as you want.
Just Reply and send me your message.
E Mail Us ==> UndergroundStrengthCoach@GMail.com
I am excited to see your reactions as we’re collecting success stories.
Thank YOU and if you have any questions or need our help on anything, say the word!
–Z & Team Underground–
PS: Please forward this Blog Post to any friends, co workers or family members that will benefit from these tips.
Want to help your child become a champion?
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Love this success story with Jeff Plungis.
Even cooler… we’ve only just begun! Jeff is only a freshman. Long term and even by next season, he is going to shock everyone!!
Jeff has gained approximately 20 lbs since starting in the fall and going through wrestling season!
We’re proud of ya, Jeff!!! Keep attacking, brutha!!! REALLY psyched with your work ethic and commitment. A BIG Special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Plungis for all your support in making this happen!
- Z & Team Underground -
The proof is in the pudding
I’m sure you’ve heard that saying before. It’s true. Results are the TRUTH and results are where we excel.
Personally, I hate building web sites and trying to hold referral contests and all the other behind the scenes stuff that goes into a business.
I am a COACH. I train athletes and my goal is to change their lives. I fall asleep thinking about how we can help athletes on an even greater level and wake up thinking about our Underground Strength Gym athletes.
With my web sites comes everyone and their Mom copying our web sites, stealing our logo and pretending to be great at what they do.
There are pretenders and there is the REAL Deal.
If you want the REAL deal then you train with us. Period. End of story.
If we weren’t so busy kicking ass and taking names, helping athletes get powerful results, we’d have more photos for you. Truth be told we’re too busy LIVING the code, in the gym, doing WORK.
Details on Manasquan Underground Strength Gym HERE
Details on Edison Underground Strength Gym HERE
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Call Us To Schedule Either:
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Above, Mike Skibniewski lookin’ lean & mean enroute to a 3rd place finish the Country for the 100 Meter Fly.
Training for sports takes a much different training regime than what happens at the local commercial gym. Each athlete needs his weak areas addressed.
This means different exercises, the right sets and reps, the right intensity, mobility for problem areas and more…
It doesn’t matter who has tires, kettlebells and ropes. My 96 year old Uncle has kettlebells, ropes and tires, is he now qualified to be a Coach?
Look at the track record of your Coach. That’s what it comes down to. RESULTS.
Parents – take care of your kids and stop being duped by Coaches, former D1 athletes, fancy facilities, etc.
That’s what counts.
Live The Code: Honesty, Integrity, Commitment, Work Ethic
–Z & Team Underground Strength –