Jon Shleyfer & Matt Coppola Earn Their Team Underground 'Live The Code' T Shirts!
Matt Coppola started training with us before his sophomore wrestling season.
That year he took 4th in the county and qualified for the states.
Some thing happened junior year – 4th in the county and state qualifier.
This year Matty was determined to GO for Gold.
The night Matty won the Somerset County Wrestling Tournament his Dad sent me a text message that Matt took the Gold! I was bed ridden and stuck in bed with the flu and I gotta admit, it was that text message that settled my mind and helped me fall asleep.
Check out what Matty said about why he was able to go from three 4th place finishes to a Gold Medal.
HUGE Congrats to Matty Coppola. This kid is an extremely hard worker and BIG time dedicated.
He shows up and does the work that other wrestlers don’t do. THAT is how champions are made!
If you’re a wrestler, it’s never too late to get stronger, faster and tougher.
You can start training with us today to prepare for the end of the season more so than your competition.
Step up and make it happen. We’re open Sunday mornings for wrestlers who need it.
Give us a call and we’ll set you up!
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In the video above, you see some seriously primitive full body strength and conditioning for wrestlers using atlas stones and sandbags.
That’s me, shouldering a 175 lb atlas stone. As the Coach, I gotta walk the talk!
Scott Winston, a Rutgers Wrestler, tears into some sandbag training.
Too many wrestlers train only their sports skill or use circuit training as their primary method of conditioning.
STRENGTH is paramount for wrestling training and should also be a focus as it will improve wrestling speed, power and overall conditioning.
The stone was used for shouldering which works the entire body of a wrestler, or ANY athlete for that matter.
The sandbag clean & press is another full body movement wrestlers and all other athletes should use.
The sandbag training engages the grip intensely, another critical area which wrestlers and ALL athletes should train.
Enjoy the Video & Please pass this web site on to other wrestlers, parents, athletes or wrestling coaches who can learn from our videos.
Till the next time….
PS: If you’re a parent or a serious athlete and would like to train with the best, contact us for a trial workout. Serious Inquiries Only Please.
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In the recent Bethlehem Holiday Classic, Two NJ Wrestlers clashed in the finals, Andrew Campolattano of Bound Brook and Mike Evans of Blair Academy.
Andrew Campolattano was 100-0 going into the tournament and Mike was a Beast of the East Champion.
Since late August, Blair Wrestlers have been going through specialized workouts as Coach Buxton and I consult on an almost daily basis.
The New program has made the Blair Wrestlers faster, stronger, more explosive and better conditioned.
When the workouts were first implemented, Mike Evans was actually struggling through them. Like anything else, with practice and commitment, he overcame and is now dominating the workouts that are coming his way.
BIG Lesson # 1: Most wrestlers, and athletes in general skip in season workouts and treat it as if it is not important. This is a HUGE mistake, especially if you end up competing against an Underground trained athlete who IS following a time tested system.
Here is some footage of Blair training at The Underground Strength Gym in Edison, NJ…. You can see BIG Mike Evans in there tearing it up as well…..
Another BIG Lesson here is the way Andrew handled his loss. He was upset that he lost, but he did not throw a fit, he didn’t cry or make excuses, instead, he got busy the very next day and went to wrestling practice.
This loss is perhaps the BEST thing that ever happened to Andrew. It will fire him up and push him to even greater levels of intensity, commitment and desire.
Who knows, perhaps Andrew will also make the trek to The Underground, Bound Brook is a lot closer to Edison, NJ than Blair is.
But, for the dedicated, distance doesn’t matter, excuses are not made, only action is taken and desire to win followed by massive action is what builds champions.
Congrats to Mike on this victory, AND, congrats to Andrew for being a true champion with sportsmanship and getting back into the practice room the very next day.
Lead from the Front
PS: If you want to become a champion and you’re NOT an excuse maker, cry baby or whiner, call us to schedule your trial workout.
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PPS: Due to the intense nature of training & the commitment required, our program weeds out the half committed. Please do NOT apply for membership if you are not 100% committed to being a champion.
I can smell wrestling season in the air, it’s right around the corner.
Here’s some of NJ’s wrestlers in training at The Underground. Some of them have already made it to the states, but this time they’re looking to dominate!!!
If you’re a wrestler in NJ or a serious athlete and you want the edge, then the Underground might be for you.
Only time will tell.
PS: We offer a free trial as an interview for applying athletes. Serious inquiries only please.
Call to schedule: 732 379 9370