Above, BIG Mike McCabe transformed himself BIG time in 6 weeks with changes to his nutrition and training with us in Manasquan 3 – 4 x week. Mike also works full time, commutes from Piscataway and trains after a long day at work. His NO excuses attitude and commitment is what helped produce the results you see above.
Above, Chris Romanow, aka The Romanator, went from 20% BF to 13% BF. All while training in BJJ at The Bill Scott BJJ Academy, running his business and being a husband and father. The Romanator trained 3 x week and proved that age and fitness is a limit that people place upon themselves. The Romanator took action and proved that age does NOT have to be the deciding factor in your fitness.
Our next Man of Steel Challenge for Adult Men will be going on at BOTH our Edison and Manasquan locations. Details to sign up are HERE.
You will get world class coaching, FUN workouts, nutrition guidelines to follow and a flexible training schedule to boost your success and overall results.
Click HERE for Details on The Man of Steel Challenge (Edison & Manasquan)
Click HERE for Details on The Man of Steel Challenge (Edison & Manasquan)
We’ve got some BIG news happening at The Underground of Edison and Manasquan.
Mike Skibs, a swimmer from Monroe will be signing his commitment letter to Penn State to keep attacking in his pursuit of excellence both in academics and swiming.
Ralph Normandia of Franklin was just ranked 12th in the country in his weight class and is excited as he has made an early verbal commitment to Rutgers.
Many of our Seniors are making their decisions on college and preparing for their final high school sports season!
St. Joes Baseball Team of Metuchen has begun training with us in Edison 3 x week and they are off to an AWESOME start! Great energy, Great work ethic and Great kids overall! We are pumped to help this crew of ball players increase their success in sports AND life!
At The Super 32, known as one of the toughest pre season wrestling tournaments in the country, 3 Underground Strength Gym wrestlers achieved All American status.
– John Shleyfer 2nd place
– Ralph Normandia 5th place
– Joey Ghione 8th place
Joey went up THREE weight classes and overcame a serious shoulder dislocation injury from last March and has rebuilt his body AND mind, solidifying himself as one of the nation’s TOP wrestlers when everyone else advised him to keep cutting weight.
VERY proud of ALL our wrestlers who made the trip and commitment to compete in North Carolina at Super 32!
MORE Great news to come!
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These guys REALLY fired me up. There is something AMAZING about kids who “get it”.
They do the HARD work without anyone else motivating them, they motivate themselves from within. This is a VERY rare quality as I’ve worked with hundreds and hundreds of athletes, teams and coaches through the years.
Check out the motivation and intensity of the crew at The Edison Underground Strength Gym.
Mistake # 2
Is your child being pigeon holed into following a cookie cutter program?
Is the program being individualized for your child?
Does the program continuously assess your child’s needs, looking at weak points, strong points and also the mental aspect your child needs?
Athletes are ALL different.
They require different coaching styles.
They require different levels of intensity.
They require different exercises to address muscular imbalances and weak areas.
Their training program must constantly evolve to be most effective.
A Coach with experience understands that all athletes are different and all athletes require different training programs.
For ANY of this training to work, the parents AND the athletes need to be humble, open minded and willing to work HARD on a consistent basis.
Some parents are too proud to admit that their child needs an expert to help them.
Instead, Dad buys a cookie cutter program from the book store or on the internet and decides to coach his son / daughter on his own.
There is a safety issue here and without a doubt, copying a program from a book and thinking that is what will take your child to the top is a big mistake.
Some kids are too arrogant to work with a Coach or worst, they might not want to do the work necessary to get to the top. Being successful and becoming a champion requires hard work.
Watch this video where we explain key traits athletes need to succeed not just in sports, but in life as well.
Zach & Team Underground Strength
The Path To Success Starts Now
Here is the e mail Chris Lee sent me after finishing his final week of training before heading to Pa to play College Baseball:
From The Meathead,
P.S. – In both pics I’m at 178 lbs. left side im at 32 % body fat in 2011. Right side I’m at 12% body fat
Chris has been by far one of THE MOST dedicated, hard working athletes we’ve ever worked with. Even during the In Season, when the majority of athetes STOP training, Chris trained 2 x week! He would show up even if he had 20 minutes to train.
He was breaking school records for JP Stevens Baseball and his dedication, hard work and mental toughness have payed off BIG time as he is now off to play College Baseball!
Here are some videos of Chris in training. You might look at them and say to yourself, “WOW! I could never do that!” This is the WRONG attitude.
As you can see, Chris did NOT start here as a strong athlete, he worked his ass off and BUILT himself into an outstanding athlete. He followed our nutrition guidelines and went above and beyond.
That is HOW champions are built!
If you are ready to become a Champion you need to be committed, humble and coachable.
Starting with a negative attitude or excuses will never help.
Step up and GO for it! You CAN become a Champion if you have the commitment of Chris “The Meathead” Lee!
Live The Code
– Team Underground –
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Dave Zabriskie is a former NJ State Champ and A D1 National Champ from Iowa State. Now, a member of the LVAC (Lehigh Valley Athletic Club) Dave is prepping for the 2016 Olympics.
After a tough training session Dave was kind enough to chat with our athletes in Manasquan about what it takes to become a champion.
The ONE thing I missed on this video is when Dave mentions that he NEVER won 1 match his freshman year in high school minus the forfeit.
He went on to become 3 time all state and his senior year, a state champ.
This is HOW he achieved his success and how ALL our athletes can and should start thinking AND living to become champions themselves
Committed To Your Success,
– Zach & Team Underground –
What Are The BIG 3 Mistakes Parents Make When Choosing
A Strength Coach For Their Child?
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.
As a parent myself, the phrase “time goes too fast” is severely underrated and the window of opportunity that athletes have to achieve success is small.
These common mistakes that parents make have happened (and continues to happen) at all levels of sports, from youth, to high school to the collegiate level.
Pay attention to these critical mistakes and avoid them to give your child the best opportunity to maximize his / her success.
1) What is The Coach’s Track Record for Success?
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 not so much in part due to their knowledge, but often times out of convenience. As a former public school teacher I have seen some dangerous stuff happening inside high school weight rooms that were run by the sports coach or the math teacher.
Yes, it’s great to bring a teacher or coach in who works in the schools but what’s best for the kids is a safe program, one that has been proven to be effective with a Coach who has a track record of building stronger, faster and more powerful athletes.
As a Coach and Parent, I would ask myself why these kids weren’t getting the training they deserved? People told me I “cared too much”.
I had no clue there was such a thing as caring too much. I don’t see any other way to work with athletes.
Other times I noticed schools hiring a former college athlete to run the weight room, assuming that college sports experience is the same as being a highly qualified performance coach.
The mistake here is assuming that a high level athlete is also a high level coach.
Many high level athletes are NOT high level coaches. Being a competitive athlete and a successful coach requires different levels of experience and knowledge.
Some successful athletes who become coaches don’t understand how a less gifted athlete needs to work physically or mentally to get to that next level. They’ve never been in those shoes.
I have seen Olympic Gold medalists with absolutely NO knowledge of strength & conditioning as well as national champs who could not command attention and run a great practice.
Ask the Coach for his track record of success 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 the 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.
In experienced coaches have a tendency to place every single athlete on a cookie cutter program, never addressing individual weak areas, injuries, knowledge of 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 individual 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.
When you see athletes training at The Underground Strength Gym you’ll notice that they are all on a different program, each program tailored to that athlete’s specific sport, his / her weak areas and emotional needs. Training an athletes goes FAR beyond getting faster, more explosive and stronger.
As a parent myself, I don’t look for the cheapest coaches and what is 5 minutes away, I look for the best for my kids.
Kids deserve the best. I see no other way.
Committed to your success,
– Zach & Team Underground Strength –
Located in Manasquan & Edison, NJ
Check Out These Success Stories
When you become a new athlete at The Underground Strength Gym your parents receive a welcome packet with nutrition guidelines to improve your success while training here.
The nutrition guidelines increase your energy level, increase your strength and lean muscle gain, improve recovery and overall speed your progress.
It is up to you to follow through and take action. Be self motivated and follow these simply yet highly effective guidelines.
Here is a great video of a seminar that The Guru did at The Underground Strength Gym in Edison last year. Take notes and take ACTION.
There are CRITICAL points being made here regarding:
– Over Training
– What to Eat & WHEN to Eat
– Burning Fat
– Building Lean Muscle Mass
“Are You Running Away From The Competition?”
What Coach Chow said about cutting weight REALLY hits home!
NO running away from competition
NO avoiding the hard work to become a champion
We want to see you succeed AND have FUN.
If you’re ready to become a champion call us NOW and get started at The Underground Strength Gym – Edison & Manasquan Locations.
Live The Code,
– Team Underground –
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