Van Miller discusses that he’s been training year round since 7th grade, all year, every year.
You can train JUST in the off season, but even with ZERO knowledge of sports performance, Understand this simple concept:
– When you STOP training for Strength, Speed, Power & Confidence, you can NOT Gain, let alone maintain these physical and emotional traits
– The longer you go without proper training, the more you lose strength, speed, power & confidence.
– Often times, the Most important time of the season is the end when you have the Biggest competitions. Why work hard all off season and stop the Very thing that gives you the edge when you need it the most?
Take a look around at what “normal” athletes are doing…..
We’re excited to announce our partnership with Full Count Baseball & Softball Academy in Middlesex, NJ.
With the hectic schedules of athletes & parents, we have worked hard to create an opportunity for parents to take advantage of a full Baseball performance program under 1 roof.
The best Baseball players are NOT just highly skilled, but they are a cut above in their physical and mental preparation.
If you look back 10 + years ago, you rarely heard about Baseball players needing shoulder or Tommy John surgery.
Back then, many Baseball players played multiple sports which we highly encourage.
Back then, kids weren’t learning Baseball skills at such an advanced level nor were they playing so frequently. When a Baseball player learns to throw and hit harder, his / her body MUST be physically prepared for the work or an injury will be waiting for you around the corner.
Our training will focus on players in grades 6 and up.
The Underground Strength Gym in our other locations has been working with middle school, high school and collegiate Baseball players since 2002 back when players would travel to my garage for specialized training.
With the numerous Baseball clubs at different times of the year, Baseball players are injuring themselves at rates greater than ever before.
And, with the repetitive nature of Baseball skills, many players are losing their athleticism which is slowing down your child’s overall sports performance.
To achieve your maximum potential requires the Baseball / Softball player to train the body and mind that supports and increases success on the field.
The goal of our Baseball Strength & Conditioning Program is to focus on the BIG picture:
– The baseball / softball coaches will teach the sport specific skills.
– We will build overall athleticism through a training program that BUILDS you into a better ball player. The training will NOT fatigue or take away from your Baseball skills.
– ALL training is age appropriate. We understand exactly what a middle school athlete needs at various ages as well as what each high school athlete needs at their various ages / stages of physical and mental development.
– Our training will develop greater joint & muscular strength to reduce chances of injury.
– The training will develop more speed & power that will transfer to hitting, throwing, running and agility on the field.
– The athlete will dramatically increase confidence both in sports AND in life.
– Nutrition Guidelines will be given to the parents and athletes to increase Baseball performance.
– Flexibility & Mobility will be address during each workout as well as with parents / baseball player education to create continuity from Baseball / Softball skills to lifestyle at home to training at The Underground.
– In a nut shell, training at The Underground Strength Gym combined with your Baseball Skills training, your child will get the advantage over the competition.
ALL athletes and parents are looking for an edge.
NOW is the time!
We’re excited to see you at Full Count Baseball & Softball Academy!
This is a powerful mindset video I want to share with our athletes in Manasquan, Edison and soon Scotch Plains…..
The mind is so crucial to success not just in sports, but in ALL areas of life.
Being a Champion in Sports but mediocre or “good enough” in your academics and social life is unacceptable.
That’s NOT what we teach at The Underground Strength Gym.
Be GREAT in ALL areas of your life. Consistency in your Relentless Pursuit of Excellence must be expected from yourself first and foremost. When you hold yourself to a higher standard, you make yourself better and everyone else around you better.
If you’re a team sport athlete, I always remind you, your team is only as strong as your weakest player.
Do you want to be great?
Wondering when or how your success will finally happen?
Watch this important video and share with any coaches / parents / friends who would benefit from this video.
Kyle Snyder just became America’s Youngest Gold Medalist in Wrestling at age 20.
At age 19 he won The World Championships and The National Championships in Wrestling.
To put this in perspective, I’ve seen MANY parents hold their son back and switch around schools and we see 19 year olds who are NOT winning state or even conference titles.
The bottom line: You can NOT avoid the work and dedication, regardless of the “age advantage”.
In this 9 minute documentary video on Kyle there are MANY lessons you can and should pick up on.
The biggest tip on Kyle’s reason for success is when you hear the coaches talking about Kyle’s dedication being on Level 10 while others are on level 4 or 5.
And this description of his behavior:“He understands hard work, he understands responsibility, if he makes a mistake there’s no blame, he goes back and fixes the problem…..”
Watch the Video …..
What level are YOU on?
How hard are you pushing in training?
How often do you set goals, revisit goals, reassess your training to ensure you achieve your goals?
Are you a level 10 on Nutrition? Most are on level 2 or 3 if we want to be honest.
What about your lifestyle?
Opportunity is ALWAYS knocking for ALL of our athletes. This movie is NOT just about wrestling, it’s about being the BEST YOU that YOU can be. Watch it MANY times and you’ll keep learning more lessons. Of course, ultimately, you must take action with those lessons.
You’re either an action taker or an excuse maker. You can’t be both!
Before I share some Great News, I want to share a favorite quote we must start implementing in our LIFE.
Apply these words to your training and your life and you WILL begin achieving more success as you push outside your comfort zone.
We call this getting comfortable being Uncomfortable.
CONGRATS TO THE MEN IN THE ARENA
Manasquan & Edison Underground Strength Gym
Many of you like to stay quiet about your accomplishments and I like that. Stay Humble. Always.
I like that a lot. You don’t brag and you don’t make excuses for your losses either. Many excuse makers quickly point the finger for their losses with “I got ripped off” or “We don’t have our own wrestling room” or “We need turf….”
You must OWN your setbacks, not just your success.
At The Underground Strength Gym, Your success stories will inspire others to aim bigger, both our current athletes and athletes of the future who will train here. I am often sharing stories with our athletes because I want them to see that the blue print is there.
It’s another reminder that it takes HARD WORK and Consistency, NONE of the success stories happen in 6 weeks or 3 months. It is a process. That is The TRUTH.
And because We are a private club vs the type of place that allows anyone and everyone to train here, we set different standards than the norm and we push for greatness and reject mediocrity.
NOT all of our athletes and parents understand this type of commitment just yet.
Some think we’re too serious, but, I see it as loving the hard work and going out there to have FUN, competing at your best ability. Why would you compete and not prepare yourself as best as possible to succeed?
Sounds crazy to me but MANY athletes are competing and do ZERO work in the off season to get better.
Our BEST athletes have Supportive Parents.
– Parents driving them to sports clubs
– Parents driving them to The Underground Strength Gym
– Parents stocking the cabinets and fridge with healthy foods
– Parents who do NOT enable excuses for their son
Making yourself better is about LIFE, not just about sports.
Putting yourself out there, challenging yourself, working hard to achieve goals, refusing to be “normal” ….
THAT is FUN, and, there is PLENTY of time to live a balanced life by training a few times a week. Too many athletes are delusional about what it takes to succeed and they think if they can’t sit at the beach all day or they can’t be at the mall all weekend that their lives will be uprooted.
The thing that is NOT FUN is to show up and giving half hearted efforts.
When you make excuses you are competing to LOSE and be Average at best.
To compete in your sports and not even try to give it your best is to sacrifice your own gift. You will grow old and NEVER KNOW what you could have achieved and what type of success you could have become.
THAT is NOT FUN. So STOP thinking that you have no time when the truth is, we ALL have the time. The difference between Champions and those who don’t achieve success is that The Champion OWNS his Life.
The Champions takes 100% responsibility and accountability for their actions.
It’s always more FUN and rewarding when you go out there, day in and day out doing your best. When you TRULY give it your ALL, you can walk tall for a lifetime.
At the end of the day it’s up to YOU.
All Americans & MEN IN THE ARENA from Manasquan & Edison Underground Strength Gym
– 2 weeks ago Luke Niemeyertook 1st at War at The Shore as a Freshman in the 14 YO Division
– Luke Also became a Freshman All American this past weekend placing 8th at Freshman Nationals at 195 lbs
More All Americans
– 6th at 138: Robbie Cleary (Edison)
– 3rd at 160: Bryan McLaughlin (Woodbridge)
Congrats to Eric Keosseian of Howell who has been competing like a madman, chasing the challenges and hunting down Gold Medals!
Flo Nationals where Eric placed 8th to become an All American then Va Beach Nationals but unfortunately came down with a stomach bug on his 2nd day. Eric is fired up to succeed. That’s how we must ALL be, fired up and self motivated.
Self Discipline Leads to SELF Motivation.
Advice from a Navy SEAL (Jocko Willink) on Disciplining Yourself……
What You Need Is SELF DISCIPLINE
– Your parents can NOT give it to you, neither can your coaches.
– When it’s competition time, all the screaming, shouting and coaching will not help you “Rise to the Occasion”.
– The TRUTH is, You FALL to the level of your Training.
– Train HARD and Train to WIN and you will WIN more than the athlete who makes excuses. Period.
That’s ALL you CAN do.
Give it your best and Nothing Less. Your efforts are under YOUR control. Do it NOW because time goes TOO fast and before you know it, you’re a senior in high school scrambling to make it all work.
You’ll regret all those excuses for the rest of your life….
Or, you’ll live a life pretending it never mattered.
It DOES matter.
That goes for training, school, social life, academics, work and all other areas of your life.