Sep 20, 2014
Zach Even-Esh - author of the new book the "Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning" - is one of my friends, and one of the few guys who I truly consider to be an absolute beast when it comes to physical strength.
But he wasn't always so strong. As a kid, Zach was crippled by self-doubt, low self-esteem, depression and career-ending injuries. L
ater in life, he got sidetracked by false prophets trumpeting bodybuilding lies that weakened him and had him beaten down over and over again by stronger, more agile, tougher opponents.
Faced by all these failures he could easily have thrown in the towel and contented himself with a comfortable, average role as a so-so athlete and so-so personal trainer.
But Zach had a dream and a vision that was more powerful than the army of setbacks and the bouts of despair.
So he never quit in his relentless quest for athletic supremacy, and continued to persevere and struggle, through multiple odds and continued setback. T
hings finally changed when he was told that he was put on earth to make people strong. And that's what Zach and I talk about on today's podcast - not just his backstory, but also how he's discovered a ton of secret, underground training methods that build strength fast in both men and women.
During our discussion, you'll learn: -Zach's amazing story of how he got into underground style strength training... -Zach's favorite body weight training exercises that you rarely see people doing... -How to get fit with nothing more than a picnic table... -How you can make our own sandbag, and the #1 sandbag move that Zach recommends... -The hardest workout Zach has ever done with a rock... -The shocking ways you can get fit by just using a tire (and it goes way beyond tire flippin'!)... -How you can get a keg and how you can use a keg for a workout... -And much more!
Some of the world’s toughest—and most successful—men have endorsed Zach Even-Esh’s Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning as a must-have, go-to resource for developing the supreme athletic durability, multi-functional strength and spiritual fortitude they most prize. Men like Joe De Sena, founder of The Spartan Race, who says:
“At Spartan, we have always said the world needs a thorough encyclopedia on strength and conditioning. Whether it is our own athletes attending our races, moms, or even the elite special forces we speak to, everyone is looking for an edge. Zach's Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning is exactly what today's society needs to build a stronger mind, body and life, just as we encourage here at Spartan. The inspirational life lessons shared in this book along with these training methods are what make this book powerful and timeless. You owe it to yourself to read this book if you want to change your life.”
And men like the warrior-athlete Mark Divine, founder of SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind, NYT bestselling author of 8 Weeks to SEALFIT and The Way of the SEAL, says:
“When it comes to functional strength and conditioning—old school style—Zach Even-Esh has been there, done that. Zach is a master at developing young athletes who not only become world class at their sport, but also develop the strength of character to be successful at whatever they choose in life. I highly recommend this book, as it will open your eyes to reality-based training.”
So in the comments section at BenGreenfieldFitness.com, feel free to let Zach and I know which of his methods you've tried, be sure to grab his new "Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning", and leave any other feedback and thoughts!