4 Lessons From The Underground Strength Gym

4 Lessons From The Underground Strength Gym

It feels like just yesterday I started coaching at the Underground Strength Gym. In September it will be 3 years since i started coaching there…WOW!

Over the years, I have learned more from Zach Even-Esh and the athletes, then anything I could ever read in a text book or online. There is just no comparison to learning in the trenches and getting your hands dirty coaching and training. With that said, below are 4 lessons that I have learned over the past 3 years.

Lesson # 1 “Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable”-Zach Even-Esh

This is something Zach preaches all the time and its something you hear me mention a lot. This is about doing the shit you don’t want to do because its going build mental toughness and make you a stronger man. Getting comfortable being uncomfortable is about dealing with adversity well and not backing down when things don’t go your away. Time to step up and be a man!

Lesson # 2 Live The Code

This is one the most important lessons anybody can learn- you have to practice what you preach. If you are going to teach someone how to train then you better train yourself. This should go without saying but unfortunately in this day and age, there are way too many coaches out there who don’t walk the walk and don’t practice what they preach. If you want to be a kick ass strength coach, you better train like a badass, it’s as simple as that.

Lesson # 3 Training Athletes Is About More Then Just The Physical Results

I use to think that training athletes was just about getting them bigger, faster, stronger but in reality, this is only a part of the equation. More importantly, the training we do is about helping our athletes build confidence in themselves to go out and achieve whatever it is they want to achieve. It’s about having them build mental toughness to deal with tough times and to help them develop the mindset that they can overcome any obstacle.

Lesson # 4 You Have To Be Able To Adjust On The Fly

I use to think athletes needed to follow a set program in stone to be successful but this isn’t true at all. In fact, every time I write a program now, there is always constant tweaks made to it and we never follow it exactly as written. Sometimes we need to improvised based on who is in the gym or other times because the athletes are beat up or had a rough day at school. Some coaches will probably disagree with this but you can’t argue with results.

Drop a comment and let us know what lessons have you learned over the years of training.

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  • Rickyv

    Hey Joe, as an avid follower of Zach, I definitely agree with your points above. And after all the articles & inspiration Z has given me, these points are practically drilled into my head. Follow these basic principles & you can be successful in whatever it is you are doing. Good work bro, it must be awesome working at underground strength HQ. Keep up all the great work.
    Ricky V

  • Thank you for your comment Ricky! Keep checking in brother!