Friday, October 29, 2010

Pay It Forward Fridays!



I am starting a new trend for our Blog posts every Friday. It is now "Pay It Forward Fridays"...

I would like to start this off by saying I am very fortunate to be in the position that I am in. I am grateful for the opportunities that are in front of me, and I'm very grateful for those people that trust our training methods to make their athletes Bigger, Faster and STRONGER.

We train ATHLETES, plain and simple! We get them ready for their upcoming seasons and we help them maintain a level of physical fitness that will help them dominate.

It is our passion and we enjoy every minute of it. Wether good or bad it is a learning experience. We are in a constant state of learning...because if we don't learn, then we have not grown.

So as for paying it forward, I would like to thank the person that I look up to the most as far as training athletes, and that is Mr. Zach Even-Esh!

He has been the biggest influence on how we train all of our clients. Athletes should follow his programs and learn from his trials and testimonials. I wish to be as successful in all aspects of my life as he is. I follow in your footsteps my brotha.....THANK YOU!



Get STRONG!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Why?




As I sit here thinking of what to write in this post, I can't help but think how far I've come in the past 2 years...

Even though every moment hasn't been spectacular, I can say that I truly LOVE what I do everyday! I know alot of people can't go to "work" and say that.

Do I feel lucky? YES!

The issue is, I'm not at a point in my life where I can sit back and relax yet. I will be soon, but not yet. I have so much more to accomplish in life. I want to be a great husband, an amazing father to my kids and I want people to seek out my training methods / programming to help their athletes. You see, family is very important to me...but I haven't been treating them like they are...until now.

I have begun to balance my family and my biz. Because, I do what I do so they can be, do and have whatever they want in life. So let me ask you this...

What motivates you? Why do you get up in the morning? What are your dreams, desires and wants in life?



Whatever it is you want in life you must treat it like your prized possession and pursue it with reckless intensity and speed!

Carpe Diem! Seize the day, no matter what time, day or mood you are in. Get after whatever you want in life, and be passionate about it!



Get STRONG!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Do you have what it takes?

I've said it before, and I will say it again...you've got to have HEART!

I can't teach you to be taller, and I can't teach you to dig down deep inside yourself and push it to the limit. That falls on your lap. BUT, I will help you every step of the way!!!

Check out this video, of one client who we would not let give up. We will have your back, no matter what.



Do YOU have what it takes.?!

Get STRONG!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

There are only 2 Seasons...



Over the past few years training different Athletes, I've noticed a recurring trend. There is no longer 3 seasons (off, pre, and in), now it's pre and in-season. Let's look at the reasoning behind this...

Besides Football, all other major sports have either Winter, Summer or Spring ball, or there is a Club / Travel team that is in season somewhere. You see, long gone are the days where kids aren't in-season at some point in time. Most of the athletes we train are on a travel club team or they are going to private lessons getting ready to start for a team in the near future.

There is hardly an off-season except for Football players. But the problem arises when I explain to the parents that all my pro athletes don't play year round, they actually take time to heal up, recoup and get stronger before season starts up again.



The problem with youth athletes that play multiple sports or that play year round is, they never allow there bodies to heal up and get Stronger! The only time the body grows is when we rest and replenish nutrients it needs. If we are constantly on the go, it makes the bodies job very difficult to acheive the proper time to allow it to get better. Are there exceptions to the rule, absolutely!

But the majority of athletes need proper rest and recoup time to allow for maximal growth and output of their bodies. Please parents, let your children take time away from playing year round. So that they may come back next season Bigger, Faster and Stronger!

Get STRONG!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Get GOING!



I understand everyone wants results, but how much action are you willing to take in order to acheive your goals?

You see, it all comes down to making a decision...and then taking the ACTION to acquire whatever it is you seek. If you want to succeed in life, then you must be willing to give up certain things such as time, events, money, etc. Don't just say you want something. Go out and get it!

Check out my buddy Eric Thomas (aka ET the Hip Hop Preacher). If this doesn't help you "Go Get It!", I'm not sure you're ready yet...

Get STRONG!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Strength Training for Baseball.?!



There are many websites and blogs on the internet preaching to kids, parents and coaches on how to train for Baseball. But, how do you decipher which is the best program for you? I can honestly say, without hesitation it's simply a matter of what you feel will make you better.

Are there some programs that will accelerate your strength, speed, mechanics, agility, power, etc... YES! If you feel it will benefit you to choose one style of training vs. another, then by all means go 100% and commit. The biggest problem when training is people tend to bounce back and forth between programs and never really benefit from committing to stick it out for a period of time.

I understand commitment is a scary word for some. But success only comes before work in the dictionary. You must commit to working hard and then reap the benefits of any program you are working with.

Now lets get to programs I would recommend for Baseball players. First off is proper hitting mechanics. You can be the biggest strongest player on the team but a kid with proper machanics will out hit you most of the time. I recommend logging onto BatSpeed.com. Mr. Jack Hankin is a personal friend and mentor of mine, and he definitely knows what he is talking about!



Next is a proper strength and conditioning program. Well since we provide that here, I guess I will recommend Strong 101 Gym. I'm just saying.?! We have had great success with our athletes in all sports, but this past month we now have our first major league player to come out of our gym. So as they say, "the proof is in the pudding".

Obviously there are great gyms all over the U.S., but if they have you doing regular Bench Press and Curls...then you should probably keep looking for a different place to train at.

Be diligent in your quest to find quality people to work with as well as an atmosphere conducive to getting better. You usually only get one shot in life, so make it count!

Get STRONG!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Train Hard, Train like an Athlete!



If you want to look good, is there any doubt that training like an Athlete is the best way?

Most athletes, have a great physique and the braun to eclipse the average joe. So why not train the way athletes do...?



We train our Athletes to be more explosive and mentally tougher than their opponents. All the equipment in our facility is dedicated to getting you Bigger, Faster and Stronger. If you are ready to up your game, and work hard to acheive great results visit http://www.Strong101Gym.com.

If you are interested in training on Saturday mornings in one of our sessions, call 951 346-6900 (Corona, CA)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What happened...?




I went to a local high school for a Sunday morning workout this past weekend, and I was shocked by what I saw! I pulled up to the track / football field area looking for my friends...but they were gone. So, I drove around to the other side of the school to see if they were near the baseball field, nope...maybe by the basketball courts, nope...what about by the tennis courts, not there either.

What the F**K! I couldn't find them anywhere.

So, I left and went to my old high school where I graduated from that's about a half mile away. Looking for my friends again, I saw they had been taken away to make room for some visitors seating area... Damn it!

One more try, I went out to another high school about 3 miles away. I saw tennis courts, basketball courts and some guys playing soccer on the football field. But, once again I couldn't find my friends.

My friends had been removed, dug up, thrown away and were never to be seen on any local high school field again.?! How could this have happened? Who would have gotten rid of the best Bodyweight Muscle builder there is...?

You see all these schools had gotten rid of their Pull-Up bars!



I just wanted to get in a simple bodyweight workout and run a few sprints, and I traveled to 3 different high schools and there were no pull-up bars to be found...? Is it any wonder why kids nowadays are so out of shape and they can't perform a proper squat, push-up or pull-up anymore?

I eventually wound up at a local college and ran the bleachers for a few sets, then found a Soccer goal that I made use of as a pull-up station. It was a great time, I just wish it wasn't such a struggle to find a nice quiet place to get in better shape.

There was a time when bodyweight exercises ruled the school systems and there was an emphasis on eating healthy. Today our youth is fed fast food for lunch and sodas are still being offered to them instead of water in a vending machine. We need to get back to teaching our sons and daughters the proper way to train and eat, so they won't have to rely on the government for medical help later in life.

Schools need to bring back ropes in the gymnasium and poles and pull-up bars for the kids to hang and pull themselves up on. Our weight rooms are filled with useless machines that isolate muscles instead of allowing them to use balance and stabilization of their own bodies. It's gotten to the point that Wrestling rooms don't even have pull-up bars any longer... If any sport required an amazing grip and great pulling power it's wrestlers.

What happened...?

Please post any comments or concerns that you have about todays youth and how our school systems are set up. Thank You.

Get STRONG!