EP. 066

Zach Even – Esh Founder of The Underground Strength Gym

Zach Even – Esh is the Founder of The Underground Strength Gym and Creator of The Underground Strength & Sports Performance Cert. Zach serves as a consultant for Spec Ops Military, D1 Coaches & Universities and Athletes Seeking elite performance. For more information on Zach visit https://ZachEven-Esh.com and https://UndergroundStrengthCoach.com

Show Notes:

Website: Zachevenesh.com

Website: Undergroundstrengthcoach.com 

Facebook: Zach Even Esh

Twitter: @ZEvenEsh

Instagram: Zach Even – Esh

Books Mentioned:

Man’s Search for Meaning

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Turning Pro


Zach’s Book Recommendation(s):

The Eagle and the Dragon: A Story of Strength and Reinvention

Turning Pro

Rants of a Strength & Conditioning MadMan

The System: Soviet Periodization Adapted for the American Strength Coach

Shoe dog

Movie’s/ Video’s Mentioned:

Rocky 4

A Beautiful Mind

Every second counts

Rambo – First Blood

Podcasts Mentioned:

ATSW: Episode 191: Mike Guadango – Coaching, business, learning, and life lessons

Mind Musce Project Podcast 245: Zach Even-esh – Uncomfortable Truths from an Unconventional Life & Why Convenience is Killing Fitness, The Underground Strength Coach

OPEX Podcast #063 – Ryan Banta T&F Coach & Author The Sprinters Compendium

Strong Life Podcast – 182 | Legendary Strength Coach, Johnny Parker

People and Resources mentioned:

James Smith

Jeremy Frisch

Mike Guadango

Dave Splitz

Bill Hartman

Mike Robertson

Rett Larson

Tiger Woods

Ethan Reeve

Rocky Balboa

Ivan Drago

Jeff Martin

Mikki Martin

Keegan Martin

Mike Srock

Stuart McGill

Bill Knowles

Victor Frankl

Stephen Covey 

Steven Pressfield

Ryan Banta

Dan Pfaff

Gary Vaynerchuk

James Fitzgerald

Parisi Speed School

Scott Cochran


Stu McMillan

Buddy Morris

Eric Cressey

Pete Dupuis 



0:00 – 54:37 – Robbie intro’s the show and asks Zach to share his thoughts on LTAD

54:38 – 1:14:17 – Robbie asks Zach about solutions to promote LTAD?

1:14:18 – 1:25:49 – Robbie asks Zach about how he utilizes physical training to develop the whole person

1:25:50 – 1:28:11 – Robbie asks Zach what are the biggest changes he has seen in the youth athletes that he trains today compared to the youth athletes he has trained in the past?

1:28:12 – 1:49:12 – Robbie asks Zach about his training system at the underground strength coach facility

1:49:13 – 1:57:19 – Robbie and Zach discuss the importance of keeping the training process fun

1:57:20 – 2:22:13 – Robbie asks Zach for his thoughts on the coaching profession at the private, collegiate, and professional level

2:22:14 – 2:25:14 – Robbie asks Zach about how he finds the balance between providing for his kids without making them entitled?

2:25:15 – 2:29:28 – Robbie asks Zach for his top and current book recommendations

2:29:29 – 2:29:42 – Robbie wraps up the show!