Monday, October 17, 2011

Day 17 of 365: Invitation

Well, our trip to the Underground Strength Gym has come to an end.  I am sitting on the plane, flying back now and I’ll be honest with you, I had a lot of trouble coming up with a topic that I wanted to share with you all.  Not because of a lack of ideas, but rather due to the fact that I have so much excitement and ambition pumping through my veins that it’s been difficult to single down to just one topic!  Hahaha!  It’s a damn good problem to have!

If you haven’t noticed by now, this past weekend with Zach and all the Undergrounders has magnified my passion for what I do and who I do it for.  I do this shit because I live by a certain code…A code of STRENGTH and living a life amplified by that strength.  In doing so. building a STRONG COMMUNITY is a priority I have.  Both in the sense of physical strength, but more importantly, reinforcing the ties that bind a unique community of people that want to live the same way.

I will be completely honest, I don’t put up with a bunch of shit.  I don’t like whiners and excuses.  I can’t stand laziness and those that don’t know what WORK means.   Luckily, I am surrounded by people that bust their ass to improve in any and every way.  That is MY community, and I am responsible for expanding that community.  This blog project….the Strictly Strength Project….the Strictly Strength Classes….the work I do with Austin’s top firefighters…these are all ways that I have extended an exclusive invitation to join me and my family.  But. before you accept, you must be willing to WORK, LEARN and GROW, just like the Undergrounders from this past weekend.  Just like the amazing people in my programs and classes.  Just like the dedicated firefighters I have the honor to train. 

So, ask yourself… 
Am I ready and willing to work relentlessly to be a part of a family  that honors these things and each other? 
Am I ready to be part of something that challenges and pushes me to places that I’m not sure I can go, but dream of going and being?    

If you’re not…don’t waste your time - you will be cast out! 
If you are…join me and my community.  Let me know how I can be valuable to you and your goals and missions.  Comments, emails, tweets, phone calls, texts…I welcome them all and hope you accept my invitation! 


  1. I've been struggling the past week and getting super defeated. I just wanted to say thanks for a reminder of why I'm proud to be a part of this community.

    Also, thank you for your series on the deadlift. I read it before we did a workout with three rounds of deadlifts last week and I felt much more confident approaching the bar and my coaches noticed and complimented my form.

    I can't wait to see what's coming up on the blog!

  2. Trav - was AWESOME having you at The Underground, reppin' and Livin' THE code!

    See you soon, homie, you're a Bad MoFo! Those 3 workouts were the best WOs I've had in a loooong time!

  3. Jo
    I'm stoked to hear that my post helped you through one of those drops in performance...they definitely happen from time to time.

    Also, great job applying what you have read and doing your research to become a better, stronger athlete.

    Keep me posted on how I can help in the future!

  4. Zach
    I had a blast, brotha! Can't say thanks enough for the opportunity! I'll come back ANYTIME!