Today I am proud to announce that we have a VERY special guest who goes by the name of Zach Even-Esh.
Why is he a special guest you may ask? Well he was the one who motivated me to start training people in my backyard which eventually led me to starting my own site and the rest was history!
Another thing that I’ve learned from Zach was his whole “365 strong” quote, getting out of your comfort zone and how you don’t have to always follow everything by the book. His gym doesn’t have many machines and it has a very old school vibe to it which is another thing that I like because Zach is all about getting strong on the basics and he constantly preaches this in his videos.
He has been coaching for countless years so he has paid a lot of his dues and has had an enormous impact on the lifting world so when people like Zach talk you just have to listen.
In this Q&A we will be going over some general coaching, training, programing and nutritional questions, enjoy!
The questions that I asked Zach are in this exact order:
How old were you when you first started training and how old were you when you first started training people? Also what was the first gym that you ever worked at and at what age?
Did you go to school to become a trainer? Also did you take any training/nutrition/posture trades and if so then which ones?
How do you usually assess a client when he/she walks into your gym?
What is your take on online coaching as far as making assessment are concerned?
Whats your take on a client counting calories vs a client getting their TDEE online and working with that?
What are your favorite pre and post workout meals for someone trying to lose weight and give me a pre and post meal for people trying to pack on size?
Some people say that if you can’t Bench 225×5, Squat 315×5 and Deadlift 405×5 then you are considered a novice lifter, do you agree with this?
What are the BIG differences between training females vs males for the most part?
Biggest regret when you first became a trainer?
What are the requirements that somebody needs to become a trainer at your Underground strength gym?
What is one of the best ways to keep your clients coming back as long as possible?
A lot of people don’t understand what the dangers are of rowing with tight pecs, would you mind explaining?
I know that you are not a powerlifter, but what were some of your best lifts at your prime (or right now)?
Where you do you see the underground strength gym and your career in the next 10 years?
Thank you for your time Zach!
If you want to see more of Zach Even-esh then you could check him out at: