Friday, March 12, 2010

Nice Buzzle Article About Underground Strength Training

I'd like to share this nice article I found that was written by Lynn Van Dyke. If you didn't realize this by now, I'm a huge advocate for this style of training. It isn't the only style of training I adhere to but this is at the top of my list. Click the link to view the original article or just read on and enjoy!

Go Undergrounders!

Underground Strength Training

Underground Strength Training is the hottest and newest craze in fitness. Tires, kettlebells, sandbags and much more are used to increase strength and power.

Underground Strength Training – Subculture Of Beliefs

Being an underground group is a euphemism for a subculture with unifying beliefs. The subculture could be related to politics or music or religion. But it is usually a tight group of people that believe in their cause with a passion.

If you believe in exercising and developing strength, there is no reason to go underground. Strength training is a subject that is not whispered about behind closed doors or in dark tunnels. It is a current health issue topic that has value for everyone.

Underground Strength Training – Radical Change

Often a subculture has radical views, which is one reason why they go underground. Strength training is viewed as radical exercise by some, but the truth is it is just good physical conditioning sense. You can always become a radical and workout with weights for hours every day.

But the average person does not have the time or desire for such an intensive program. What they want is strength training that conditions and tone and provides basic good health. 
  • Maximum muscle strength related to good physical condition
  • Strength endurance
  • Muscle Flexibility
  • Balance and coordination
Most people who go to the gym aren’t looking for a radical underground. Strength training is more a program to create well being and improve general conditioning.

Many want good muscle tone, but not bulging muscles. But there are men and women who need high intensity strength training. If there were an underground group of exercise radicals, they might sign up!

  •  Athletes in all sports who compete to win
  •  Bodybuilders who emphasize large muscles
  •  Weight lifters who need maximum strength to lift the greatest number of pounds
  •  Exercisers who are advanced and always looking for a challenge for self-improvement
 If you joined this group in their underground, strength training would be your passion! You can find more about intensive strength training programs by visiting this website.

 Underground Strength Training – Guerrilla Warfare

 Political groups often go underground. Strength training is part of their regimen for preparedness. You are not a guerrilla, and you aren’t preparing for war. But what you are doing is preparing to become fit. Most of us need to start with the basics.

  •  Tighten glutes with squats and leg presses 
  •  Strengthen calves with bent knee calf raises
  •  Target abdomen core muscles with crunches and curls
  •  Strengthen quadriceps with leg extensions
  •  Improve posture with back muscle strengthening planks
  •  Improve hip flexibility with leg lifts 
  • Strengthen chest muscles with push-ups or bench presses 
  • Develop arm strength with curls and kickbacks
The rule of thumb is to begin with the larger muscle groups. This way you are doing the toughest exercises before you begin to deplete your body’s energy.

 If you were one of the radical exercisers underground, strength training would involve an assortment of conventional and unconventional routines that push your muscles to the limit.

 But for a daily exercise regimen for the average person, strength training does not require a lot of fancy equipment. It does require an understanding of the muscles in the body.

Strength training is for everyone. There is traditional training done in the gym, or there are the more intense programs that push bodies to the limit. Whichever program you choose, above or underground, strength training equates to being fit for life.

About the Author

Lynn VanDyke is a Master Personal Trainer and fitness nutritionist. This is who she uses and recommends for underground strength training practices and techniques.

By Lynn VanDyke


  1. Underground strength training sounds pretty awesome. I've gotta see if they're available in the Atlanta area.

  2. Hi Rahim,
    Thanks for your comments! Btw, in your area, I'd check out Fitt Warehouse. In Atlanta, they are high on the underground functional training. Check there for starters and look around some more too. Their website is Good luck and spread the word of underground strength training!