Today\u2019s episode features strength coach, educator and entrepreneur, 扎克·埃什·艾什（Zach Even Esh）.\u00a0 Zach is 上 e of the most well respected figures in the strength and conditioning industry, and has impacted over 1,000 athletes in his career as a coach.\u00a0 He has founded the Underground Strength Gym, as well as creating the Underground Strength Coach Certification. Zach appeared originally 上 episode 100 of the show alongside Jeremy Frisch and Jorge Carvajal speaking 上 the epidemic of early specialization, and even more problematic, the lack of play and physical proficiency amongst our youth today.\u00a0 Zach is a guy who is truly in the trenches when it comes to the art of training young athletes. One of the things that has always stood out to me about Zach, and has also resonated with me in life always, is the power of using \u201cwhat you have \u201cin training.\u00a0\u00a0 On podcast episode #96, 丹·约翰 talked about training high achieving throwers with minimal facilities and even coaching a girl shot put with a rock.\u00a0\u00a0 Adarian Barr has coached me in the same manner with simple tools like a 25lb plate 上 a grass field. Zach has used odd and unconventional training means to achieve incredible results with his athletes and we\u2019ll get into that 上 the podcast today.\u00a0 We\u2019ll also cover Zach\u2019s mission as a coach and trends over the last two decades in terms of youth performance and decline in the physical readiness of these athletes. Today\u2019s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster, supplier of high-end athletic development tools, such as the Freelap timing system, kBox, Sprint 1080, and more. Key Points: \tZach\u2019s story and mission as a coach \tUsing alternative means for training athletes \tThe importance of partnerships and environment in enhancing creativity and work outputs \tTrends in youth performance in terms of kids physical readiness Quotes: \u201cThe injuries of the 1990\u2019s were not what they are of the 2000\u2019s\u201d \u201cOne of the early influences to my early training setups were Rocky movies\u201d \u201cOdd objects got kids tough, and gave the kids a unique element where they felt special\u201d \u201cWe just have different kids today compared to before\u201d \u201cI\u2019ve seen so many athletes get injured, not from training, but from overuse of sport\u201d \u201cI respect how strong people got with basic equipment, limited knowledge and limited nutrition\u201d \u201cSpending time 上 smartphones will kill your creativity, you won\u2019t be able to create because you are 上 ly consuming\u201d \u201cAs a strength coach you have to find people who have an abundance mentality\u201d \u201cToday, we are talking overuse and a lack of physical readiness\u201d About 扎克·埃什·艾什（Zach Even Esh） A leading figure in the strength & conditioning industry, Zach Even \u2013 Esh has trained over 1,000 athletes ranging from the youth level to the Olympic level. Zach founded The Underground Strength Gym and created The Underground Strength Coach Certification, both of which have inspired and educated coaches and athletes from around the world to achieve greater success in both sports and life. Since creating The Underground Strength Gym, Zach has consulted with Division 1 athletic teams, Olympic Level athletic clubs, Spartan Race, pro teams and independent coaches and athletes from around the world. The Underground Strength Gym began from Zach\u2019s parents garage while he was a Health and Physical Education teacher in 2002. What started as a summer experiment training a few athletes grew into a full time obsession and now Zach and his Underground Strength methods have grown into a world wide movement, inspiring athletes and coaches all around the world in training and life. Zach\u2019s Underground Strength Coach Certification has attendees traveling from all around the world and range from independent Strength Coaches, active Military personnel, athletic coaches, college coaches and former Navy SEALs. Zach lives in NJ with his wife and 2 kids and continues to inspire and educate the world through strength 上 his web site, through his gym and seminars.