Just wanted to let ya know i've recently stumbled upon your youtube videos. I am a personal trainer/strength conditioning coach up in vt and a professional mma fighter. I gotta say your videos have given me some great ideas. I love the Bulgarian training bags, but have never felt the need to spend money on them, so i followed your instructional video and i can say i'm extremely happy with the outcome of the products.
Even tho i have a B.S. in exercise science and multiple NSCA certs, i am by far not the run of the mill trainer, so dont write me off yet ;). I train myself and my clients with almost the exact philosophy you look like you employ. Oly lifts, plyometrics, and very strength dominant exercises.
The whole point of this message is to say that I tend to get bored easily with my own workouts especially when i'm not in a training camp for an upcoming fight. i have to say that your videos truly inspire me to keep training hard. so i just wanted to tell you that your hard work isnt going unnoticed up here even in VT. Its too bad you're going to poland (well not for you, and i'm happy for ya for sure! kick some ass over there) i would have loved to take a trip down there and get the chance to train with you.
But best of luck over there, and i just wanted to let ya know ur doing a great job with everything your doing for the fitness world. Ur doing what a lot of ppl cant. you're making a positive impact.
Good luck buddy!
Matt Wichlinski March 16 at 10:46am
thank you very much, Aaron. Glad you find me to be of some value. Some do, others think it's foolish. But what we do is not for everyone, and I certainly wouldn't have a beginner do some of the things I do. When you get to the point that we are at, normal is boring, and lots of training is simply experimental, you will be judged. I don't give a shit anymore. I make myself happy and those who are interested in what I do, The rest can make comments and f*** off. Keep killin it, and thanks for the message. I appreciate it
Aaron F... March 16 at 10:50am Report
Some value doesnt express it. the biggest thing i lack is the drive itself when i really dont have any big goal in the near future to drive me. Your videos push me to try and keep up with you, which is no easy task what so ever. next big fight i win u'll know you had a big part of that win. Thanks!
Thanks Aaron, YOU are the man! I gotta say, I don't get these types of messages too often, but when I do it really feels fantastic to know that there is validity and value in the things we do. If you can benefit from me, The Strength Shop, or anything else, share it and we can see what we can do to bring things to life to share more info and create a better group here for it.
One last thing today. I created a new PRIVATE blog for my paying customers where i do the programming and create regular videos and exercise descriptions. I wanted to share this with everybody, and realized that this is a great way to help fund my trip and have more time and availability to create more video and knowledge for everyone. If you are interested in becoming a member and getting all of this info and receiving over 4 months of programming and personal video where I will cater mostly to your inquiries and provide tons of useful info, please message me here or in the "Contact us" page. It will cost only $50 for the entire 4 months and remember, the videos will be catered exclusively to the members... Video's such as How to, olympic lifting, underground training, etc. So don't hesitate and get your crazy strong on, today!!