You train harder than anyone else but you still get beat. What gives?
Zach Even-Esh of Underground Strength Coach/CrossFit Underground had that exact experience, and after injuries and a lack of success, he discovered a kind of training that took him beyond the traditional bodybuilding movements so many people rely on to get “fit.” Even-Esh also had a lot of work to do mentally to pull himself out of depression and self-doubt.
After researching more effective training methods, Even-Esh discovered functional training involving sprinting, gymnastics movements and powerlifting principles perfected by people such as Louie Simmons at West Side Barbell. CrossFit was just the logical next step in the process.
Now, Even-Esh has dedicated himself to using his knowledge to help other athletes avoid the mistakes he made back in the day.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional reading: Garage Gym II: The Revolution by Greg Glassman, published July 1, 2005.