...yet most people have hardly trained their strength in this way, at all!
If you're here on this page chances are that you're serious about your strength and becoming a greater version of yourself.
Why would I, after training with some of the top strength coaches in the world as a professional athlete, RELEARN what I thought I knew about strength?
I already had an understanding of the typical strength approach in America, but, while on the surface I was fit... I was missing the elements of “new strength” that I hadn't yet discovered.
I was struggling with anxiety, depression, and stress. And I didn't like the guy I saw in the mirror. I hated him.
I hated how I would say I was going to stop eating so many cookies, but didn't. Cheating on my girlfriend. Indulging in drugs and alcohol. Going to strip joints.
Eventually, my girlfriend introduced me to a Vietnamese Grand Master who could tell I was unhappy. He said:
"You don’t have to live like this. There is another way. I show you."
He offered to train me. But despite being absolutely miserable, and being blown away by some of his powers, I refused his training.
I continued doing what I'd been doing for years.
Then one day, my brother, my friend Sal and I went to visit my friend Jack in California from New Jersey.
My sister was living in L.A. at the time. My wife (girlfriend at the time) allowed my mom to bring my daughter, who was 3 at the time, to California to visit my sister.
So my mom and my sister and my daughter were in L.A. the same weekend that I was at that party in L.A.
We were out all night, partying, out of control, doing drugs.
We were about 45 minutes late to a dinner we arranged with my mom and my sister and daughter.
We were completely shot out - they could tell.
I remember how terrible I felt - I remember how disgusted my sister and my mother were - our appearance, our demeanor, our energy.
It made me realize there's my beautiful little girl and I'm just kinda doing whatever I want.
Like whatever my sister and mom will take care of her.
I realized I'm a scumbag. This innocent little girl... I realized her father is a loser.
I felt really pathetic. I wasn't really being the responsible father I needed to be - and this innocent girl was being neglected - passing off my responsibilities to my mom and my sister and girlfriend - passing it on to them - my responsibility - I felt like a deadbeat.
The next day we went to see Grand Master.
He made the offer again, to me and my brother, to train with him.
That's when I decided it's time to make a change.
One day, Grand Master asked me if I lift weights.
"Yes I do, Grand Master."
"To be strong."
"You not strong, that not real reason. Tell me real reason."
The old John would want to punch this guy in the face.
"The real reason why is that I want to be strong," I said.
"Real reason you lift weight you want to look good in mirror. You lift weight for vanity."
I had to smile. How did he know me so well?
"I guess you’re right," I admitted.
"I know I right, I your Grand Master. Come with me."
I thought I was strong. Until Grand Master brought me outside and proved me wrong... WITH A TWIG.
He had me hold a stick in a very specific way, and then said, "Now hold stick still. No moving."
It hadn’t even been 15 seconds and the stick began to wobble.
"What happen? Why you shaking? All those big muscle, can’t hold little stick?"
I brought my arm down. I felt like whacking him with it.
"Problem with ligament, in tendon. Very important to make stronger. With training I show you how."
This is one of the new ways I began to train my strength - something I had never learned as an athlete with the Buffalo Bills.
With new exercises to strengthen my ligaments and tendons, I began to be able to do finger tip push ups!
Here's a picture of me doing finger tip pushups at Grand Master's:
Grand Master said hand strength was very important.
Hands can hurt, or they can heal.
That it's a choice, and life was all about choices.
You can learn how to strengthen your tendons, ligaments, and hands.
And do finger tip pushups like I am in this photo!
It wasn't about lifting weights with dumbbells and machines, like I was used to with all my previous training.
The training I was doing with Grand Master was so different than I was used to, it forced me to relearn what I knew about strength.
Couldn't you see how improving the strength of tendons and ligaments could make you stronger?
It's something that's not very noticeable on the outside, so it's hidden, but it's obviously important. And when you strengthen them, it's like turning a hidden weakness into a hidden weapon!
I'll reveal step-by-step training for this in my new strength system, which I'll get more to in a moment.
Another hidden element of strength that became of important focus was increasing my energy and my energetic flow.
With new exercises that had very specific breathing patterns, I began to build up my energy to insane new levels!
Again, far beyond anything I'd experienced and was used to training as a professional athlete.
I taught some of these principles to some of my students, and they experienced greater levels of energy too!
Billy Hartigan, for one, whose energy levels went way up.
“My energy levels were through the roof!” - Billy Hartigan
There was also Mark and Rita, who have some incredible stories that I'll share with you shortly. For now, here's some of what they said that had to do with raising their overall energy level.
“I have sustained energy, less peaks and valleys. I require less sleep. It feels like things run more fluid, more smoothly.” - Mark Skirkanich
“People around me have seen the changes in my overall being, not that I've done it for anyone else, but it's been nice to hear positive feedback … I’m doing more without getting tired, my dedication and willpower, stuff that I would sometimes lose sight of since it just became natural even though they are big accomplishments.” - Rita Lewis
The cool thing about raising your overall energy level is that besides having more energy, it overall increases every function of the body.
When you raise your energy level - you raise your immune system, your organ vitality - everything functions better when you have more energy.
Energy you're creating/elevating is offering higher levels of fuel or a higher octane of fuel for every operation that's happening in the body, including mental.
Every system that's going on in the body - immune system, digestion, to your mental focus, anything that you can think of.
Couldn't you see how increasing your overall energy levels could make you stronger?
Plus, I began to work on training mental strength.
Grand Master said my mind was like an untamed horse, and hardly anyone in America (where I was from) trained their mind.
With new exercises to build my mental strength, plus other new strength exercises and habits, I began to get rid of all sorts of destructive habits I previously couldn't get rid of, even when I tried!
At the time, I had a horrible sugar addiction - I was gorging on fat-free cookies and yogurt - gorging on that stuff - pounding sugar - unbelievable amounts of sugar - it was an uncontrollable thing.
I'd say I was going to quit, and stop eating sugar for 7 days, then I'd eat a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream, a 4 pack of Reese's cups, 2 Krispy Kreme donuts, and drink a Yoohoo - a big 16oz Yohoo. Then I'd go to the gym.
I was being promiscuous with women, and drinking alcohol and doing drugs.
I couldn't stop. I'd say, "I'm not gonna do it anymore." And then it'd get offered to me and I'd break down and do it.
I was unable to do it, until I started getting stronger.
All of those things, started to just sort of - slow down to the point of yeah I got control of this.
So much of my life was controlled by desires and pleasures of the flesh. Without mental strength, everything is so much harder.
Grand Master said something like this: "You're like a boat out at sea, there's no rudder - you have to go wherever the wind takes you."
Mental strength will help protect you from binging on foods, drugs, or alcohol.
I got rid of my addictions to food, drugs, and alcohol, and quit promiscuity with women.
When you combine all the components of this strength formula, you can achieve incredible results!
I'm not the only one that has benefitted from this. This strength formula has helped MANY people over the years.
Now if you're not willing to do the work... this is not for you.
But if you're willing to do the work, you can certainly get great results. Just check out the great successes some of my students are having!
"I was a kid that was about to drop out of school, John became a brother/father figure, gave me a bunch of different advice that I wasn’t used to hearing. He asked me, ‘Would you be interested to see how far you can take yourself mentally and physically?’ I thought that was an interesting question. I had never asked myself that before.
The majority of my life I struggled with depression and anxiety and I’d been on medication for it. Through the 49 days I felt calmness and confidence. You become a magnet for opportunities, because you elevate your chi, your internal energy, through breath and breathing exercises raising vibration…it’s a hard thing to explain.
I am very thankful that I met John. Because of the impact of this program, I finished college. And I’ve been off the depression medication for years now. I still do the moving meditation 3 times a week. I don’t feel as good if I don’t do it.
It was all the aspects of the disciplines it wasn’t just the workout portion. John and Grand Master’s teachings had a profound influence on my life. His belief that the universe always provides…in our society we are always taught to fear things. John helped me to see that everything will be taken care of if we’re being good, if we’re trying, if we’re doing our part. He always had a sense of calm about him. And I know that well enough now to where that sense of calm is within me.
If I hadn’t done the 49 days then life would be more empty and not as fulfilling."
- Mark Skirkanich
"I felt like Bruce Lee"
"I mean I felt like Bruce Lee. I focused on one spot on the wall…my legs were burning, butt started trembling…you feel it, but you have to block it all out. Next thing you know you’ve punched 300 times!"
- Greg J.
"My mindset changed. To be more mindful of what I do and to control my thinking"
"That feeling of always having to be a better: a better wife, a better this or that, a perfectionist always…it lessened. My mindset changed. To be more mindful of what I do and to control my thinking, my binge eating of sweets or whatever. I became mindful during this time with John. I never even thought of that type of thing."
- Sima G.
"Completely cleared my mind."
"The workouts shook it all up in a way. It was a moving meditation. Took me through emotions, things I had been feeling and stuff I didn’t even know I had inside of me. Completely cleared my mind."
- Greg J.
"This ended up being key to my success as a rower"
"Doing the kick I was building up the aerobic, the cardio without [me] even knowing it, because there was this intense focus on the breathing. This was new to me. The 49 days was surprisingly this really great springboard to my cardio fitness. I learned how to concentrate on the breath and breathe through the pain. This ended up being key to my success as a rower."
- Greg C.
"the best thing I’ve ever done for myself and my family!"
"After a while of doing Yoga, I was told about the 49 day challenge that John was offering. I wasn’t sure I could handle the discipline but I was definitely intrigued. I became convinced that it would improve my quality of life in so many ways so I decided to do it. I can tell you now, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself and my family! I couldn’t possibly have imagined the affect it would have on my life. Not only did it make me physically and mentally stronger than I’ve ever been in my life but It made me see things differently. It made me appreciate so many more things that I always took for granted. My energy levels were through the roof! It’s difficult to explain the many benefits without sounding crazy but it truly is an amazing gift. I’m so grateful to John and his staff for teaching and assisting me through the process and I’ll be forever in debt to them for changing my life for the better. Live the Seven!"
- Billy Hartigan
I can show you how to create this new strength for yourself, and experience the massive benefits that come with it!
But... it's not for everyone!
First of all, you have to be willing to do the work. If you want to build up your mental strength, it's going to be tough. You have to be willing to endure and persevere if you want to succeed.
Ultimately, the benefits are well worth it, but it's up to you to do the work. I can't do your exercises for you.
Additionally, this program is not designed for you to pack on 20 pounds of muscle mass.
Yes, this program can help you get in better shape, but the goal of this program isn't to get you looking super jacked like a professional body builder.
But, if you want to create new strength for yourself, and are willing to work for it, then come and join me inside my new coaching program, New Strength Unleashed: Nothing Held Back.
It's called Nothing Held Back because I reveal everything!
There are NO upsells! You get access IMMEDIATELY to some training, with much more on the way soon!
I Take You By The Hand & Lead You Step By Step (Accessibility, Office Hours Twice A Week!)
49 Day Discipline Challenge: Skyrocket Energy And Mental Strength – Only 49 Days But Incredibly Difficult And Challenging – Mentally & Physically.
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If you want to grow stronger, just follow this system, it's not complicated, it's simple!
A year from now, you will be amazed with your results.
Your job is to come in and do the training. I can do my own workouts but I can't do yours for you.
If you can do that, then I welcome you with open arms, gratitude, and a passion for success.
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