August Programming Cycle

Good morning, everyone! I hope you are refreshed and ready after your DELOAD last week, because it is time to get back after it in our next cycle of training! Fitness / Performance Programming Goals Improve maximal strength in horizontal pressing. Improve muscular endurance in pressing (horizontal and vertical) and squatting. Learn and demonstrate technically…

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Summer 2019 T-Shirts are In!!!

Really excited to be offering our new line of Steelworks apparel!!  In case you missed Monday’s newsletter, these shirts are now available for preorder!  Please send us your size and color preference. $20 preorder by this Friday July 26.  $30 purchase at the gym.  Email me at brian@steelworksstrength.com to order your fresh new T today!

Chasing Goals? Start with Habits.

Putting 25 pounds (Heck 10 pounds….) on your back squat personal record. Losing 50 pounds of excess body fat. Running a marathon. Performing your first strict pullup. What do each of these items have in common? They are all goals. We all need goals in our lives, be they professional or personal.  The only problem…

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June – July 2019 Programming Explained

Greetings, everyone! Excited to announce the release of the next 4 Week Training Cycles for Fitness, Performance, and Competitor! Fitness and Performance Mondays Weight Training: Max Strength Energy System: Aerobic (Long) This day will focus on back squats as the prime strength movement for the day. Wave load with two different tempos and rep schemes.…

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April Programming Explained

If you’ve been to Steelworks this week, you’ve probably noticed some differences in the programming.  We are starting a new programming block and in order to clear up any major questions about why we are doing what we are doing, I’m reaching out to you today to shed some insight on where we are going…

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LIMITED TIME ONLY – Discounted Spring Memberships!

Steelworks Strength Systems is excited to announce our Spring Membership Packages!!! For a LIMITED TIME, we are offering discounted rates on select membership packages. From now until May 1, we are offering: 30% off your first three months with a 12 month membership First three months upfront for $350 – then $168 per month for…

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Personal Training Chronicles at Steelworks Strength Systems

Serious goals demand serious plans. Yesterday marked the first day of new Steelworks Strength Systems Personal Training client, Evan D.  He’s got big goals to join a team in Major League Lacrosse come this Spring. A thorough assessment of mobility and movement patterns is a large part of every Personal Training client’s program here at Steelworks.  We…

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You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are

Steelworks Strength Systems’ Personal Training client Mark N.  keeps smashing through old limits. When I demonstrated the Turkish Getup to him about a month ago, he thought I was crazy to expect him to do it! But after nearly three months of getting stronger and more stable, I knew he was up for the challenge.  We started…

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The McGill Press and Building Standing Horizontal Pushing Strength

The bench press is a great developer of horizontal pushing strength.  However, if you are looking to transfer that skill and strength to a STANDING position, you might notice limited carryover.   That’s because when standing and pushing (or punching or kicking), the power originates from the legs and core.  Weak core means weak pressing.  So how can we bridge…

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Labels are Limiting

“I’m not a weightlifter.” “I’m not a runner.” “I’m not a ‘gym person.’” The great French philosopher Rene Descartes once said, “I think therefore, I am.”  A powerful affirmation of the existence of human consciousness, thinking complex thoughts is what makes us human. However, some of the thoughts we think can be limiting and downright…

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