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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The Power of Squat Variations

Squats do a body good, we all know that.  But how we squat can affect our body a number of different ways. Put the bar on your back, on your shoulders or even hold it over your head and you can become strong in a number of different ways. Control the speed and timing of your…

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First Strict Pullup for Kristy P!!!

What better way to start off a Monday than with your first ever STRICT pull-up???!!! Kristy P’s been working hard during this last cycle and with Week 4 upon us, she got to test out her new found gains!  Well done! Give this lady some mad props for surpassing this important milestone!!! Want to become…

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Fixing the Backwards Jump in the Snatch or Clean

While not as severe a fault as jumping forward, jumping backward in the catch of the clean or snatch is a fault that will prevent heavier loads from being lifted in the future. A problem such as this occurs due to a cascade of errors:  first, either the athlete’s hamstrings are relatively weak or he…

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Squat Analysis – Part 1 – Helen E.

Yesterday, Helen E. began her journey yesterday towards becoming a more powerful rower by becoming a Personal Training client here at Steelworks Strength Systems. Over the next few weeks we’ll be dissecting her movement patterns and mobility to help improve her performance on the water. After a body composition analysis and some breathing technique work,…

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