The Next Evolution of Steelworks Strength Systems

You have spoken.  I have listened. Thank you to those of you who completed the recent Client Survey.  Your honest feedback regarding your experiences here at Steelworks Strength Systems gave me much to reflect upon over the last two weeks. My number one goal is, and always has been, to provide a training experience that…

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When Injuries Strike, What’s your “Plan B”?

Two weeks ago, Steelworks Weightlifting Club member, Andrew B, suffered a bit of a setback. After a set of snatches, he noticed that a tight and painful sensation running from the top of his scapula up into his neck. This pain made it very hard for him to rotate his head from side to side,…

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4 Strategies to Cultivate Mental Resiliency

Let’s be real: with any worthwhile strength and conditioning program, there will be suffering. Building your body up requires breaking it down first. Unfortunately, there is no way around the discomfort of a hard workout. However, there is a better way through the “pain cave.” By employing a variety of mental strategies developed through the…

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The Benefit of Change of Direction Drills on Your Fitness

In most sports, the ability to change directions is one of many skills necessary to ensure victory on the court or field. However, if balanced fitness is your goal, including change of direction work in your training is beneficial. Show me someone who can change directions well and I’ll show you someone: Who has a…

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De-Demonizing Grains

Wheat, rice, and corn are probably the most easily recognized grains that exist. In the health and fitness industry, grains (commonly conflated as “carbs”) have been demonized. Eating grains, as most people would say, causes inflammation, hurts your fitness, and is the reason the terrorists are winning. But have we treated grains unfairly? Are grains…

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New Class for Seniors

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! If you are over the age of 60 and looking for a gym that is attune to your unique fitness goals and needs, then we have the perfect opportunity for you! Join us Sunday February 16 at 9 am as we offer a special class for seniors! In 90 minutes you’ll…

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How the Active Straight Leg Raise Can Solve Low Back Pain

Steelworks Strength Systems Dan S. had been noticing that his lower back was tightening up during longer conditioning sessions that involved higher rep bending. After an initial movement assessment, I noted that Dan’s pelvis was excessively anteriorly rotated (think arching your lower back and pushing your butt up!) when standing. Like most people, he sits…

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January 2020 Programming Explained

New year. New block of programming! Keep reading below to learn about the next month of training. WHITE AND GRAY The most noticeable change to the structure of classes starts with the warmup protocol. To help you better prepare for your training sessions, we are recommending some kind of easy cyclical aerobic work to gently…

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December 2019 Programming Explained

The turkey and stuffing is gone, but new programming is here for the month of December!!! Keep reading to see where we are going in this new block of programming. White / Gray Programming Goals Improve upper body vertical pulling. Improve squatting endurance. Improve ability to generate and absorb rotational forces. Correct imbalances in single…

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How to Crush Your Nutrition

You see peanut butter and apples. I see the beginnings of monumental change. __ Achieving your fitness goals require slow, incremental habit adjustments. That’s what we preach in all of our programs here at Steelworks Strength Systems. It’s a simple philosophy.  A real straightforward, no nonsense approach towards transforming your life. So when I reached out…

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