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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How to Release the Diaphragm for Improved Breathing

We take about 10,000 breaths a day. Why not get the most out of each gulp of air? If after addressing proper mechanics of breathing you still feel a bit restricted or shallow, releasing your diaphragm might just what the doctor ordered. Start by marching on over to Tune Up Fitness, grab yourself a Coregeous…

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The Suitcase Box Step Up

Want a movement that irons out strength imbalances between each leg and blasts your core at the same time??? Look no further than the suitcase box step up! Check out Abby and Crys crushing their workout yesterday! The key to performing this movement well is keep a rigid torso as you step up on to…

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2 “Rotational Reset” Drills to Maximize Athletic Power

If you are a human, you need rotation. From activities as simple as walking to as complex as changing direction, being able to rotate your body in a number of directions is crucial. Today’s video looks at using simple movement patterns to solve pain riddles and improve efficiency of power. Important Foci of Rotation Thoracic…

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Dak Prescott Posterior / Anterior Oblique Sling Prep

Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Dak Prescott is: A.Suffering from a mild seizure. B.Preparing for his Dancing with the Stars audition. C.Activating his posterior and anterior oblique fascial slings. While this drill is admittedly odd to observe, it is a smart way of accessing his fascial slings. What are fascial slings? Powerful tools which drive athletic performance.…

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4 Ways to Improve Overhead Pressing for Beginners

Pressing heavy weight overhead must be earned. Taking a heavy barbell, dumbbell, or kettlebell over your noggin’ requires a delicate blend of stability, mobility, and coordination. At Steelworks Strength Systems, we recommend developing maximal overhead pressing capacity in the following manner. Build horizontal pressing first. Pushups, dips, and landmine pressing are great compound movements to…

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Train Your “Core” Better!

Think movements to train the “core” muscles and you’ll probably rattle off planks, situps, and crunches. If your goal is to have a fitter more functional body, you need to train your body in positions that mimic more natural patterns of activity. Laying on your back or in a plank position are not those positions.…

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One Simple, Yet Powerful, Nutrition Habit for Amazing Body Transformation

What is one super simple nutrition habit that can immediately improve your body’s ability to burn fat, build lean muscle, and boost athletic performance??? It’s not a supplement. It’s not a magic combination of “macros.” It’s not nutrient timing. It’s chewing your food slowly. That’s it? Yep. That’s it. Chewing your food mindfully and slowly…

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November 2019 Programming Explained

New month.  New block of programming.  Check out what this month’s training themes are below! White and Gray Goals Improve upper body vertical pulling. Improve scapula stability. Improve glycolytic power. Monday Strength: Power, Speed Strength Energy System Development (ESD): Alactic Mondays will be the speed days this cycle. With the weather getting a bit colder,…

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