How Jumping Good Mornings Improve Your Olympic Weightlifting

If you are struggling with the transition between the first and second pulls in your cleans and/or snatches, jumping good mornings are just the thing. A common error more inexperienced lifters make during this stage of their lifts is shorting the first pull and rushing the body to the bar. Check out the video below…

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4 Reasons Why You Need Pushups in Your Program

Super simple, but really powerful, push-ups are a great exercise to include in a training program.  From novices to more experienced athletes, the push-up trains the upper body and core in a functional manner that will help people live stronger and healthier lives. In today’s video, we look at 4 reasons why you need push-ups…

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The Benefits of Plyometrics for Runners

Running involves the synchronous movement of muscles, nerves, bones, via neuromuscular contractions fueled by specific energy systems.  This “active” method of locomotion is essential towards carrying us far both fast and far. However, the body also possesses “passive” mechanisms that propel us when we run, too.  Our bodies’ connective tissues, such as tendons and fascia,…

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3 Ways to Train Eccentric Strength for Improved Agility and Speed

Move slow to move quick. Seems like it doesn’t make much sense. However, moving slowly with large weight during the eccentric phase of a muscular contraction has tremendous benefits to the performance and longevity of athletes whose sport requires rapid changes of direction. In today’s video, we look at three ways you can train add…

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Your Feedback Is Important to Us! Steelworks Strength Systems is committed to providing the best training experience for our clients.  Staying up to date with the latest research in exercise science and sharpening the art of communication and coaching have been essential factors to this end. We also value the feedback our clients share with…

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Rotational Power: Why Athletes Need It and How to Train It

Rotation is at the core of our being.  Examine our DNA and you’ll find that it exists in a double helix structure i.e. a spiraling shape of microscopic elegance. If you find yourself frequently playing basketball, football, soccer, MMA or any kind of sport that requires throwing, kicking, punching, or change of direction, you need…

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