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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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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