Category: Blog Entry

  • Cardi-NO: A Strength Based approach to Building Cardio

    I’ve been running since I was 13 and find great joy in it.   For some people, however, running and other “cardio” type activities are about as appealing as peeling nails off one’s fingers. Strength and power are crucial to staving off the effects of aging and building a body that is strong, durable, and…

  • Client Spotlight: Ethan Predmore

    Truth be told, Ethan Predmore didn’t really enjoy training at Steelworks Strength Systems when he started. Gyms had traditionally been places of intimidation and confusion for him and to just dive in and try something was not Ethan’s style. However after trying a free class and a enrolling in his trial membership, Ethan knew he…

  • Best exercises for a strong and toned core?  The answers might surprise you.

    You’ve hit the gym pretty consistently. Food intake is on point. Stress management is dialed in. Still…. That belly fat just won’t disappear… You feel yourself getting somewhat stronger. But you aren’t really satisfied with your results overall. After six months the results you’d hoped for are….lackluster. And this is after you’ve added more situps,…

  • Lincoln wasn’t an instant success. You don’t have to be either.

    As we all know Abraham Lincoln ran for elected office in the Illinois State Legislature in 1832 and lost, officially ending his political career. He returned back home where by day he was a well known lawyer, and by night, a savage vampire hunter… — If you were a student in my American History class…

  • Valentine’s Day Special, Coach Sage + CSCS, February Social, and More News!

    Greetings, friend! We are closing in on the end of week 1 of our new training block and I hope you’ve been feeling great from the workouts! Keep reading below to learn about some news and upcoming events both inside and outside the gym in the next few weeks and months! Sage Dovale: Certified Strength…

  • February 5 – March 2 Programming explained

    Always an exciting time to begin a brand new block of training! Keep reading below to learn where we will be headed over the next 4 weeks! Week 1 Day 1, Week 2 Day 6, Week 3 Day 5, Week 4 Day 4COORDINATION: AgilitySTRENGTH: Speed, Speed Strength, MaximalENERGY SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT (ESD): Aerobic Learning how to…

  • Client Spotlight: Ritesh Shah

    I’m guessing that if you continued doing the same things over and over again in the gym and  never saw results, you’d probably be confused and frustrated with how you spent your time and energy. Well, if you are like current Steelworks Strength Systems client, Ritesh Shah, I’m probably right.   You see, Ritesh had…

  • NO Limitations. No expectations.

    Limitations and Expectations are two powerful metaphysical forces that impact our lives. And I ain’t talking in the positive way. Limitations and expectations are are two of many manifestations that spring from our brain’s hippocampus, the creative center.  This is the part of the brain that allows us to take information from previous experiences and…

  • Fix Low Back Pain (and more!) with the Standing KEttlebell Hip Flexor Raise

    Here’s a really simple exercise featured in our current block of programming. The standing KB hip flexor raise. If you find yourself tight in the hips or suffer from frequent low back pain.  This might be just the movement you need. With many of us sitting for long stretches of time, our hip flexors become…

  • Be Useful

    I should lift weights, because it will make ME stronger. I should run, because it will make ME fitter. I should eat better foods, because it will make ME healthier. All of these statements are true. But why then is it so hard for some us to take action for OURSELVES? It’s easier to give…