Posts tagged “by Jim Steel

Summer: Get Out and Run!

by Jim Steel

Steel says get out and run.

Summer is a time to get in shape. It a time to take a step out of the front door and go for a run. And that’s the key: taking the step out the door and just starting. Believe me, you can do it. I’m not talking about running a marathon, but a 10 to 30 minute run a few times a week. (more…)

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Interview with Dr. Robert Wagner

by Jim Steel

Rob Wagner is one knowledgeable, experienced dude when it comes to the Iron Game. He is a former world record holder in powerlifting and has squatted 799 at 198 lbs. In addition he has been a National Champion multiple times.  Wagner had a hugely successful career as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach and is also my former boss at Penn.   In addition, Wagner has his Doctorate in Sports Psychology from Temple University. He is the guy who I learned the most from in my career as a coach, and I am proud to know him. I checked on with him recently and picked his brain some. Enjoy. (more…)

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Training – The JUCO Years

by Jim Steel

The follwing is an excerpt from Steel’s excellent upcoming book which will be available on StrengthVillain.com within the next 6 weeks. I’m really looking forward to this one, and you should be too. Enjoy, JP.

Steel circa 1985

In 1985 and 1986, I was in school at Montgomery Community College in Rockville, Maryland.  I played football there and had a great time. We were very good on the field and had an outstanding coaching staff and team. The football was great. I believe we only lost 3 games in two years. At Montgomery, the team was, in essence, a band of misfits. Maybe some of us were a little short, or had to mature physically, or got into some trouble in high school, etcetera, but my football experiences at Montgomery are another story altogether. What I really want to focus on is the training that I did during those years. As far as training as a team, we weren’t allowed to use the school’s weight room. It didn’t matter; we were going to train anyway. (more…)

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Train Like an Athlete Part 3

by Jim Steel

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Train Like an Athlete Part 2

by Jim Steel

In Phase 1, I prepped you for some heavier work. In Phase 2 it’s time to get really strong. (more…)

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Train Like an Athlete Part 1

by Jim Steel

Alright, let’s try a training program that gets folks off of the hamster wheels and moves them outside. (more…)

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Villain Challenge #2

By Jim Steel (notes by JP)

Our second Villain Challenge comes from Strength Coach Jim Steel. This came out of a conversation he and I had at my gym regarding this very event. We are both fans and have both used this in our training of others as a benchmark for some time. Here’s Steel… (more…)

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