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This is an email I received today from a teenage kid in India who has been emailing me for a few months now. I can’t remember where he said he got my email from but he was just looking for some solid advice. It got to the point where we would be sending 20-30 emails a day back and forth. I’m pretty much the kind of person that if you contact me and ask me a question I will always answer it so I really don’t mind. I answered questions for him on many subjects, even regarding his love life and picking up girls. My advice is very often blunt and a lot of time he may have gotten a one word or maybe just a one sentence answer but that’s all it takes sometimes. I’m just glad and find it kind of amazing that by sitting at my keyboard and tapping out a few words that you can possibly change the course of someone’s life across the entire globe.

Hey Stevey P,

I just wanted to tell you that some time back I asked you to help me improve my bench and deadlift. As a great guy you told me what to do. I followed it to the point and trust me I am breaking PRs upon PRs each week on both the lifts and guess what I am not also feeling so much wear and tear on my body as usual. I going to follow your advice and milk it out for add long as possible. For the third you’ve helped me and for the third time, you are the best guy in the industry. No homo but I am in love with you.

By the way good luck for the Pulcinella seminar series you and your cousin are doing. I am pretty sure all the people attending your seminar are going to start on a journey of breaking PRs Upon PRs Upon PRs Upon PRs……..

Once again thanks but this is a small word for what you’ve done for me and how much Powerlifting matters to me. – Faizan

My New Hobby

I have a new hobby now when things are slow at the gym. Any time a sales person calls, which is about every fifteen minutes of every day, I fuck with them by doing the following. Do ya know how as soon as you answer the phone they immediately start their droning sales shpele without letting you get in a word in? Well as soon as they do that I go into my sales shpele about the gym and when they realize that I am talking over them they stop talking and I keep going. After a minute or so I stop and they always say “what are you doing?” I always say, “oh, is my talking over you trying to sell you something you don’t want bothering you? Well now you know how it feels jerrrrrrrrrrkoffffffffff”. Hashtag smiley face. Hashtag YOLO!

By the way, the Iron Sport online store is re-stocked with some of our more popular shirts in all the popular sizes so make an order today and get a cool shirt and support a great gym.

I also posted up another Steve’s Selfie Strength Tip video today. I actually purchased the new Reebok Power Shoe to use for my squats and deads and I show you how to fix the one major flaw in them. Check it out here:

Gentleman’s Day? Guess again!

A couple years ago I used to train with another guy who was about my age (Pop Pop Bob) as well as a couple of younger guys. Every once in a while the younger guys wouldn’t make it in and I would tell Bob, “Since the youngin’s aren’t here why don’t we just take it easy today and take a gentleman’s day.” Bob would always be all for it and then I would take that opportunity to hammer his old ass even harder than usual just to be a ball buster! He would fall for it every time too! Hey, I have to amuse myself somehow.

Bob’s gone now but I have a few other training partners, today as a test I texted my partner Cory and said, “What do you say, gentleman’s day today?” and he texted back “yeah sure, sounds good to me”. That is when I hit him up with a text that would have made Willie Wonka proud, “YOU JUST FAILED THE TEST DUMBBASS! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS GENTLEMAN’S DAY! YOU LOSE!” When he arrived I hammered him with:

HEAVY front squats!

HEAVY deficit deadlifts!

HEAVY shrugs!

And a good time was had by all. So be careful whenever you train with me and I tell you we are going to take it easy.

Some far away guests stop by

A few months ago I received an email from a couple all the way from India who were planning a special visit to the states for a very specific purpose. The whole reason for traveling so far was so they could spend two months visiting some of the top gyms, meeting some of the top trainers and attend seminars. A friend of mine who happened to meet them in India told them that Iron Sport was one of the places they should visit.

Yesterday I finally had my opportunity to meet Sandeep and Prashanti when they traveled here by train from New York City. They were just about the nicest people you could ever want to meet and just wanted to pick my brain about Iron Sport and hear my opinions on various other gyms and strength industry business models. Both were kind of new to the whole scene and like a lot of people that are new these days their biggest roadblock seemed to be the internet. Yes, they are bombarding themselves with TOO MUCH internet information. I hope I helped them at least a little though.

It’s always an honor for me that this little gym that I have built up over the past twenty years has become a destination of hugeness and learning. Kind of like a library . . . with lats! Sandeep and Prashanti are also blogging their journey through the US and you can check out some of the other places they have been and some industry big shots they have met. https://strengthsystem.wordpress.com/

Iron Sport Gym goes 24/7 starting December 1st 2017!

Stay tuned to this website for details but its true. Starting December 1st 2017 you will be able to access the best strength training gym in the Philadelphia area all day, every day. We will be installing a new lock system with a key fob access for all our members. Open gym, with all of our great EliteFTS strength training equipment, anytime you want to train all for just $65 a month. You really couldn’t ask for a better situation than that.