Jim Steel

Jim Steel has been immersed in athletics and the Iron Game for most of his life. He has been a college football player and coach, powerlifter, Muay Thai fighter and is currently a competitive bodybuilder. In 1999, Steel was named Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania, and moved up to Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator in 2004. He is the owner of the blog basbarbell.com, and is a motivational speaker, frequent podcast guest and the author of two books,  Basbarbell Book of Programs and Steel Reflections.  Steel is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.


  1. The Advantages Of Dumbbell Training For Size and Strength Gains

    The Advantages Of Dumbbell Training For Size and Strength Gains

  2. Online Coaching Clients And Advantages

    Online Coaching Clients And Advantages

  3. Fitness Training - Ready For Anything

    Fitness Training - Ready For Anything

  4. Competing In A Bodybuilding Show Part 2

    Competing In A Bodybuilding Show Part 2

  5. Competing In A Bodybuilding Show Part 1

    Competing In A Bodybuilding Show Part 1

  6. Beginning Bodybuilding - Where To Start?

    Beginning Bodybuilding - Where To Start?

  7. Kill The Weakness by Attacking The Weakness - Bench Press

    Kill The Weakness by Attacking The Weakness - Bench Press

  8. Weight Training Advice for the Young Athlete

    Weight Training Advice for the Young Athlete

  9. Lifting Weights In Cathy's Basement

    Lifting Weights In Cathy's Basement

  10. Embrace The Pain And Results Will Follow

    Embrace The Pain And Results Will Follow

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