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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. Shortcuts For Getting Bigger And Stronger

    Shortcuts For Getting Bigger And Stronger

  2. Grab It And Go - Busting Through The Workout Confusion

    Grab It And Go - Busting Through The Workout Confusion

  3. Weight Training - What it was really like in the “old days”

    Weight Training - What it was really like in the “old days”

  4. Dieting - Ten Tips For Long Term Success

    Dieting - Ten Tips For Long Term Success

  5. Stressors And How They Affect Resistance Training Recovery

    Stressors And How They Affect Resistance Training Recovery

  6. Weight Training - One and Done

    Weight Training - One and Done

  7. How to Break in a New Training Partner

    How to Break in a New Training Partner

  8. Achieving Your Fitness Goals One Step At A Time

    Achieving Your Fitness Goals One Step At A Time

  9. Quarantine Fitness Reflections

    Quarantine Fitness Reflections

  10. Keeping Training Technique Fresh For Continued Progress

    Keeping Training Technique Fresh For Continued Progress

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