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Beginner’s Guide To Spine Biomechanics: The Art of Injury Prevention

October 20, 2020
Beginner’s Guide to Spine Biomechanics: The Art of Injury Prevention Ian McIntosh B.S. (future) D.C.   Hello there Stone Strength Systems (S3) community and other internet go’ers! My name is Ian McIntosh, I am a soon-to-be graduate of Logan University with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a current Personal trainer at S3. I am a Saint Louis native (Go Blues & Cardinals) with a passion for all things strength training, spinal

Nutrition Rules…and How To Break Them: 3 Ways to Eat Healthier

August 2, 2019
3 Ways to Eat Healthier (Without Giving Up.) Kelsie Eversmeyer I know eating healthy is our favorite thing to do. How can it be if you’re used to eating everything that’s soaked in grease, crispy, crunchy, salty, sweet- and quite frankly- SO f****ing delicious? Well, if you talk to anyone who is now a health food ‘nut’ then you’ll hear them say crazy things like “I love eating healthy!” and, “the foods I used to eat make me f

Just Show Up, You’ve Got The Time.

June 13, 2019
I hate when I hear, "I just don't have enough time." To be blunt, well...I'll let Ron Burgundy say it for me:   The hardest part is just getting in the door. For those who really think they don't have time, be honest with yourself, and try this time audit. You'll be suprised how much time you spend on things that don't make you feel better or make you healthier! (click here for a simple worksheet: The beau


November 7, 2018
[embed][/embed] DID YOU KNOW… 80% of people quit their workout routine within 5 months! That means… If you have been with us for 2 years you have lasted 5x longer with your “routine” than 80% of people. 7 years in, I’ve outlasted that 80% by 17x. As I always say, “The greatest thing  does for us is turning ‘having to’ workout into ‘wanting to’ workout.” BUT… As athletes, we will

The Reality of Recovery

August 16, 2017
The Reality of Recovery: Bouncing Back After a Baby As y'all know, the littlest Stone, aka the Pebble, Gus is here. My wife and I talked about her process for recovery and decided to document this journey in photos and in words. To be more specific: her words, her story. You hear enough from me anyway, so allow me to introduce to you, Katie Jo Stone. I decided to do this because I’ve started hearing this a lot, “Oh, you don’t look like


July 31, 2017
We can only go as hard as we recover well. I find myself saying this very frequently. Recovery is of the utmost importance if we are to continue to progress forward; if you only beat yourself up and never give the body a chance to move forward, we get nowhere. I'm certain y'all are sick of hearing me go on and on so I brought in some help for this series. This is Dr. Tyler Bryant, owner and lead clinician at InBox Rehab in Clayton. (many of yo

The Truth About High Fat Diets…

May 30, 2017
Ask anyone who has tried to diet if a high fat diet is the way to go. Chances are, they heard somewhere around their gym or office that Paleo dieting was the best way to eat if you want to lose weight and be healthy. The world of nutrition is, to those who don't dedicate their lives to it, muddy at best. There is so much information (and WAY more misinformation) available after just a couple clicks of the mouse and a Google search. Pa

Basic Nutrition Pt.2: Carbs

July 27, 2016
Carbs TL;DR: Carbs are awesome. Eat them. They’re delicious, they offer us fuel for our high intensity training sessions, and glucose is the fuel for your brain….all good things! Let’s get the science out of the way early, so we can talk more about the fun stuff. What Are Carbs?  Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables and milk products. (to name a few) Carbohydrates provide fue

Basic Nutrition Pt 1: Protein

May 16, 2016
Basic Nutrition Pt 1: Background and Protein Proper nutrition, if you search for it on the Internet you will find all kinds of craziness and millions of different perspectives. There are all kinds of “diets” for people to follow from Atkins, the Zone, and Paleo (and so on and so forth). Some are better than others, but I adhere to a few simple rules: 1. Everything works 2. Some things work better than others 3. Nothing works foreve

Thoughts On Making A Change For The Better

February 9, 2016
If I told you that you needed to get 300% better, could you make that change?   How the heck am I going to do that?   Whether you are a competitive athlete or a stay at home parent (political correctness has gotten to me…) you should strive to make yourself more than the person you were yesterday.   I was asked a question while playing pro baseball one time: could the guy from last year’s baseball card kick yo

Who We Are

October 23, 2015
What We Are About.   Welcome to Stone Strength Systems. I am overjoyed that you have found your way to our website and hope that what you learn here brings you in to fully experience what we have to offer.   The name of the facility is Stone Strength Systems, and we stay true to our name. Our priority is building stronger people, mentally and physically.   No matter your goals, prioritizing strength gains will acc