About

ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE.

A Focus on Strength

My mission is to help people, just like you, get stronger and live life better.

Why Strength?

Strength is the basis of all movement. You cannot do any physical task without a certain amount of strength. When in doubt, it is always better to be stronger. An optimal amount of strength will help you perform better, look better, and live better, now and in the future.

Indeed, strength training is one of the best things you can to better your health. According to a report by Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D, here are the effects of strength training on health:

Increased metabolic rate (more calories burned throughout the day).

Reduction of excess body fat.

Increased function, including reduced lower back pain and arthritic discomfort, and enhanced movement control, functional abilities, physical performance, and walking speed.

Improved insulin sensitivity and glycemic control (better blood sugar management).

Improved overall cardiovascular health, including decreased blood pressure, improved blood lipids, and improved vascular condition, especially when combined with aerobic-based training.

Increased bone mineral density (stronger bones).

Enhanced mental health, including improved cognition, greater self-esteem, and a reduction in fatigue, anxiety, and depression.

Read the full report: Resistance Training is Medicine: Effects of Strength Training on Health

When paired with the (optimal amount) of conditioning work, mobility work, and attention to lifestyle factors (nutrition, sleep, stress-management), you have a recipe for performance, health, and longevity like no other.

And that, in essence, is what Decker Strength is all about: building strength for life.

My Philosophy

The focus is on four main movements:

Squat.

Hinge.

Push or press.

Pull.

And six main lifts:

Back squat.

Deadlift.

Bench press.

Overhead press.

Pull-up.

Row.

Variations and assistance lifts are also used, but the main lifts are the bread and butter. Adaptation is governed by the principles of strength training (progressive overload, specificity, variation, individualization).

In addition to strength training, we do an (optimal amount) of conditioning, flexibility and mobility work, dial in nutrition and sleep, and manage stress.

All of this combines for greater strength, enhanced body composition, better performance in life and sports, and greater overall health.

Yes, life’s better when you’re strong.