“Steve is the extremely dedicated to his coaching. He is constantly learning and sharing his knowledge with me. His coaching goes much beyond just sending you a program; he has critiqued my form, been available for conversation about my training, and he has been extremely supportive. I started with him 3 months before Nationals and by nationals I had increased my total by 50 lbs and qualified for the Arnold. Steve is a phenomenal coach, you won’t be disappointed with his services.”

-Patrick – Powerlifter –  @posten.lifts


“Steve is an amazing coach! He is very dedicated to get you the results you want. He has prepped me for two body building shows where I competed in figure, both shows I placed top 2! He also prepped me for a powerlifting competition in between and I ended up getting second. He will work with any obstacles you come across and will do any research needed to help fit your plan perfectly to you! He is very very knowledgeable and fun. If you want great results, this is who you want.”

-Kelsey – Powerlifter and Figure Competitor – @kelsothagiggler


“Steve has a lot of knowledge and understanding of my sport. Unbelievably helpful and dedicated to me reaching my goals. His programming is unique to me and what helps me improve. Great guy and always a phone call or text away!”

-Tony – Powerlifter – @phvm_lifts


“I came to Progressive Resistance Systems with a primary goal to get stronger. What I didn’t expect was to get pain relief! I’ve had a nagging back injury for over 2 years now and just assumed this is what I had to put up with to get stronger. Steve immediately noticed areas of improvement on my lifting videos and implemented programming to help. After only a month of this focus on technique, I am pain free for the first time in years. Pain free! In addition, he is the most receptive trainer/coach I have ever worked with and I feel lucky to have found him. He is truly engaged with helping his clients perform better and it shows in every communication he sends. I don’t think there is a better powerlifting coach out there and I can’t wait to see what the future holds under his guidance and support!”

-Stacey – Powerlifter


“I reached out to Steve after my last powerlifting meet in March in desperate need of help. I loved the sport, but I was always in pain, and couldn’t properly train most days of the week. I came into his coaching expecting to get stronger, but got much more than that. I’ve gotten tremendously stronger, and I’ve been pain free doing so. We cleaned up my form, and his custom programing was exactly what I needed. Steve makes himself constantly available when you have questions, and always responds extremely quickly. Not to mention, after every week and every block, he sends out a recap to get your feedback. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to get involved in the sport, I couldn’t ask for better coaching.”

-Zach – Powerlifter – @breakdownsandbarbells


“Steve is a phenomenal powerlifting coach. I have my masters in exercise and I’m an elite powerlifter, and I whole heartedly trust Steve to do my programming. I was bored with my own programming and I knew I needed a coach to prevent me from pushing myself to the point of injury. Steve has kept training exciting, and he has helped me recover from several lingering injuries.”

-Adam – Powerlifter – @getstrong_af


“I came across PRS when I was looking for a coach for my first powerlifting meet and it was one of the best decision I have ever made. When you are a Progressive Resistance Systems athlete you are supported by a coach who have years of coaching experience and personal experience on the platform. You do not get put on a cookie cutter program you get a training designed just for you. As you progress so does your program. No two programs are alike because no two athletes are a like. I am based out of Springfield Missouri and it awesome that I get to call other lifters all across the Midwest and all across North America teammates. You are part of a family that is there to help you get better. If you are looking to become a better athlete, powerlifter, and strongman then look no further.”

-Joe – Powerlifter – @netzer_strong