Why strength?

Human strength is the ability to produce force. Force is the method by which humans interact with the world. You pick up your kids using force. You carry your groceries using force. Strength is the basis of human existence, and increasing that strength will provide many benefits. Many muscle and joint pains go away when you get strong. Picking up your kids is easier. Carrying your groceries to your car is easier. You can carry more groceries from your car to your house in one trip. You will be less likely to be injured at work and by daily activities.


                              Lisa (57) deadlifts 150lb for 3 repetitions 

                              Lisa (57) deadlifts 150lb for 3 repetitions 

Why Blackmetal Strength Training?

What sets me apart is that I care about my clients. I go above and beyond to make sure that my clients are happy with their experience. As far as I'm concerned, if I'm not exceeding your expectations, I'm not doing my job well.

The Starting Strength model is used for both the technique in barbell training and for strength programming. This ensures the most safe approach to rapid strength gains. Blackmetal Strength Training is based out of the Canton and Akron, OH area.


Andrew Lewis

Owner of Blackmetal Strength Training, Andrew has been barbell training casually since 2007, but after discovering the Starting Strength model and book, began training more seriously in 2010. He attended the Starting Strength Seminar in 2015. He competed in his first powerlifting meet in April 2016 and won the local meet. He performed the squat, press, and deadlift for a total of 1190lb.

Andrew taught gymnastics for four years and Brazilian Jiujitsu for three years. He has a blue belt and has been training BJJ since 2010.


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