Coach Johnny Parker gets results

A couple of years ago I was blessed to be invited for lunch with former NFL Strength Coach, Johnny Parker, and a group of local coaches.

My buddy, Rich Lansky, had arranged this unprecedented event.

Coach Parker had been a Strength Coach for four different winning NFL teams. He taught us many things that day. In fact, I still have all my notes.

When the questions started flowing, Johnny asked a few himself.

He asked one coach how he did step ups.

After patiently listening, Coach Parker taught us how to dead-stop step ups.

The foot on the floor (non-stepping foot) would have only the ball of the foot in contact with the floor.

The other leg had to all the work.

So why was that a big deal?

Try it and you’ll see the difference.

Coach Parker is a gold mine of training information and has many years “in the trenches”.
Coach D (941)228-8341

Published by ironcave1

I was the owner of the Cave, a strength-based, veteran-owned, unconventional coaching facility, which closed on May 31, 2022 after almost 12 years. My full focus is now on bringing our steelclub and mace training called Mace Fit out to the public. Follow us at and @2slingsteel.

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