Mission. Motivation. Method.
Testify Strength & Conditioning is the only Starting Strength Affiliate Gym in Nebraska and is the best strength training facility in Omaha. Our coaches put their knowledge and expertise to use teaching you how to get strong.
We specialize in one thing – getting strong.
At Testify, you will find people training to improve their health, athletes training to improving their performance, and grandparents training to improve their quality of life and maintain their independence. You will find barbells, squat racks, chalk, and weights. You will find coaches that care about your success, and you will find a community of people just like you.
We understand that we may not exactly be what you’re looking for, but then again, we may be exactly what you need.
If you’d like to get stronger but aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. We are passionate about teaching and coaching the basic barbell lifts to every person that comes through our doors. Whether you’re a former athlete or you’ve never stepped foot in a gym before, it is our mission to help you get strong.
We train to get strong.
But why is strength important?
Strength is the ability to produce force against external resistance. Every single day, we perform tasks that require strength. We carry grocery bags, we take out the trash, we pick up our kids or grandkids, we walk to the mailbox. All of these things require force production, and as we age, our body’s ability to produce force decreases. Over time, carrying a grocery bag becomes difficult. Picking up our grandchildren or walking to the mailbox becomes a challenge. These changes are inevitable. Unless…we get stronger.
There are plenty of programs out there that promise to increase strength and help us lose weight, but rarely are these effective. These programs consist of constantly changing exercises with no plan to progress – they are designed to get us hot and sweaty, but not strong. They might even make us feel good. The problem is that feeling good does nothing to prevent our body’s tendency to deteriorate. This is exercising – physical activity done to make us feel like we did something productive, something hard.
Training, on the other hand, is a systematic approach to exercise designed with a plan to meet your goals. You know what you’re doing before stepping into the gym. You have a plan. You have a goal, and you know how to get there.
We don’t exercise. We train.
Barbells are key.
We use barbells because they are the most efficient tool we have to progressively stress your body to produce a reaction, or what fancy people call an adaptation. We can start at practically any weight (even no weight) to match your ability the first day you walk in the door. From there, we can make small increases each session to continue to produce stress and adaptation.
We teach you to squat, press, bench, and deadlift because each of these movements utilizes multiple joints and stresses the entire body including your bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. This stress causes your body to react and adapt. Your bones get denser. Your muscles get stronger. Your tendons and ligaments get tougher. You get stronger. Every time you put more weight on the bar, your body gets stronger. At Testify, we teach you how to do this.