Open Gym This Saturday

Come see us this Saturday the 28th from 9am-11am for OPEN GYM!

Strength & Conditioning Day 3:
Plyo pushups x 8
RDL x 4

Hang leg raises x 10

4-6 sets
250m row
Rest 1:1

Texas Barbell Club Training Camp


From Dutch Lowy:
When I first started weightlifting as a sport, I trained in my garage alone with little to no coaching outside of my own program design. I did this for 2 years and was able (by some miracle) to compete at a national level. By compete I mean ‘enter and lift in national meets’. I do not mean actually contend for national medals.

Enter Ursula:
In mid-2010 I started training under Ursula Garza Papandrea. I forced her to program for me and watch me via correspondence, I could not make it to Austin. She transformed me as an athlete and a coach. I owe much of my success to Ursula. In 2014, I reached the national podium for the first time in my career with a 2nd place finish at the American Open. I made it again in 2015 at Nationals, taking 3rd place in the clean and jerk and as a part of the National Championship Team: Texas Barbell Club.

The incredible value I have seen from training with a team and having a fearless leader and coach at our helm has taken my training to the next level.

Texas Barbell Club is excited to announce local training camps for athletes coached by Ursula and the coaches and athletes of Texas Barbell Club.
We will be traveling the state of Texas in 2015 coaching and training with anyone that wants to join us. We know that there are tons of weightlifting technique seminars out right now. This is not an attempt to teach you how to lift. This is an opportunity to train with the best coaches and athletes in the country. This is creating an atmosphere where you can thrive with your training and pick up tips from the top lifters in the country. This is not teaching, this is TRAINING.

These sessions will include:
– 3 full training sessions in 2 days.
– Hands on coaching from the current National Champion coach and team.
– World Class facilities across the state of Texas
– Training with and learning from the best in the country.
– Structured training sessions for anyone interested in becoming competitive on the national level.


210 Crossfit (San Antonio, TX)
BlackBox Fort Worth May 23-24, 2015 Register Here
BlackBox College Station June 19-21, 2015 (College Station, TX) Register Here

Weightlifting Wise/Redside Crossfit (Austin, TX)


Strength & Conditioning Day 2:
Burpee broad jump x 2
wt step ups x 6/leg
Russian twists w/plate x 20

Row or Airdyne
Side plank
Ball slams

Strength for Endurance Athletes

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”-Steve Prefontaine

Max, one of our endurance clients

Attention all runners, bikers, swimmers, and other endurance enthusiasts: BlackBox Fort Worth now offers a Strength Class for Endurance Athletes. Our goal with this class is to use strength training to complement and support the endurance athlete and improve athletic performance. Strength training develops speed and power, and increased muscle mass provides excellent support for joints that regularly take a beating.

Our coaches combine years of practical experience and success in programming for athletic development and performance that is unparalelled in this area. If you want to improve your race times, avoid injury, and train with longevity in mind, BlackBox is ready for you. Let us help you redefine “your best.”


For more information on why strength traning is an absolute necessity for endurance athletes, check out this post by Coach Dutch: Strength Training For Endurance Athletes

Strength Training for Endurance Athletes at BlackBox Strength & Conditioning will meet at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday with Coach Josh Santiago.

For more information, please give us a call at 817-841-8678 or email Nichole at