About Us

About Us

Jan 10, 2013

IronAuthority(tm), a division of SBD Publishing

IronAuthority is one of the web’s best and most passionate strength sport communities.

IRONAUTHORITY.com offers exclusive content for anyone who desires to improve their body’s physical abilities.  Our site lets you access professionally authorized information on strength and conditioning. This site was designed for you, the health conscious visitor, to educate you in the realm of natural strength building and overall physical conditioning.  Think of the saying “Consider the source”.  Why take advice from an un-trusted source?  You shouldn’t and now you don’t have to.  No matter how popular common sources of information are, always consider its source and question in unrelentingly.

Iron Authority, INC is committed to bringing you educated and practical information from multiple trusted sources.


Our goal is to provide premium strength and conditioning information for absolutely FREE!!!!  You heard us FREE!  No strings attached.  This reason is two fold.  One, this site will be used to combat the misinformation on the internet and various printed publications and magazines.  Two, it is our main goal to assist you in becoming the healthiest and strongest person you want to be.  Our focus is to save you both time and money. Our team of featured athletes and sources will help you focus on what matters, your strength and overall health!  The only exception to our information is that we will eventually be selling e-books, but our featured articles will always remain FREE!


Howard Penrose:

Howard W Penrose, Ph.D., CMRP

Howard W Penrose, Ph.D., CMRP

Howard is the president of MotorDoc LLC and SBD Publishing who is the publisher of IronAuthority and Ernie Frantz’ Ten Commandments of Powerlifting.  He is a WPC/AWPC Team USA competitor (2012-present) competing in the Masters 308 and SHW divisions.  In addition to his engineering and publishing businesses, Dr. Penrose is the co-owner of 2XL Powerlifting LLC, which is also known as 2XL Strength and Fitness, located at the Yorktown Mall in Lombard, Illinois.  Howard presently holds numerous Illinois State, National and World raw and equipped APF/AAPF/WPC/AWPC records and is an APF/AAPF National Referee.  In  the past, Howard was the strength coach for one of the strongest high school football teams in Connecticut with a focus on individual improvement of the players.  Presently, he travels extensively for business while frequently visiting and writing about gyms and places/advice on training for the traveler.

Brady Stewart

Brady Stewart

Brady Stewart:
Brady is the founder of IronAuthority.  He is a member of the 2009, 2013, and 2014 United States World Bench Press Team.  He is also the 2013 USA National Bench Press Champion in the 264lbs weight class.  Brady is a world class strength coach, drug free and drug tested powerlifter, with multiple American, National, and International Records.  He has coached multiple masters level lifters to national titles, qualifying them for International Powerlifting Federation World Championships.  Many of whom medaled and finished in the top 3 in their weight classes.  In 2009, Brady was a member of the Gold winning United States World Bench Press Team participating in the World Championships hosted in Luxembourg, Luxembourg.  This was the first time that the USA has won Gold at a World Bench Press Championships in the history of the sport of Bench Pressing.  Brady won Gold at the 2011 and 2012 NAPF Bench Press Championships featuring IPF and NAPF Member Federations!  At the 2012 NAPF Bench Press Championships, Brady pressed the IPF World Bench Press Record by pressing 325.5K or 717lbs only to be turned down by the refs 2-1.  He currently holds the historical all-time USA Powerlifting record for the most weight bench pressed by an Illinois resident with a lift of 322.5 kilograms or 711 pounds. Not only a bench presser, Brady also won the inaugural Raw Powerlifting Championships at the Arnold Classic in 2008.  Brady is also a member of Team 4Life, a group of world-renowned athletes who excel in their disciplines and endorse 4Life products.

Brady Stewart’s Lifting Resume


Beth Stewart

Beth Stewart

Beth Stewart:
Beth is a founder of IronAuthority.  She Graduated from McKendree University in Lebanon, IL in 2004 with a degree in Sports Medicine.  Shortly thereafter, she attended the accelerated 1 year Registered Nursing program at Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing located in St. Louis, MO.  Up until the fall of 2011, Beth worked as a registered nurse on cardiac/telemetry floors, Operating Rooms, and Intensive Care Units.  Now, she is studying as a student of nurse anesthesia at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Her insight and knowledge of the human body is vast.  Beth will graduate from SIUE with a with a Masters in Nurse Anesthesia in December 2013.  She is the backbone of this business providing Brady with creative and innovative ideas.  Beth, herself a powerlifter, was the 1999 WDFPF World Powerlifting Women’s Champion and WDFPF World Record Holder.


Our exclusive information, unlike most other unnamed sources, is of superior quality and is highly educational.

The way we select and gather our information is as follows:
1. Trusted source must have the approved credentials.
2. Approved credentials include:  Professionally Certified in Exercise (NSCA Preferred), Masters or Doctorate of Exercise Sciences, Elite Drug Free Athletes, or coaches of such athletes
3. Any information submitted to Iron Authority must be well-formed, structured, and high quality before it will be published.
4. This information is validated by a review board who analyzes the information, checks and rechecks the source, and gives their approval if selected for publishing.  Our review board consists of other elite athletes, coaches, certified, and formally educated members.  If you become a trusted source, you may be asked to become a member of this board.

This process can take hours to days to complete, so if you submit any information, please bear with us.  It may also take a little time to reformat it and publish it on the site.

We strive to add new information almost every week, ensuring that you are getting much more than you ever expected.


Strength training is growing in popularity as the general public learns of the many benefits of holistic health and fitness.  The cost of educating the masses should be free to the public.  Offering this service for free is our public service to you.  We take pride in offering this information and only ask that you continue supporting our website by continually checking us out.  By frequenting our website, you’ll be better able to avoid having to blindly trust mainstream and misinformed ‘popular’ sources!


You assume certain risks inherent in exercise and nutrition programs provided by any of the content found on IronAuthority.com. IronAuthority informational content includes, but isn’t limited to articles, books, and recommendations.  This informational content will discuss body weight exercises, nutrition, weight lifting, and high intensity cardiovascular exercise. You should not begin any exercise program if you are severely obese, or if you have any physical conditions that may make intense exercise or dieting hazardous unless you are medically guided by your physician. If you have physical or psychological issues which make exercise or weight loss dangerous, do not begin to attempt such activities.

IronAuthority does not have medical doctors on staff, and the advice found on IronAuthority.com is not a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise or nutrition program. STAY SAFE!


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