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Find Your Balance, Then Pull Heavy

By Derek Miller, SFG II     So, I want to deadlift. I want a strong deadlift. I want a really strong deadlift.   Oh, you too? I don’t need to inform you of the benefits of adding barbell work … Continue reading

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Hardstyle for the Sport Guy: Simple & Sinister for Kettlebell Sport Athletes

By S. H. Mathews     Pavel Tsatsouline’s Simple and Sinister program is a reworking of his second program minimum — the swing and the get up.  The program minimum from Enter the Kettlebell left readers with room for interpretation … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Preparing for Your First Powerlifting Meet

By Danny Sawaya, SFG Team Leader, SFB, SFL   Editor’s Note:   You’ve thought about it.  Maybe you have even talked about it. Since learning the basic powerlifts and discovering the joy in lifting heavy things, the thought of training … Continue reading

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From Weak to Beast in 6 Months

By Tim Almond, SFG II   I had always really struggled with my pressing.   I’m not just talking about building pressing strength; I’m talking about the actual execution of the press. My press had never felt smooth, never had … Continue reading

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Using the Hanging Leg Raise Progression to Build a Solid Strength Foundation

By Mark Snow, MA, ATC, SFG-II, FMS   Not too long ago I went to a conference and one of the items we worked on was to assess pelvic stability. Upon finishing the pelvic stability portion of the conference, I … Continue reading

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Simple & Sinister: Progressing From Two- to One-Handed Swings

By Steve Freides, Senior SFG     Adding one-handed kettlebell swings to your Simple & Sinister training can be daunting for some people.   Some of the symptoms include: Grip – you feel like the bell is going to fly … Continue reading

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How My Knee Injury Helped My Bench Press

By Melody Schoenfeld, SFG II     As a competitive powerlifter, my bench has always been my Achilles’ Heel. It has always been the slowest to build for me, and has been a source of frustration for a long time. … Continue reading

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A Speed Bump in the TGU

  By Gray Cook Working with StrongFirst and Brett Jones at our first joint event — Foundational Strength at Phil Scarito’s DV8Fitness in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania — was a great experience. It was exciting to introduce people to the … Continue reading

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Tactical Strength Challenge: Results. News. Prizes. Tips.

By Pavel Tsatsouline, Chairman and Oliver Quinn, SFG II   Congratulations to the winners of the Spring 2014 Tactical Strength Challenge!                 VIEW ALL RESULTS HERE     Veteran of Royal Marines Ollie … Continue reading

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2-1-3, CPSq

By Dan Cenidoza, CSCS, SFG   2-1-3 The 2-1-3 workout is a complex made up of 2 cleans, 1 press, 3 squats; with double kettlebells. It’s another beautifully simple creation of Dan John and it’s used as a SFG grad … Continue reading

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