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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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Justa’s Singles Strategy Adapted to Double Kettlebell Pressing

by Iron Tamer Dave Whitley, Master SFG   This is a program that I have used for improving the double KB military press. It was inspired by Steve Justa’s singles routines, which call for a high volume of weekly singles … Continue reading

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Programming 50 Pistol Squats, 12 Consecutive Pistol Squats with 32kg, 20 Handstand Pushups

By Eric Moss SFG, SFB     A while back I was looking for a challenge, and decided to go for 50 consecutive pistol squats.  I could not find anyone performing this on YouTube, so I saw a unique opportunity … Continue reading

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Always Be Press Ready

By Brandon Hetzler, SFG Team Leader The commercial with the meathead that keeps rambling “I pick things up and put them down” makes me chuckle every time I see it. For one reason it is kind of humorous. On a … Continue reading

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Hardening the Soldier for Combat

by Al Ciampa, MS, SFG, FMS, ACSM, USAW When Pavel asked me to make a contribution for an article, I was honored. His request was made in a forum post discussing the preparation of a combat unit for the mountains … Continue reading

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