Category Archives: Blog

One Good Rep: How to Perform the Perfect Pull-up

Before we can achieve a heavy weighted pull-up like that required for the Iron Maiden or Beast Tamer, we need to be able to do one perfect pull-up—and that’s what I’m going to teach you today. Continue reading

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I Failed the SFG Level II Strength Test

I failed the SFG Level II strength test. And what I eventually realized was that passing the test had nothing to do with my physical strength. Continue reading

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The Difference a Body Positive Approach Can Make

More coaches are learning about body positive approaches that make high-quality training available and accessible to more people. Here’s how to find the coach for you. Continue reading

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The 1TRM EV PS Program: Escalating Volume in the Plan Strong Style

Here is a more advanced variation of the 5TRM Back Squat Program, based on the 1TRM and with a volume progression that recalls that of the Plan Strong methodology. Continue reading

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A Critical Get-up Transition: From the Elbow to the Hand

Each position in the get-up should set you up for success in the next position. A great transition from the elbow to the hand sets up a safe and solid shoulder position for the low sweep or the high bridge. Continue reading

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Understanding Combat Mindset and Mental Conditioning

The combat mindset applies to all the “conflicts” we experience in daily life. Proper mental training will help you perform better at work, home, or the gym, as well as is in confrontation. Continue reading

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A Solid Game Plan for Acing the Snatch Test

Many people eager to become SFG Level I Certified get anxious about the snatch test. But the test is very passable if you have a solid game plan and properly prepare. Continue reading

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Unlocking the One-arm Push-up

Mastering the fundamentals and looking back to them for guidance is something I learned from Pavel. I’m going to share with you how this inspired my own aha moment regarding the one-arm push-up. Continue reading

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What to Do With Your Free Hand During a One-arm Swing

Once you begin practicing the one-arm swing, then the issue of what to do with the free hand promptly arises. Here are the five acceptable options along with demonstration and explanations of each. Continue reading

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Use “Time Under Load” to Solve the Group Class Time Crunch

How do you consistently run a class comprised of students with various skill levels smoothly and seamlessly and not encounter the all-too-common issue of running out of time? Continue reading

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