There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Strong

At StrongFirst we say, “Strength has a greater purpose.” This mindset isn’t the case for everyone and this instinct to pursue strength may require a little teasing out—for a few people, we may have to knock down barriers.

How to Properly Program the Get-up for 3 Different Goals

Depending on your training goals, the get-up can be implemented differently. Here are three ways you can program the get-up: for skill development, strength, or movement prep.

Sherrington’s Law of Irradiation: Why Tension Is Important

Read this article and the next time you read something from StrongFirst or attend a Course or Certification and notice we always say, “Get tight!”—you'll know the research-backed reasons why.

The Simply Sinister Training Plan

Putting myself in a position to be uncomfortable while training to manage the suck of the Sinister protocol was not the problem. Finding time consistently to do this was. Thus, the Simply Sinister program was born.

The 2 Most Common Military Press Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

Here are the two most common mistakes I see in heavy military press attempts, and the three strategies you can use to improve your technique—and, therefore, your performance.

The 3 Cleans: The Relationship Between Form and Function

Let's talk about architecture as it relates to the kettlebell clean. Really? Yes, really. Architecture, form, and function are important. The type of kettlebell clean (form) sets the structure for the goal exercise (function).

How StrongFirst Combat Melds Hard Style Kettlebells and Martial Arts

As a professional Muay Thai fighter, I was excited to participate in StrongFirst’s new course: StrongFirst Combat. Nothing else has ever given me the self-confidence and sense of self I gained from training to be a fighter.

15 Years and 15 Observations

I signed up for Pavel’s second-ever workshop in February of 2002 and my first kettlebell arrived in time for Christmas 2001. The rest, as they say, is history. But what have I observed in those fifteen years?

Antifragile and Strong Knees: The Russian Lion’s Kettlebell Hack Squat Tutorial

Resilient ankles, antifragile knees, strong legs, balance, and flexibility: these are just a few benefits of the Hack squat. In this article, you will learn how to perform a Hack squat, safely, step by step.

An Arm Bar a Day

The kettlebell arm bar is the single best shoulder mobility and stability drill you can practice. It gives the best bang for your buck with the most functional application to both specific training movements and daily life.