How to Get Properly Loaded in the Deadlift and Swing

We “get loaded” through an eccentric movement. Since the deadlift begins with a concentric movement, our set-up is what provides us with the opportunity to create an eccentric load.

Don’t Rush to Heavy: Make “Light” Work for You

In a recent article, I offered the advice, “Don't rush to heavy." So, I decided to look back at a time where I implemented light work and see what I could learn from myself.

Kettlebell Windmill 101

While the windmill has been a popular exercise since Pavel (re)introduced it to the fitness world, there are many “interesting” variations of it out there. The goal of this article and video is to provide some clarity.

Press the Kettlebell—for Healthy Shoulders and a Big Bench Press

When it comes to the bench press, our problem is two-fold—avoiding shoulder injury and building the lift—but our solution is singular, the kettlebell military press. And we have the evidence to back it up.

Why You Should Consider Adding Kettlebell Carries to Your Training

Loaded carries are rarely a staple in a group or individual training programming, despite the fact that kettlebell carries provide unique advantages for both settings.

StrongFirst Instructors and the Obligation of Quality

As coaches, we are uniquely positioned to have a singular impact on the fitness-consuming public. We are nonconformists dedicated to the principle that the pursuit of quality is its own best reward.

The 3 Cs of Kettlebell Ownership

Understanding what exactly is meant when we talk about "owning a kettlebell" will assist in your journey toward greater strength—and bigger bells.

The StrongFirst “Tools of Titans” Video Companion

To make life easier (regarding searching for info, not practicing), I created a Tools of Titans video companion to cover all the exercises featured in Pavel’s chapter of Tim Ferriss's new book.

The Critical Difference Breathing Can Make in the Snatch Test

We often revert to our training when competing. Therefore, we must practice proper breathing under extreme circumstances in order to get better at it and have it become what feels most natural.

How to Build a Skill: Using the Get-up to Develop the Press

It’s likely you’ve read dozens of articles on the get-up, how to do the get-up, and what effect you can create with it. That's all fine, but let me share the special reason that I do the get-up.