Flexible Steel and StrongFirst: Announcing a Partnership

Flexible Steel is a necessary and valuable piece of the training puzzle, a piece people are frequently missing. Imagine the joy of owning the effortless flexibility of a child, while also possessing the strength of an adult.

How to Power-up Your StrongFirst Practice by Applying the FMS Principles

At the core of the FMS principles is the understanding that all movement exists in a hierarchy built upon the developmental sequence. This is a complicated way of saying, “You have to walk before you can run.”

An Ounce of Injury Prevention Is Worth a Kilogram of Cure

Since this is StrongFirst and principles are our foundation, our approach to injury prevention also needs to be principle based. Here are the ten most important things to do as part of your training to minimize your risk.

Empowering Self Advocacy: Taking Charge of Your Back Pain

There is no such thing as “non-specific back pain” or degenerative disc disease – there are only those individuals who have not had a thorough assessment.

Athletic Body in Balance: What I Would Go Back and Change

Now that we've passed the ten-year anniversary of "Athletic Body in Balance," I want to tell you what’s happened since, and what I would add or change if I were to rewrite the book today.

G-Tox: A Proven Tool for Accelerated Grip Recovery

Tension and relaxation training go hand in hand. During your next training session, try adding this new drill to your fast and loose arsenal to boost performance through accelerated grip recovery.

Ground Force Method: What It Is and How It Relates to StrongFirst

Ground Force Method is a movement system where the focus is on the quality of your movement. We believe that before you move more, move stronger, or move faster, moving better should be the goal.

Adjust Your Sails (and Your Stance) with the Lock and Rock

I want to focus on one particular area of our anatomical structure and the impact of variations. I am going to suggest a way to individualize foot position for symmetrical stance exercise (swings, squats, etc.) because sometimes we need to “adjust our sails.”

Forge New Footprints: Consistency, Variability, and the FMS

Consistency is key in training, but must be paired with variability. To move well, you first need a baseline, and then a system that takes you into different postures and positions.

The Miseducation of Stretching

Is stretching fixing your problem? If not, maybe you are doing it wrong—or maybe your actual problem isn’t being addressed at all and it has nothing to do with stretching.