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.

Can You Answer These 4 Questions About the Psoas?

If you think you understand the importance of the psoas, ask yourself these questions. If you don't know the answers, then it will benefit you and your clients if you keep reading.

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.

Are You Training Through or Toward an Injury?

I love riding motorcycles, and I know how important it is to walk around the bike before I press the starter. I can’t "out-ride” an "injury" in my bike’s structure, and if I try, the repercussions can be grave.