If It Flies Right, It Looks Right: My Journey to a Bodybuilding Competition

I proved my beliefs on the battlefield, and I ended up on a stage with competitive bodybuilders without training like a bodybuilder. Here's the plan I followed to accomplish this.

How to Unlock the Potential of Individual Differences

As a researcher in individual differences, I suspect there is a perfect training program for you today and a different perfect program for you next year. To find that program, you have to be both a student and scientist of strength.

A Guide to Intelligent Circuit Training

Here are the basic principles behind well designed circuit training, and why circuit training can be a valuable tool in the process of creating the athlete.

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.

How to Intelligently Define, Determine, and Test Your 1RM

Let's take a more detailed look at the 1RM. Specifically, how you can determine your 1RM based on your training with a lighter weight, what a “1RM” really is, and the best way to test it.

Using SFG Principles and the Maffetone Method to Improve Client Results

What if there's a better, safer way to get stronger and lose body fat than HIIT? Here's what we discovered when we applied both the Maffetone Method and StrongFirst principles in our group classes.

Spices vs. Main Dishes: How to Program a Proper Training Menu

In training, moments are either "main dishes" or "spices." Having too much spice in your program can overload the system, reduce the benefits, and take the emphasis off the real skill we want to enhance.

Easy Strength Is Antifragility Training

I am about to explain what a strength training book and an economics book have in common. By the end of this article, you will learn a beneficial paradigm to apply to your own program design.

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?

The 3 Pillars: How to Build Skill While Being Real

Dr. Thomas refers to the Three Pillars of Progression, Variety, and Precision. Using these pillars, you can advance your learning and skill level while avoiding two of the most common mental traps.