A StrongFirst Approach to Obstacle Course Race Training

We are StrongFirst, and we have strength training and metabolic conditioning down compared to the average Joe. But if we want to be competitive in OCR, we need to get sport specific.

The Down & Dirty OCR Strength Training Program

Most OCR racers are cardio-beasts held together with iron will who don't understand strength training. This OCR strength training template has developed over the past five years and is something I'm confident your OCR clients can comply with.

The Power of Swings and Get-ups for Hockey Training

Learning how to properly execute and teach these two movements has had a huge impact on my programming philosophy as a coach to professional hockey players.

Golf Fitness Training With StrongFirst

Strength and conditioning training for golf doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, a routine of squats, get-ups, and swings can do wonders for injury prevention and performance.

Strength Training for High School Volleyball

I coach my teenage daughters in strength training to prepare them for high school volleyball. Here are my tips and recommendations to ensure your success.

Lessons from the Hockey Life: Remembering Gordie Howe

I grew up in professional hockey dressing rooms since I was about two years of age. This lifestyle meant I got to see how men of character related to each other — men like Gordie Howe.

How to Properly Program for In-Season Football

The education I received at the Plan Strong seminar helped me design a much better in-season training program for myself that resulted in a better football season.

S&C Training for MMA With Simple & Sinister

Here is a summary of our basic MMA fight prep for UFC fighter Viktor Pešta - including his strength and conditioning training, how he ate, and more.

An NFL Strength Coach, the Kettlebell, and Elite Athletes

When I first met Pavel, when I was a rookie NFL strength and conditioning coach facing questions and challenges, he forced me to decide what path my future would take.

Strength and Conditioning Program for BJJ Fighters

This program is a practical approach to strength training for someone interested in supplementing their BJJ game based on a formula I have applied to prepare myself and others for the toughest of martial arts competitions.