Powerful Pressing Insights: Strength Carryover from the Military Press to the 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.

Absolute Strength Is the True Master Quality

Relative strength is impressive, but it is absolute strength that has the effect of allowing all other attributes to become greater. So if you ask me for training advice, then I’ll probably ask you, “How much can you pull?”

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.

A 6-Week Program to Master the OA/OAOL Push-up

Mastery of the one-arm (OA) or one-arm one-leg push-up (OAOL) push-up is a process that will teach you many things about your body while providing surprising strength gains that carry over to many other skills.

A Hip Hinge Program to Help You Generate Deadlift and Swing Power

The goal of this program is to re-tool and potentiate your hip hinge for safer, stronger reps. We are building up by doubling-down on trunk stability, training deadlift variations, and focusing on speed reps.

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.

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.

To Every Season: A Simple Way to Structure a Year of Training

Just like pitchers take time off pitching (or should) and runners should take time off running—kettlebell athletes should take time off certain lifts or patterns. Here's an outline of a year of training.

There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Strong

At StrongFirst we say, “Strength has a greater purpose.” This mindset isn’t the case for everyone and this instinct to pursue strength may require a little teasing out—for a few people, we may have to knock down barriers.

Spring 2017 TSC Results

Ladies and gentlemen, the Spring 2017 TSC results are final! Congratulations to all who participated and let us acknowledge the highest combined scores in each of the ten categories.