Tammy’s Story: A Journey of Discovery, Growth, and Strength

Tammy Baskett is a 61-year-old dedicated student of strength and a massage therapy client of mine, but it hasn’t always been this way.

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.

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.

A Long Way to Press: Work Capacity, Levers, and Tall People

For those of us in the business of getting people strong, we may need to reevaluate how we do that for each athlete. Let's look at the science of pressing for tall people.

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.

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.”

The Roll to Elbow: How to Build the Foundation for a Beautiful Get-up

I’ve found the biggest sticking point for most people is the initial roll to elbow. Here is how I break down the movement and build a foundation for a strong and beautiful get-up.

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.

The Secret to Big Deadlifts: Do the Small Things

Here is what you need to do to stay healthy while gaining strength in your deadlifts and other barbell lifts.