How to Get Properly Loaded in the Deadlift and Swing

We “get loaded” through an eccentric movement. Since the deadlift begins with a concentric movement, our set-up is what provides us with the opportunity to create an eccentric load.

StrongFirst Instructors and the Obligation of Quality

As coaches, we are uniquely positioned to have a singular impact on the fitness-consuming public. We are nonconformists dedicated to the principle that the pursuit of quality is its own best reward.

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.

3 Simple Nutrition Principles to Power Up Your Simple & Sinister Training

I use three principles of nutrition that enable me to minimize my days off from training, remain truer to the intention of the Simple & Sinister program, and get me closer to my goals.

Kettlebell Windmill 101

While the windmill has been a popular exercise since Pavel (re)introduced it to the fitness world, there are many “interesting” variations of it out there. The goal of this article and video is to provide some clarity.

Ground Force Method: What It Is and How It Relates to StrongFirst

Ground Force Method is a movement system where the focus is on the quality of your movement. We believe that before you move more, move stronger, or move faster, moving better should be the goal.

Don’t Rush to Heavy: Make “Light” Work for You

In a recent article, I offered the advice, “Don't rush to heavy." So, I decided to look back at a time where I implemented light work and see what I could learn from myself.

Deadlift: To Stop or To Go

Every time I teach the deadlift, a particular question comes up: whether to perform “stop reps” or “touch and go” reps during sets. Let's discuss the differences between them and what we can learn from each.

The 3 Cs of Kettlebell Ownership

Understanding what exactly is meant when we talk about "owning a kettlebell" will assist in your journey toward greater strength—and bigger bells.

Quality a Mile Deep: A Strength Program Based on Skillful Practice

I have put together a strength program based on two of Pavel's principles. You will focus on building quality, then quantity. The result is building some solid strength a mile deep.