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.

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.

Pushing for a Better Pull?

When we start viewing the press and the pull as more similar than different, this opens the door from a programming standpoint. What is the logic and science behind this? Read on.

I Am a 12-Percenter — Are You?

At age 58, I have a 12.4% risk of dying before I turn 68. But I have one tool that can lower my mortality rate and manage all the risk factors that come with each additional decade of life.

Empowering Self Advocacy: Taking Charge of Your Back Pain

There is no such thing as “non-specific back pain” or degenerative disc disease – there are only those individuals who have not had a thorough assessment.

Understanding the Value of Baselines When It Comes to Making Gains

Understanding and regularly assessing your baselines will help you achieve quicker strength gains and keep injuries at bay. You will begin to train smarter, not harder.

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.

Adjust Your Sails (and Your Stance) with the Lock and Rock

I want to focus on one particular area of our anatomical structure and the impact of variations. I am going to suggest a way to individualize foot position for symmetrical stance exercise (swings, squats, etc.) because sometimes we need to “adjust our sails.”

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.

The Subtle But Essential Role of the Triceps Brachii in the Deadlift

The triceps brachii are often overlooked in the deadlift, even by competitive powerlifters. But when engaged properly, they help you generate more strength and power and reduce injury.