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.

Your Journey to a Handstand Push-up: Part 1

It's best to begin slowly to build a solid foundation of technique before jumping “head first” into advanced skills. This article is the first part of a three-part series that will help you plot your journey to the HSPU.

Solid: In-Between Simple & Sinister

Here are my thoughts, tips, and tricks from my training through the space in-between Simple and Sinister. I will point out aspects of S&S program that are often overlooked, but which are key to your long-term improvement.

A Lesson on Leadership, Social Media, and “Teachable Moments”

As professionals in an internet age, our message can spread far and we need to spread our message well and properly. Recently, Fabio Zonin and I had a stumble, but we turned it into a teachable moment.

Fall 2016 TSC Results

The Fall TSC results are final! Thank you to everyone who took part in this day of worldwide strength, spirit, and camaraderie—and we would like to especially welcome all of our first-time participants. We hope you're hooked.

10 Things I Learned in 10 Years as a Kettlebell Instructor

Here are ten things I’ve learned in the past ten years as a kettlebell instructor. Some points are specific to being an instructor, some are for trainers in general, but all of these points should be useful to the student of strength.

Using SFG Principles and the Maffetone Method to Improve Client Results

What if there's a better, safer way to get stronger and lose body fat than HIIT? Here's what we discovered when we applied both the Maffetone Method and StrongFirst principles in our group classes.

Group Exercise Class: A Template for Successful Kettlebell Training

Group exercise trainers need a class template they can easily adjust at the last minute. A template that works regardless of the experience and ability level of each student. A proven plan. If a class template like that is what you’re after, keep reading.

The Dangers of Circumducitur Cervicalis Syndrome and How to Prevent It

This not very well known condition is actually quite prevalent in our society today. People of all ages suffer from it without realizing, and once a person is afflicted with this condition, it is difficult to overcome.

How to Train Your Way to Owning a Strict Hanging Leg Raise

Most people bypass adding the hanging leg raise into their training because of the perceived difficulty, but in this article I will teach you usable progressions to work your way toward owning a strict hanging leg raise.