Preparing a Soldier for Competition in the Croatian Army

By Slobodan Bonkovic

When one of our members informed us he had signed up for the annual competition to determine the best Croatian soldier, we didn’t hesitate to support him. The only option was for him to achieve first place, so we began to prepare.

The Most Effective Leaders Lead by Example

By Brandon Hetzler

I believe in a saying that states, “If you are unwilling to be taught, you are unworthy to teach.” So even though I am the one normally instructing at Certifications, I decided to take the SFG Level I as a student this time.

Spices vs. Main Dishes: How to Program a Proper Training Menu

By Brett Jones

In training, moments are either "main dishes" or "spices." Having too much spice in your program can overload the system, reduce the benefits, and take the emphasis off the real skill we want to enhance.

The 3 Best Lifts for Developing Overhead Strength and Why

By Chris Abbott

Here's how to develop considerable overhead strength using three particular lifts. When used together, these three lifts allow you to put major weight overhead while building seriously healthy shoulders.

How to Prepare for, Pass, and Get the Most Out of the SFL

By Jake Steinmann

Like the SFG, one of the biggest challenges for SFL participants can be figuring out how to prepare. This article is meant to serve as a guide to help you develop a plan to be ready for and get the most out of your SFL experience.

The Many Valuable Reasons You Should Be Training the Push Press

By Colin Stewart

The push press is often thought of as “that thing you do on the way to learning the jerk.” But there are some ninja secrets contained in the push press that make it superior to the jerk for my clients—and probably yours, too.

The Down & Dirty OCR Strength Training Program

By Colin Stewart

Most OCR racers are cardio-beasts held together with iron will who don't understand strength training. This OCR strength training template has developed over the past five years and is something I'm confident your OCR clients can comply with.

How to Progress Yourself to Your First Pull-up

By Karen Smith

Here are some highly effective progressions for those of you working toward your first pull-up. But do not skip this article because you CAN do pull-ups. These same progressions can strengthen and even advance your current performance.

My SFG Experience: From Now On, I’m StrongFirst

By Serena Tacca

Beyond the proper execution of movements, through the SFG Level I Certification, I gained confidence in myself. I am now sure I am able to face every challenge that may arise for me in life—inside and outside the gym.

A Simple Handbook for Pistol Assessment and Correction

By Karen Smith

All too often, we see exercises being done with poor technique—the pistol, in particular. The key to developing excellent movement is the continual application of assessment and correction.