Tag Archives: Pavel Tsatsouline

The Simple Way Pavlov’s Dogs Can Improve Your Performance

You have probably heard of “Pavlov’s dogs.” But did you know the work of famous Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov might have a powerful application to your training? Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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How Being Coachable Helped Me Tame the Beast

I recently trusted my Beast Tamer training to Pavel. The experience gave me renewed insight into what it feels like to be coached – and how to be coachable. Continue reading

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Experience and Skill Will Always Trump Science

I know I am not a scientist, and, believe it or not, that gives me a great advantage over many when it comes to learning and perfecting a physical skill. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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The Perfect Kettlebell Swing: Is There Such a Thing?

There is a perfect kettlebell swing, but only if you take into account individual structure and history. We will examine each of these to find YOUR swing. Continue reading

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5 Simple Tips for a Stronger Pistol

To get stronger and healthier, we need mobility and stability to maintain alignment while developing forces. These tips for a better pistol are based on that idea. Continue reading

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Lifting Stones: The Value to the Modern Trainee

I became fascinated with lifting stones when I read an article about a man in New Zealand not much bigger than me – who was lifting stones over 400 pounds. Continue reading

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10 Reasons Your Progress Is Stalling

If you read all manner of training articles and get highly motivated, yet surprisingly fail to progress much in your efforts, then this article is for you. Continue reading

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Optimizing Back Health With the Kettlebell Swing

As a rehabilitation professional and a former back patient, I believe the properly performed kettlebell swing is essential for a pain free back, and the science backs it up. Continue reading

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