By Chris Abbott July 26, 2016If you’ve signed up for the SFG Level I Cert, or are considering it, then read this article, put the tools to work, and know you can and will pass your test.
By Craig Marker July 14, 2016Plyometrics help us build explosive power—and therefore also absolute strength, speed strength, and pure speed. While depth jumps are an effective approach, the overspeed eccentric swing is a safer alternative.
By Brett Jones July 5, 2016Time, training, and patience—are we using these three to our full advantage? Probably not the last one. Let’s break this down into some steps that allow us to build some patience into accomplishing our goals.
By Karen Smith June 28, 2016Before we can achieve a heavy weighted pull-up like that required for the Iron Maiden or Beast Tamer, we need to be able to do one perfect pull-up—and that’s what I’m going to teach you today.
By Kenton Boutwell July 19, 2016Let's examine the key details in the setup and execution of the weighted tactical pull-up. Perhaps these tips can help you have a better experience at the Beast Tamer or Iron Maiden Challenge.
By Aleks Salkin July 12, 2016The sad truth is most of us are lost without our kettlebells or barbells. But you will never be without your body weight—and that means your strength doesn’t ever have to get lost.
By John Heinz June 30, 2016I 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.
By Greg Woods June 21, 2016I failed the SFG Level II strength test. And what I eventually realized was that passing the test had nothing to do with my physical strength.
By Fabio Zonin June 14, 2016Here is a more advanced variation of the 5TRM Back Squat Program, based on the 1TRM and with a volume progression that recalls that of the Plan Strong methodology.