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.

To Every Season: A Simple Way to Structure a Year of Training

Just like pitchers take time off pitching (or should) and runners should take time off running—kettlebell athletes should take time off certain lifts or patterns. Here's an outline of a year of training.

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.

Daily Dose Deadlift Plan

This plan will outline how you can overcome a plateau and keep building your lifts using the deadlift as an example. It's simple, and even feels easy to do.

The Miseducation of Stretching

Is stretching fixing your problem? If not, maybe you are doing it wrong—or maybe your actual problem isn’t being addressed at all and it has nothing to do with stretching.

G-Tox: A Proven Tool for Accelerated Grip Recovery

Tension and relaxation training go hand in hand. During your next training session, try adding this new drill to your fast and loose arsenal to boost performance through accelerated grip recovery.

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.

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.

Tempo Runs + Kettlebells = Your Next “Recovery” Day

The kettlebell can work for just about every purpose. In the case of a recovery/low-intensity conditioning training session, use a combination of kettlebell work and tempo running.

Confessions From a Recovering Bodybuilder

It's a little hard to admit, but I used to be a competitive bodybuilder. Here's what my training used to look like, plus what it looks like now that I've reformed my ways and train my body as a complete system.