October 15, 2018We often blame our feet last for performance problems or tension leaks. But as our main connection to the ground, they are the foundation to all movement and the vessels through which we generate power and express our strength. Neglecting them is not an option. Learn four drills by Master StrongFirst Instructor Karen Smith to […]
December 12, 2017Visualization may sound “woo-woo” to some, but not to those who have their sights set on meaningful goals and quality training. I strongly believe if your mindset isn’t right, then your training will suffer.
August 1, 2017Understanding and regularly assessing your baselines will help you achieve quicker strength gains and keep injuries at bay. You will begin to train smarter, not harder.
January 17, 2017If you spent time on the bent-arm strength progression outlined in part one, and then advanced to the straight-arm strength progressions in part two, you are now ready to begin the pushing progressions.
November 22, 2016It'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.
March 13, 2018When is the last time you actually tested your stability? It might be time to re-assess. It only takes a moment, and if you happen to discover a deficiency there, some simple corrections will significantly improve your overall strength.
August 22, 2017Adding the SLDL into your training will improve your balance and help you hit personal records in your pistol, get-up, and barbell deadlift, while having carryover to many other skills.
April 27, 2017Mastery of the one-arm (OA) or one-arm one-leg push-up (OAOL) push-up is a process that will teach you many things about your body while providing surprising strength gains that carry over to many other skills.
December 27, 2016Once you have built your stabilizers in the bent-arm position and feel comfortable upside down, you can move closer to the handstand push-up by following these progressions to build your straight-arm strength.
October 25, 2016Most 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.