Author: Mike Torres
Mike Torres is a StrongFirst Senior Certified Instructor and has been training in the StrongFirst system for over 10 years. He is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Framework BJJ and holds several black belts & instructor ranks in other systems. He spends his days in Seattle as a husband, father, and Vice President at Amazon.
June 30, 2022Last year, the primary focus of my training shifted. For my entire adult life, I had been both a strength enthusiast and a martial artist—in that order. When things started to open back up and I was able to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) regularly again, I decided to swap these priorities. I would, for the […]
February 12, 2019A press is like an iceberg—there’s a lot going on underneath the surface. What can you learn from failure? A lot. Especially when it comes to dialing in a heavy press. Used wisely, failure helps you focus on improving your skill by looking at all the parts that feed success. One man shares seven pressing […]
April 1, 2021In the first days of quarantine, when things shut down and the composition of my days changed overnight, I came to a quick realization: I may never again have an opportunity quite like this to train for muscle mass. I was a 43-year-old father of two with a time-consuming day job who had been training […]