Posture: An Easy Way to Up Your Performance

In a great majority of athletic events and real-life tasks, a ramrod straight posture, or at least its approximation, greatly improves the efficiency. So get your carcass rebalanced.

The Case for Grease-the-Groove Jump Training

So you want to improve your jumping ability? First, get strong and symmetrical. Then start “greasing the groove” (GTG) with all sorts of jumps. The Obsession of World-Class Jumpers Speaks Victor Lonsky, Distinguished Coach of the USSR who prepared a whole school of elite high jumpers in a small town: In our gym there are […]

What is “Work Capacity”? [Part II]

The original Russian term rabotosposobnost literally translates into “work ability.” A better translation would be “potential productivity.”

“Long Rests”: A Revolution in Interval Training

My father and I were having a typical conversation about rest periods between sets when he reminded me of "Smoke Bellew," a classic story by one of our favorite writers.

The Top 5 Ab Training Mistakes

By now, proper abdominal training should not be a mystery. Pavel sets us straight with his own list article of ab training mistakes.

Six Weeks to Strong: The SF 930 Plan

The plan uses high reps of 8-12 per set and unheard of rest periods between them. It will build a lot of strength into your weighted pull-up and kettlebell press in just six weeks.

Swing Versus Snatch

When it comes to swing versus snatch, which should you be doing and why? Let's break it down by goal and muscle group.

What is “Work Capacity”? [Part I]

Fight the urge to say "work capacity" — or be ready to specify the dominant energy system or the power, tempo, and duration of the exercise.

The Patience of Strength: the Russian Science of Rest Intervals

An Italian food writer launched a “slow food” movement to promote leisurely meals to enjoy the company of friends and even to taste the food. Perhaps we should do the same in strength.

How to Build Your Slow Fibers Part III

Attempting to combine FT and ST training for all major muscle groups is a different ball game. Before you jump in head first, here is what you need to consider.