Our New Chief SFG Instructor: Brett Jones

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to announce our new Chief SFG Instructor — Brett Jones!

From Simple to Sinister: Waving Volume on S&S

You may want to start “waving” your volume in the manner of Soviet weightlifters. Studies have documented the greater effectiveness of “waved” training for experienced athletes.

The Cost of Adaptation

The path to health seems simple: train hard, increase your health, and live happily ever after. But the cost of adaptation makes you vulnerable to other stressors.

Strength Aerobics: A Powerful Alternative to HIIT

Hard-living types love killing themselves in the glycolytic pathway. But this is far from the only way to “condition."

The Kettlebell Swing Sandwich: Build Muscle, Lose Fat, Save Time

Russian sports scientists advocate sandwiching full-body exercises like squats between upper-body muscle building exercises to benefit from a hormonal spike. Kettlebell swings appear to have the same effect.

Should You Train Your Slow Twitch Fibers?

Cutting-edge Russian research tells us every type of athlete, from marathoner to powerlifter, has a lot to gain from training slow twitch fibers.

Heads Up! The Neck Position in Kettlebell Swings and Snatches

A strange idea has emerged from the clinical world: the insect head. White coats telling lifters to lock their heads onto their torsos during hip hinge lifts. I urge you not to get bogged down by their arguments.

The Long View

The nobility of undertaking a task far bigger than one’s life with the certainty of not seeing it completed is incomprehensible in the XXI century. We must consider taking the long view.

“Dry Fighting Weight”: Fat Loss Through Strength

Let's look to both science and weightlifters to see what they do for fat loss. May you reach your “dry, fighting weight” without the dishonor of dieting and aerobics!

The 5-Week TSC Deadlift Plan

If you have decent technique and have been building your base with sets of five, the following plan will give you more than a fighting chance of a deadlift PR.