August 21, 2018With August upon us, members of the StrongFirst community from the New York City area and elsewhere have already begun their preparations for the 2018 New York City Marathon. Wait a minute. That can’t be right! Marathon training inevitably cannibalizes muscle and leads to a loss of strength. I’m not entirely sure, but I think […]
June 14, 2018My friend Jamie Crowder introduced me to the important distinction between “dilemma” and “problem” as it relates to martial arts strategy. A dilemma is defined as “a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially equally undesirable ones.” This means that unlike a “problem” which has one […]
February 13, 2018A perfect application of Strong Endurance™ protocols to the 5-minute snatch test. The science behind this method should help you dominate this 5-minute strength endurance challenge like never before.
October 3, 2017The principles of deliberate practice and desirable difficulties are widely researched and relevant to a range of sports. I will demonstrate their applicability to the field of circus performance, by way of a StrongFirst program.
May 30, 2017The StrongFirst community is primed to make a positive impact with our aging population. If we simply teach the basics of our principles, we are doing a service that could be lifesaving.
July 23, 2018Professional “Learners” We were all professional “learners” at some point. Think about it. Your “job” for the first 18 years or so was to learn. First to learn how to move and walk, and then how to learn in school. This may have continued in sports (learning more movement) or onto advanced degrees (learning more […]
February 28, 2018Anti-glycolytic training protocols are like they sound—training approaches that avoid relying on the glycolytic system. It can be extremely helpful to understand the science behind why these protocols are so effective.
January 16, 2018How does StrongFirst's Director of Education and Chief SFG Instructor plan out his training for the coming year? Here's a peek behind the curtain, of one of the smartest minds in strength.
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.
May 2, 2017Just 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.