Stop Slowing Yourself Down

My 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 […]

Energy Systems and the Snatch Test

A 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.

When StrongFirst Meets Circus: How Plan Strong Helped Us Win Silver in Moscow

The 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.

Quality of Life: StrongFirst for an Aging Population

The 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.

Pushing for a Better Pull?

When we start viewing the press and the pull as more similar than different, this opens the door from a programming standpoint. What is the logic and science behind this? Read on.

Understanding Why “Less Is More” with Anti-Glycolytic Training

Anti-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.

Sinister, Occam’s Razor, and 2018

How 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.

Understanding the Value of Baselines When It Comes to Making Gains

Understanding 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.

To Every Season: A Simple Way to Structure a Year of Training

Just 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.

If It Flies Right, It Looks Right: My Journey to a Bodybuilding Competition

I proved my beliefs on the battlefield, and I ended up on a stage with competitive bodybuilders without training like a bodybuilder. Here's the plan I followed to accomplish this.