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.
March 14, 2017When 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.
November 17, 2016What if there's a better, safer way to get stronger and lose body fat than HIIT? Here's what we discovered when we applied both the Maffetone Method and StrongFirst principles in our group classes.
September 13, 2016In training, moments are either "main dishes" or "spices." Having too much spice in your program can overload the system, reduce the benefits, and take the emphasis off the real skill we want to enhance.
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.
December 6, 2016I 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.
October 13, 2016As a researcher in individual differences, I suspect there is a perfect training program for you today and a different perfect program for you next year. To find that program, you have to be both a student and scientist of strength.
August 11, 2016Here are the basic principles behind well designed circuit training, and why circuit training can be a valuable tool in the process of creating the athlete.