Articles & Documentation

Becoming a better coach: Quality instruction through demonstration, cueing and analogies

So you are a competent athlete who has attended their SFG certification, passed all the tests, survived the weekend and come home an informed and motivated (if not very sore) SFG. So, now what? How do you take all you’ve learned, practiced, and performed personally, and break it down into a language your students can […]

The Half Kneeling Bent Press Series

After beginning with the half kneeling windmill series, this half kneeling bent press series completes an extremely successful learning progression for the full bent press lift.

How to Teach the Get-up in a Group Setting

In the coaching profession, you can always learn new things—I certainly learned many new things about the get-up, and I’m going to share them with you now.

Plan Strong™ Military Press Training Plan

The 501G military press training plan is for a girevik with a 40kg military press 1RM. The 503G plan is for a lady with a 20kg military press 1RM. The plan is identical to men’s plan 501G.

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