Introducing the StrongFirst Podcast

We are extremely pleased to launch a new way to GET StrongFirst: our official StrongFirst Podcast, with hosts Craig Marker and Scott Iardella.

StrongFirst Podcast Episode – 01


Introducing the StrongFirst Podcast. In this first episode, Craig and Scott discuss StrongFirst Principles and what you can expect from the new StrongFirst Podcast.

Show Notes:

  • 01:05 – Who are your hosts?
    • 01:08 – Scott Iardella
      • Former physical therapist – it’s a big part of how he trains.
      • Current SFG Team Leader and part of StrongFirst.
    • 01:56 – Craig Marker
      • StrongFirst Senior Instructor and Scientific Advisor.
      • Has done a lot of research with Pavel.
    • 02:18 – What is the StrongFirst podcast?
      • Another opportunity to get great StrongFirst information out there.
      • Will bring a lot of guests who will talk about how StrongFirst has helped them and how they use our principles in their practices.
      • Plan Strong – a methodology for using strength and keeping you healthy.
      • Strong Endurance – a system that aids conditioning.
      • This is another way to educate and serve the audience – people within and outside our StrongFirst Community.
    • 05:08 – What brought Scott to StrongFirst?
      • He decided to pick up a Kettlebell after reading Pavel’s book Enter the Kettlebell.
      • After a workshop, he realized he was doing everything wrong.
      • The methodology he learned from Pavel has been game-changing.
      • After years training as a bodybuilder, he’s been reintroduced to the barbell.
      • It’s been a journey and a big part is helping other people do the same.
    • 09:00 – What brought Craig to StrongFirst?
      • He started learning how to strength train through bodybuilding magazines.
      • When Pavel wrote articles in magazines, they were completely different.
      • It was a challenge to him to do the certification and then become a kettlebell instructor.
    • 11:20 – Coming Soon
      • Brett Jones – Chief Kettlebell Instructor and Director of Education coming up as a guest.
      • Some clinicians will talk about using kettlebells for rehabilitation and “pre-habilitation.”
    • 12:55 – Get ahold of your hosts at:
      • Twitter: Scott @rdellatraining; Craig @antifragileself
    • 13:28 – Find resources, local trainers, and certifications on the StrongFirst website.
      • Certifications are for people from all walks of life.

Tweetable Quotes

Resources Mentioned
ARTICLE: The Perfect Kettlebell Swing: Is There Such a Thing?
Enter the Kettlebell – Book by Pavel Tsatsouline
Rdella Training Podcast – Scott’s Podcast

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Craig Marker
Ph.D., Senior Instructor
Craig Marker, Ph.D., Senior Instructor, CSCS, is a fitness enthusiast who has spent his life trying to help people improve their lives. As a professor, he works with students on how best to understand research and place it into context. He has published over fifty articles, chapters, and textbooks on psychology and research methods.

As a researcher, he understands the cutting edge of strength, sports performance, body composition, and nutrition. As a psychologist, he has focused on research and treatment of anxiety disorders, which positions him to understand motivation and the fear of making life changes.

Craig’s upcoming book, the AntiFragile Self, takes on the topic of building a stronger person in the mental and physical domains.

As a certified StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor, Craig views kettlebells as one tool in the trade of forging a better person. He uses the Functional Movement Screen and multiple corrective movements to make sure his students are performing at their best for the rest of their lives.

Visit his intentional community in Atlanta: Armour Building.

11 thoughts on “Introducing the StrongFirst Podcast

  • Awesome news SF! I would find the podcast transcripts EXTREMELY helpful. I listen often in the car and it’s a little dangerous to take notes – would be a great resource to refer to!

  • Excellent – look forward to these.

    I can’t be the only one hoping for an in depth chat/interview with Pavel. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen him on the site.


      • Transcripts are great for taking notes and extremely great for those not fluent in English (just because od being fluent in other language :D)

        • Transcript podcast, transcript podcast, transcript podcast!!! We all want transcript podcast :D.

          Everything StrongFirst creates must be studied thoroughly. So a transcript would be fantastic.

    • We are aiming for weekly podcasts. The first few episodes are introductory. The second set of episodes will focus on Strong Endurance training.

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