Pavel Tsatsouline, Founder and Chairman of StrongFirst, Inc.
Fabio Zonin, StrongFirst Master Certified Instructor
4925 S Santa Fe Dr #100
Littleton, CO 80120
9am to 6pm Saturday, with a lunch break between 1-2
9am to 2pm Sunday
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What is Second Wind?
Russian Breathing & Relaxation Techniques for Superior Performance
Our ancestors realized that disciplined breathing yielded tremendous power over self. Breathing practices shrouded in mysticism were developed around the world and more are still sprouting today—some effective, others harmful, many pure psychobabble. In contrast, the breathing systems developed by Soviet and Russian scientists are firmly rooted in physiology and thoroughly tested in the field. These are what you will learn in Pavel’s Second Wind seminar.
(To anticipate your question: No, we are not teaching the Buteyko method or Systema breathing.)
Some of these low-tech/high-concept techniques promote physical and psychological resilience:
- Cultivate a “grace under pressure” found in elite soldiers and athletes
- Tune up your “on/off” switch—learn how to totally mobilize or relax on demand
- Boost your “anti-fragility” against all sorts of pathogens—heat, cold, blood loss, infection, toxins, radiation, etc.—by increasing your cells’ resistance to free radical damage and reducing the stress reaction
- Reduce fatigue-induced injuries
Other Second Wind techniques improve athletic performance, even in elite athletes:
- Endurance—through many adaptations in the heart, lungs, blood vessels, blood, muscles, and the nervous system
- Speed—through improved muscle relaxation and increased creatine phosphate storage in the muscles
- Power—through a possible conversion of type I muscle fibers to type IIA
- Coordination and reaction time—through improved muscle relaxation
Read about the science of the Second Wind.
Most of these techniques are simple to learn, require no special equipment, and can be incorporated into your regular training or done anywhere, anytime. They work for all healthy people, from general fitness newbies to intermediate athletes to champions.
In Second Wind Express, you will learn the same breathing exercises as in a full length Second Wind seminar. We will save time by shortening the lecture about the science behind the drills—but you can still read about it in your unabridged Second Wind manual.
Feel awesome. Be awesome.
What is Built Strong?
Built Strong with Fabio Zonin
Build Muscle that is as Strong as it Looks
In what was considered a golden age of physical culture, icons of the iron game like Tommy Kono, Franco Columbo, Steve Reeves, and others were truly as strong as they looked. The physiques on the stage were equally capable in the “pit.” Built Strong is a return to this golden age of physical culture.
But why focus on hypertrophy if one isn’t likely to bodybuild or to train bodybuilders? Because solid muscle is armor against life’s “threats,” helping you to:
- Gain “functional muscle”
- Increase strength
- Improve posture
- Enhance body composition, symmetry, and proportions
- Look fitter, healthier, more muscular, sculpted, and imposing.
- Fight age-related muscle loss
Built Strong takes the elite strength programming information in Pavel’s ground-breaking Plan StrongTM seminar and applies it to hypertrophy. These principles create a unique system for gaining muscle and strength across multiple areas and lifts.
Built Strong takes traditional training variables—such as frequency, volume, intensity, reps, sets, rest, and more—and teaches you how to expertly manipulate them to design effective hypertrophy programs based on Built Strong principles. And in contrast to more traditional bodybuilding approaches that focus on single muscles, our system trains movement patterns—never forgetting that function precedes the structure.
Built Strong’s sophisticated algorithm allows you to precisely customize the training to your goals, to the time available for training, and to the available equipment—as opposed to the common, but often highly unreliable, “instinctive” bodybuilding methods.
And finally, Built Strong sessions do not leave you sore the following days, making it ideal for anyone looking for muscular gains while still playing another sport, being physically active, and enjoying life.
Frequently asked questions about Built Strong.