StrongFirst RESILIENT—Ashburn, VA – May 30-31, 2020


Develop your “in between” strength. And improve your readiness for sport and life’s unpredictable situations.

For over 20 years, Pavel has taught us many unique and productive drills for advanced mobility, flexibility, functional strength, and resiliency. But such vast knowledge—from his various books, articles, instructional DVDs, workshops, courses, and certifications—poses several questions. Where do you start? How can you possibly prioritize? How do you walk the safety-challenge tightrope to get the benefits? Enter the StrongFirst RESILIENT program.

Get resilient—StrongFirst RESILIENT!

Pavel Macek, Master StrongFirst Certified Instructor


Pavel Macek, Master StrongFirst Certified Instructor

Old Glory Gym
44645 Guilford Drive
Ashburn, VA 20147

9am to 6pm Saturday, with a lunch break between 1-2
9am to 2pm Sunday
*check-in begins at 8:30am

This course will be presented in English.

Email us with any questions.


Suggested local hotels within a 15 minute drive from facility.

SpringHill Suites Ashburn Dulles North
Embassy Suites by Hilton Dulles North Loudoun

NOTE: There is no discounted group rate. Please see online rates via hotel website.
Book your reservation early!


You put in the time and effort to earn your StrongFirst Instructor status; don’t let it slip away!

Renew your StrongFirst Instructor Certification* (SFG, SFG II, SFL and/or SFB) at no additional cost when registering for one of our Special Events. Select your cert(s) you wish to retest within the registration form.

*Must hold a current certification to be eligible. Registration spots are limited.

Be ready. Be up to date. Be StrongFirst.

The three events are a strict military press, a strict tactical pullup, and a pistol. Men lift a 48kg kettlebell to become Beast Tamers. Women earn their Iron Maiden title with 24kg.

Many strong people are able to complete one of the events. Some can do two. But the ability to do all three is rare, as the three lifts favor different body types. A man or woman who has completed the challenge is one dangerous individual.

Do you have what it takes?

SIGN UP TO ATTEMPT THE CHALLENGE! Open to student candidates attending this Cert weekend, and current StrongFirst Certified-Instructors who wish to attempt the challenge. Instructors: please register so we know to expect you. Visit our ACHIEVE webpage for more Beast Tamer and Iron Maiden Challenge details.

What is StrongFirst RESILIENT?

Develop your “in between” strength. And improve your readiness for sport and life’s unpredictable situations.

Developed by Pavel Macek, Senior SFG, StrongFirst RESILIENT distills Pavel Tsatsouline’s bevy of innovative drills into a comprehensive, systematized program focused on the best, most productive, and game-changing moves.

Click to read more about StrongFirst RESILIENT.

What will I learn?

In this special one and a half day workshop, you’ll learn our top exercise picks, accessory drills, progressions, and movement variations to make you RESILIENT:

  • Hack Squat builds on the Simple & Sinister’s kettlebell goblet squat foundation.
  • Jefferson Curl/Hockey Deadlift challenges the S&S deadlift rules.
  • RESILIENT Get-up Series explores “incorrect” positions in the RESILIENT Armbar Series and goes beyond S&S’s basic get-up standard for added variation.
  • Hanging Series teaches the straight-arm pull counterpart of the get-up’s straight-arm push.
  • Gymnastic Bridge Series covers hollow position counter-stretch progressions and provides an antidote to today’s seated lifestyle.
  • Neck Series focuses on direct neck strengthening, important for more than just collision sport athletes.

Neck, spine, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles—we have your whole body covered.

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Who is this Course for?

Mastering proper technique and getting strong first are RESILIENT prerequisites. Have you learned the basics—such as the Simple and Sinister techniques of goblet squat, swing, and get-up—from a certified SFG instructor? And practiced them for at least 6 months? If you answered yes, then RESILIENT is for you. Can’t do a standard deadlift with a flat lower back? Develop the fundamentals first, otherwise you won’t be developing resilience; you’ll be setting yourself up for injury.

Get resilient—StrongFirst RESILIENT!

Click to read more about StrongFirst RESILIENT.


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