May 17, 2023The get-up is one of the foundational exercises of kettlebell training. I suspect that most people who follow StrongFirst are quite familiar with this exercise. If you are a StrongFirst Certified SFG Instructor, then no doubt you have done many repetitions of them on your own and at your Certification. If you have read Pavel’s […]
June 13, 2017While the windmill has been a popular exercise since Pavel (re)introduced it to the fitness world, there are many “interesting” variations of it out there. The goal of this article and video is to provide some clarity.
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.
December 15, 2022When creating the StrongFirst Lifting (SFL) Manual as well as the accompanying SFL Barbell Certification, we developed standards for the five tests administered at the SFL. These standards are based on the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) and the USA Powerlifting (USAPL)’s “Rules of Performance.” Some of the SFL standards are identical to theirs and some […]
January 24, 2017I’ve found the biggest sticking point for most people is the initial roll to elbow. Here is how I break down the movement and build a foundation for a strong and beautiful get-up.