When Tension Is a Beautiful Thing

I am neither discussing different types of headaches, nor the strength properties of a barbell and its ability to resist bending and becoming permanently deformed. I am talking about what your body needs to generate prior to loading it.

StrongFirst Deadlift Team Pulls Strong Again

Updates from Jason Marshall and Pavel on recent meet results and the future of the team. Read for information on how to apply.

StrongFirst Deadlift Team Pulls Strong

On June 22-23, 2013, the StrongFirst Deadlift Team competed at the IPA Strength Spectacular at the mecca of strength training, York Barbell Club in York, PA.

The Best Squat Exercise

Which squat variation gives you the biggest bang for your buck? Let's go through the possibilities and I'll explain the reasons for my choice of best squat.

The 5TRM Back Squat Program

Sometimes it is not appropriate to measure 1RM, but what if your back squat program is based off one? Enter the 5TRM - your five technically perfect rep max. A new program inspired by Plan Strong.

My 1st National Powerlifting Competition and How I Trained

Here is how I decided to compete in powerlifting, how I trained, and how I incorporated the teachings of StrongFirst into the process.

StrongFirst and the 5×5 Method

The 5x5 method is credited to Reg Park, a bodybuilder who built a 500-pound bench press in the 1950s. It remains one of the most reliable ways to build strength in existence.