September 11, 2019Serious strength is best built on a solid foundation of fundamental compound lifts, such as deadlifts, squats, and pressing. To ensure safety and maximize the benefits, that strength needs to be accessible across the movement’s full range of motion. Since not everyone starts off with perfect mobility, here’s a simple strategy to make you stronger […]
November 20, 2018How do you boost your bench press? By mastering the pause between your concentric and eccentric movements. Master SFG Dr. Michael Hartle explains why and provides two practice techniques to help teach you how. Lower. Pause. Press Up. Repeat. Four words that could describe a lot of different things going on in that order. However, […]
May 23, 2017When it comes to the bench press, our problem is two-fold—avoiding shoulder injury and building the lift—but our solution is singular, the kettlebell military press. And we have the evidence to back it up.
July 31, 2014Here are a few important things you need to know if you plan on competing in your first powerlifting meet.
July 3, 2014Little did I know that being sidelined by a knee injury would end up being the impetus I needed to achieve a bigger bench press. Here's the program I used.
August 13, 2019The very definition of a lift is moving load upwards against gravity; but what goes up must come down. If you’re only paying attention to one half of every squat, deadlift, and press, you’re missing out on a heap of strength and stability, and likely setting yourself up for injury down the road. It’s time […]
May 15, 2018The lifts, the preparation, the weekend itself, and priceless bits of advice—the barbell and its ultimate instructional experience, the SFL Certification—are demystified.
March 30, 2017I have learned how to maintain absolute strength without having to pursue it on a regular basis. This could be a way to keep us healthy, strong, and continuing to make progress without the risk of downtime from injury.
July 15, 2014Updates from Jason Marshall and Pavel on recent meet results and the future of the team. Read for information on how to apply.
June 10, 2014If you do not compete in powerlifting, then you have no business arching your lower back like the pros in the bench press. But you can and should use one professional technique called the “lateral arch.”