Simplify your Strength Programming Using Die-Rolled Variability

What is the best plan for any strength or fitness goal? It’s the one that you will consistently follow. A reasonable program done consistently will deliver better results than a masterminded one that you can’t stick to. Simplifying your programming gives you more time to focus on the doing.  Author Arryn Grogan shares his simple […]

The SFG Level II Preparation Guide

You asked for it, so here it is: a step-by-step approach to preparation and training for the SFG Level II. This is not a plan you can just follow, though – it requires assessment, planning, and analysis of your own.

Practice vs. Performance: The Mentality of the Old-Time Strongmen

Attempting a maximal lift in front of a crowd for a show is the move of an amateur. Run “wide open” all the time and something will break. The thing that breaks ain’t gonna be a record.

The 3 Best Lifts for Developing Overhead Strength and Why

Here's how to develop considerable overhead strength using three particular lifts. When used together, these three lifts allow you to put major weight overhead while building seriously healthy shoulders.

No Excuses Allowed: I Became an SFG II at Age 70

I recently passed the SFG Level II Certification. At seventy years of age, I was told I am the oldest person to pass. But I never let excuses stop me.

Program Minimum [Squared]

Pavel's original Program Minimum used the bent press and the snatch. He reinvented the PM with two equally-effective drills: the swing and the get-up. What if we use all four?