June 7, 2022An Excerpt from Deadlift Dynamite The paradox breathing technique, developed in the USSR by opera singer Alexandra Strelnikova for applications obviously unrelated to lifting, will teach you how to tense your abs while “packing” your belly with air. Lie on your back with your legs straight.[i] If you are top heavy, anchor your feet under […]
September 24, 2019“It’s funny, but you never really think much about breathing. Until it’s all you ever think about.” – Author Tim Winton There is no doubt that you have heard of employing some type of breath control to improve your performance, your state of health, or to reduce stress. Moreover, it probably isn’t a stretch to […]
October 31, 2018Kettlebell ballistics have very little to do with the kettlebell—and everything to do with how you move your body. When it comes to rhythmically repetitive power work like swings, snatches, and cleans, your best performance comes when you’ve synced your breath to the movement pattern. Better, more athletic swings mean you get more out of your […]
February 6, 2018These are a chiropractor's two favorite kettlebell carries. This is how to perform them (and how not to).
October 12, 2017Just over a year since its debut, StrongFirst Combat has already created a buzz. We could think of no better person to give you the low-down on the course than former professional fighter Steve Miles.
April 21, 2020I am a sports medicine physician from Kaunas, Lithuania. My passion is human movement and helping people move safely and properly. In addition to corrective exercises I use manipulative therapy (a method of treatment for restrictions in soft tissues and joints) by means of mobilization and manipulation as well as systemic dry needling (where acupuncture […]
January 18, 2019StrongFirst Podcast Episode #19 Summary StrongFirst Master Instructor Peter Lakatos from Budapest, Hungary talks with your host Dr. Craig Marker about training that relates to hormesis. He discusses training related to Buteyko breathing, blood flow restriction, HRV training, fasting, and red light therapy. Show Notes 01:35 — Peter talks about handball and his background in […]
April 24, 2018If you are a physical therapist—or a patient of one—this is an absolutely crucial read. It covers a lot of ground with regard to effective and responsible patient rehab utilizing StrongFirst kettlebell principles, so be sure to bookmark it for later reference.
November 7, 2017Often rearing its ugly head in scenarios involving challenging overhead movements and/or general fatigue, the rib flare robs the individual of his or her potential strength. Thus, rib flare must always be caught and corrected.
May 18, 2017We often revert to our training when competing. Therefore, we must practice proper breathing under extreme circumstances in order to get better at it and have it become what feels most natural.