How StrongFirst Combat Melds Hard Style Kettlebells and Martial Arts

As a professional Muay Thai fighter, I was excited to participate in StrongFirst’s new course: StrongFirst Combat. Nothing else has ever given me the self-confidence and sense of self I gained from training to be a fighter.

5 Simple Tips for a Stronger Pistol

To get stronger and healthier, we need mobility and stability to maintain alignment while developing forces. These tips for a better pistol are based on that idea.

Okinawan Strength: Developing the “Iron Body”

The martial arts embody a particular set of strength principles. We have investigated some of these techniques in the lab and the training room. Here are some thoughts on Okinawan strength and developing an iron body.

Hard Style Training Principles Across Karate and Kettlebells

I practice Shurite Kempo, which is a hard style training method in self-protection. The principles we practice are the same as strength training.

Can You Answer These 4 Questions About the Psoas?

If you think you understand the importance of the psoas, ask yourself these questions. If you don't know the answers, then it will benefit you and your clients if you keep reading.

The Perfect Kettlebell Swing: Is There Such a Thing?

There is a perfect kettlebell swing, but only if you take into account individual structure and history. We will examine each of these to find YOUR swing.

10 Reasons Your Progress Is Stalling

If you read all manner of training articles and get highly motivated, yet surprisingly fail to progress much in your efforts, then this article is for you.

4 Tips to Make the SFG Snatch Test Easier

This program can fit into your current training without interrupting or bogging it down.But it will make your SFG snatch test easier - and far less dramatic of an experience.

Breathing Drills: Maximize Force and Oxygen

The goal of both the martial arts practitioner and the StrongFirst practitioner is to generate maximum force. Practicing breathing drills is how we do this.