October 14, 2021A few weeks ago after seeing StrongFirst Certified Master Instructor, Pavel Macek, do a Goblet Squat with a kettlebell equal to his own bodyweight I had a great conversation with him about achieving such impressive results. He said, “I am stubborn, patient, and I think a lot about the stuff I do when I practice.” […]
November 13, 2018Life is unpredictable. So training that helps us withstand and react to asymmetrical loads and stresses goes a long way in making us more resilient. Kettlebells are perfect tools to help with that—especially when we add specialized odd-load varieties in our training. Not only are these moves great for those without matching doubles, but they are […]
April 11, 2017Let's talk about architecture as it relates to the kettlebell clean. Really? Yes, really. Architecture, form, and function are important. The type of kettlebell clean (form) sets the structure for the goal exercise (function).
October 13, 2015Dumbbells center the weight with your hand, but a kettlebell’s center is six to eight inches from the handle and changes depending on the exercise. Understanding center of mass can be used to your advantage.
November 24, 2014The SFG Level I Certification digs deep into the six movements that test your skills, strengths, and weaknesses - and even your mental strength.
September 3, 2019“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.”—George Harrison Over my years as a coach, I have seen many people demonstrate a variety of kettlebell movements with differing degrees of success. Perhaps they are unaware of the mechanically advantageous groove for a movement, or they’ve just never really appreciated that […]
January 8, 2018Looking for a new kettlebell training program? This one hits it all. You'll need access to a few bells and coaching from an SFG Instructor, if you aren't one already.
February 9, 2016You 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.
June 9, 2015The kettlebell clean is tough for people to “get." I've found using weightlifting techniques makes coaching the kettlebell clean simpler and more effective.
June 12, 2014The CPSq is performed 1 clean, 1 press, 1 squat, switch hands. Here are suggestions on how you can endlessly manipulate this program to achieve your goals.