How to Power-up Your StrongFirst Practice by Applying the FMS Principles

At the core of the FMS principles is the understanding that all movement exists in a hierarchy built upon the developmental sequence. This is a complicated way of saying, “You have to walk before you can run.”

StrongFirst Instructors and the Obligation of Quality

As coaches, we are uniquely positioned to have a singular impact on the fitness-consuming public. We are nonconformists dedicated to the principle that the pursuit of quality is its own best reward.

Quality of Life: StrongFirst for an Aging Population

The StrongFirst community is primed to make a positive impact with our aging population. If we simply teach the basics of our principles, we are doing a service that could be lifesaving.

15 Years and 15 Observations

I signed up for Pavel’s second-ever workshop in February of 2002 and my first kettlebell arrived in time for Christmas 2001. The rest, as they say, is history. But what have I observed in those fifteen years?

The Language of Strength Is Universal

Although the Certification I recently attended was taught in Hungarian, I didn’t need a translator. I didn’t always know what was being said, but I understood the message. Because the language of strength is universal.

Why Failure Is the Opportunity to Learn and the Key to Progress

We not only show, but teach professional failure in the SFG Level I Certification. This is how important is to fail—as a professional. Real failure is not something we teach.

The StrongFirst “Tools of Titans” Video Companion

To make life easier (regarding searching for info, not practicing), I created a Tools of Titans video companion to cover all the exercises featured in Pavel’s chapter of Tim Ferriss's new book.

Even Stronger: 2017 Leadership Promotions

The true leaders of the StrongFirst Community are the SFG Leadership. So it is my honor and privilege to announce our latest round of promotions.

The Roll to Elbow: How to Build the Foundation for a Beautiful Get-up

I’ve found the biggest sticking point for most people is the initial roll to elbow. Here is how I break down the movement and build a foundation for a strong and beautiful get-up.

10 Things I Learned in 10 Years as a Kettlebell Instructor

Here are ten things I’ve learned in the past ten years as a kettlebell instructor. Some points are specific to being an instructor, some are for trainers in general, but all of these points should be useful to the student of strength.