November 10, 2022Having spent 20 years in the U.S. military, most of it during the Global War on Terror, I’ve seen my share of deployments. I rotated into combat zones seven times as a Navy SEAL, twice as a member of Team 2, and five times as a member of the Tier 1 SEAL unit. Staying fit […]
November 12, 2018StrongFirst Podcast Episode #14 Summary Al Ciampa, U.S. Army Veteran and Trainer for U.S. Air Force, talks about anti-glycolytic training and conditioning for the military with your host Craig Marker. Show Notes 01:36 – Al talks about his history and background. 07:10 – Al discusses why bodybuilding is not possible for some people. 09:00 – […]
March 28, 2018What if we told you your "workouts" don't need to precisely mimic the conditioning demands of your sport or event—and that they may even be counterproductive to your performance at that event? Conditioning science to the rescue.
February 28, 2018Anti-glycolytic training protocols are like they sound—training approaches that avoid relying on the glycolytic system. It can be extremely helpful to understand the science behind why these protocols are so effective.
January 2, 2018The creative and research-driven programming by Pavel Tsatsouline and Fabio Zonin that prepared me for a boxing comeback—even while protecting a broken thumb.
January 25, 2019 StrongFirst Podcast Episode #20 Summary Professor Carmen Bott is a strength and conditioning coach from Vancouver, British Columbia who specializes in physical preparation for combative and collision sports athletes. Show Notes 00:56 – Coach Bott talks about her history and how she got into the sports science space. 02:41 – Coach Bott’s thesis on […]
May 7, 2018Your fitness is a result—not of the work you perform—but of the work you recover from. The research suggests shorter sets with limited drop-off of power and velocity, with sufficient rest—for a lower biological cost. And this is how to measure it.
March 19, 2018One of our Team Leaders recently broke new ground—her goal was to complete "Sinister" with the 36kg bell, which is 60% of her bodyweight. This is how she did it.
January 30, 2018Yes, it is still a (world-wide) competition, twice each year. But many (if not most) participants have a completely different reason for committing to the TSC.
November 14, 2017By following StrongFirst principles, I did not have to sacrifice my strength to achieve a prominent level of endurance. Here's how I trained for my successful GORUCK experience.