Podcast Episode #20: Carmen Bott

 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 […]

Data for the Data-Averse

Your 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.

Beyond Sinister

One 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.

All-Out Competition, or Fat-Loss and Status Check: Two Other Reasons the Tactical Strength Challenge is Good for You

Yes, 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.

How to Use StrongFirst for Successful GORUCK Prep

By 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.

Podcast Episode #14: Al Ciampa

StrongFirst 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 – […]

Your Conditioning Program Does Not Have to be Sport-Specific

What 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.

Understanding Why “Less Is More” with Anti-Glycolytic Training

Anti-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.

The 37-Second Knockout: Building a Boxer’s Ferocious Comeback

The creative and research-driven programming by Pavel Tsatsouline and Fabio Zonin that prepared me for a boxing comeback—even while protecting a broken thumb.

How StrongFirst’s Endurance Protocols Can Improve Your Ski Season

Would you like to get in a few more ski runs? Or a few more miles on your hike? Read on to learn more about StrongFirst Endurance protocols and how to apply them to your training.