Punch the Clock

I think it was Dan John who said something to the effect that “the majority of your training will be a ‘punch the clock’ kind of session.” The younger generation might not be familiar with the expression “punch the clock”—it refers to a time clock where employees had to punch holes into a paper timecard […]

Posture: An Easy Way to Up Your Performance

In a great majority of athletic events and real-life tasks, a ramrod straight posture, or at least its approximation, greatly improves the efficiency. So get your carcass rebalanced.

The Basics of the Barbell Front Squat

The barbell front squat is an effective squat variation, is just plain hard work, and has a carryover to sport and life that cannot be ignored. Here are the essentials you need to know.

What Has Changed Since I Discovered Pavel

It's been over a decade since I first discovered Pavel. The effect of Pavel's teachings on my training has been profound—and I have never trained the same since finding his work.

The Key to Efficient Strength—Give and Take

Regardless of their sport, high-level athletes have an astonishing ‘gift’ of making the most complex moves look easy. How? With years of practice. Learning how to balance and coordinate internal forces to deliver, or access, the power, strength, agility, and quickness they need at the exact right moment for ultimate performance. And that comes from […]

Things Are Going So Well, Help Me Screw It Up, Part I

The road to mastery is, and should be, a long one. The following is a systematic approach to mastery using programs created by Pavel.

Everything (and Every Trainee) Is A Nail

One of the students at a Cert respectfully asked me, "Could it be that if the only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail?" My answer was, "Every trainee IS a nail."