Optimizing the Kettlebell Military Press Grip—For You

“All failure is failure to adapt, all success is successful adaptation.”—Max McKeown We all know, hopefully, that learning is an ongoing process that is never complete. After 20 years of kettlebell training, we continue to learn, and our most recent lesson might just help a lot of you with your military press goals. What led […]

Essential Details for Proper Swing Grip and the Kettlebell Halo

The devil may be in the details, but the benefits are found there, as well. Here are details on the kettlebell swing and the kettlebell halo that can make a difference in your results.

G-Tox: A Proven Tool for Accelerated Grip Recovery

Tension and relaxation training go hand in hand. During your next training session, try adding this new drill to your fast and loose arsenal to boost performance through accelerated grip recovery.

Why You Should Consider Adding Kettlebell Carries to Your Training

Loaded carries are rarely a staple in a group or individual training programming, despite the fact that kettlebell carries provide unique advantages for both settings.

Surprise Yourself With Strength on This Bodyweight Training Plan

More than one SFB attendee has stated that had they attended the SFB prior to SFG I or II they would have done better and been stronger for their pressing.

Increase Your Pressing Strength and Overhead Stability with the One-Arm Barbell Press

The one-arm strict barbell press is a challenging press that will build strength and muscle stability. Pavel recommended the side press in Power to the People! and this stricter variation is a valuable addition to your strength training regimen.  The prehabilitation and rehabilitation benefits of the strict barbell press are tremendous as the grip and […]

How to Get Better at Everything by Training Multiple Get-Ups

Training multiple get-ups can have huge carryover to the rest of your training in the form of gains in your pull-ups and squats, increased mobility, and greater work-load capacity, just to name a few things.

A StrongFirst Approach to Obstacle Course Race Training

We are StrongFirst, and we have strength training and metabolic conditioning down compared to the average Joe. But if we want to be competitive in OCR, we need to get sport specific.

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.

Lifting Stones: The Value to the Modern Trainee

I became fascinated with lifting stones when I read an article about a man in New Zealand not much bigger than me - who was lifting stones over 400 pounds.