June 24, 2021With training equipment running at an all-time low due to COVID-19 lockdowns, most people have access to nothing but their bodyweight and minimal equipment and are left scratching their heads with what to do besides countless fundamental exercises and “HIIT.” There are only so many dips, pushups, and pullups that one can do when it […]
March 3, 2020If there’s anyone who walks the functional hypertrophy talk, it is Fabio Zonin. Not only has he competed at the highest level in natural bodybuilding and powerlifting, he was the first Italian to best the Beast Tamer Challenge and become a StrongFirst Certified Master Instructor. Plus, he was a Master Teacher for the Italian Federation […]
February 3, 2015Training for mass without barbells is tricky business. I designed this program to create mass with chins and dips. It’s a serious strength program for the upper body.
September 30, 2014Let's look to both science and weightlifters to see what they do for fat loss. May you reach your “dry, fighting weight” without the dishonor of dieting and aerobics!
April 29, 2014StrongFirst continues to present our readers’ solutions to putting together a six-week program based on the Moving Target Kettlebell Complex. Here, we take a look at Dave T.'s Plan B.
April 1, 2021In the first days of quarantine, when things shut down and the composition of my days changed overnight, I came to a quick realization: I may never again have an opportunity quite like this to train for muscle mass. I was a 43-year-old father of two with a time-consuming day job who had been training […]
March 10, 2015Attempting to combine FT and ST training for all major muscle groups is a different ball game. Before you jump in head first, here is what you need to consider.
January 27, 2015Cutting-edge Russian research tells us every type of athlete, from marathoner to powerlifter, has a lot to gain from training slow twitch fibers.
September 16, 2014Russian sports scientists advocate sandwiching full-body exercises like squats between upper-body muscle building exercises to benefit from a hormonal spike. Kettlebell swings appear to have the same effect.
September 16, 2013Do the Total Tension Kettlebell Complex for six weeks and there be noticeably more meat on your bones and you will possess a much deeper understanding of linkage and tension.