October 28, 2014The nobility of undertaking a task far bigger than one’s life with the certainty of not seeing it completed is incomprehensible in the XXI century. We must consider taking the long view.
August 21, 2014In ninety days, I lost 73lbs and got my life back. I have the cardio to play with my kids and I feel good about my strength and body. And it was all so simple.
November 11, 2013Today, we are grateful for the men and women who faced the heat of the forge and became part of the iron circle that surrounds us in its quiet, solemn presence.
August 19, 2013Instead of being discouraged and feeling like the world is trying to hold us back, recognize and appreciate that tension as a force necessary to move forward. Negative comments come from weak people.
June 17, 2013Good movement is something a biomechanist could take it apart and marvel at the efficiency. An engineer famously quipped, “If it looks right, it flies right.”
August 28, 2014I’ve never met a strong man or woman with a weak mind, and in fact, I believe our physical strength starts by building a strong mind. Here's how.
December 31, 2013If you are reading this blog, you are strong, or at least on your way to strong. Do not let it go to your head. Let your conduct inspire the weak to be strong.
October 8, 2013Over the door of every profession, every occupation, every calling, the world has a standing advertisement: “Wanted–A Man."
June 28, 2013The other day I was looking at a favorite sumi-e painting of mine by the legendary warrior Miyamoto Musashi. I realized that sumi-e is a perfect metaphor for the StrongFirst methods.
April 7, 2013You may have a coach and training partners, but when it comes down to it, it is between you and the iron. Do not be afraid to be alone with the iron.