Let’s Get Lateral

The kettlebell swing alone may cover a great percentage of a human's athletic needs, but those who participate in activities that require good lateral motion, strength and stability can benefit from sprinkling in some lateral variations—such as the side-stepping swing and goblet lunge.

Two Powerful Methods for Improving Your Pull-Up

Transform your pull-ups from "fine" to "outstanding." You may need to step back the weight and the reps at first to get them to "outstanding" status, but this is how to do it.

How I Trained for and Achieved My Sinister Goal

Using Pavel's teachings, plus my own modifications from listening to my body, I successfully trained for and achieved the Sinister goal. Here's exactly what I did.

An Explanation of the Athletic Hip Hinge

Why the hinge? Because it is without a doubt the biggest bang for the buck you can get in the athletic world on every level: strength, power, resilience, health, corrective. And the more you own it, the more you get back.

Training Observations: Every Rep Is a Chance to Learn

After fifteen years of swinging kettlebells, I am still learning. Every rep is a chance to learn—this is the thought that has recently percolated for me and here are my resulting training observations.

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.

2018 StrongFirst Updates

Since you are likely looking ahead to 2018 and beginning to lay out your training year (you are, aren’t you?), we want to update you on some changes that may be relevant to you.

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.

Tammy’s Story: A Journey of Discovery, Growth, and Strength

Tammy Baskett is a 61-year-old dedicated student of strength and a massage therapy client of mine, but it hasn’t always been this way.

Training Shoes: My Recommendations and Why

Over the years, I have gathered various training shoes and each has its specific purpose, both for powerlifting and general training. In this article, I discuss each of my training shoes in detail and explain what I use them for.