January 22, 2015The martial arts embody a particular set of strength principles. We have investigated some of these techniques in the lab and the training room. Here are some thoughts on Okinawan strength and developing an iron body.
July 22, 2014I practice Shurite Kempo, which is a hard style training method in self-protection. The principles we practice are the same as strength training.
February 4, 2014Here is a powerful Russian pull-up program adaptable to any level of ability. It can double or even triple your number of pull-ups in one month.
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.”
May 31, 2013Here are my eight rules, as a BJJ practitioner and a strength coach to black belts, for how to most effectively perform strength training for BJJ.
December 23, 2014I failed the half-bodyweight press at my SFG Level II re-certification. Then I changed two things and re-tested successfully. Here are those two things.
June 17, 2014This program is a practical approach to strength training for someone interested in supplementing their BJJ game based on a formula I have applied to prepare myself and others for the toughest of martial arts competitions.
January 18, 2014The goal of both the martial arts practitioner and the StrongFirst practitioner is to generate maximum force. Practicing breathing drills is how we do this.
June 10, 2013As a kid, I could never have imagined that I would become friends with Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon" co-star—much less train him on the kettlebells.
March 24, 2013In addition to being a highly-accomplished martial artist, Draeger was one of the first in his field to get serious about strength. He was decades ahead of his times and even today his advice stands strong.