I Failed the SFG Level II Strength Test

I failed the SFG Level II strength test. And what I eventually realized was that passing the test had nothing to do with my physical strength.

If You Want to Get Better, You Must Think Better

Just like any movement or lift you'll encounter in the gym, getting yourself into a proper head space more strongly and consistently starts with practice. And you know what the first step toward a better mental practice is?

An Outlier on the Normal Kettlebell Curve

I do not use the kettlebell to train. I train to become the kettlebell. Let me explain the strength of this goal.

The Pause That Comes Before a Successful Press

I 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.

The Mental Toughness of a Strength Athlete

My goal is to instill respect in an all-out strength effort as an act of mental toughness every bit in the league with an exhausting race. And to remind you the meaning of respect, period.

Understanding Combat Mindset and Mental Conditioning

The combat mindset applies to all the "conflicts" we experience in daily life. Proper mental training will help you perform better at work, home, or the gym, as well as is in confrontation.

The Will to Happiness

I learned a lesson about life and training that I would like to pass along. It comes from the book that made the greatest impression on me last year: "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience" by Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi.

Marine Corps Training and the Raider Project

Here is what the Marine Corps does and does well when it comes to physical training, and also what we can do to thank them for their heroic efforts.

A Strong Body Starts With a Strong Mind

I’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.

No Country for Old Men

Our pear-shaped kids are old men and women in young people’s bodies. They bring the timidity of the old age into the age when one is supposed to drink life out of a fire hose.