Preparing a Soldier for Competition in the Croatian Army

When one of our members informed us he had signed up for the annual competition to determine the best Croatian soldier, we didn’t hesitate to support him. The only option was for him to achieve first place, so we began to prepare.

Rucking: What It Is and How to Do It

I will take the reader from A-Z on all the essentials of rucking: how to prep your gear, how to walk, how to structure your workouts for different goals, and why.

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.

A Veterans Day Thank You

On behalf of StrongFirst, I would like to thank veterans and their families for their service, selflessness, and sacrifice. Without you, the world would be a very different place.

Bodyweight Exercise for Ultra-Marathon Running

After earning my SFB and applying its teachings, I am a believer. I have seen and felt the difference it makes in my ultra-marathon running performances.

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.

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.

What the Hell Effect Military-Style

Somewhere in central Iraq, I stopped in my tracks. “What the hell?” I had read about this phenomenon many times but was not sure if I believed it. I did now.

The Truth Shall Set You Free…in the Fitness Industry

How do you evaluate the credibility of an author and his recommendations? Without decades of personal trial and error, how do you discern the truth from the misinformation?

The Similarities Between Kettlebell and Firearms Training

I’ve been training with kettlebells since 2005. I’ve been doing firearms training even longer. My experience with both led me to the conclusion that there are a lot of similarities between the two.