Ground Force Method: What It Is and How It Relates to StrongFirst

Ground Force Method is a movement system where the focus is on the quality of your movement. We believe that before you move more, move stronger, or move faster, moving better should be the goal.

Adjust Your Sails (and Your Stance) with the Lock and Rock

I want to focus on one particular area of our anatomical structure and the impact of variations. I am going to suggest a way to individualize foot position for symmetrical stance exercise (swings, squats, etc.) because sometimes we need to “adjust our sails.”

A Simple Handbook for Pistol Assessment and Correction

All too often, we see exercises being done with poor technique—the pistol, in particular. The key to developing excellent movement is the continual application of assessment and correction.

Empowering Self Advocacy: Taking Charge of Your Back Pain

There is no such thing as “non-specific back pain” or degenerative disc disease – there are only those individuals who have not had a thorough assessment.

Posture: An Easy Way to Up Your Performance

In a great majority of athletic events and real-life tasks, a ramrod straight posture, or at least its approximation, greatly improves the efficiency. So get your carcass rebalanced.

How to Properly Program the Get-up for 3 Different Goals

Depending on your training goals, the get-up can be implemented differently. Here are three ways you can program the get-up: for skill development, strength, or movement prep.

The Many Valuable Reasons You Should Be Training the Push Press

The push press is often thought of as “that thing you do on the way to learning the jerk.” But there are some ninja secrets contained in the push press that make it superior to the jerk for my clients—and probably yours, too.

One Good Rep: How to Perform the Perfect Pistol

The bodyweight pistol and its progressions are great for grease the groove training as they can be done anywhere at any time. But, you first need to be able to perform a perfect rep.

The Simple Way Pavlov’s Dogs Can Improve Your Performance

You have probably heard of "Pavlov's dogs." But did you know the work of famous Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov might have a powerful application to your training?

5 Simple Tips for a Stronger Pistol

To get stronger and healthier, we need mobility and stability to maintain alignment while developing forces. These tips for a better pistol are based on that idea.