The Pursuit of Mastery: Setting the Right Goal Can Be the Key

As students of strength, it’s safe to say we’re all chasing some sort of goal. This article will examine the goal-setting process and challenge you to compare the usefulness of performance-based versus mastery-based goals.

My SFG Experience: From Now On, I’m StrongFirst

Beyond the proper execution of movements, through the SFG Level I Certification, I gained confidence in myself. I am now sure I am able to face every challenge that may arise for me in life—inside and outside the gym.

How to Exercise the Vital Muscle of Patience

Time, training, and patience—are we using these three to our full advantage? Probably not the last one. Let’s break this down into some steps that allow us to build some patience into accomplishing our goals.

Standing on the Shoulders of StrongFirst Giants

When I was twenty, I was arrested and sentenced to an eight-year prison term. In that unlikeliest of places, I found inspiration and a journey to something better through StrongFirst.

How to Prepare for and Pass Your SFG Level I

Successfully completing your SFG Level I takes smart planning. This was my path to a successful Level I and the eight-week training plan I followed.

No Plan B: Make the Decision to Be Strong

When you make a decision, you cut away all options except for the one you are pursuing. You make a commitment and take action. So what are the decisions you need to make for successful strength training?

4 Essential Mental Tools for Passing the SFG Level I Cert

If you’ve signed up for the SFG Level I Cert, or are considering it, then read this article, put the tools to work, and know you can and will pass your test.

Overcoming Mediocrity Through Strength and Purpose

Your brain is brimming with the mental tools to become more than what you are. In art. In business. In your profession. And particularly, in strength.

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 Tactical Strength Challenge as Celebration of Life

October 4 was Jim’s one year anniversary of heart surgery and the date of the Tactical Strength Challenge. Jim had begun his reborn life and was determined to compete.