May 23, 2017When it comes to the bench press, our problem is two-fold—avoiding shoulder injury and building the lift—but our solution is singular, the kettlebell military press. And we have the evidence to back it up.
May 16, 2017Relative strength is impressive, but it is absolute strength that has the effect of allowing all other attributes to become greater. So if you ask me for training advice, then I’ll probably ask you, “How much can you pull?”
May 4, 2017It’s likely you’ve read dozens of articles on the get-up, how to do the get-up, and what effect you can create with it. That's all fine, but let me share the special reason that I do the get-up.
April 27, 2017Mastery of the one-arm (OA) or one-arm one-leg push-up (OAOL) push-up is a process that will teach you many things about your body while providing surprising strength gains that carry over to many other skills.
April 18, 2017The goal of this program is to re-tool and potentiate your hip hinge for safer, stronger reps. We are building up by doubling-down on trunk stability, training deadlift variations, and focusing on speed reps.
May 18, 2017We often revert to our training when competing. Therefore, we must practice proper breathing under extreme circumstances in order to get better at it and have it become what feels most natural.
May 9, 2017Loaded carries are rarely a staple in a group or individual training programming, despite the fact that kettlebell carries provide unique advantages for both settings.
May 2, 2017Just like pitchers take time off pitching (or should) and runners should take time off running—kettlebell athletes should take time off certain lifts or patterns. Here's an outline of a year of training.
April 25, 2017At StrongFirst we say, “Strength has a greater purpose.” This mindset isn’t the case for everyone and this instinct to pursue strength may require a little teasing out—for a few people, we may have to knock down barriers.
April 14, 2017Ladies and gentlemen, the Spring 2017 TSC results are final! Congratulations to all who participated and let us acknowledge the highest combined scores in each of the ten categories.