The Perfect Kettlebell Swing: Is There Such a Thing?

There is a perfect kettlebell swing, but only if you take into account individual structure and history. We will examine each of these to find YOUR swing.

Lifting Stones: The Value to the Modern Trainee

I became fascinated with lifting stones when I read an article about a man in New Zealand not much bigger than me - who was lifting stones over 400 pounds.

Optimizing Back Health With the Kettlebell Swing

As a rehabilitation professional and a former back patient, I believe the properly performed kettlebell swing is essential for a pain free back, and the science backs it up.

From “Simple” to Serious Endurance

I will offer you a road map toward building serious endurance. It is based on the idea of improving your level of conditioning by using short but powerful bouts of work.

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.

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.

10 Reasons Your Progress Is Stalling

If you read all manner of training articles and get highly motivated, yet surprisingly fail to progress much in your efforts, then this article is for you.

An NFL Strength Coach, the Kettlebell, and Elite Athletes

When I first met Pavel, when I was a rookie NFL strength and conditioning coach facing questions and challenges, he forced me to decide what path my future would take.

Strength Training for High School Volleyball

I coach my teenage daughters in strength training to prepare them for high school volleyball. Here are my tips and recommendations to ensure your success.

Strength Has a Greater Purpose

StrongFirst is hardcore, but safe. Enjoyable, but effective. Best of all, through StrongFirst you create strength that has a greater purpose in your life.