April 17, 2018Our Chief SFG Instructor and Director of Education is a great person to keep up on—particularly these moments of reflection on his own training and the lessons his insights impart to the rest of us.
October 13, 2016As a researcher in individual differences, I suspect there is a perfect training program for you today and a different perfect program for you next year. To find that program, you have to be both a student and scientist of strength.
May 13, 2014I have news for you. Being full of yourself for no reason whatsoever is the ticket to wasting your twenties and possibly thirties. In training and in other aspects of your life.
October 8, 2013Over the door of every profession, every occupation, every calling, the world has a standing advertisement: “Wanted–A Man."
June 24, 2013Environmentalism is not a cause close to my heart, but I do not like waste. Hence this blog and a few suggestions on how to conduct green strength training.
March 7, 2018Grease-the-groove (GTG) is an extremely effective (and popular) strength-building method—particularly for those who wish to increase their strength without adding more muscle. But although the practice is "easy", it must be done throughout the day and it must be perfect. Here's how and why it works.
October 28, 2014The nobility of undertaking a task far bigger than one’s life with the certainty of not seeing it completed is incomprehensible in the XXI century. We must consider taking the long view.
January 13, 2014One of the students at a Cert respectfully asked me, "Could it be that if the only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail?" My answer was, "Every trainee IS a nail."
June 28, 2013The other day I was looking at a favorite sumi-e painting of mine by the legendary warrior Miyamoto Musashi. I realized that sumi-e is a perfect metaphor for the StrongFirst methods.
June 17, 2013Good movement is something a biomechanist could take it apart and marvel at the efficiency. An engineer famously quipped, “If it looks right, it flies right.”