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.

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.

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.

Chronicles of a Lightweight Beast Tamer, Part 2: The Pistol

Being a lightweight and conquering the Beast Tamer is no easy feat. Here are my tips on how to train for and execute your Beat Tamer pistol.

How to Program Your Way to 50 Consecutive Pistol Squats

Here is how I trained to achieve 50 consecutive pistol squats. But the truth is, you've already learned everything you need to know from Pavel.

The Anytime, Anywhere Bodyweight-Only Strength Program

The sad truth is most of us are lost without our kettlebells or barbells. But you will never be without your body weight—and that means your strength doesn’t ever have to get lost.

How Being Coachable Helped Me Tame the Beast

I recently trusted my Beast Tamer training to Pavel. The experience gave me renewed insight into what it feels like to be coached – and how to be coachable.

How to Build Up to 1 Pistol – Then 100 Consecutive Pistols

First, learn how to do the perfect pistol. Then follow my plan and before long, you'll be performing 100 consecutive pistols and reaping all the associated benefits.

Get Stronger: Chronicles of a Lightweight Beast Tamer

Becoming a Beast Tamer began as an idea , but once I came up with the perfect formula I knew I could tame this Beast. The formula was simple: get stronger.

StrongFirst Roadwork

Run. Shadow box. At intervals you have set for yourself. Here and there do both pistols and push-ups. No rest at all and just a couple of reps. This is StrongFirst roadwork.