March 5, 2019By Fabio Zonin, Master SFG and Pavel Tsatsouline Earlier this year, we launched “Reload: Your Barbell Strength Blueprint,” a concise e-book featuring individually-tailored, nearly-foolproof strength programming. Some of our readers asked the question that became the title of this article. Here is our answer. Let us start by clearly stating which training philosophy each represents: Reload—American powerlifting cycling […]
May 15, 2018The lifts, the preparation, the weekend itself, and priceless bits of advice—the barbell and its ultimate instructional experience, the SFL Certification—are demystified.
November 14, 2017By following StrongFirst principles, I did not have to sacrifice my strength to achieve a prominent level of endurance. Here's how I trained for my successful GORUCK experience.
June 14, 2016Here is a more advanced variation of the 5TRM Back Squat Program, based on the 1TRM and with a volume progression that recalls that of the Plan Strong methodology.
March 15, 2016The education I received at the Plan Strong seminar helped me design a much better in-season training program for myself that resulted in a better football season.
July 11, 2018We are extremely pleased to launch a new way to GET StrongFirst: our official StrongFirst Podcast, with hosts Craig Marker and Scott Iardella. StrongFirst Podcast Episode – 01 Summary: Introducing the StrongFirst Podcast. In this first episode, Craig and Scott discuss StrongFirst Principles and what you can expect from the new StrongFirst Podcast. Show Notes: 01:05 […]
May 7, 2018Your fitness is a result—not of the work you perform—but of the work you recover from. The research suggests shorter sets with limited drop-off of power and velocity, with sufficient rest—for a lower biological cost. And this is how to measure it.
October 3, 2017The principles of deliberate practice and desirable difficulties are widely researched and relevant to a range of sports. I will demonstrate their applicability to the field of circus performance, by way of a StrongFirst program.
April 14, 2016Let's take a more detailed look at the 1RM. Specifically, how you can determine your 1RM based on your training with a lighter weight, what a “1RM” really is, and the best way to test it.
February 23, 2016Using Plan Strong programming gave Mira new strength - and the edge she needed to win a silver medal at the USAW Masters Nationals Weightlifting Championships.