January 14, 2020“Music is the silence between the notes.” Claude Debussy Like a bar of music, a kettlebell swing has points we aim to hit on different beats. The difference between a messy, choppy swing and one that is powerful and graceful, lies in its rhythm. When looking at a swing or other ballistic drills, it can […]
August 10, 2017This article is about a common error in the kettlebell swing. I want to introduce you to a self-correcting drill to address having too much extension at the top of the swing.
January 19, 2016Proper bodyweight training doesn’t require equipment. But it does require an expert approach. Let's start by using holds to prepare ourselves for good movement.
March 19, 2019A common path for our students pursuing the StrongFirst Elite designation is to start with the kettlebell instructor certifications before earning the bodyweight and barbell credentials. All four—SFG, SFG II, SFB, and SFL—earn you Elite status. But the path isn’t written in stone. Our principles transcend modalities so you can get stronger whichever way you […]
May 3, 2016I am neither discussing different types of headaches, nor the strength properties of a barbell and its ability to resist bending and becoming permanently deformed. I am talking about what your body needs to generate prior to loading it.
May 21, 2014By examining the neurodevelopmental sequence in toddlers, we can see how the press plank proves to be a useful exercise in increasing our shoulder stability and press strength.