March 16, 2020These are difficult times for everyone. The COVID-19 emergency has already forced home half of the world, and it’s rapidly spreading. In January 2020, the infection seemed to be circumscribed in China. But within a month, it reached the rest of Asia, then the Middle East, Italy, and finally the rest of Europe. To date, […]
April 30, 2019Adapting to load is what makes us stronger. But because training loads can be manipulated in so many ways—intensity, magnitude, repetition, duration, frequency, direction, speed, acceleration, exercise, equipment, sequence, rest, etc.—some people get paralyzed by the seemingly overwhelming options; frozen by the insecurity of making a wrong choice. Too many do nothing. Others bounce around, […]
April 27, 2017Mastery of the one-arm (OA) or one-arm one-leg push-up (OAOL) push-up is a process that will teach you many things about your body while providing surprising strength gains that carry over to many other skills.
December 22, 2016The triple progression system can be used with grind lifts like the press or squat, as well as ballistic moves like swings and snatches. It is a time-tested method of building a solid base to gain basic strength and up your numbers.
December 6, 2016I proved my beliefs on the battlefield, and I ended up on a stage with competitive bodybuilders without training like a bodybuilder. Here's the plan I followed to accomplish this.
July 30, 2019A couple of years ago, I wrote an article, Strength in Numbers, about my journey towards a set of 100 pushups. I used ’grease the groove’ (GTG) sets regularly throughout my day to achieve a high daily volume. With Pavel’s advice, I added cycles of explosive pushups using Strong Endurance™ principles. I became a sort […]
September 12, 2017Why not give students a motivating win while they’re working on building a foundation of strength? This was my inspiration for creating a 5RM kettlebell front squat program.
March 2, 2017Putting myself in a position to be uncomfortable while training to manage the suck of the Sinister protocol was not the problem. Finding time consistently to do this was. Thus, the Simply Sinister program was born.
December 8, 2016This prep guide for the SFG Level I and/or SFG Level II builds your conditioning and strength using Pavel’s latest research. It is a science-based plan backed by Soviet research as well as our own.
November 15, 2016Here are my thoughts, tips, and tricks from my training through the space in-between Simple and Sinister. I will point out aspects of S&S program that are often overlooked, but which are key to your long-term improvement.