Training Observations: Every Rep Is a Chance to Learn

After fifteen years of swinging kettlebells, I am still learning. Every rep is a chance to learn—this is the thought that has recently percolated for me and here are my resulting training observations.

How to Power-up Your StrongFirst Practice by Applying the FMS Principles

At the core of the FMS principles is the understanding that all movement exists in a hierarchy built upon the developmental sequence. This is a complicated way of saying, “You have to walk before you can run.”

Understanding the Value of Baselines When It Comes to Making Gains

Understanding and regularly assessing your baselines will help you achieve quicker strength gains and keep injuries at bay. You will begin to train smarter, not harder.

The 3 Cs of Kettlebell Ownership

Understanding what exactly is meant when we talk about "owning a kettlebell" will assist in your journey toward greater strength—and bigger bells.

No Plan B: Make the Decision to Be Strong

When you make a decision, you cut away all options except for the one you are pursuing. You make a commitment and take action. So what are the decisions you need to make for successful strength training?

Yes, You Can: A Knee-Friendly Alternative to the Get-up’s Windshield Wiper

Let's be like Bruce Lee's willow when it comes to our get-ups, and learn how an alternative to the windshield wiper can open new possibilities for ourselves and our students.

Why Failure Is the Opportunity to Learn and the Key to Progress

We not only show, but teach professional failure in the SFG Level I Certification. This is how important is to fail—as a professional. Real failure is not something we teach.

Don’t Rush to Heavy: Make “Light” Work for You

In a recent article, I offered the advice, “Don't rush to heavy." So, I decided to look back at a time where I implemented light work and see what I could learn from myself.

A 6-Week Program to Master the OA/OAOL Push-up

Mastery 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.

Your Journey to a Handstand Push-up: Part 2

Once you have built your stabilizers in the bent-arm position and feel comfortable upside down, you can move closer to the handstand push-up by following these progressions to build your straight-arm strength.