September 7, 2018StrongFirst Podcast Episode #08 Summary: In this episode of the StrongFirst Podcast, your host Craig Marker talks with Dr. Judd Biasiotto, sports psychologist and author of The Search for Greatness, about going from dead last in powerlifting meets to setting world records, and the mindset that helped him overcome many challenges. Many of his challenges […]
December 12, 2017Visualization may sound “woo-woo” to some, but not to those who have their sights set on meaningful goals and quality training. I strongly believe if your mindset isn’t right, then your training will suffer.
January 12, 2017As students of strength, it’s safe to say we’re all chasing some sort of goal. This article will examine the goal-setting process and challenge you to compare the usefulness of performance-based versus mastery-based goals.
November 1, 2016This not very well known condition is actually quite prevalent in our society today. People of all ages suffer from it without realizing, and once a person is afflicted with this condition, it is difficult to overcome.
June 16, 2016More coaches are learning about body positive approaches that make high-quality training available and accessible to more people. Here's how to find the coach for you.
February 1, 2018When a man is determined to improve his performance on a lift, he will do whatever he can to break that plateau. Dr. Judd Biasiotto is one of those men, and his story and the methods he used to break a world record will inspire you.
October 10, 2017A few years ago, my deadlift was at a crossroads. I decided to use StrongFirst principles to guide a simplified training approach. Here's what I did and how you, too, can increase your deadlift.
January 3, 2017It's time to consider our New Year’s resolutions and our dreams for the coming year. Instead of relying on the mystical attribute of “will power,” learn from your previous attempts and create a plan that addresses the weak links.
July 28, 2016Recently, a friend asked me what it was like to perform a max-effort lift. The closest parallel I could come up with was my time living and training at a Zen meditation center.
June 2, 2016The combat mindset applies to all the "conflicts" we experience in daily life. Proper mental training will help you perform better at work, home, or the gym, as well as is in confrontation.