Running Without Running: Training For A Half-Marathon When You Have A Full Schedule

Smart runners know a little strength training goes a long way to helping improve performance and reduce risk of injury. Smart coaches know sport-specific training should be built on a foundation of good movement. Anyone who has tackled the StrongFirst snatch test knows you can improve cardio endurance with resistance training. Could a program combining […]

A StrongFirst Approach to Obstacle Course Race Training

We are StrongFirst, and we have strength training and metabolic conditioning down compared to the average Joe. But if we want to be competitive in OCR, we need to get sport specific.

Strength Training Will Get You Far – Even a Half Marathon

I didn't mean to train for a half marathon without doing any running, but due to an injury I only did strength training. And I was shocked how well I did!

Swing Versus Snatch

When it comes to swing versus snatch, which should you be doing and why? Let's break it down by goal and muscle group.

Bodyweight Exercise for Ultra-Marathon Running

After earning my SFB and applying its teachings, I am a believer. I have seen and felt the difference it makes in my ultra-marathon running performances.

Barbell BDSM: the Secret Marathon Training and Recovery Strategy

With August upon us, members of the StrongFirst community from the New York City area and elsewhere have already begun their preparations for the 2018 New York City Marathon. Wait a minute. That can’t be right! Marathon training inevitably cannibalizes muscle and leads to a loss of strength. I’m not entirely sure, but I think […]

The Down & Dirty OCR Strength Training Program

Most OCR racers are cardio-beasts held together with iron will who don't understand strength training. This OCR strength training template has developed over the past five years and is something I'm confident your OCR clients can comply with.

Posture: An Easy Way to Up Your Performance

In a great majority of athletic events and real-life tasks, a ramrod straight posture, or at least its approximation, greatly improves the efficiency. So get your carcass rebalanced.

Training Endurance Athletes for the Long Season

I am known for my work with endurance athletes, such as cyclist Lance Armstrong and motocross legend Chad Reed. Here how I train them to peak performance.

Tempo Runs + Kettlebells = Your Next “Recovery” Day

The kettlebell can work for just about every purpose. In the case of a recovery/low-intensity conditioning training session, use a combination of kettlebell work and tempo running.