July 15, 2019Smart 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 […]
July 4, 2017We 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.
September 15, 2015I 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!
June 2, 2015When it comes to swing versus snatch, which should you be doing and why? Let's break it down by goal and muscle group.
October 7, 2014After 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.
August 21, 2018With 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 […]
September 15, 2016Most 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.
September 1, 2015In 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.
March 31, 2015I 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.
September 4, 2014The 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.