Hand Care 101

If you're swinging or snatching a kettlebell on the regular, the condition of your hands (and their inevitable callouses) can't be ignored. Here are the tried and true tactics for keeping them in great shape.

How I Trained for and Achieved My Sinister Goal

Using Pavel's teachings, plus my own modifications from listening to my body, I successfully trained for and achieved the Sinister goal. Here's exactly what I did.

The StrongFirst “Tools of Titans” Video Companion

To make life easier (regarding searching for info, not practicing), I created a Tools of Titans video companion to cover all the exercises featured in Pavel’s chapter of Tim Ferriss's new book.

Group Exercise Class: A Template for Successful Kettlebell Training

Group exercise trainers need a class template they can easily adjust at the last minute. A template that works regardless of the experience and ability level of each student. A proven plan. If a class template like that is what you’re after, keep reading.

My SFG Experience: From Now On, I’m StrongFirst

Beyond the proper execution of movements, through the SFG Level I Certification, I gained confidence in myself. I am now sure I am able to face every challenge that may arise for me in life—inside and outside the gym.

From Intimidated to Confident and Capable: The Power of Practicing Strength

Everyone starts out a bit weaker and less fit than they want to be. But isn't that the whole point of it? So don't let yourself be intimidated—look forward to the thrilling progress to come.

How I Achieved a 3x Bodyweight Deadlift (and You Can Increase Your Deadlift, Too)

A 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.

A Science-Based Plan to Prepare You for the SFG Level I and SFG Level II

This 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.

The Most Effective Leaders Lead by Example

I believe in a saying that states, “If you are unwilling to be taught, you are unworthy to teach.” So even though I am the one normally instructing at Certifications, I decided to take the SFG Level I as a student this time.

How to Prepare for, Pass, and Get the Most Out of the SFL

Like the SFG, one of the biggest challenges for SFL participants can be figuring out how to prepare. This article is meant to serve as a guide to help you develop a plan to be ready for and get the most out of your SFL experience.