August 9, 2016As much as it humbled me to not complete the SFG Level I Certification, I learned a lot about life. I learned that strength is not only about being physically strong.
June 21, 2016I failed the SFG Level II strength test. And what I eventually realized was that passing the test had nothing to do with my physical strength.
March 24, 2016When I was twenty, I was arrested and sentenced to an eight-year prison term. In that unlikeliest of places, I found inspiration and a journey to something better through StrongFirst.
January 12, 2016If you practice badly, pain will find you. Not in pain yet? Keep doing what you’re doing badly. I did it all wrong for decades. But StrongFirst set me straight with one of their central tenets: strength is a skill.
May 12, 2015As I work and observe the broad range of personalities and athleticism at my school, Five Points Academy here in New York City, I’ve come to view strength training as something like an iceberg. There’s the part you see above the surface — the sweat, the occasional cussing — and then there’s everything else. It was […]
July 26, 2016If you’ve signed up for the SFG Level I Cert, or are considering it, then read this article, put the tools to work, and know you can and will pass your test.
May 31, 2016Many people eager to become SFG Level I Certified get anxious about the snatch test. But the test is very passable if you have a solid game plan and properly prepare.
February 4, 2016Team Leaders, Seniors, and Masters are positions of trust and responsibility in the StrongFirst community. It is my honor to present to you the SFGs stepping into or moving up in leadership roles within SFG.
November 17, 2015Successfully completing your SFG Level I takes smart planning. This was my path to a successful Level I and the eight-week training plan I followed.
May 5, 2015Fight the urge to say "work capacity" — or be ready to specify the dominant energy system or the power, tempo, and duration of the exercise.