Quarterly Update: Back to the Barbell

Our Chief SFG Instructor and Director of Education is a great person to keep up on—particularly these moments of reflection on his own training and the lessons his insights impart to the rest of us.

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.

I Failed the SFG Level II Strength Test

I 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.

2016 Leadership Promotions, and How They are Chosen

Team 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.

Our New Chief SFG Instructor: Brett Jones

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to announce our new Chief SFG Instructor — Brett Jones!

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.

The 3 Best Lifts for Developing Overhead Strength and Why

Here's how to develop considerable overhead strength using three particular lifts. When used together, these three lifts allow you to put major weight overhead while building seriously healthy shoulders.

The SFG Level II Preparation Guide

You asked for it, so here it is: a step-by-step approach to preparation and training for the SFG Level II. This is not a plan you can just follow, though – it requires assessment, planning, and analysis of your own.

No Excuses Allowed: I Became an SFG II at Age 70

I recently passed the SFG Level II Certification. At seventy years of age, I was told I am the oldest person to pass. But I never let excuses stop me.

The Pause That Comes Before a Successful Press

I failed the half-bodyweight press at my SFG Level II re-certification. Then I changed two things and re-tested successfully. Here are those two things.