September 3, 2019“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” George Harrison Over my years as a coach, I have seen many people demonstrate a variety of kettlebell movements with differing degrees of success. Perhaps they are unaware of the mechanically advantageous groove for a movement, or they’ve just never really appreciated […]
January 6, 2019Knowing StrongFirst hardstyle principles and intentionally accelerating a kettlebell will undoubtedly produce more power during any lift. But having a tool that gives you real-time feedback could be the missing link between ‘just’ feeling your power and actually measuring it. Enter the PUSH Band 2.0. Athletes and coaches can use it to determine the most appropriate training […]
May 20, 2018If 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.
January 8, 2018Looking for a new kettlebell training program? This one hits it all. You'll need access to a few bells and coaching from an SFG Instructor, if you aren't one already.
October 26, 2017After fifteen years of swinging kettlebells, I am still learning. Every rep is a chance to learn—this is the thought that has recently percolated for me and here are my resulting training observations.
June 11, 2019The (dreaded) snatch test. Five minutes (of suck) that many StrongFirst instructors consider the most stressful in their certifying or recertifying process. But you can set yourself up for success with an excellent preparation program, provided you dial in your technique first and understand some common pitfalls that derail potentially successful attempts. In this article, […]
August 28, 2018The next Tactical Strength Challenge is on October 27, 2018. Register before August 31, to get your free T-Shirt. In October of 2017, I competed for the first time in the Women’s Elite Division of StrongFirst’s Tactical Strength Challenge (TSC). I was happy with my results—Deadlift 136kg, Pull-up 7, and Snatch 120—but felt I could […]
January 30, 2018Yes, it is still a (world-wide) competition, twice each year. But many (if not most) participants have a completely different reason for committing to the TSC.
November 9, 2017Ladies and gentlemen, the 2017 Fall TSC results are in! Thank you to everyone who participated in this unique worldwide event. Read on for a full recap and results.
May 18, 2017We often revert to our training when competing. Therefore, we must practice proper breathing under extreme circumstances in order to get better at it and have it become what feels most natural.