Stability for Greater Strength Gains

When is the last time you actually tested your stability? It might be time to re-assess. It only takes a moment, and if you happen to discover a deficiency there, some simple corrections will significantly improve your overall strength.

Why You Should Consider Adding Kettlebell Carries to Your Training

Loaded carries are rarely a staple in a group or individual training programming, despite the fact that kettlebell carries provide unique advantages for both settings.

Your Journey to a Handstand Push-up: Part 2

Once you have built your stabilizers in the bent-arm position and feel comfortable upside down, you can move closer to the handstand push-up by following these progressions to build your straight-arm strength.

5 Simple Tips for a Stronger Pistol

To get stronger and healthier, we need mobility and stability to maintain alignment while developing forces. These tips for a better pistol are based on that idea.

The Turkish Get-Up — A Clinician’s Perspective

It is an ongoing joke that if you come to me with an orthopedic issue, I will tell you to do a Turkish get-up. But in seriousness, it is an excellent tool for diagnosing movement.

How to Power-up Your StrongFirst Practice by Applying the FMS Principles

At the core of the FMS principles is the understanding that all movement exists in a hierarchy built upon the developmental sequence. This is a complicated way of saying, “You have to walk before you can run.”

An Arm Bar a Day

The kettlebell arm bar is the single best shoulder mobility and stability drill you can practice. It gives the best bang for your buck with the most functional application to both specific training movements and daily life.

Empowering Self Advocacy: Taking Charge of Your Back Pain

There is no such thing as “non-specific back pain” or degenerative disc disease – there are only those individuals who have not had a thorough assessment.

A Long Way to Press: Work Capacity, Levers, and Tall People

For those of us in the business of getting people strong, we may need to reevaluate how we do that for each athlete. Let's look at the science of pressing for tall people.

Athletic Body in Balance: What I Would Go Back and Change

Now that we've passed the ten-year anniversary of "Athletic Body in Balance," I want to tell you what’s happened since, and what I would add or change if I were to rewrite the book today.