Quality a Mile Deep: A Strength Program Based on Skillful Practice

I have put together a strength program based on two of Pavel's principles. You will focus on building quality, then quantity. The result is building some solid strength a mile deep.

The 3 Cleans: The Relationship Between Form and Function

Let's talk about architecture as it relates to the kettlebell clean. Really? Yes, really. Architecture, form, and function are important. The type of kettlebell clean (form) sets the structure for the goal exercise (function).

How StrongFirst Combat Melds Hard Style Kettlebells and Martial Arts

As a professional Muay Thai fighter, I was excited to participate in StrongFirst’s new course: StrongFirst Combat. Nothing else has ever given me the self-confidence and sense of self I gained from training to be a fighter.

The 2 Most Common Errors in Kettlebell Swing Set-up

Just like the set-up for any skill, the set-up for the swing is critical. Before the hike, we need to be in proper position for the hike. This attention to detail will allow you to begin and end each set powerfully and safely.

How to Train Your Way to Owning a Strict Hanging Leg Raise

Most people bypass adding the hanging leg raise into their training because of the perceived difficulty, but in this article I will teach you usable progressions to work your way toward owning a strict hanging leg raise.

Placement of the Free Hand in the One-arm Push-up

Understanding the principles behind each possible position for the free hand in the one-arm push-up can help accelerate the learning process by steering you and your students toward the most effective choice.

How to Properly Program the Get-up for 3 Different Goals

Depending on your training goals, the get-up can be implemented differently. Here are three ways you can program the get-up: for skill development, strength, or movement prep.

The 2 Most Common Military Press Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

Here are the two most common mistakes I see in heavy military press attempts, and the three strategies you can use to improve your technique—and, therefore, your performance.

Solid: In-Between Simple & Sinister

Here are my thoughts, tips, and tricks from my training through the space in-between Simple and Sinister. I will point out aspects of S&S program that are often overlooked, but which are key to your long-term improvement.

Under Pressure: A Small But Crucial Adjustment to Your Get-up

A lot of kettlebell practitioners feel pressure where the kettlebell rests on the forearm during a get-up. Not properly applying the pressure in this situation can be a pain in the forearm, quite literally.