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.

The Keys to Executing a Successful Weighted Tactical Pull-Up

Let's examine the key details in the setup and execution of the weighted tactical pull-up. Perhaps these tips can help you have a better experience at the Beast Tamer or Iron Maiden Challenge.

What to Do With Your Free Hand During a One-arm Swing

Once you begin practicing the one-arm swing, then the issue of what to do with the free hand promptly arises. Here are the five acceptable options along with demonstration and explanations of each.

Personal Space Rules When Snatching the Kettlebell

There is significant research into what we casually refer to as "personal space," and surprisingly, the concept of personal space can also assist us in enhancing our technique in snatching a kettlebell.

Strength Is a Skill — Strength Is Liberating

If 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.

A Simple Handbook for Pistol Assessment and Correction

All too often, we see exercises being done with poor technique—the pistol, in particular. The key to developing excellent movement is the continual application of assessment and correction.

A Critical Get-up Transition: From the Elbow to the Hand

Each position in the get-up should set you up for success in the next position. A great transition from the elbow to the hand sets up a safe and solid shoulder position for the low sweep or the high bridge.

One Good Rep: How to Perform the Perfect Pistol

The bodyweight pistol and its progressions are great for grease the groove training as they can be done anywhere at any time. But, you first need to be able to perform a perfect rep.

One Good Rep: How to Perform the Perfect Push-up

Done correctly, the push-up will give you great strength gains and can be done anywhere at any time. But first, we need to make sure you can do one great repetition.

Experience and Skill Will Always Trump Science

I know I am not a scientist, and, believe it or not, that gives me a great advantage over many when it comes to learning and perfecting a physical skill.