My Journey to the Beast: Pressing a 48kg Kettlebell

How do you go from pressing 28kg to 48kg? At under 80kg bodyweight? With a technique-solidifying, base-building, high-volume press plan followed by a strategic peaking effort. But to develop a successful strength program, you need to understand programming fundamentals and your individual training parameters. Here’s how StrongFirst Team Leader Myren Fu got there. “A press […]

The Big Bell Theory: Plans for Pressing Bigger Kettlebells

One of my students pressed the Beast after training for one year — and he started with 16kg. I hope my sharing of his journey will help you to increase your strength and press the 48kg Beast, too.

My 6-Month Plan for Pressing the Beast

I was told I would never press heavy because of “poor shoulder mechanics." Despite this, I gave myself six months to work up to pressing the beast.

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.

How Being Coachable Helped Me Tame the Beast

I recently trusted my Beast Tamer training to Pavel. The experience gave me renewed insight into what it feels like to be coached – and how to be coachable.

Chronicles of a Lightweight Beast Tamer, Part 2: The Pistol

Being a lightweight and conquering the Beast Tamer is no easy feat. Here are my tips on how to train for and execute your Beat Tamer pistol.