Class Envy: Strength Envy from the Upper Class

I am convinced the upper class are simply envious of the strong. And envy breeds resentment. This is a slippery slope, ladies and gentlemen. I come from a country that was ripped apart by class envy and drowned in blood.

Memorial Day: A Time to Remember Thankfulness

Every day can be Memorial Day. Every day, we can choose to remember that so much has been done for us with no bill due for services rendered. It is a day to practice and remember thankfulness.

The First Ever SFG Kettlebell Certification

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to announce that our first ever SFG Kettlebell Certification rocked. The show must go on, even if the name has changed.

Strength Has a Greater Purpose

Here is the key point from my speech on the mission of StrongFirst that I gave at our recent leadership meeting—addressing our motto: "Strength has a greater purpose."

What Has Changed Since I Discovered Pavel

It's been over a decade since I first discovered Pavel. The effect of Pavel's teachings on my training has been profound—and I have never trained the same since finding his work.

The Real Strength of the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is upon us again. Viewed as an “American” holiday, July 4th has marked so many important moments in the lives of people worldwide.

The Blank Serenity of the Invulnerable

The Old West was history long before I was born. Or maybe it was just a legend. Regardless, I am nostalgic for that lost world of legendary strength.

The Role of the Kettlebell at StrongFirst

The StrongFirst system is centered around principles, not around tools. That said, the role of the kettlebell is that it is our roots and our weapon of choice.

Is New Really Better?

At StrongFirst, we do not reinvent the wheel; we refine what our predecessors have done. As for the StrongFirst programming, it is a 2.0 version of the methodology of Soviet weightlifters.

My Story of Pavel and the School of Strength

It's been twelve years since I met Pavel in New York City. At the time, I was a karate student trying to improve my flexibility. It was immediately clear to me that Pavel was a gifted teacher.