The Complete Deadlift Guide: Perfect Your Form and Master The Ultimate Full Body Exercise

If you’ve never tried to deadlift, you really should. In fact, just take the next 3 minutes to read the 5 points below. They’ll reduce your fear of an exercise that is incredibly beneficial,...

Busting a Squat Barrier: an Excerpt from The Search for Greatness

What follows is an excerpt from StrongFirst’s latest publication, The Search for Greatness by Dr. Judd Biasiotto. The fact that I couldn’t push my squat above the 440-pound barrier drove me crazy. Even my coach got...

Outdoor Sledgehammer Training

I recently posted a short video of me swinging a sledgehammer outside against a half-buried tire. Following that post, I received several questions about the set-up. Some wanted to know why I bothered burying...

5 Quick Tips To Enhance Coach-Athlete Communication

Today, I have a guest post from Brett Bartholomew, an outstanding strength and conditioning coach who has taken a huge interest in the art of "getting through" to athletes. I find the motivation aspect...

Challenge Coordination, Deal With Frustration

Over the years, I’ve written numerous articles related to hand-eye coordination training. As stated before, such work is beneficial to athletes from all sports. More recently, I’ve also discussed how coordination training can be...

Rubik’s Get-Up

When I first learned to perform a get-up, I was unsure of its purpose. It seemed almost like a series of random movements, ultimately resulting in getting off the floor. Of course, being able...

Video: Why Injuries are Highest Early in the Baseball Season

I recently posted on Instagram in reference to how Major League Baseball Injuries are highest during spring training and early in the regular season. Surely, some of this has to do with the fact...

Pillars of Sumo Deadlift

Done well, the Sumo Deadlift is an expression of mobility, strength and technique, an expression so effective in fact, that it’ll make people on the internet accuse you of cheating. Check out our Pillars...

Good Things Take Time

I’ve recently begun to add some brief training discussions to my Instagram page. Instagram allows a maximum of 60 seconds per video so it’s a perfect platform for a quick message that’s easy to...

Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 3/2/18

I hope you're having a great week. We brought our daughters to Disney for the first time, so it was a quiet content creation week for me. Luckily, I've got some good stuff from...

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