Pillars of Squat Technique

Maximizing your squat technique is about creating a synergistic effort of the legs, hips and back to lift the largest weight possible. We have had the opportunity to coach thousands of athletes across the...

The Valsalva Maneuver: The Forgotten Technique That Can Save You From Back Pain (And...

Most fitness tips do not provide instant gratification. As much as people hate it, fitness — as a method of seeing results — is an endurance event. It takes a lot of reps and...

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...

How to Build Muscle on a Vegetarian Diet

Figuring out what buttons to push to meet your own nutrition needs can be difficult and stressful. With so many food choices, claims, and hype — not to mention specific eating preferences, allergies, and...

How Kenney the Tabletop Gamer Lost 120 Pounds and Found His Voice (Literally).

“There’s no way that’s the same person, right?” Admittedly, that’s what I first thought when I saw Kenney’s before and after photos. There was just NO way that this Tony Stark looking dude on the...

How To Get Started in Weightlifting

Getting started in Weightlifting can be a daunting task, the technique seems complex and the training complicated, but we are here to help simplify things for you. From Technique to Mobility to taking the...

New Year Reflection, Not Resolution

The New Year is here which means millions of people around the world will embark on New Year’s resolutions. If you are one of those people, I wish you all the best. Personally, I’ve...

How to Effectively “Cue” a Client

We all know that communication skills can make or break any relationship. As a coach, you may possess all the knowledge in the world about progressions, regressions, proper loading parameters and rest intervals. But,...

A New Approach To Fat Loss Nutrition

The easiest way to lose weight is to eat less. The statement is so simple and common, and yet merely telling someone to not stuff their face as often is also incredibly wrong. Sure, if you...

When Can Kids Start Lifting Weights?

Maybe you’ve been following a barbell training program for a while now. Maybe you do your workouts in a garage gym at home, and your curious kids have been hanging out with you while...

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