The Difference a Body Positive Approach Can Make – StrongFirst

An excellent article by strength coach Lore McSpadden. It's not about your size, it's about your heart. I see every day what can happen from a more body positive approach to strength training. I see what happens when people discover…

StrongFirst Instructors and the Obligation of Quality – StrongFirst

What does it mean to be a high quality coach? Well, first and foremost, it means being honest and factual. Making stuff up as you go along -- to satisfy your ignorance and your ego -- is narcissistic educational malpractice.…

How to Exercise the Vital Muscle of Patience – StrongFirst

Another excellent essay by StrongFirst's Chief SFG, Brett Jones. This is very well worth the time (and patience) to read if you are trying to frame your training strategy and wondering how best to do that. Follow Brett's suggestions, and…

The 3 Pillars: How to Build Skill While Being Real – StrongFirst

An excellent essay from Brett Jones of StrongFirst on skill development in kettlebell training. Great concepts and immediately useful tips on technical improvement. Progression is the journey and steps toward mastering a skill. It can be thought of as a…

How to Get Stronger by Greasing the Groove | The Art of Manliness

You can overdo most things in life. Strength is not one of them. Most people don't think through what physical strength is...it's the training of the neurological system as well as the muscles. They are integrated units and it is…