Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 2/5/18

It's a rough Monday morning for Patriots fans, but the show must go on! Here's some recommended reading/listening for you while I cry in my coffee. The Culture Code - This new release from Dan...

5 Exercises to Get You Ready for a 5K

As is the case with training for all distances from 800 meters to 100K, optimal 5K training programs incorporate strength and power training to optimize performance. Although strength training is often excluded...

Essential Details for Proper Swing Grip and the Kettlebell Halo

“I learned no detail was too small. It was all about the details.”—Brad Gray As an Instructor, I walk the line between seeing all the details and knowing which details to draw attention to for...

How I Trained for and Achieved My Sinister Goal

When I first started training Simple & Sinister in 2014, I never planned on reaching the Sinister goal. The thought of one-arm swings with the 32kg kettlebell was crazy to me. I started kettlebell training...

The 10 Best Sports Bras for Large Breasts

Unfortunately, the bounce factor for bustier women can be an exercise deterrent. Who wants to go for a run or knock out burpees when every hop, skip, and jump leads to pure pain? In...

The JuggLife | John Broz

John Broz is a walking encyclopedia of Weightlifting history, as well as producing some of the strongest lifters in America. Today, he joins us for a new episode of The JuggLife. The post The...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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