Archive | May, 2013

CrossFit V. Tough Mudder V. Hard Science – Another KB WTH! Story… [ALL TRUE!]

We’ve been talking a lot this week about the pros and cons of CrossFit and what makes our (StrongFirst) KB training philosophy different from CrossFit. First, I got a series of emails from Dave yesterday – “I’ve had many short conversations with Crossfit trainers. My first experience in 2006 was looking at a weeks program […]

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CrossFit = SFG = OS = WTH? (Follow Up From Yesterdaze…)

Thanks for all the feedback on yesterday’s email about CrossFit. It was about as I expected – the feedback ranged all the way from “Yeah CrossFit SUCKS!” to “If you’ve never trained CF you don’t know what you’re talking about” and everything in between. I did get a very interesting question from Scott about it […]

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“What Do You Think Of CrossFit?”

This will undoubtedly be one of my most controversial pieces and I’ve avoided the question in a public forum for years, since 2006 on the old dragondoor forum. This is a question I get asked A LOT. There is no doubt about it, CrossFit is extremely popular. So popular in fact that Reebok bought them […]

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A Drop Dead Simple Way To GUARANTEE Non-Stop Gains…

… in strength, fat loss, conditioning, or any workout goal you have. In fact this is so drop-dead simple, you may be tempted to overlook it because it’s THAT simple. Too simple to work. But of course, there’s a catch: You *may* have to take a step back from your current workout pace. *May.* You […]

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Memorial Day “Burgers, Brats, And Beer Blast Workout” [INSIDE]

Hey – before you run off and stuff yourself with burgers, brats (bratwurst – or hot dogs if you prefer) and one of nature’s top 3 finest drinks – do this workout real quick – But first – If you’ve served in the military or are currently serving – Thank you for your service and […]

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The BIGGEST Question About Original Strength

Hey – forgot to get this out to you this morning. Gotta tap it out real quick before #1 son wakes up from his nap. We’ve been getting LOTS of questions about the upcoming “Original Strength” workshops. Here’s just a couple: “I can’t make it because I live in Australia. When are you coming down […]

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“I Feel Your Pain…” – LOL

Man, that was one of the greatest lines ever. Bill Clinton on the campaign trail in 1992. Gotta hand it to ol’ Slick Willie, he knows how to communicate his message to people. Me? Well, I feel your pain too. In January of 2005 – man, I still remember this like it was yesterday – […]

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The 2 Most Powerful “Original Strength” Resets (INSIDE)

I got an email yesterday from a guy who tried to rip me a new one based on my email that I sent out. To be honest, it was pretty shocking, because, I would never write something like that to someone. So in return, I would never expect to read something like that. I do […]

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Tired Of Long Warm Ups Or…

… doing a bunch of corrective exercise that doesn’t seem to be working for you? Or maybe doing a bunch of joint mobility work chasing dysfunctions and compensations around your body? You know – one day your shoulder isn’t working the way it should be – so you do a “precision” drill which seems to […]

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The Safest And Most Powerful Way To Set Up Your… [Pics Inside]

Your what…?? Well, actually, I was going to say “Jerk” but the reality is that this applies to ALL over head lifts that start in the rack. So that means – – Press – Push Press – Jerk And quite frankly, now that I think about it, you really should set up all your hip […]

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