John Grimek Meets Sig Klein: “A Good Strongman Never Makes Excuses”

John Grimek Meets Sig Klein: “A Good Strongman Never Makes Excuses”

Many years ago when I first walked into Sig’s gym (around 1930) he stumped me with a pair of dumbbells… his100s. He asked whether I could clean and press a pair of 100s. I had not used heavy dumbbells until then so was not sure and told him so. He asked me to try and brought forth and awkward pair of dumbbells, each differently shaped.

How to Keep your SFG Skills Sharp

I am currently practicing Simple & Sinister, i.e. Get-Up and Swing.

I have divided the remaining skills into 2 groups:

Grinds: Military Press, Front Squat, Windmill, Bent Press
Ballistic:  Snatch, Clean, Push Press, Jerk

A Few Words of Gratitude

A Few Words of Gratitude

It is said that the key to the success in practice is a good method, a good teacher, and a good student. I am very lucky to have the best teachers and a great method. I am patiently working on being a better student, a better teacher, a better person.

StrongFirst – the School of Strength – is a school of personal development, hidden behind lifting iron. The principles, skills and values that I learned in StrongFirst, literaly changed my life.

The Stronger Person Will Win

The Stronger Person Will Win

I am working on some stuff regarding Chinese martial arts. I have found an interesting saying from our tradition (Southern Chinese Hung Ga Kyun), written by Grand Master Lam Sai Wing in his “Taming the Tiger in Gung Pattern Manual”, regarding the combat...