Edward Aston: How to Gain Strength

The only foundation of lasting strength is perfect health, and that condition is to be gained by careful attention to the needs of the body. Live an orderly life. Do not abuse your constitution by overindulgence in anything - food, drink, sleep, rest, exercise,...

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Siegmund Klein’s Exercise for Developing a Powerful Neck

Neck strength - important or not?  Renowned exercise scientist Bret Conreras writes: “It is my opinion that targeted neck training for collision sport athletes is a wise idea and should be implemented for maximum neck strength, which could decrease the likelihood of...

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Kettlebells in the Movies: “Ivan the Poweful”

"Ivan the Poweful" is a film telling an outstanding life story of Ivan Firtsak who was born in June, 1899 in a Ukrainian village Bilky, Irshava district in Zakarpattia Oblast. At the age of 18 he became a performer with a Czechoslovak circus and traveled to 64...

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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 For 14 days, I kind of GTG the selected skills...

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Two Hands Anyhow

Two Hands Anyhow, a magnificent feat of strength, usually performed with a barbell and a kettlebell (like the legendary Arthur Saxon's world record of 203 kg), two kettlebells, two dumbbells (Thomas Inch used to show this variation with his Inch Challenge dumbell), or...

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Kettlebell Swing Tip: 4-Count Movement, not 2

Most people do the swing wrong because they think it is a 2 count movement: 1 - down (= evading to soon, which leads to all kind of troubles like the weight pulling you forward, ending too low between the legs etc.) 2 - up (= lifting with the hands) Think of the swing...

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Hermann Görner and Kettlebells

Each training session of Hermann's contained a mixed programme of kettlebell, dumb-bell and barbell lifting. Sometimes a workout would also include the supporting feats. For instance, hen Hermann trained three times per week, he might in the first training session...

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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 applications...

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Shaolin Code of Honor

I was digging though an old martial arts manual (from around 1911), loosely translated by late Robert W. Smith in his book Secrets of Shaolin Temple Boxing and have found this interesting part called something like "Five must follow commandments": Jim Jeun 漸進: Gradual...

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Combatives & Strength Training: Hack Away at the Unessential

My combative training is heavily influenced by StrongFirst principles - few things, but better, waviness of the load, continuity of training process, etc. Example from our MMA lessons: Most of the time we work on the same drills in a "same, but different" way - jab,...

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