Who are StrongFirst?
StrongFirst is a school of strength founded by Pavel Tsatsouline, to bring “low tech/high concept” methods of achieving high performance and resilience to men and women from all walks of life, because we’re not all elite warriors and athletes
They are strong believers that “Strength has a purpose” and is the foundation to a better quality of life. They know that everyone has a right to be strong and to be ready for whatever life throws at them. They teach in a way that lets you be your strongest self safely & with technique to allow you to progress through knowledge and skill.
What is their training style?
StrongFirst’s foundations are built around one piece of equipment, the kettlebell. It helps build strength, power, muscle, endurance and resiliance as well as improve flexibility and help with fat loss. However, with out the knowledge and skill to use the kettlebell correctly the benefits of it can be lost.
That’s why StrongFirst training shows you how to use this piece of equipment correctly and safely and in a way that allows progression through improving skill and practice for the variety of exercises that you can perform with it.
The skills that you learn from the kettlebell can then be transfered to other equipment skills training too, such as the barbell or improving body weight training & function.
What all of these things have in common is strength. StrongFirst teaches you how to be strong, both physically and with the correct attitude. It teaches you that practice leads to continual improvement and that you are training to learn and improve, not just “working out” with no idea of where you’re going.
What does it mean to be StrongFirst?
Have A Target
Knowing the difference between working out and training. If you aim for nothing you’ll hit it every time.
Have A Plan
Understanding that to reach a target we need to know how to get there with purpose.
Gather information to recognise progress and how to keep replicating it.
Practice big power movements to gain strength.
Realising you can only make progress if you give yourself a chance to recover.
Appreciate that strength is a practice of patience.
Never sacrificing the correct movement for the sake of shifting the load. Technique is king and keeps you safe.
Think that you are strong and you are.