July 25, 2019In the South American jungle, a jaguar hunts a prey that bites back, a caiman. In a show of absolute superiority, the cat makes his kill on the dangerous dinner’s turf. The jag jumps into the river and snatches the wriggling toothy reptile by its neck. A caiman or a gator may be fast, but […]
March 5, 2019By Fabio Zonin, Master SFG and Pavel Tsatsouline Earlier this year, we launched “Reload: Your Barbell Strength Blueprint,” a concise e-book featuring individually-tailored, nearly-foolproof strength programming. Some of our readers asked the question that became the title of this article. Here is our answer. Let us start by clearly stating which training philosophy each represents: Reload—American powerlifting cycling […]
January 5, 2016I learned a lesson about life and training that I would like to pass along. It comes from the book that made the greatest impression on me last year: "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience" by Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi.
September 1, 2015In a great majority of athletic events and real-life tasks, a ramrod straight posture, or at least its approximation, greatly improves the efficiency. So get your carcass rebalanced.
June 30, 2015So you want to improve your jumping ability? First, get strong and symmetrical. Then start “greasing the groove” (GTG) with all sorts of jumps. The Obsession of World-Class Jumpers Speaks Victor Lonsky, Distinguished Coach of the USSR who prepared a whole school of elite high jumpers in a small town: In our gym there are […]
July 18, 2019The antelope was grazing, oblivious of the superbly camouflaged cat stealthily closing in. The predator flowed like mercury, hugging the terrain. It was a busy day in the savannah, but only one pair of eyes was tracking the leopard. My friend George had put in his time in Africa fighting poachers and he knew how […]
July 4, 2017The 501G military press training plan is for a girevik with a 40kg military press 1RM. The 503G plan is for a lady with a 20kg military press 1RM. The plan is identical to men’s plan 501G.
September 29, 2015Let's examine science and history to best understand how a strategy of "anti-glycolytic" training can be applied to a Simple & Sinister progression plan.
August 4, 2015The plan uses high reps of 8-12 per set and unheard of rest periods between them. It will build a lot of strength into your weighted pull-up and kettlebell press in just six weeks.
June 2, 2015When it comes to swing versus snatch, which should you be doing and why? Let's break it down by goal and muscle group.