The secret to a stronger choke…

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) we have a saying: “Position before submission.”If we skip the process of improving our posture and positioning, the submission attempt that follows will crumble and more than likely you will lose your current position (not good).The most over looked piece of the puzzle to building a stronger choke in BJJ is […]

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Are you being fulfilled?

One of the sad things I see over and over as I go through social media is, the amount of unfulfillment I see my fellow dads display.This was me 10 years ago. I was running a business that I truly wasn’t passionate about, even though I was earning a 6 figure a year income.At the […]

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High Reps vs. Low Reps

High Reps or Low Reps, Which should I choose?This is a very common question I get from my students and readers of my blog. “Hector, I’ve heard I should do higher reps with a lower weight to tone up and build lean muscle?”Then on the other hand I I get, “Hector, I was told to […]

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[Part I] How to prep for the TSC

What is the TSC?The TSC stands for Tactical Strength Challenge. It’s an event put on twice a year in the Spring and Fall by StrongFirst®.The event is broken down into 3 skills.The Barbell DeadliftThe Tactical Pull-upThe Kettlebell SnatchEach one of these skills challenges you in all three areas of strength.Deadlift: A test of maximal strength.Pull-up: […]

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The Truth About Trainers and Coaches

You Are Not Alone Friends!You know, one of the main reasons (if not the main reason) why I think people fail to get healthy and stay healthy, aside from getting bored with a training program and getting distracted by shinny objects (SQUIRREL!) is, the impression we give as coaches / trainers of being CRAZY disciplined. […]

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[Part II] How to grip a kettlebell

“Strength is a skill, and that skill must be practiced.” – Pavel Tsatsouline, Founder of StrongFirst® Many people confuse this statement. I’ve heard people say, “No, the particular exercises are a skill in themselves, but strength itself is not a skill.”To that I say… HUH?!Here is what they don’t understand. Actually… lets first define strength.Strength […]

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[Part I] How To Grip The Kettlebell

This is a common question I get from some of our students and candidates at kettlebell instructor certifications:How Should I be gripping the kettlebell?This is a great question!Here is my answer…It depends.*gasp* (thanks Hector that was the answer I was looking for.)Calm down, I’ll explain 🙂There are 4 different starting positions and 3 particular grips […]

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