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  • Improving Balance for Daily Life and Sport

    Improving Balance for Daily Life and Sport

    By Vic Verdier StrongFirst Elite, CSCS, BExerSc, FMS2, GFM2 Posted on June 9, 2020 The year is 2001 and I am training boxers in Bangkok, Thailand. That’s where I meet Pompoi. Unlike his nickname, which means “fatty” in Thai, Pompoi is small, lean, fast, and surprisingly strong for his size. His dream, like many others

  • Food For Thought: Endurance is Overrated

    Food For Thought: Endurance is Overrated

      If there is one physical quality that everyone needs above any other, it’s EXPLOSIVENESS. Of all the qualities we can work on, this is the one that we lack the most in general. It is also the one that is the most difficult to improve; the ability to produce a lot of power in

  • How Video can Improve your TGU: Videoception

    How Video can Improve your TGU: Videoception

    By Vic Verdier StrongFirst Elite, CSCS, BExerSc, FMS2, GFM2 In simple terms, proprioception is the sense of knowing where you are and what you are doing. And the get-up is the perfect pattern to help train and challenge it. But with so many moving parts and our eyes on the load overhead, it’s hard to

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