“Iron Cardio is a story of one man’s triumph over adversity—and a guide to your future strength and conditioning success. I would be hard pressed to find a reader who would not benefit from this book.”

– Pavel Tsatsouline, the author of Kettlebell Simple & Sinister

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Applied Strength’s mission is to educate and empower clients to achieve their goals by making training information easily accessible and applying it to the unique needs of the individual. Cultivating Simplicity in Training.

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The Four Pillars


Being able to apply your strength in a quick and efficient manner


Built on a foundation of strength, your endurance should allow you to work over time efficiently


Freedom and control of your movement in all ranges


Being able to access a full range of movement in a muscle or joint but targeted on what you need

Brett Jones
StrongFirst Director of Education

Brett Jones is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist based in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from High Point University, a Master of Science in Rehabilitative Sciences from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Iron Cardio

Originally published in an article by Pavel and Alexey Senart, Strength Aerobics is a brilliant minimalist program. Based on a simple sequence of {Clean + Press + Squat} performed on each side with rest as needed






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