In 2019 I did a 28kg ring muscle up with relative ease. I basically just rolled over the transition with speed and only went up to 28kg to outdo an … Continue Reading Relearning The Ring Muscle Up (My Humbling Story)
This will be quite a niche post…although you don’t have to have a gymnastics fetish or calisthenics obsession to know about, and be wowed by, the rare feat that is … Continue Reading The One Arm Chin Up: SUB-jective Vs OB-jective Training Methods? (MY EXPERIMENT)
If you’ve been a reader of mine in any capacity over the last 3 years or so, you’ll know I’m not just someone who likes playing on gymnastics rings, doing … Continue Reading 2022 Mountain Climbing: CRIB GOCH!
Paused reps are a gemstone in a strength coach’s toolbox. They target & fix weak points, make your regular reps stronger and just make things that much harder, without having … Continue Reading Paused Reps? (My Experiment)
Stretching the hamstrings for the general population is a doomed, never-ending cycle of stepping forwards and being forced right back to the same spot again. Whereas stretching the calves is … Continue Reading ONE Move For Better Ankle & Hamstring Mobility!
In the world of forward thinking & go, go, GO, it’s so easy to get vacuumed up into the endless tsunami of wanting more yesterday. Your car isn’t new enough, … Continue Reading Should We Really Fetishize ‘The Basics’?
It’s been almost a year now since my Ice Bath Experiment – where I did 30 days straight of ice baths in February of 2021. But these were INDOOR ice … Continue Reading Ice Baths Vs Open Water Swimming (IN WINTER)
(2 min read – 600 words) #shorts Unilateral training is a great way to level out any glaring imbalances between two limbs, and is also just a phenomenal progression option … Continue Reading The PROBLEM With Unilateral Training
It was actually Ido Portal’s 30 day hang challenge that fixed my right shoulder all those years ago, once and for all. I battled impingement for a good 18 months … Continue Reading My Experience With Ido Portal’s 30/30 Squat Challenge: A REVIEW
This post ties in nicely with a recent one, How I BUTCHERED My Pull Ups For YEARS. In that post I shared how a lack of scapula awareness while doing … Continue Reading How To NEVER Plateau In Calisthenics
I suppose the 12th of December (when I’m starting this draft) means it’s time to reflect on the year that is 2021. I’m not a Christmas guy at all but … Continue Reading 2021: The Year Of Trusting Your Instincts, Finding A Way & Zero Regrets
When I first saw the Reverse Nordic Curl it was called a ‘Natural Leg Extension’. And this is essentially what it is: using your bodyweight to target your quads. I … Continue Reading How To: Reverse Nordic Curl/Human Leg Extension (TUTORIAL)
How to boost strict bar muscle up reps, the best resources to learn ‘movement’ & ideas for faster progress with the reverse Nordic curl/active hero pose… I’m trying to boost … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (December 2021)
(Where is the year going?!) Programming for rotator cuff work, Approaching training for your first ring muscle up & sequencing your session intelligently to work round injuries… I saw you … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (November 2021)
Thoughts, feelings and analysis are interesting things as rarely are they ever truly objective. As science shows very well: the human brain is subject to immense bias, even if we … Continue Reading TRUE Freedom Vs Conformity (Objective Vs Subjective Living)
Tortoise reps have a place in the training world but a limited one. For rehab and prehab you might be able to justify 4-5 second lowering AND lifting phases, but … Continue Reading Why You’re Slow (How To Get More EXPLOSIVE)