I made an unconscious switch to calisthenics from weight training back in the early part of 2016. It just happened; it wasn’t intentional as such, I just started to enjoy … Continue Reading How I Put My Shoulder Impingement To Bed In 2017 (Rehab Exercises & Ideas)
Why you could need more internal shoulder rotation, the benefits of skin the cat/back lever work where the hands are supinated & how to progress a skill you’ve only just … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (July 2020)
2020 was a far worse year than 2019 for us all really but for some the discrepancy wasn’t huge. For me though, it was worse in many departments. It was … Continue Reading NEVER Let THIS Happen To You As A Calisthenics Athlete!
The ‘2:1 pull to push ratio’ is a popular and widespread recommendation for shoulder health and postural improvement/enhancement. If you’ve not heard of such a ratio before, consider yourself lucky, … Continue Reading The ‘2:1 Pull/Push Ratio’?
Getting on for 10 years ago now, I was aware of the power of the front squat. I even wrote about it when this website was an infant (Overlooked Movements: … Continue Reading Losing The Ability To Front Squat & The COMEBACK!
Some 8 years or so ago now when I first started doing pull ups, the task was simple: get my chin above the bar. Not that I even used a … Continue Reading How I BUTCHERED My Pull Ups For YEARS
It’s been 4 months since I last updated you guys with where my mobility is, courtesy of Calisthenic Movement’s mobility program – the advanced segment. Fear not, I have been … Continue Reading Calisthenic Movement’s Advanced Mobility Program (AUTUMN UPDATE 2019)
Broken legs, rolled ankles and amputations are what come to mind when the word ‘injury’ is uttered to the layman. In reality injuries needn’t be so chronic in nature. In … Continue Reading 5 Things To Do When You’re Injured
When I got my first kipped and chicken winged muscle up I thought I was the man. I wanted to write a tutorial on mastering the muscle up; I wanted … Continue Reading You Can’t Muscle Up: Are you lacking Technique Or Power?
Be thankful that most of you reading this aren’t fortunate enough to know me in real life, or have real life contact with me. Because if you had, for the … Continue Reading A Crazy Story About The Psychology Of Injuries (Fixing My Shoulder Pain)
It’s 4 hours and 50 minutes until 2018 commences as I sit and type this post. As you should know, I’m not a fan of new year goal setting; I … Continue Reading 8 Things 2017 Taught Me About Training
If there’s ever a move that looks simpler than it is, it’s the front lever. Holding one requires no flexibility and no balance but a BUCKET LOAD of strength. It’s … Continue Reading What YOU NEED To Know About The Front Lever!
Most reviews of 30 day challenges will tell you how hard it was and how sore they were, and how they wanted to quit. I really think Ido Portal’s 30 … Continue Reading Ido Portal’s 30 Day Hanging Challenge – Results
The shoulder is a complex area; there’s just so much going on, so much potential movement and so much potential dysfunction. I have a personal favourite movement/exercise/tool to assess, on … Continue Reading 1 exercise for healthier shoulders