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)
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)
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’?
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
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)
Square vs twisted hip front splits? How to program for 1 rep max based strength training? Good weighted pull up standards for calisthenics? I noticed you complaining about hip rotation … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (October 2021)
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
Fixing a winged scapula/trapped thoracic nerve, my eating & training routine for strength gains and aesthetics & how to balance lower body/upper body training for progress with both…. One side … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (September 2021)
Myth busting is a hobby of mine and I have busted the myth that core strength is the limiting factor for success in the main calisthenics static holds (Front lever, … Continue Reading Direct Core Training: Magic Bullet Or Overhyped Gimmick?
My pancake seems to be totally stuck at a certain angle (chest to thighs level) and I can’t get any lower! In your journey did you find you had sticking … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (August 2021)
Types of chest to bar pull ups, developing wrist & shoulder flexibility for awesome handstands & maintaining strength during a lay off………. I’ve been working HARD on my pull ups … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (July 2021)
Progressing shrimp squats, frequency of stretching & healing torn hands from training! Do you think it’s possible to do shrimp squats completely upright? And what would you say is the … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram! (June 2021)
With the (almost) passing of the winter, along with it comes the final level of the game that is Calisthenic Movement’s Level 5 Mastery Program! Only the end boss remains. … Continue Reading Calisthenic Movement’s Level 5 Mastery Program – Phase 4 COMPLETE (The FINAL PHASE)
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’?
When it comes to finding the right exercises we’re told to always question why we’re doing something before doing it. And the most basic advice is: if you can’t answer … Continue Reading The 4 Most OVER-RATED Mainstream Movements