It’s an age old discussion: is a handstand a strength exercise or a balance exercise? Or both?! The handstand is such a fundamental & foundational skill that it’s sought after … Continue Reading So, Just How Much Strength Do You Need For A Handstand?
Does a marked improvement in your mobility really hinder you as an athlete? An anecdotal look into an interesting question. Research is pretty clear: static stretching prior to physical exertion … Continue Reading Does Improved Mobility Really Make You Slower/Weaker?
The age old MYTH of calisthenics exercises being inferior to weight lifting for muscle building has virtually died a well deserved death, with so many great transformation stories floating around … Continue Reading How To Switch To Calisthenics & Keep Building Muscle!
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)
The handstand is such a globally sought after skill/move/party trick/element that it’s usually one’s goal to have one they can do whenever, wherever. Sometimes it’s learnt from scratch, other times … Continue Reading 5 Ways To Pimp Up Your Handstand Practice
Come summer this year it had been over 2 years since I attended my last workshop/seminar (excluding my own ones in Norwich). That’s an incredibly long time to go without … Continue Reading Tom Merrick & UlrikOnHands’ Hand Balancing & Bodyweight Skills Workshop – REVIEW!
EVERYONE remembers their first muscle up and if you haven’t nailed this milestone yet, when you do you’ll always remember this landmark occasion. Whether you’re a crossfitter, powerlifter, bodybuilder or … Continue Reading Your First Ring Muscle Up: How Long Will It Take?
There’s loads of girls who can rock a 315 lb squat or hip thrust hundreds of pounds but how many can demo a muscle up or a handstand push up? … Continue Reading Girls & Calisthenics: Is It Really A ‘Man’s World’?
Over the last 3-6 months I’ve probably improved my mobility more than in any other time I’ve been alive. This has led to an influx of Instagram messages asking how … Continue Reading 5 Keys To LONG TERM Flexibility Gains
No matter how strong you are, I can confidently assume you don’t think your current level in the front lever is strong enough. This post isn’t going to go into … Continue Reading ANOTHER Tip For A Stronger Front Lever
Having ran all 3 phases of CaliMove’s Mobility program I moved on to other goals and endeavors. Although I have since found out this was a premature move as I’d … Continue Reading Calisthenic Movement’s ADVANCED Mobility Program Review!
EVERYTHING You Ever Need To Know About Pull Ups – Getting Your First, Improving Reps & How To Make Them Superhuman!
In this article I will present you with all the knowledge I have on pull up development from any stage, whether you’re unable to do one or can do 20. … Continue Reading EVERYTHING You Ever Need To Know About Pull Ups – Getting Your First, Improving Reps & How To Make Them Superhuman!
There’s TONS to learning your first (STRICT) muscle up. The technical elements alone are overwhelming. The strength required is nothing short of impressive. And finding a bar with the necessary … Continue Reading What’s The Best Type Of Bar To Learn Muscle Ups On?
Some movements evoke more excitement in you than others. You love a set of bicep curls. You like tricep pressdowns. Dare I say the bench press? What about leg pressing … Continue Reading Are The Squat, Bench Press & Deadlift REALLY Irreplaceable?
One of the classic sights in the calisthenics world is people running before they can walk. Just have a look at reddit forums and gymnastics bodies forums and you’ll see … Continue Reading When Have You Truly Mastered A Move In Calisthenics?
January the 19th saw the second edition of me and Ollie Brown of Redevelop Movement‘s Calisthenics & Bodyweight Strength Training Workshop. Once again we were hosted by the largest CrossFit … Continue Reading Reflections From Our SECOND Calisthenics Workshop!