Should the lower back be stretched, the right rep ranges for isolation work & how to train the back lever properly………. A favourite line of mine is: ‘Social media is … Continue Reading Some Questions From Instagram This Month……..
One of the things a gymnast (particularly a rings gymnast) doesn’t want is excessive size on the legs. It stands to reason, extra weight there means more weight away from … Continue Reading Why Even Gymnasts Should Train Their Lower Body
What’s harder, getting a handstand or keeping it? Logically speaking you’d say getting it and you’d be correct but try saying that when you’ve just got your first back lever, … Continue Reading Skill Acquisition Vs Skill Maintenance In Calisthenics?
Saturday December 7th saw an amazing battle at Crossfit Aldgate East, London. The legendary Lee Wade Turner organised a competition for all the participants at his numerous classes across London … Continue Reading Judging Lee Wade Turner’s End Of Year Calisthenics Championships 2019!
2 years ago I wrote about the lessons learned in 2017 when it comes to the training/fitness world. There were 8 of them then and now I want to share … Continue Reading My BIGGEST Training Lesson Of 2019
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!