The halfway test week of Calisthenic Movement’s Level 5 program is all but done and dusted. I’ve finally got the last 2 moves wrapped up and ready to share with … Continue Reading Testing my maxes: DIPS & PISTOL SQUATS!
Following on from Wednesday’s testing of Skin The Cats & Handstand Push ups, it was time to test my L-sit and Pull up, as part of Calisthenic Movement’s level 5 … Continue Reading Testing my maxes: L sits & Pull Ups!
I don’t normally do this. I don’t normally upload clips of my own training, but I think it’s high time I changed that. By sharing my own progress with you … Continue Reading Testing my maxes: Skinning the cat & grinding out handstand push ups!
Grease The Groove is the immensely popular training approach popularised by the Russian Kettle bell guru and army fitness instructor, Pavel Tsatsouline. Those in calisthenics circles will probably know, but … Continue Reading Results of my ‘Grease the Groove’ experiment with the Back Lever
It only took me nearly three years of being amongst the world of lifting weights and being saturated with gym talk to finally bite the bullet and try creatine. I … Continue Reading What’s happened to me after being on creatine for a month?
A review of my experience with Calisthenic Movement’s level 4 intermediate program – covering everything from value for money, to effectiveness, to user friendliness, to level of detailed explanation and … Continue Reading How good are Calisthenic Movement’s programs? (A REVIEW)
The following piece will be an honest, frank and upfront reflection of my year in 2016 across pretty much all departments of my life. I know many people are doing … Continue Reading 2016: A year in review
It’s no real secret that I’ve recently diverged over to pretty much a full calisthenic based training style. Summer was wonderful; long hours in parks, minimal clothes, daylight for up … Continue Reading Winter is the nemesis of outdoor exercise?
The shoulder joint is notorious for being one of the most complex in the body. Basic study/knowledge of anatomy will tell you just how much movement is available at the … Continue Reading ANOTHER move for healthier shoulders
I first wrote about the pull up when I was a new born among the blogosphere. I won’t share that post with you here, instead I’ll let you go to the trouble … Continue Reading The best pull up tip EVER
I love bodyweight exercise. I love books. I love interviewing inspirational people. Imagine my delight when I get to combine all three! Complete Calisthenics is a book I purchased many … Continue Reading My interview with published author & calisthenics expert Ashley Kalym
8 hours is a standard work day, and it’s been brought to my attention that the new plank world record stands at 8 hours and 1 minute. This is an … Continue Reading Planking: Why not add weight?!
Frank Medrano’s viral video ‘Superhuman Bodyweight Workout Domination’ has, as I write this, 34,948,864 views. Go watch the video. It’s timeless. Now scroll down to the comments section. How long … Continue Reading LEG DEVELOPMENT: Barbells VS bodyweight exercises – THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN
It doesn’t matter whether we’re talking ultra big gym corporations like Planet Fitness in the US, or Virgin Active in the UK, or, if we’re talking private man caves (garage … Continue Reading What EVERY gym SHOULD have
Here comes another ‘all-in-one’ movement straight from the world of calisthenics! Want any of the following? – Grip strength – Core strength – Coordination – Enhanced shoulder mobility and stability … Continue Reading Try THIS overlooked calisthenics move!
The muscle up lays down a marker. It demonstrates multiple abilities; skill, strength, coordination, and it’s a party trick of sorts too. It featured in my recent post, ‘5 SERIOUSLY … Continue Reading Muscle up tips for beginners