It’s funny how a word can have different associations over the years. Between the ages of say 8-20 ‘recovery’ for me meant recovering a car as I was living and … Continue Reading The 5 Most Important Recovery Markers For 2021! (Make More Gains)
Who saw this one coming? We feared it but I don’t think our pessimism extended far enough to see ANOTHER UK lockdown coming. I always said we were lucky the … Continue Reading Tips For Training Calisthenics/Outdoors In Low(er) Temperatures (UK Lockdown Advice)
August 23rd 2019 was the day I experienced the surreal sensation of sitting in the front splits with my back thigh and front hamstring sitting flush with the ground, for … Continue Reading How I Achieved The MIDDLE SPLITS As An Adult Male!
It’s crazy. Not much more than a month ago I was stood on top of Scaffel Pike, the highest mountain in England. Prior to that it had taken us 15 … Continue Reading ‘Three Peaks’ COMPLETED – Climbing Big Ben Nevis!
I, like you, have always thought the back squat to be one of those slutty attention whore lifts that needs you to train it constantly to stay with you. Pretty … Continue Reading Can You Keep Your Back Squat Without Squatting For 6 Months? (My ‘Lockdown Experiment’)
Overwhelmed with starting options within calisthenics, elbows flaring on muscle ups and straight bar dips & the correct form on archer chin/pull ups….. Hello, I found you on Reddit. I … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (August 2020)
There are some patterns in the fitness industry that never die, no matter what. Carbs will always be feared. Heavy lifting turns women into men. You have to do cardio … Continue Reading How To Get Your VERY FIRST Chin Up As A Female!
If there was ever an area or subsection within fitness that could be labelled ‘bi-polar’ it would be the beast that is mobility work. While strength and skills are still … Continue Reading 3 Markers For GENUINE Mobility Progress (If Range Stalls)
The methodology behind programming for calisthenics skills, getting started delivering your own calisthenics/gymnastics strength based classes & how to close the last little gap in your front splits……… What’s the … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (June 2020)
At the time of writing this, for the first time in our lives, time isn’t a scarce commodity. Millions of people are working from home and sadly, millions more aren’t … Continue Reading Why You Should Be Training Twice A Day During Lockdown
With summer approaching in the western hemisphere I didn’t think I’d be writing a post like this some 3/4 weeks ago. I could only envision the closest I’d get to … Continue Reading 5 MUSTS For MAXIMUM Gains At Home!
The value of the straight arm ring fly, how to train for the MIGHTY one arm chin up & how females can get their first dip (AND MORE DIPS)…… Another … Continue Reading Questions From Instagram This Month!(March 2020)
I spent the final 2 months of 2019 with a fractured wrist that left me unable to do even bear weight on it in a quadped position. It was a … Continue Reading Wrist Care For Athletes (Calisthenics, Gymnasts, Weightlifters etc…) – The COMPLETE GUIDE!
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……..
February 19th 2020 marked the end of 12 weeks of using Micha Shulz’s ‘King Of Weighted’ hypertrophy skills calisthenics themed program. It was a long slog (but a good slog) … Continue Reading Will A Month’s Worth Of Lower Body Training Ruin Your Flexibility?
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