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
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
Back in June 2016 I penned ‘DEADLIFT MYTHS & FACTS‘ – and the article was pretty conclusive, at least at the time. Although a lot can happen in 3 years … Continue Reading The Deadlift REVISITED: Still Overrated, Or?
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!
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?
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!
Once you get a reasonable amount of mileage behind you in the gym, you’ll know (or will have learnt the hard way) the importance of recovery. When you first start … Continue Reading Deloading VS Rest Weeks: What’s Best For You?
I first met Ollie Brown of Redevelop Movement nearly 18 months ago now, at Emmet Louis’ Modern Methods Of Mobility Seminar (Read the review HERE). As it turned out, we … Continue Reading An Interview With Redevelop Movement!
On Saturday November 24th I will be co-hosting a Calisthenics & Bodyweight Strength Training Workshop. I will be coaching alongside Ollie Brown of Redevelop Movement. The workshop will be at … Continue Reading Join Me At My Calisthenics Workshop In Norwich! (UK)
The Summer of 2018 has to be one of my all time favourites for many reasons. As one of calisthenic’s biggest fans, show me sun and heat and I’ll show … Continue Reading How Long Does It Take To Get To A ‘Good’ Level In Calisthenics?
If you ever want to make something of yourself, you’re indoctrinated into the philosophy of having to do and practice said thing over and over until perfection is found. … Continue Reading The Full Circle Of Fitness – Stop Doing Something To Get Better At It?
Most reviews of 30 day challenges will tell you how hard it was and how sore they were, and how they wanted to quit. I really think Ido Portal’s 30 … Continue Reading Ido Portal’s 30 Day Hanging Challenge – Results
We keep hearing how great gymnastics rings are as a workout tool and how we should all be using them for a host of reasons……… One of the obstacles we … Continue Reading A Beginner’s Guide To Building Straight Arm Strength On The Gymnastics Rings
We all love lifting weights and doing cool shit but we don’t really care about the linchpin in this game – the hands. If your hands are damaged or not … Continue Reading Handling Calluses & Torn Skin When Training
It’s 4 hours and 50 minutes until 2018 commences as I sit and type this post. As you should know, I’m not a fan of new year goal setting; I … Continue Reading 8 Things 2017 Taught Me About Training