In 2019 I did a 28kg ring muscle up with relative ease. I basically just rolled over the transition with speed and only went up to 28kg to outdo an … Continue Reading Relearning The Ring Muscle Up (My Humbling Story)
This post ties in nicely with a recent one, How I BUTCHERED My Pull Ups For YEARS. In that post I shared how a lack of scapula awareness while doing … Continue Reading How To NEVER Plateau In Calisthenics
Some 8 years or so ago now when I first started doing pull ups, the task was simple: get my chin above the bar. Not that I even used a … Continue Reading How I BUTCHERED My Pull Ups For YEARS
The ‘2:1 pull to push ratio’ is a popular and widespread recommendation for shoulder health and postural improvement/enhancement. If you’ve not heard of such a ratio before, consider yourself lucky, … Continue Reading The ‘2:1 Pull/Push Ratio’?
Cold showers are nothing new. Despite the Reddit self-improvement circle jerk which would have you believing cold showers, no fap and being constantly ‘on purpose’ are the secrets to going … Continue Reading Cold Showers Vs Ice Baths – My 30 Day ICE BATH EXPERIMENT!
Getting on for 10 years ago now, I was aware of the power of the front squat. I even wrote about it when this website was an infant (Overlooked Movements: … Continue Reading Losing The Ability To Front Squat & The COMEBACK!
2020 was a far worse year than 2019 for us all really but for some the discrepancy wasn’t huge. For me though, it was worse in many departments. It was … Continue Reading NEVER Let THIS Happen To You As A Calisthenics Athlete!
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)
I remember reading Paul Carter’s blog, LiftRunBang, many years ago where he coined the line: ‘80% of your workouts will be forgettable and run of the mill. 10% of your … Continue Reading Sh*tty Training Days: Go Lighter Or Abandon Altogether?
More than 80% of a physiotherapists regular clientele consist of either knee pain or shoulder pain. And narrowly in third place is hip/low back issues. The sad implications of this … Continue Reading Is Knee Pain Really A Life Sentence?
Almost every fitness author has given their take on the age old debate as to whether high reps or low reps are better, and what their own preferred ‘goldilocks zone’ … Continue Reading 5 LAWS Of Low Rep Training (1-5 range)
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!
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?
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?
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?