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)
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 first things to do when you feel progress is stalling is to increase frequency. Train the f*ck out of the movement, said one bro. You need a … Continue Reading Why You Don’t Progress On Some Lifts No Matter What You Try….
It’s the evening of Sunday the 24th of November as I type this sentence. Incredible how early I’m sitting down to get started on another summary of my year. Last … Continue Reading 5 Pearls Of Wisdom From The Best Year Of My Life To Date
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?
When anyone complains about winter being imminent they get met with a traditional scoff: ‘MAYBE you’ve got S.A.D.??’ S.A.D. being ‘Seasonal-Affective-Disorder’, of course. This is usually a polite way of … Continue Reading ‘S.A.D’: Finding Light Among The Dark
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?
This November I had the honor of sitting down and talking shop with Mads of bulkhackers.com where I was asked 10 questions about my journey in the fitness industry, where I’m … Continue Reading My Interview With Bulkhackers.com!
Before sitting down to write this post I had a quick investigation into ‘the most searched fitness questions’. I could only get info for 2018, alas, but nevertheless I was … Continue Reading Are Rep Counts Actually Worth Anything?
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!
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’?