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’?
Broken legs, rolled ankles and amputations are what come to mind when the word ‘injury’ is uttered to the layman. In reality injuries needn’t be so chronic in nature. In … Continue Reading 5 Things To Do When You’re Injured
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?
One of the classic sights in the calisthenics world is people running before they can walk. Just have a look at reddit forums and gymnastics bodies forums and you’ll see … Continue Reading When Have You Truly Mastered A Move In Calisthenics?
I get it, you want this year to be good. You told everyone on Facebook how well you did last year. You grew. You fought. You came back better and … Continue Reading A 5 Point Checklist For Filtering Sh*t People From Your Life
It’s been just over a week since the Calisthenics & Bodyweight Strength Training Workshop me and Ollie Brown of Redevelop Movement ran at Gain Fitness (Norwich) – incidentally, Gain Fitness … Continue Reading Reflections From Our Calisthenics & Bodyweight Strength Training Workshop In Norwich!
Communication is a very complex process. When we’re very young we have no means of verbal communication, we have to use our body language, displays of emotion and any other … Continue Reading Their Words Don’t Mean Sh*t!
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)
If there’s a question I’ve been asked more times than I can count it’s ‘what’s the best exercise for chest?’ The poor souls have seen all the YouTube videos of … Continue Reading Alternatives To Weighted Dips
It dawned on me the other day that the end of this year will mark the 5th anniversary of the very first day I started exercising. And it was one … Continue Reading 6 Pearls Of Wisdom From 3 Years Of PROPER Training
Type ‘what does the devil look like?’ into google in 2017 and half the results will be pictures of chairs and sofas. What happened to the man in red with … Continue Reading Avoid Anterior Pelvic Tilt By Stretching Your Hips Properly!