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!
Towards the end of last summer I penned the post, ‘5 Ways To Pimp Up Your Handstand Practice‘. While that post serves a solid purpose for those who’ve got a … Continue Reading The Handstand Progression Roadmap (From Ground Zero To Advanced)
I suck at the overhead press. Always have done. I can gain strength in many other areas; even flexibility improves faster than my overhead strength. And I know many of … Continue Reading Tips For Those Who SUCK At Overhead Pressing
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!
Sam was 5’10 and weighed 60kg soaking wet. He’d been skinny all his life. He’d look at photos over the years and see the underlying theme of his clothes always … Continue Reading Why Training To Get Girls Is Dumb As F*ck (A Deep Dive)
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?
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
Saturday December 7th saw an amazing battle at Crossfit Aldgate East, London. The legendary Lee Wade Turner organised a competition for all the participants at his numerous classes across London … Continue Reading Judging Lee Wade Turner’s End Of Year Calisthenics Championships 2019!
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?
The age old MYTH of calisthenics exercises being inferior to weight lifting for muscle building has virtually died a well deserved death, with so many great transformation stories floating around … Continue Reading How To Switch To Calisthenics & Keep Building Muscle!
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?
EVERYONE remembers their first muscle up and if you haven’t nailed this milestone yet, when you do you’ll always remember this landmark occasion. Whether you’re a crossfitter, powerlifter, bodybuilder or … Continue Reading Your First Ring Muscle Up: How Long Will It Take?
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’?
Go the extra mile, you’re obsessed. Throw your heart and soul into something, you’re obsessed. Accept nothing other than the relentless pursuit of excellence, you’re obsessed. Ask any great for … Continue Reading Be Obsessed.