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.
EVERYTHING You Ever Need To Know About Pull Ups – Getting Your First, Improving Reps & How To Make Them Superhuman!
In this article I will present you with all the knowledge I have on pull up development from any stage, whether you’re unable to do one or can do 20. … Continue Reading EVERYTHING You Ever Need To Know About Pull Ups – Getting Your First, Improving Reps & How To Make Them Superhuman!
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 incredibly cliche to post about the life lessons from the year just gone as the festivities approach. But before you judge me, realise I didn’t do one of these … Continue Reading 2018: Lessons, Wisdom, Loss, Gain, Growth & More……
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!
When life sweeps the carpet out from your feet, what do you do? I mean who ever sees it coming? You might have had an inkling or intuitive thought, or … Continue Reading Fight Back With Self Improvement. It’s All You Have.