We’ve seen guys getting their first ring muscle up in seriously impressive time frames! But how about the bar muscle up? Is there any way of quantifying how or near, … Continue Reading Getting Your First STRICT Bar Muscle Up – How Long Will It Take?
August 23rd 2019 was the day I experienced the surreal sensation of sitting in the front splits with my back thigh and front hamstring sitting flush with the ground, for … Continue Reading How I Achieved The MIDDLE SPLITS As An Adult Male!
It’s crazy. Not much more than a month ago I was stood on top of Scaffel Pike, the highest mountain in England. Prior to that it had taken us 15 … Continue Reading ‘Three Peaks’ COMPLETED – Climbing Big Ben Nevis!
I, like you, have always thought the back squat to be one of those slutty attention whore lifts that needs you to train it constantly to stay with you. Pretty … Continue Reading Can You Keep Your Back Squat Without Squatting For 6 Months? (My ‘Lockdown Experiment’)
One of the cool things about fitness is how many subsections the broad term encompasses. There are so many stops across a vast spectrum. On one end you have all … Continue Reading Climbing Scaffel Pike (F*ck Comfort Zones)
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?