One of the things a gymnast (particularly a rings gymnast) doesn’t want is excessive size on the legs. It stands to reason, extra weight there means more weight away from … Continue Reading Why Even Gymnasts Should Train Their Lower Body
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 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?
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!
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
Over the last 3-6 months I’ve probably improved my mobility more than in any other time I’ve been alive. This has led to an influx of Instagram messages asking how … Continue Reading 5 Keys To LONG TERM Flexibility Gains
No matter how strong you are, I can confidently assume you don’t think your current level in the front lever is strong enough. This post isn’t going to go into … Continue Reading ANOTHER Tip For A Stronger Front Lever
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!
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?
This experiment was a completely spontaneous and unplanned one. It wasn’t part of a ’30 day challenge’ or some empty new year’s vow. It was born from a simple thought: … Continue Reading The Handstand Experiment: What A Month’s Worth Of Work Did For Me
With summer in full swing in the western hemisphere, outdoor training is as appealing as it will ever be. Sunshine, long days and fresh air sculpt the ever-growing appeal of … Continue Reading Alternatives To Weighted Pull ups
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
Flexibility is so incredibly individual and varies so wildly; some claim to have never been flexible, others claim they’ve always been flexible. Some claim to have become flexible from once … Continue Reading How Long Does It Really Take To Drastically Change Your Flexibility?
It’s been far too long since I’ve ran an experiment in which I can document my ongoing results with you guys. It’s actually one of my favourite ways to … Continue Reading Ido Portal’s 30 Day Hang Challenge?
We keep hearing how great gymnastics rings are as a workout tool and how we should all be using them for a host of reasons……… One of the obstacles we … Continue Reading A Beginner’s Guide To Building Straight Arm Strength On The Gymnastics Rings
If there’s ever a move that looks simpler than it is, it’s the front lever. Holding one requires no flexibility and no balance but a BUCKET LOAD of strength. It’s … Continue Reading What YOU NEED To Know About The Front Lever!