(My take on staying limber after finishing the 30/30 squat challenge from Ido Portal & ideas to improve your resting squat without doing the challenge itself) It’s been 6 months … Continue Reading Maintaining & Improving Your Squat AFTER The 30/30 Challenge?
Stretching the hamstrings for the general population is a doomed, never-ending cycle of stepping forwards and being forced right back to the same spot again. Whereas stretching the calves is … Continue Reading ONE Move For Better Ankle & Hamstring Mobility!
(2 min read – 600 words) #shorts Unilateral training is a great way to level out any glaring imbalances between two limbs, and is also just a phenomenal progression option … Continue Reading The PROBLEM With Unilateral Training
It was actually Ido Portal’s 30 day hang challenge that fixed my right shoulder all those years ago, once and for all. I battled impingement for a good 18 months … Continue Reading My Experience With Ido Portal’s 30/30 Squat Challenge: A REVIEW
This post ties in nicely with a recent one, How I BUTCHERED My Pull Ups For YEARS. In that post I shared how a lack of scapula awareness while doing … Continue Reading How To NEVER Plateau In Calisthenics
When I first saw the Reverse Nordic Curl it was called a ‘Natural Leg Extension’. And this is essentially what it is: using your bodyweight to target your quads. I … Continue Reading How To: Reverse Nordic Curl/Human Leg Extension (TUTORIAL)
Tortoise reps have a place in the training world but a limited one. For rehab and prehab you might be able to justify 4-5 second lowering AND lifting phases, but … Continue Reading Why You’re Slow (How To Get More EXPLOSIVE)
The ‘2:1 pull to push ratio’ is a popular and widespread recommendation for shoulder health and postural improvement/enhancement. If you’ve not heard of such a ratio before, consider yourself lucky, … Continue Reading The ‘2:1 Pull/Push Ratio’?
Thoughts on COVID being a super serious virus we all need to protect ourselves from, improving hip internal rotation & how often to change workout routines…….. What are your thoughts … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (May 2021)
Getting on for 10 years ago now, I was aware of the power of the front squat. I even wrote about it when this website was an infant (Overlooked Movements: … Continue Reading Losing The Ability To Front Squat & The COMEBACK!
2020 was a far worse year than 2019 for us all really but for some the discrepancy wasn’t huge. For me though, it was worse in many departments. It was … Continue Reading NEVER Let THIS Happen To You As A Calisthenics Athlete!
Everyone’s watched the Rocky films and seen how bad-ass the one arm push ups look. Maybe you even wanted to try it while watching? Maybe you even did a one … Continue Reading THE ONE ARM PUSH UP: Yay Or Nay?
It’s funny how a word can have different associations over the years. Between the ages of say 8-20 ‘recovery’ for me meant recovering a car as I was living and … Continue Reading The 5 Most Important Recovery Markers For 2021! (Make More Gains)
It’s 4 years since I first used Calisthenic Movement’s Level 4 intermediate program……..it all seems a blur but when I think back to 4 years ago, there’s many fond memories … Continue Reading Calisthenic Movement’s Level 5 Mastery Program – Phase 1 COMPLETE (Weeks 1-4 Recap)
Who saw this one coming? We feared it but I don’t think our pessimism extended far enough to see ANOTHER UK lockdown coming. I always said we were lucky the … Continue Reading Tips For Training Calisthenics/Outdoors In Low(er) Temperatures (UK Lockdown Advice)
(Thoughts on training splits, ideas for minimal equipment but maximal conditioning & thoughts on flexibility for yogis vs martial artists………) What’s your thoughts on training splits for calisthenics? I know … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (October 2020)