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?
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?
Broken legs, rolled ankles and amputations are what come to mind when the word ‘injury’ is uttered to the layman. In reality injuries needn’t be so chronic in nature. In … Continue Reading 5 Things To Do When You’re Injured
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
When I got my first kipped and chicken winged muscle up I thought I was the man. I wanted to write a tutorial on mastering the muscle up; I wanted … Continue Reading You Can’t Muscle Up: Are you lacking Technique Or Power?
With the weather being as nice as ever in the UK this summer, why confine yourself to a gym? Why not get out in the sun and fresh air while … Continue Reading Start Calisthenics This Summer & Master Your Bodyweight (Beginner’s Program)
We all love lifting weights and doing cool shit but we don’t really care about the linchpin in this game – the hands. If your hands are damaged or not … Continue Reading Handling Calluses & Torn Skin When Training
I made an unconscious switch to calisthenics from weight training back in the early part of 2016. It just happened; it wasn’t intentional as such, I just started to enjoy … Continue Reading How I Put My Shoulder Impingement To Bed In 2017 (Rehab Exercises & Ideas)
Be thankful that most of you reading this aren’t fortunate enough to know me in real life, or have real life contact with me. Because if you had, for the … Continue Reading A Crazy Story About The Psychology Of Injuries (Fixing My Shoulder Pain)
Being watched in the gym is a newcomer’s nightmare. Just the thought of everyone looking at them is enough to make them do a complete 180 and head out the … Continue Reading The value of another pair of eyes (workshop with Lee Wade Turner)
Size versus movement is a common war in many mainstream gyms; size is number one priority over movement. In Layman’s terms: it doesn’t matter if you can’t move well as … Continue Reading Muscle mass VS movement?
It’s no real secret that I’ve recently diverged over to pretty much a full calisthenic based training style. Summer was wonderful; long hours in parks, minimal clothes, daylight for up … Continue Reading Winter is the nemesis of outdoor exercise?
8 hours is a standard work day, and it’s been brought to my attention that the new plank world record stands at 8 hours and 1 minute. This is an … Continue Reading Planking: Why not add weight?!
Let’s see if we can fix the epidemic of ‘gorilla posture’ in my usual explicitly detailed style. Don’t let the title fool you – you don’t need to be ‘gorilla … Continue Reading Fixing ‘gorilla posture’ – the DEFINITIVE guide
‘Conditioning’ is definitely the new ‘cardio’. Not only does it sound better, but its implications are better; when you think cardio, you’re seeing endurance, time investment and plenty of repetition. When you … Continue Reading 7 great workout finishers just for YOU