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!
I spent the final 2 months of 2019 with a fractured wrist that left me unable to do even bear weight on it in a quadped position. It was a … Continue Reading Wrist Care For Athletes (Calisthenics, Gymnasts, Weightlifters etc…) – The COMPLETE GUIDE!
There’s not much I haven’t tried. I’ve done all kinds of experiments from sexual abstinence to cold showers only, to pure paleolithic eating to intermittent fasting, to high carb/low(er) carb … Continue Reading Using Athletic Greens For 30 Days – My Experience!
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….
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)