The differences between doing pull ups with the scapula/shoulders engaged at the bottom vs engaging/disengaging between each rep, what movement pattern the parallel bar dip is and how to know … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (January 2021)
I remember reading Paul Carter’s blog, LiftRunBang, many years ago where he coined the line: ‘80% of your workouts will be forgettable and run of the mill. 10% of your … Continue Reading Sh*tty Training Days: Go Lighter Or Abandon Altogether?
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?
The significance of tempo training, direct arm work: yes or no? And What’s so magical about high set, low rep systems for improving proficiency in movements………. How important is rep … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (September 2020)
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!
Why you could need more internal shoulder rotation, the benefits of skin the cat/back lever work where the hands are supinated & how to progress a skill you’ve only just … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (July 2020)
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!
If there was ever an area or subsection within fitness that could be labelled ‘bi-polar’ it would be the beast that is mobility work. While strength and skills are still … Continue Reading 3 Markers For GENUINE Mobility Progress (If Range Stalls)
One of the supposed drawbacks of bodyweight training is the vast jumps between certain progressions. Going from an open tuck lever to a straddle can be a monumental strength gain. … Continue Reading A Better Way To Progress Your Bodyweight Movements/Skills
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
One of my finest moments last year was getting completely flat in a front split the day before my 28th birthday. At the time it served as a catalyst for … Continue Reading Front Splits Touch Down On BOTH SIDES! (Mobility Update MAY 2020)
At the time of writing this, for the first time in our lives, time isn’t a scarce commodity. Millions of people are working from home and sadly, millions more aren’t … Continue Reading Why You Should Be Training Twice A Day During Lockdown
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!
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….
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!