How I reclaimed (and bettered) the slow bar & ring muscle up after wrecking my left shoulder & bicep. This post is a sequel to my recent post: Relearning The … Continue Reading SLOW Bar & Ring Muscle Ups, Post Injury?
In 2019 I did a 28kg ring muscle up with relative ease. I basically just rolled over the transition with speed and only went up to 28kg to outdo an … Continue Reading Relearning The Ring Muscle Up (My Humbling Story)
Paused reps are a gemstone in a strength coach’s toolbox. They target & fix weak points, make your regular reps stronger and just make things that much harder, without having … Continue Reading Paused Reps? (My Experiment)
In the world of forward thinking & go, go, GO, it’s so easy to get vacuumed up into the endless tsunami of wanting more yesterday. Your car isn’t new enough, … Continue Reading Should We Really Fetishize ‘The Basics’?
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
Luckily when I started getting into the sick world that is muscle building, aesthetics, looking better and ‘bulking up’, I had already ‘red-pilled’ myself with tons of knowledge on genetic … Continue Reading Why You’re So Strong But ‘Look Like SH*T’
Types of chest to bar pull ups, developing wrist & shoulder flexibility for awesome handstands & maintaining strength during a lay off………. I’ve been working HARD on my pull ups … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (July 2021)
Get straight out of bed no more than 5 minutes after waking up and try to touch your toes. Mark where your best effort was. Then later in the day, … Continue Reading How To Be Flexible Even When COLD | (5 Tips!)
Are you a bad person if you don’t do the turn out on ring pressing exercises, fixing a front lever plateau & the benefits of push ups on parallettes compared … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (March 2021)
Another 4 weeks have rolled by which means it’s time for an update on my adventure with Calisthenic Movement’s Level 5 Mastery Program! As I mentioned in my recap of … Continue Reading Calisthenic Movement’s Level 5 Mastery Program – Phase 2 COMPLETE (Weeks 5-8 Recap)
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)