Myth busting is a hobby of mine and I have busted the myth that core strength is the limiting factor for success in the main calisthenics static holds (Front lever, … Continue Reading Direct Core Training: Magic Bullet Or Overhyped Gimmick?
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)
Middle & front split plateaus, knee pain when squatting & shoulders that won’t open in a handstand…….. Any advice or guidance on the middle and front split? My legs are … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (February 2021)
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)
(Best stretches for hip flexors, a safe blueprint for returning to pistol squatting after knee issues & how to program for online/offline clients if you’re a trainer/coach………..) My hip flexors … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (December 2020)
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)
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?
I’ve been asked about how I program for myself and for clients both in person and through Instagram recently, and although I’ve touched on this question in next month’s ‘Questions … Continue Reading Training Splits For Calisthenics Athletes – What’s BEST?
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!
Almost every fitness author has given their take on the age old debate as to whether high reps or low reps are better, and what their own preferred ‘goldilocks zone’ … Continue Reading 5 LAWS Of Low Rep Training (1-5 range)
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)
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)
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)