I suppose the 12th of December (when I’m starting this draft) means it’s time to reflect on the year that is 2021. I’m not a Christmas guy at all but … Continue Reading 2021: The Year Of Trusting Your Instincts, Finding A Way & Zero Regrets
Thoughts, feelings and analysis are interesting things as rarely are they ever truly objective. As science shows very well: the human brain is subject to immense bias, even if we … Continue Reading TRUE Freedom Vs Conformity (Objective Vs Subjective Living)
Some 8 years or so ago now when I first started doing pull ups, the task was simple: get my chin above the bar. Not that I even used a … Continue Reading How I BUTCHERED My Pull Ups For YEARS
A frank, candid & honest assessment of the second half of my life. Reading time: approximately 9 mins (2700 words)……. Milestone birthdays are a funny beast. They mean nothing and … Continue Reading Lessons From A 30 Year Old Who WASTED His Teens & Early 20s
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’
When it comes to finding the right exercises we’re told to always question why we’re doing something before doing it. And the most basic advice is: if you can’t answer … Continue Reading The 4 Most OVER-RATED Mainstream Movements
Periodised training within calisthenics? Recommended learning resources for aspiring coaches/personal trainers & ideas for better sleep Do you periodise your training at all? And do you have short term and … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (April 2021)
Social media gets a horrible rap these days but does it really deserve the bad rap it gets? I have a go- to line to sum up social media/my thoughts … Continue Reading Saving Yourself From The ‘POISON’ Of Social Media
Getting on for 10 years ago now, I was aware of the power of the front squat. I even wrote about it when this website was an infant (Overlooked Movements: … Continue Reading Losing The Ability To Front Squat & The COMEBACK!
2020 was a far worse year than 2019 for us all really but for some the discrepancy wasn’t huge. For me though, it was worse in many departments. It was … Continue Reading NEVER Let THIS Happen To You As A Calisthenics Athlete!
It’s funny how a word can have different associations over the years. Between the ages of say 8-20 ‘recovery’ for me meant recovering a car as I was living and … Continue Reading The 5 Most Important Recovery Markers For 2021! (Make More Gains)
2020 Reflections: Optimism, Endurance Feats, Rethinking My Life Path & All The Lessons Along The Way……..
Last year I couldn’t wait to pen an article looking back at my year and introspecting all the takeaways; the highs, the lows and ultimately, strategising how I could have … Continue Reading 2020 Reflections: Optimism, Endurance Feats, Rethinking My Life Path & All The Lessons Along The Way……..
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?
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?
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)