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!
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)
Everyone’s watched the Rocky films and seen how bad-ass the one arm push ups look. Maybe you even wanted to try it while watching? Maybe you even did a one … Continue Reading THE ONE ARM PUSH UP: Yay Or Nay?
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)
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)
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’ve always enjoyed stats and figures. I remember years back now, investing in a home blood glucose testing kit while I was brainwashing myself all about nutrition and insulin response/diabetes … Continue Reading Getting A Full Blood Panel Done For The First Time Ever At 29 Years Old! (What I Discovered)
It’s 4 years since I first used Calisthenic Movement’s Level 4 intermediate program……..it all seems a blur but when I think back to 4 years ago, there’s many fond memories … Continue Reading Calisthenic Movement’s Level 5 Mastery Program – Phase 1 COMPLETE (Weeks 1-4 Recap)
Kind of cliche in a way but upon the most recent ‘lockdown’ in the UK, I decided to try something for the supposed 4 weeks this is forced on us. … Continue Reading I Did A 5 Minute Daily Mobility Routine For 30 Days! Here’s What It Did For Me…….
(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)
It was Januray 2019 when I achieved an 80 kg weighted dip courtesy of 4 kettlebells. What was most funny about that was I only tried my max for ‘shits … Continue Reading How I Got A +90kg Dip & A +60kg Pull Up (Review of Micha Schulz’s ‘KOW’ Strength Program)
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)
The next step after 45-60 second wall facing handstand holds, the carryover between one arm pull up and muscle up training & advice for corporate gym personal trainers looking to … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (November 2020)
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?
More than 80% of a physiotherapists regular clientele consist of either knee pain or shoulder pain. And narrowly in third place is hip/low back issues. The sad implications of this … Continue Reading Is Knee Pain Really A Life Sentence?
(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)