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
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)
The ‘2:1 pull to push ratio’ is a popular and widespread recommendation for shoulder health and postural improvement/enhancement. If you’ve not heard of such a ratio before, consider yourself lucky, … Continue Reading The ‘2:1 Pull/Push Ratio’?
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
On Saturday April 10th I did 800 pull ups in the space of about 3 hours. Regular readers & anyone who knows me will instantly wonder why I’d do such … Continue Reading THE 800 PULL UP WORKOUT (ISPCC Fundraiser)
Another 4 weeks + have passed in seemingly no time at all and true to my word, I’m staying consistent with bringing you up to date with my journey, step … Continue Reading Calisthenic Movement’s Level 5 Mastery Program – Phase 3 COMPLETE (Weeks 9-12 Recap)
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?
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)
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)
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)
Handstands are multi-faceted – they’re used by so many sub sections of the fitness world, including Crossfit, Yoga, calisthenics, gymnastics, dance and even those just wanting to do hand balance … Continue Reading A STUPIDLY SIMPLE Tip For Faster Handstand Progress
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?
There’s loads of girls who can rock a 315 lb squat or hip thrust hundreds of pounds but how many can demo a muscle up or a handstand push up? … Continue Reading Girls & Calisthenics: Is It Really A ‘Man’s World’?
Frank Medrano’s viral video ‘Superhuman Bodyweight Workout Domination’ has, as I write this, 34,948,864 views. Go watch the video. It’s timeless. Now scroll down to the comments section. How long … Continue Reading LEG DEVELOPMENT: Barbells VS bodyweight exercises – THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN
It doesn’t matter whether we’re talking ultra big gym corporations like Planet Fitness in the US, or Virgin Active in the UK, or, if we’re talking private man caves (garage … Continue Reading What EVERY gym SHOULD have