One of the supposed drawbacks of bodyweight training is the vast jumps between certain progressions. Going from an open tuck lever to a straddle can be a monumental strength gain. … Continue Reading A Better Way To Progress Your Bodyweight Movements/Skills
Towards the end of last summer I penned the post, ‘5 Ways To Pimp Up Your Handstand Practice‘. While that post serves a solid purpose for those who’ve got a … Continue Reading The Handstand Progression Roadmap (From Ground Zero To Advanced)
Saturday December 7th saw an amazing battle at Crossfit Aldgate East, London. The legendary Lee Wade Turner organised a competition for all the participants at his numerous classes across London … Continue Reading Judging Lee Wade Turner’s End Of Year Calisthenics Championships 2019!
Come summer this year it had been over 2 years since I attended my last workshop/seminar (excluding my own ones in Norwich). That’s an incredibly long time to go without … Continue Reading Tom Merrick & UlrikOnHands’ Hand Balancing & Bodyweight Skills Workshop – REVIEW!
When I got my first kipped and chicken winged muscle up I thought I was the man. I wanted to write a tutorial on mastering the muscle up; I wanted … Continue Reading You Can’t Muscle Up: Are you lacking Technique Or Power?
With the weather being as nice as ever in the UK this summer, why confine yourself to a gym? Why not get out in the sun and fresh air while … Continue Reading Start Calisthenics This Summer & Master Your Bodyweight (Beginner’s Program)
Once you tick off pull ups, dips, push ups and other basic staple calisthenic moves, it becomes time to think about what’s next. It’s a popular debate: what moves shall … Continue Reading How Flexibility Makes Calisthenics Easier
The calisthenics world has so many eye-catching moves that when most people see them, even if it’s only in a random YouTube video, and want to try and train for them. … Continue Reading Tips For Faster Gains With Front Levers, Back Levers, Planches & Human Flags
Be thankful that most of you reading this aren’t fortunate enough to know me in real life, or have real life contact with me. Because if you had, for the … Continue Reading A Crazy Story About The Psychology Of Injuries (Fixing My Shoulder Pain)
Gymnastic rings were once specialist and you never saw them in gyms unless you found yourself in a gymnastics centre. Fast forward 10-15 years and the rings are very much … Continue Reading Wooden VS Plastic Gymnastics Rings – Which to buy?
As a result of my recent adventure sharing all my progress with Calisthenic Movement’s level 5 program, questions were raised as to the difference between L-Sits done on the floor … Continue Reading L-Sits on the floor VS bars/parallettes
The halfway test week of Calisthenic Movement’s Level 5 program is all but done and dusted. I’ve finally got the last 2 moves wrapped up and ready to share with … Continue Reading Testing my maxes: DIPS & PISTOL SQUATS!
Following on from Wednesday’s testing of Skin The Cats & Handstand Push ups, it was time to test my L-sit and Pull up, as part of Calisthenic Movement’s level 5 … Continue Reading Testing my maxes: L sits & Pull Ups!
I don’t normally do this. I don’t normally upload clips of my own training, but I think it’s high time I changed that. By sharing my own progress with you … Continue Reading Testing my maxes: Skinning the cat & grinding out handstand push ups!
A review of my experience with Calisthenic Movement’s level 4 intermediate program – covering everything from value for money, to effectiveness, to user friendliness, to level of detailed explanation and … Continue Reading How good are Calisthenic Movement’s programs? (A REVIEW)
Let’s separate the men from the boys and the women from the girls. This is a post with multi purposes. First, to present you with 5 calisthenic (no external resistance) … Continue Reading 5 SERIOUSLY challenging calisthenic movements – can you do any of these?