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
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)
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)
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)
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?
The significance of tempo training, direct arm work: yes or no? And What’s so magical about high set, low rep systems for improving proficiency in movements………. How important is rep … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (September 2020)
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!
Overwhelmed with starting options within calisthenics, elbows flaring on muscle ups and straight bar dips & the correct form on archer chin/pull ups….. Hello, I found you on Reddit. I … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (August 2020)
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)
There are some patterns in the fitness industry that never die, no matter what. Carbs will always be feared. Heavy lifting turns women into men. You have to do cardio … Continue Reading How To Get Your VERY FIRST Chin Up As A Female!
The methodology behind programming for calisthenics skills, getting started delivering your own calisthenics/gymnastics strength based classes & how to close the last little gap in your front splits……… What’s the … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (June 2020)
The Best way to progress in handstands, how to get out of a front lever plateau and what ‘end range strength’ means & how it pertains to mobility training……… Handstands … Continue Reading Questions From Instagram (May 2020)