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)
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?