(My take on staying limber after finishing the 30/30 squat challenge from Ido Portal & ideas to improve your resting squat without doing the challenge itself) It’s been 6 months … Continue Reading Maintaining & Improving Your Squat AFTER The 30/30 Challenge?
Stretching the hamstrings for the general population is a doomed, never-ending cycle of stepping forwards and being forced right back to the same spot again. Whereas stretching the calves is … Continue Reading ONE Move For Better Ankle & Hamstring Mobility!
It was actually Ido Portal’s 30 day hang challenge that fixed my right shoulder all those years ago, once and for all. I battled impingement for a good 18 months … Continue Reading My Experience With Ido Portal’s 30/30 Squat Challenge: A REVIEW
When I first saw the Reverse Nordic Curl it was called a ‘Natural Leg Extension’. And this is essentially what it is: using your bodyweight to target your quads. I … Continue Reading How To: Reverse Nordic Curl/Human Leg Extension (TUTORIAL)
Square vs twisted hip front splits? How to program for 1 rep max based strength training? Good weighted pull up standards for calisthenics? I noticed you complaining about hip rotation … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (October 2021)
My pancake seems to be totally stuck at a certain angle (chest to thighs level) and I can’t get any lower! In your journey did you find you had sticking … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (August 2021)
Get straight out of bed no more than 5 minutes after waking up and try to touch your toes. Mark where your best effort was. Then later in the day, … Continue Reading How To Be Flexible Even When COLD | (5 Tips!)
Progressing shrimp squats, frequency of stretching & healing torn hands from training! Do you think it’s possible to do shrimp squats completely upright? And what would you say is the … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram! (June 2021)
Getting on for 10 years ago now, I was aware of the power of the front squat. I even wrote about it when this website was an infant (Overlooked Movements: … Continue Reading Losing The Ability To Front Squat & The COMEBACK!
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!
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…….
(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)
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!
If there was ever an area or subsection within fitness that could be labelled ‘bi-polar’ it would be the beast that is mobility work. While strength and skills are still … Continue Reading 3 Markers For GENUINE Mobility Progress (If Range Stalls)
One of my finest moments last year was getting completely flat in a front split the day before my 28th birthday. At the time it served as a catalyst for … Continue Reading Front Splits Touch Down On BOTH SIDES! (Mobility Update MAY 2020)
February 19th 2020 marked the end of 12 weeks of using Micha Shulz’s ‘King Of Weighted’ hypertrophy skills calisthenics themed program. It was a long slog (but a good slog) … Continue Reading Will A Month’s Worth Of Lower Body Training Ruin Your Flexibility?