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)
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)
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)
I spent the final 2 months of 2019 with a fractured wrist that left me unable to do even bear weight on it in a quadped position. It was a … Continue Reading Wrist Care For Athletes (Calisthenics, Gymnasts, Weightlifters etc…) – The COMPLETE GUIDE!
One of the things a gymnast (particularly a rings gymnast) doesn’t want is excessive size on the legs. It stands to reason, extra weight there means more weight away from … Continue Reading Why Even Gymnasts Should Train Their Lower Body
What’s harder, getting a handstand or keeping it? Logically speaking you’d say getting it and you’d be correct but try saying that when you’ve just got your first back lever, … Continue Reading Skill Acquisition Vs Skill Maintenance In Calisthenics?
It’s an age old discussion: is a handstand a strength exercise or a balance exercise? Or both?! The handstand is such a fundamental & foundational skill that it’s sought after … Continue Reading So, Just How Much Strength Do You Need For A Handstand?
It’s been 4 months since I last updated you guys with where my mobility is, courtesy of Calisthenic Movement’s mobility program – the advanced segment. Fear not, I have been … Continue Reading Calisthenic Movement’s Advanced Mobility Program (AUTUMN UPDATE 2019)
August 23rd 2019 was the day before my 28th birthday and while I’m not anti celebration, material gifts don’t do much for me. I was always stumped when asked ‘what … Continue Reading How I Achieved A Flat Front Split As An Adult Male
The handstand is such a globally sought after skill/move/party trick/element that it’s usually one’s goal to have one they can do whenever, wherever. Sometimes it’s learnt from scratch, other times … Continue Reading 5 Ways To Pimp Up Your Handstand Practice
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!
EVERYONE remembers their first muscle up and if you haven’t nailed this milestone yet, when you do you’ll always remember this landmark occasion. Whether you’re a crossfitter, powerlifter, bodybuilder or … Continue Reading Your First Ring 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’?
No matter how strong you are, I can confidently assume you don’t think your current level in the front lever is strong enough. This post isn’t going to go into … Continue Reading ANOTHER Tip For A Stronger Front Lever
January the 19th saw the second edition of me and Ollie Brown of Redevelop Movement‘s Calisthenics & Bodyweight Strength Training Workshop. Once again we were hosted by the largest CrossFit … Continue Reading Reflections From Our SECOND Calisthenics Workshop!
This experiment was a completely spontaneous and unplanned one. It wasn’t part of a ’30 day challenge’ or some empty new year’s vow. It was born from a simple thought: … Continue Reading The Handstand Experiment: What A Month’s Worth Of Work Did For Me