How I reclaimed (and bettered) the slow bar & ring muscle up after wrecking my left shoulder & bicep. This post is a sequel to my recent post: Relearning The … Continue Reading SLOW Bar & Ring Muscle Ups, Post Injury?
This is a project that’s been a long time in the making. I’ve been asked countless times what the secret is to muscle ups, or how to pull chest to … Continue Reading The Perfect Blueprint To Pull HIGHER (Muscle Up Pulling Tutorial)
In 2019 I did a 28kg ring muscle up with relative ease. I basically just rolled over the transition with speed and only went up to 28kg to outdo an … Continue Reading Relearning The Ring Muscle Up (My Humbling Story)
This will be quite a niche post…although you don’t have to have a gymnastics fetish or calisthenics obsession to know about, and be wowed by, the rare feat that is … Continue Reading The One Arm Chin Up: SUB-jective Vs OB-jective Training Methods? (MY EXPERIMENT)
Paused reps are a gemstone in a strength coach’s toolbox. They target & fix weak points, make your regular reps stronger and just make things that much harder, without having … Continue Reading Paused Reps? (My Experiment)
Another 4 weeks + have passed in seemingly no time at all and true to my word, I’m staying consistent with bringing you up to date with my journey, step … Continue Reading Calisthenic Movement’s Level 5 Mastery Program – Phase 3 COMPLETE (Weeks 9-12 Recap)
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!
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
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?
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?