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!)
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!
Middle & front split plateaus, knee pain when squatting & shoulders that won’t open in a handstand…….. Any advice or guidance on the middle and front split? My legs are … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (February 2021)
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!
Another 4 weeks have rolled by which means it’s time for an update on my adventure with Calisthenic Movement’s Level 5 Mastery Program! As I mentioned in my recap of … Continue Reading Calisthenic Movement’s Level 5 Mastery Program – Phase 2 COMPLETE (Weeks 5-8 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…….
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
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)
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)
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)
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!
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?
Does a marked improvement in your mobility really hinder you as an athlete? An anecdotal look into an interesting question. Research is pretty clear: static stretching prior to physical exertion … Continue Reading Does Improved Mobility Really Make You Slower/Weaker?
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