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)
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!
In the world of forward thinking & go, go, GO, it’s so easy to get vacuumed up into the endless tsunami of wanting more yesterday. Your car isn’t new enough, … Continue Reading Should We Really Fetishize ‘The Basics’?
(2 min read – 600 words) #shorts Unilateral training is a great way to level out any glaring imbalances between two limbs, and is also just a phenomenal progression option … Continue Reading The PROBLEM With Unilateral Training
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)
(Where is the year going?!) Programming for rotator cuff work, Approaching training for your first ring muscle up & sequencing your session intelligently to work round injuries… I saw you … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (November 2021)
Tortoise reps have a place in the training world but a limited one. For rehab and prehab you might be able to justify 4-5 second lowering AND lifting phases, but … Continue Reading Why You’re Slow (How To Get More EXPLOSIVE)
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)
Some 8 years or so ago now when I first started doing pull ups, the task was simple: get my chin above the bar. Not that I even used a … Continue Reading How I BUTCHERED My Pull Ups For YEARS
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)
With the (almost) passing of the winter, along with it comes the final level of the game that is Calisthenic Movement’s Level 5 Mastery Program! Only the end boss remains. … Continue Reading Calisthenic Movement’s Level 5 Mastery Program – Phase 4 COMPLETE (The FINAL PHASE)
When it comes to finding the right exercises we’re told to always question why we’re doing something before doing it. And the most basic advice is: if you can’t answer … Continue Reading The 4 Most OVER-RATED Mainstream Movements
My first experience counting calories was in 2013 when I had burnt off what muscle I had, and lost almost all the fat from my body. I stood just under … Continue Reading Is Calorie Counting Worth ANYTHING In 2021?
Periodised training within calisthenics? Recommended learning resources for aspiring coaches/personal trainers & ideas for better sleep Do you periodise your training at all? And do you have short term and … Continue Reading Fitness Questions From Instagram (April 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!