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!
It was Januray 2019 when I achieved an 80 kg weighted dip courtesy of 4 kettlebells. What was most funny about that was I only tried my max for ‘shits … Continue Reading How I Got A +90kg Dip & A +60kg Pull Up (Review of Micha Schulz’s ‘KOW’ Strength Program)
I remember reading Paul Carter’s blog, LiftRunBang, many years ago where he coined the line: ‘80% of your workouts will be forgettable and run of the mill. 10% of your … Continue Reading Sh*tty Training Days: Go Lighter Or Abandon Altogether?
I, like you, have always thought the back squat to be one of those slutty attention whore lifts that needs you to train it constantly to stay with you. Pretty … Continue Reading Can You Keep Your Back Squat Without Squatting For 6 Months? (My ‘Lockdown Experiment’)
Almost every fitness author has given their take on the age old debate as to whether high reps or low reps are better, and what their own preferred ‘goldilocks zone’ … Continue Reading 5 LAWS Of Low Rep Training (1-5 range)
I suck at the overhead press. Always have done. I can gain strength in many other areas; even flexibility improves faster than my overhead strength. And I know many of … Continue Reading Tips For Those Who SUCK At Overhead Pressing
One of the first things to do when you feel progress is stalling is to increase frequency. Train the f*ck out of the movement, said one bro. You need a … Continue Reading Why You Don’t Progress On Some Lifts No Matter What You Try….
Back in June 2016 I penned ‘DEADLIFT MYTHS & FACTS‘ – and the article was pretty conclusive, at least at the time. Although a lot can happen in 3 years … Continue Reading The Deadlift REVISITED: Still Overrated, Or?
Before sitting down to write this post I had a quick investigation into ‘the most searched fitness questions’. I could only get info for 2018, alas, but nevertheless I was … Continue Reading Are Rep Counts Actually Worth Anything?