I wish I knew a thing or two about good form when I first began doing calisthenics. Unfortunately, the concept of good form and execution never really crossed my mind as a teenager. https://www.facebook.com/veggievlad/videos/648663768987887/ In my early days (2008-2012), I focused on the bodybuilding aspect of calisthenics (i.e., sets and reps) and I wasn't exposed … Continue reading Wish I Knew About Good Form When I Started Doing Calisthenics
I’ve been struggling to hold a decent single bar handstand although I’m great at handstanding on parallettes and flat surface. I’ve never worked on that skill consistently because I found it awkward, doubted my form and thought I was too tall for it. Recently, I was surprised to see some progress in my ability to … Continue reading Why The Single Bar Handstand is a Different Game
There is a specific body type that's most suited to calisthenics. Having this body type almost guarantees you'll become great at calisthenics and achieve even the even most advanced skills faster than people with "unsuitable" body type.
I went to Bedquilts Recreation Ground on Good Friday afternoon to train on my rings. It was the first hot day of the Easter heatwave that lasted 4 blissful days (sorry for sounding ignorant of the negative consequences of global warming). I set the rings up on a thick branch at the north-west end of … Continue reading Gymnastic Rings Training in Bedquilts Adel
Today, I stumbled upon some new calisthenics equipment at Leeds Dock, LS10 1PZ. There is a frame with two curved pull up bars on each end. The length of the structure can also be utilised for chin ups and leg raises. There is a set of dip bars too. It's located right in front of Primal Academy … Continue reading Leeds Dock Calisthenics Equipment LS10
I recently emailed Leeds City Council asking if an outdoor calisthenics gym could be built in Woodhouse Moor Park (Hyde Park) and got a reply saying that a "masterplan" is currently being designed to improve the park, including "plans for an outdoor fitness trail amongst other facilities". Apparently, there has been a consultation with users and … Continue reading Outdoor Fitness Trail Coming to Woodhouse Moor Park
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I've had quite a few inquiries asking whether I'll be running any outdoor classes in 2019 and the answer is yes. I'm looking to hold the first session on the 1st April at the usual time and place. New Class Structure It's important to note that this year's classes will be slightly different from last … Continue reading Calisthenics Classes 2019: Start Date & Other News
My diet has been good pretty much all my life and I've been continuously seeing results in my training, especially since becoming vegetarian. I'm not saying cutting meat has anything to do with my progress, I don't feel any different in fact, but I strongly believe my diet has played a hugely important role in … Continue reading What I Usually Eat
With the end of the warmest ever British summer of 2018, I'd would like to say big thank you to everyone who attended my handstand classes by offering a free 4-day handstand program to encourage you to keep on training over the winter season. You will spend two days a week focusing purely on balancing … Continue reading Handstand Program (Free)
Dips and Lsits aren't the only exercises to do on parallel bars. There are many other much more challenging movements such as: Tucked Lsit Raises Lsit Pike Lifts Tucked Planche Raises Low Planche Raises Shoulder Stand Leg Raises Shoulder Stand to Lsit Stalder Hold to Tuck Planche https://youtu.be/oIz_4x0_zrI
Are you training for a particular bodyweight skill (handstand, muscle up, levers, etc) but aren't making any significant progress with it? Read on to find out why this may be the case. I've written this post assuming that none of the more obvious reasons below apply to you: Not exercising hard enough Example: You tried … Continue reading Why You Aren’t Getting Better at Calisthenics Skills?