Why Should I Learn to Handstand?

This week I was going to start writing up about another part of your handstands but I thought I would take it back for a bit after one of my students looked at me confused when I told them that only trying handstands for one hour a week isn’t going to be sufficient enough to achieve…Continue Reading

The 2016 Challenge and how I pulled through!

For this weeks blog I have decided to write about my experience in doing the 2016 challenge, the lead up, the challenge itself and the aftermath. What is the 2016 Challenge you say? The 2016 Challenge came from a Calisthenics group called the Bar-barians, who are well known for their intense gruelling physical workouts that…Continue Reading

Happy Wrists, Happy Handstand

    Wrists When we first start with handstands (or any arm balance for that matter) we are hyper loading our wrists in a position that they truly aren’t ready for. It’s true that in our handstand we should be in one long straight line but what if you are to go out of that…Continue Reading

The Bare Bones of Calisthenics (Basics)

At its best Calisthenics (or bodyweight athletes in general) are capable of jaw dropping displays of strength, explosiveness, athleticism and aerial mastery that it can seem to be completely unattainable for the majority of people. What a lot of people forget or sometimes don’t even realise is that the people that you see doing these…Continue Reading

5 Powerful Steps to Achieve your Dreams in 2016

Studies have shown that over 90% of people don’t achieve their New Years goals. If you are part of the 10% that have already managed to quit smoking, read a new book, lose a kilo or relinquish your Facebook and email addiction then you can close this window and cross your fingers that these last few…Continue Reading

Training Past Your Fear

Fear and How to Overcome It For the majority of people parkour is as much a physical challenge as a mental one. It varies from person to person, but as I often tell people, for me parkour is 60% mental and only 40% physical. Training your body to become stronger, faster, and more capable is…Continue Reading

Dealing with the Festive season

The festive season, so often the time when people fall off the exercise and health bandwagon and succumb to the endless festivities and overindulgence. Its happened to us all and yet every year that we go into this period with good intentions we somehow fall into the same traps. Its funny because we get time…Continue Reading

Pretty Up Your Handstand

Bananas aren’t cool   In this age of technology where I find myself on Instagram a little more than I care to admit, I see on my news feed and recommended videos with the #handstands people doing amazing things but for some reason they haven’t taken the time to actually perfect their basic handstand. When…Continue Reading