I’m excited to be part of the Invert, Bend and Balance symposium with Andrea Plancarte!
There are more than 20 experts involved in this great online event.
It's for all for aerialists, hand-balancers and pole dancers.
I can’t wait to share with you How Calisthenics Will Boost Your Upper Body Strength and Your Aerial / Pole Skills.
During the interview, we’ll talk about:
* What’s calisthenics, the importance of push ups and pull ups movements
* Their massive benefits to pole dancers and aerialists
* What’s proper technique for both pushing and pulling
* How to implement calisthenics in your workout and scale it to your level, to get the best results
The interview goes live tomorrow Monday November 14th.
Get your FREE spot at the link below!
Practicing a skill requires setting clear goals that you can visualize.
This is what the goal was for me when I started practicing handstands: holding a simple straight line for 30 seconds.
So here is my challenge to you: hold whatever handstand variation you want for 30 seconds!
It can be assisted on the wall or even a simple elevated pike hold (hint: this is how you start building shoulder strength and muscle endurance).
Make sure to keep your scapula retracted, "squeezed" together enough, so that your shoulders don't round and "fall forward".
PS: Tag me @onlinecalisthenics in your videos so I can check it out!
Today I just want to share the absolute best way to hit your chest with calisthenics dips.
This dips variation hits EVERY PART of your upper body and MAXIMUM tension on the negative phase.
It's a classic gymnast move variation that looks easy but is actually advanced.
You must control the descent and keep your core in a hollow body position during the movement.
Don't compensate the descent with poor form.
Go for sets of 3's if you are getting started with that variation.
Everybody that has worked with me knows that training calisthenics hard and often is the only secret to getting results (along with a proper diet, this goes without saying).
On the other hand this has to be balanced with daily recovery and prehab exercises.
I do them everyday to prepare and recover from my workouts and avoid injuries overall.
So today I'm going to share some my latest favorite stretches with you.
These moves will mainly address your back and shoulders. I recommend spending a few minutes on each in the morning and/or before going to sleep.
Click on the links below to watch each video.
The stick forces your spine to get straight. Put your arms under the stick and press it against your back gently as you tilt your pelvis up.
Keep your spine alignment clean and rotate sideways a few time.
Then hinge forward keeping the stick firmly stacked against your back.
2. Lat stretch
Keep your back straight as you...
Last week I shared Olivier's first muscle up.
This is the movement that changes everything once you are able to do it.
This week Nick also achieved his first muscle up, but also got a second one in a row, then attempted a third one!
That makes it his first muscle up set ever.
The major keys of that success are method and consistency.
I'm really proud to see everyone I coach being consistent with their workout journey and making progress.
The muscle up is one of the most iconic calisthenics movement, and put calisthenics on the fitness map.
Despite being very hard to achieve, it became somehow mainstream on social media and everyone wants to do it!
The secret is to break down the movement into different sections, and train them until you feel good with each move:
These are the main ingredients for success.
I put together a complete Muscle Up workout program in the app, so you can schedule your workouts in details and...
Let's face it, EVERY human on earth has problems.
Of EVERY kind.
Here I'll only address injuries, chronic pains, and posture deficiencies. The goal is to keep them MINOR, and reverse them.
I’ll only name a few but I trained with:
It's busy season, so last week I shared my Vegas trip and how I managed to workout "on the go".
These days, I don't always have time to get the perfect workout.
That's when I like to use my favorite calisthenics superset: muscle up - dips - pull ups - core.
You can build up the reps as you want. I like the following splits:
Keep your form as clean as possible on each rep.
I just got back from a 3 day business trip in Las Vegas.
I think you can imagine the amount of things that can go wrong there.
But, there are also very simple things we can do to stay healthy and feel energetic, even in Vegas!
Today I will share my personal trip, schedule and tips, so you can use it whenever you have to go somewhere for work.
Day 1 - From LA to Las Vegas.
The night before: 5 min nightly stretching routine (hips, shoulders, quads/hamstrings, back, wrists)
The most common mistake people make when training abs is using a single plane of motion, mainly the frontal plane, doing sit ups.
This DOES NOT work.
The “Core” is a muscle chain you must train using MANY different angles, to tap into its full potential.
The core of the human body can bend forward, back, twist, go side to side, lift your legs, everything in between and much more.
Here are 3 unconventional calisthenics movements to add to your routine to build a well rounded and functional core muscles.
These moves are ideally performed on parallel bars or high parallettes. Click each link below.
I build ALL my programs following the rules and method I share with you weekly.