3 Calisthenics Exercises To Get Better At Front Lever

3 Calisthenics Exercises To Get Better At Front Lever!

Static holds are some of the hardest things to achieve in calisthenics.

They are very different from the classic repetitions we do with regular movements such as pull ups or push ups. The obvious difference is that one is an isometric exercise while repetitions are dynamic exercises.

But there is much more to it.

There are 2 main reasons why static holds are more demanding than traditional movements:

They challenge your nervous system.

Your body needs to learn how to cope with a continuous, strenuous effort. Indeed, when doing reps, your body is used to taking partial "breaks" between your repetitions, even if it does not feel like rest! So the key is to calm your nerves down and learn to breathe optimally through the static hold.

It addresses your weak links.

Static holds will automatically highlight any weakness in your body very quickly. When doing reps there is always a slight compensation or swing in one way or another...

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Get Unstuck, Get Results!

 

Check out my mate David who sent me this video the other day!

Do you find that you reach certain limitations in your movements like push ups or pull ups?

Are you able to perform good form, full-range-of-motion movements?

It pains me to see so many people with bad form. That’s what happened with David.

Like many, he spent months and months training, yet still not being able to get good form on foundation movements like push ups and pull ups. But things are going to be different for you! 

Here’s why people do not have good form: they don’t always know about bio-mechanics, and how to use their muscles and joints in the best way. 

Since everyone “does” push ups, people think they all know how to do it. Simple, right?

Instead of assuming, they need to understand the movements they are doing and pay attention to details.

When you figure that out, you can quickly get to the root of that limitation and eradicate it.  

Here are 3 reasons...

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Free Checklist: Do This Every Day

Free Checklist: Do This Every Day!

I used to be quite disorganized when trying to figure out how to get strong and lean on a daily basis.

Not anymore! 

Today, I follow an embarrassingly simple 3-step process to workout and stay lean all year round. I spent months trying to tweak this process because I knew that I will be repeating it hundreds of times to come. 

Here’s the 3-step process that I make sure to follow now!

A good routine every coach should have is a solid routine to follow when it comes to building muscle, staying lean and improving skills all year round. 

Over time, having a streamlined process to do that will benefit you tremendously: 

  •    You will stay lean and strong all year long
  •    You will build the mindset for the long term journey
  •    You won’t have to worry about magical ab workouts and diets.

Let’s break things down. 

Here are 3 things you should do to get year long...

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The ONE Thing That Makes a Difference

The ONE Thing That Makes a Difference!

I wanted to write this article to share something I've learned with you.

In my early days, after a few years of training, I was disappointed with my results. 

It happens to the best of us. I did make clear progress but was training with guys much stronger than me. I also thought I’d reach their level within a few years of hard training.


Then, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with a ripped, retired professional rugby player in his mid 40’s. He was THE guy everyone was looking up too where I used to train - and I went for it. 

I went for the long term, small steps, consistent approach than this guys had been using for decades.

This chat has been a life changing experience. I realized results take time. This guys had been training for 30+ years! And I was thinking that 3 years of intense training was going to get me where he was. LOL.

After that, I felt so refreshed and gained so much clarity on how to get...

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The Reasons Why You Should Do Calisthenics

The Reasons Why You Should Do Calisthenics!

Let us not beat around the bush. As some of you may know, I am a Calisthenics - Bodyweight movement expert. I help people like you with getting strong, lean and see results for years, not just a few months.

So I will be sharing with you 3 reasons why you should do calisthenics and embrace holistic health.

More importantly, I will be helping you to make a solid decision of whether you want to get serious results with calisthenics or just keep spending your time browsing the internet for free videos and endless 4 week bullsh*t programs.

The thing is, my calisthenics course is NOT suitable for everyone. That’s the truth. 

I know of so many people who were only slightly interested in calisthenics and wanted quick "tips" to achieve goals that take years of learning and practice... but they never got anywhere because they did not dig deep enough to truly understand why calisthenics and bodyweight movement are so important. 

After...

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Toxic Myths You Believe In

Toxic Myths You Believe In!

Today, we'll cover the 3 toxic myths about fitness and health that all beginners MUST break away from in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle and get the strong body they want. 

Getting your mindset right is the #1 thing you have to conquer if you want to succeed in getting the body you want. As the popular saying goes, "You are your worst enemy and best asset" ;)

From serving many customers and 1:1 private clients from all walks of life over the last 8 years, I can tell you that the best and most successful customers are those with the right mindset and attitude, who have the right beliefs about long term health and fitness.

It's myth-busters time, my friend!

Time to re-align your perspectives and make things right.

Myth #1: "I can get strong and lean without intense efforts”

Most fitness fads and courses are designed to create the short term illusion that 4-8 weeks of mild exercise will work for beginners and get them the body their trainer...

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All My Favorite Calisthenics Articles In One Place

All My Favorite Calisthenics Articles In One Place!

Here are some of my favorite calisthenics and holistic nutrition articles I've written for you that you may find useful.

Calisthenics Workout

Holistic Nutrition

Mobility

But if you only could consume one piece of training from me...

Sign up for my online course, and start at the level that works for you.

  • Within this intensive and comprehensive multi-level course, I cover everything you need to know, to achieve your goals, step by step, day by day.  
  • Beware, this course is not some shallow half-baked piece of training, it is hundreds of videos, workouts, ebooks and workshops of value-packed calisthenics goodness.
  • I have spent 15 years of my life trying to learn everything I can about calisthenics...
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How To Fix Your Handstand?

 

How To Fix Your Handstand?

If you've ever tried to do a handstand, you know it's not as easy as it looks!

This goes especially when trying to avoid the infamous "Banana" handstand, where the back is arching to compensate for lack of technique.  

You will often see people trying to stay on their hands while balancing their legs and feet up, as they try to find balance to stay still.  

In today's video I'm going to show you 3 moves to fix your handstand if that's your case.  

This also works if you are a beginner starting to learn proper handstand form. 

Get calisthenics personal coaching here!

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The Online Calisthenics CourseĀ Got An Upgrade!

 

The Online Calisthenics Course Got An Upgrade! 

My goal is to provide you with the best user experience while learning and working out with Online Calisthenics.

So here is what's new on the platform :

1. Every membership still has access to the full content. The original full course has been split into 7 distinct programs:

  • Calisthenics Level 0
  • Calisthenics Level 1
  • Calisthenics Level 2
  • Calisthenics Level 3
  • Special Yogasthenics Program - Level 1+
  • Special Handstand Program - Level 2+
  • Special Muscle Program - Level 3+

The goal is to make the content more accessible and easy to follow.

Two new programs will also be added in 2022: Calisthenics Level 4 and the Special Levers and Human Flag Program.

2. The workout video library has also be re-organized in a day-by-day format, for each program, so you can follow along each workout day with the workout pdf.

3. The mobility and flexibility module is now split into three sections, for easier access: shoulders,...

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The 3 Surprising Things That Keep You Fat

The 3 Surprising Things That Keep You Fat!

The fitness world is full of tricks and programs to help you lose weight. 

They all promise amazing results in 4 weeks and lots of people fall into  those traps.

Meanwhile, there are very simple things you can all do in order to get leaner and stronger all year round.

This starts by avoiding these 3 mistakes:

1/ Thinking you can outwork a bad diet

A full day of calorie allocation goes roughly like the following when you workout:

- 80% goes to your daily physiological needs and vital functions. Think of things like making your heart beat, breathing, brain activity etc. There is an optimum amount of calories needed for that. 

- 20% goes to your workout efforts (what most people call "burning fat")

 So no matter what your workout is and how intense it is, you will only burn around 20% of the calories you intake that day and anything on top of the vital 80% remaining calories will be stored as fat.

Here is an easy...

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