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:
Let’s break things down.
Here are 3 things you should do to get year long results:
#1: EAT RIGHT IN THE...
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 lean, strong and healthy.
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 talking to dozens of my most successful...
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 has.
It’s easier to...
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But if you only could consume one piece of training from me...
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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.
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:
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, hips, ankle and feet.
Check out the video where I...
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 (hypothetical) example:
Let's say you need...
Would you consider calisthenics art?
By calisthenics I mean it in its original sense, from the greek words "Kalos", beautiful, and "Sthenos", strength.
And if not an art, then it's definitely a meditation tool.
I learned to handstand by meditating without knowing I was meditating.
Learning to handstand allows us to tangibly feel the joy of balance. It requires focus, consistency and patience.
I have built the handstand program based on those principles and I strongly recommend learning how to do handstand to everyone.
You have access to the program inside your membership.
In the end, hand balancing is all about details.
Here is a slow motion video, where you can see every small adjustments that are needed while we are standing upside down.
The push up is the most famous calisthenics exercise in the world.
Everybody has tried one.
In this video, I am going to show you how to take your push ups to the next level with explosive push ups.
These are 4 different full body techniques to strengthen and tone your chest, triceps, core, and more!
It goes without saying that you have to master the classic push up first. You need to be able to do sets of 30+ reps with ease, before you move on to the explosive ones.