There’s been numerous questions about slow progress with various split routines. There’s also a reason that the Recommended Routine and most Beginner routines are a 3x a week Full Body routine. Here’s why. The importance of frequency Consider a full body routine that is 3x a week versus a splitRead more
Steven Low, author of Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength (Second Edition), is a former gymnast who has performed with and coached the exhibitional gymnastics troupe, Gymkana. Steven has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland College Park, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland Baltimore. Steven is a Senior trainer for Dragon Door’s Progressive Calisthenics Certification (PCC). He has also spent thousands of hours independently researching the scientific foundations of health, fitness and nutrition and is able to provide many insights into practical care for injuries. His training is varied and intense with a focus on gymnastics, parkour, rock climbing, and sprinting.
Generally speaking, performance, rate of adaptation, and complexity of programming are all interrelated. This image is take from Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength and illustrates this: View post on imgur.com How does this relate to climbing? Well, we know that one of the limiting factors on performance at upper ranges inRead more
This post is bound to generate a fair bit of controversy because of its sensation title, but make sure you read it all of the way through. Just as a caveat, I am NOT suggesting you continue to working through an injury and pain. Read more below to see what IRead more
This explanation is from the . hope you enjoy some of the content from it, as I’ve been working hard to get clear(er) explanations for everything. How flexibility training works physiologically The nervous system has afferent and efferent fibers. Afferent fibers are sensor fibers that provide feedback to the nervousRead more
This was originally posted on reddit’s /r/bodyweightfitness and now updated. I realized the FAQ doesn’t really explain this concept in depth, and there are a lot of new people on this subreddit. Thus, I figured I would introduce one of the basic concepts on why training is highly systematic. ThereRead more