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Ventured outdoors for some stretching and a bit of a capoeira practice. It's nice to feel the air!

It's a fun challenge to practice something in a different environment. I think it can be a useful way to develop one's own focus. Whichever your inerests are, I'd recommend changing the space from time to time when the opportunity arises. Afterall, you can take movement anywhere!

#play #capoeira #movement #calisthenics
#workout #personaltrainer #handstand #flow #outdoorworkout #health #beginner
Ventured outdoors for some stretching and a bit of a capoeira practice. It's nice to feel the air! It's a fun challenge to practice something in a different environment. I think it can be a useful way to develop one's own focus. Whichever your inerests are, I'd recommend changing the space from time to time when the opportunity arises. Afterall, you can take movement anywhere! #play  #capoeira  #movement  #calisthenics  #workout  #personaltrainer  #handstand  #flow  #outdoorworkout  #health  #beginner 
Skill/strength training is a gradual process. With frequent constructive practice, the skill and the strength will evolve positively. 
Straddle press practice today - the alignment in the top position is gradually improving. I'm pleased with the progress.

Helpful drills / techniques - 
I've added some hollow body rocks between the press attempts and this seems to be helping strengthen the alignment.
I've also shared a little Hammy (hamstring) opener I like to do before a rep to allow the backs of the legs to open up a little more. Super simple but effective. 
Last of all, I tried a little controlled work with capoeira influence which is always quite fun

#handstand #presshandstand #calisthenics #gymnastics #strength #training #gym #movement #personaltrainer #flexibility #bodyweight #movement
Skill/strength training is a gradual process. With frequent constructive practice, the skill and the strength will evolve positively. Straddle press practice today - the alignment in the top position is gradually improving. I'm pleased with the progress. Helpful drills / techniques - I've added some hollow body rocks between the press attempts and this seems to be helping strengthen the alignment. I've also shared a little Hammy (hamstring) opener I like to do before a rep to allow the backs of the legs to open up a little more. Super simple but effective. Last of all, I tried a little controlled work with capoeira influence which is always quite fun #handstand  #presshandstand  #calisthenics  #gymnastics  #strength  #training  #gym  #movement  #personaltrainer  #flexibility  #bodyweight  #movement 
A drill to help people with muscle ups. 
This drill allows the person to explore the transition slowly, really focussing on their technique and can help build the required confidence and belief. 
It encourages the movement to be small, keeping the rings close to the body.

Pauses at each end of the movement works well. Performed like this, a calm approach is employed in what can be an intense move for a learner. 
A 'lift' can be added, as I show in the second rep, to put more emphasis on strengthening the press out of the dip position.

This drill is a small but important part of the muscle up and there are many other drills/methods out there to also progress this movement to being performed bodyweight. 
Make the drill harder by raising the rings slightly, make easier by lowering the rings slightly. Start easy by finding a comfortable ring height. Go steady and happy training

#muscleup #tutorial #personaltrainer #calisthenics #rings #strength #gst #gym
A drill to help people with muscle ups. This drill allows the person to explore the transition slowly, really focussing on their technique and can help build the required confidence and belief. It encourages the movement to be small, keeping the rings close to the body. Pauses at each end of the movement works well. Performed like this, a calm approach is employed in what can be an intense move for a learner. A 'lift' can be added, as I show in the second rep, to put more emphasis on strengthening the press out of the dip position. This drill is a small but important part of the muscle up and there are many other drills/methods out there to also progress this movement to being performed bodyweight. Make the drill harder by raising the rings slightly, make easier by lowering the rings slightly. Start easy by finding a comfortable ring height. Go steady and happy training #muscleup  #tutorial  #personaltrainer  #calisthenics  #rings  #strength  #gst  #gym 
Training highlights, some rings, some press training and handstand practice on the same day, before departing for an Easter road trip with @dianakamkina

Clip 1 - Henry came up with a nice challenge: muscle up, dip, muscle up, dip, then chin up x2. 
Clip 2 - A bit of practice on the straddle press and trying a different dismount. Very fun! 
Clip 3 - Some handstand alignment practice I did in the morning. 
@_alexnino_  summed it up brilliantly in a recent post when he talked about the importance of shoulder flexion without thoracic extension. Aswell as the importance of shoulder external rotation. He goes into more detail so definitely check him out. 
I aim to start applying these principles better to the straddle press soon with a bit more practice 
#rings #gst #handstand #presshandstand  #muscleup #calisthenics #gymnastics #strength #fitness
Training highlights, some rings, some press training and handstand practice on the same day, before departing for an Easter road trip with @dianakamkina Clip 1 - Henry came up with a nice challenge: muscle up, dip, muscle up, dip, then chin up x2. Clip 2 - A bit of practice on the straddle press and trying a different dismount. Very fun! Clip 3 - Some handstand alignment practice I did in the morning. @_alexnino_ summed it up brilliantly in a recent post when he talked about the importance of shoulder flexion without thoracic extension. Aswell as the importance of shoulder external rotation. He goes into more detail so definitely check him out. I aim to start applying these principles better to the straddle press soon with a bit more practice #rings  #gst  #handstand  #presshandstand  #muscleup  #calisthenics  #gymnastics  #strength  #fitness 
Here I am getting out of the comfort zone.

It was a day to explore other movement combinations 
#capoeira #flow #movement #motivation #tricking #fitness #calisthenics #handstand #personaltrainer #learn #bodyweighttraining
Pick of the bunch. 
I had a quite a few attempts, it's been a while since I've dedicated much time for this particular move but at the moment I'm very happy to get one full range rep per Push workout πŸ‘Œ

My next goal is to get 2 reps per session and the plan is to build the consistency so I can do eventually do 2 consecutive reps before touching the ground. 
Mindset wise I'm currently trying to apply a fairly 'indifferent' approach with my performance and this is something that I'm practicing. As opposed to over-chasing a goal/rep or allowing unhelpful feelings of either frustration or disappointment if the rep doesn't happen on a given day. Instead I'm trying to evaluate more during rest intervals, reflect on the attempt, consider the difficult parts of the move and focus on strengthening or rehersing those elements.

This approach seems to be quite helpful as balance moves require sufficient focus and a calm, confident purposeful approach helps. This calmness has undoubtedly been influenced by the more frequent practice of yoga daily. I have a mini yoga goal of 5 minutes every day. This may sound insignifficant but it keeps momentum and seems to have a very positive impact. 
Challenge - set yourself a 5 minute goal. Something you do everyday. It could be 5 minutes outdoors, 5 minutes reading a book etc 
#mindset #calisthenics #gymnastics #yoga #keepcalm #movement #gym #strength #selfimprovement #handstand #handstandpushups #pushupchallenge #personaltrainer
Pick of the bunch. I had a quite a few attempts, it's been a while since I've dedicated much time for this particular move but at the moment I'm very happy to get one full range rep per Push workout πŸ‘Œ My next goal is to get 2 reps per session and the plan is to build the consistency so I can do eventually do 2 consecutive reps before touching the ground. Mindset wise I'm currently trying to apply a fairly 'indifferent' approach with my performance and this is something that I'm practicing. As opposed to over-chasing a goal/rep or allowing unhelpful feelings of either frustration or disappointment if the rep doesn't happen on a given day. Instead I'm trying to evaluate more during rest intervals, reflect on the attempt, consider the difficult parts of the move and focus on strengthening or rehersing those elements. This approach seems to be quite helpful as balance moves require sufficient focus and a calm, confident purposeful approach helps. This calmness has undoubtedly been influenced by the more frequent practice of yoga daily. I have a mini yoga goal of 5 minutes every day. This may sound insignifficant but it keeps momentum and seems to have a very positive impact. Challenge - set yourself a 5 minute goal. Something you do everyday. It could be 5 minutes outdoors, 5 minutes reading a book etc #mindset  #calisthenics  #gymnastics  #yoga  #keepcalm  #movement  #gym  #strength  #selfimprovement  #handstand  #handstandpushups  #pushupchallenge  #personaltrainer 
When movements start to feel a little easier, a little bit more consistent, that bit more controlled or you feel the technique developing...it's hard to describe in words how rewarding it feels.  Whichever your practice, sport or training, I wish you every success and the best of health 
#health #practice #training #movement #motivation #gym #personaltrainer #calisthenics #yoga #gymnastics #feelgood
Had fun trying a new combo today. This was one of the better reps. Really had to battle fatigue at the end! 
#play #handstand #handbalance #yoga #learning #practice #personaltrainer #fatigue #armday #lsit #calisthenics #combo #gymnastics
When you feel like being a creator 
#creator #movement #motivation #personaltrainer #befree #livelife #flow #calisthenics #play #gym
Tweek the technique and practice compression and hey presto it's starting to come together! 
#straddlepress #handstand #gym #bodyweighttraining #strength #health #yoga #journeytohandstand #press #calisthenics #nevergiveup #balance #everyday
New favourite drill 😎 very inspired by Ido Portal and Capoeira

#idoportal #capoeira #handstand #play #motivation #trynewthings #calisthenics #bodyweighttraining
A bit more practice and another step closer so I'm a happy boy!

A work in progress but lets celebrate the positives - I pressed up, there was some hang time and a hint of control for the way down for the first ever time! Sometimes an improved rep is all it takes to generate that extra belief and confidence to take you forward, (alongside training the weak parts of the move). #workinprogress #straddlepress #handstand #motivation #gym #gst #strength #gst #hangtime #push #calisthenics
A bit more practice and another step closer so I'm a happy boy! A work in progress but lets celebrate the positives - I pressed up, there was some hang time and a hint of control for the way down for the first ever time! Sometimes an improved rep is all it takes to generate that extra belief and confidence to take you forward, (alongside training the weak parts of the move). #workinprogress  #straddlepress  #handstand  #motivation  #gym  #gst  #strength  #gst  #hangtime  #push  #calisthenics 
Evening practice at home, working on the fundamental handstand then trying a tuck into handstand-to-tuck-to handstand. 
The alignment will get more consistent with practice but pleased to find the strength and concentration to get through the mini combo for the first time πŸ™ƒ

It's nice to have the feet out of shoes when possible as it's easier to build a connection with the feet (shoes can feel clumsy). #yoga #handstand #homeworkout
#calisthenics #progress #keepactive #personalbest #homegym #workinglate
Evening practice at home, working on the fundamental handstand then trying a tuck into handstand-to-tuck-to handstand. The alignment will get more consistent with practice but pleased to find the strength and concentration to get through the mini combo for the first time πŸ™ƒ It's nice to have the feet out of shoes when possible as it's easier to build a connection with the feet (shoes can feel clumsy). #yoga  #handstand  #homeworkout  #calisthenics  #progress  #keepactive  #personalbest  #homegym  #workinglate 
Very satisfied I can get my knees to the floor now πŸ™ƒ Rest days are a nice opportunity for flexibility training and maintaining momentum for your goals. Developing flexibility will contribute to more movement potential. Greater movement potential will make existing exercises easier and more fun whilst opening doors for more advanced exercises 
#flexibility #yoga #stretch #calisthenics #health #fitness #personaltrainer #selfdevelopment #gst
Very satisfied I can get my knees to the floor now πŸ™ƒ Rest days are a nice opportunity for flexibility training and maintaining momentum for your goals. Developing flexibility will contribute to more movement potential. Greater movement potential will make existing exercises easier and more fun whilst opening doors for more advanced exercises #flexibility  #yoga  #stretch  #calisthenics  #health  #fitness  #personaltrainer  #selfdevelopment  #gst 
Round rail balance practice on a leg training session. I set myself the balance challenge of seeing how many consecutive turns I could manage. When I stepped off I'd try again in the other direction. I find this provides a great sense of space and awaresness and is an enjoyable way to complete the warm up!

#balance #calisthenics #movement #legday #exercise #health #strength #parallettes
Round rail balance practice on a leg training session. I set myself the balance challenge of seeing how many consecutive turns I could manage. When I stepped off I'd try again in the other direction. I find this provides a great sense of space and awaresness and is an enjoyable way to complete the warm up! #balance  #calisthenics  #movement  #legday  #exercise  #health  #strength  #parallettes 
Gradually getting closer to this move. The journey continues!

#straddlepress #progress #learning #handstand #calisthenics #gst #nevergiveup
Repetition is important for handstand training and after completing my regular reps/attempts I tried a new variation to further test motor skills and balance. Always nice when you have an idea and manage to get near it within a couple of tries βœ‹πŸ™ƒβœ‹ Recently I've found raising the arms between attempts particularly useful in a number of ways: as a rehearsal effect for handstand body position and as part of the muscular sequencing required, a shoulder opener i.e. for flexibility, and finally for a positive mindset i.e. a power pose for energy, positive thoughts and belief.  Handstands can be tricky and this could potentially open the door for frustration if performance isn't peak on a given day. However, adopting and practicing an approach where one celebrates every attempt or set with a brief raise of the arms, recognising that our bodies get stronger and wiser with good practice can really help stay calm and humble. It will make a good rep seem even sweeter πŸ˜‰

#mindset #handstand
#balance #coordination #bodyweight #strength #yoga #gst #practice #everydamnday #gym
Repetition is important for handstand training and after completing my regular reps/attempts I tried a new variation to further test motor skills and balance. Always nice when you have an idea and manage to get near it within a couple of tries βœ‹πŸ™ƒβœ‹ Recently I've found raising the arms between attempts particularly useful in a number of ways: as a rehearsal effect for handstand body position and as part of the muscular sequencing required, a shoulder opener i.e. for flexibility, and finally for a positive mindset i.e. a power pose for energy, positive thoughts and belief. Handstands can be tricky and this could potentially open the door for frustration if performance isn't peak on a given day. However, adopting and practicing an approach where one celebrates every attempt or set with a brief raise of the arms, recognising that our bodies get stronger and wiser with good practice can really help stay calm and humble. It will make a good rep seem even sweeter πŸ˜‰ #mindset  #handstand  #balance  #coordination  #bodyweight  #strength  #yoga  #gst  #practice  #everydamnday  #gym 
QDR practice. Early days with this move but it's beginning to resemble the goal position πŸ™ƒ
As always, practice, patience, persistence. Believe in yourself and the journeyπŸ’ͺ Struggle can be a good thing as we strive to change ourselves and reach new levels. Yada yada but all is so true!

#calisthenics #handbalance #strength #workinprogress #gym #practice #idoportalmethod
QDR practice. Early days with this move but it's beginning to resemble the goal position πŸ™ƒ As always, practice, patience, persistence. Believe in yourself and the journeyπŸ’ͺ Struggle can be a good thing as we strive to change ourselves and reach new levels. Yada yada but all is so true! #calisthenics  #handbalance  #strength  #workinprogress  #gym  #practice  #idoportalmethod