the bar workout to progress to a full dip for beginners

The Ring Dip Progression For Beginners

You know most people used to think we were the fools right?

To most of the fitness world, calisthenics used to be a joke.

It won’t build muscle. It can only be done by younger people or if you are too old to lift.

It’s a hobby, a diversion, a fad that will come an go. Sure you can do some push ups and pull ups, but don’t count on those really making you strong. That’s just silly.


Try telling your gym buddies that you are going full ‘no extra weight, all body weight’. They’ll smile politely and will ask: ”But does anybody really get ripped and strong through only body weight?”.

Yes, they want you to have results. Yes, they would love to see you improve.

But they also think that there is no way in hell that ‘calisthenics or any type of bar workout plan‘ will do that for you.

Well I didn’t want to say this, but…

Those who express this the most confident, fail the basics without exception. (more…)


The Back Lever Progression For Beginners

You’ve heard it countless times.

Know your limits and push beyond them. 

That’s one of the main components of making consistent progress.


But if you’re just getting started there is a problem with that advice:

How can you know your limits if you don’t know how strong you are?

Maybe you’re at the beginning of you calisthenics journey, with little results (Or all your results are not as impressive as you want them to be).

Or maybe you haven’t even started yet. 


What do you do then?

You know I’m big on finding the right progressions.

Whether it comes to core work or any other type or progress in general.

Just jumping into something like a back lever is like throwing darts blindfolded and hoping you hit the bull’s eye.


If it works it takes you much more time and let’s face the fact, chances are you’ll hit a brick wall more often than the bull’s eye.

The back lever after the muscle up is the first upper body target you want to hit.

With these progressions, you can’t miss, unless you want to ;). (more…)