Program Minimum: Workouts with only 2 Movements

Recently, I experimented with the idea of doing a routine consisting of as few as only 2 movements. Can making progress with your training really be that simple? Usually, the simplest solution is also the most elegant one. This is a truism that all successful people preach. Want to become a good programmer? Produce simple … Read more →

The 5 Rules of Successful Workout Routine Design

There are tons of exercises, workout modalities and “magic” workout hacks out there. The internet is full of “secret” methods and there is always something better lurking around the corner. But how do you pick the right tools to build your perfect workout routine? This is one of the dragons I’m struggling to slay myself. … Read more →

Neat Routine: Strength Essentials

When I talk about what I do to stay fit and that I have a website explaining it, the conversation often turns to the subject of workout routines. Everybody is interested in the one program that will get them the results they hope for, be it getting lean, strong, big or just generally more fit. The … Read more →

From Zero to Hero: Beginner Bodyweight Workout Plan

Do advanced exercises like one-arm push-ups, pistol squats and dragon flags look impossible to you? Are you new to bodyweight training or strength training in general and need a starting point? Then this beginner bodyweight workout plan, Zero2Hero, is for you. When you have zero experience with strength training, the most important thing to get in line is creating the habit of … Read more →

DIY Mobility Routine for Joint Health and Movement Quality

  Most calisthenics exercises require mobility that is above average. Besides that, having stellar mobility ensures that you can actually use all that strength you acquired during your training. But which mobility drills are the right ones for you? What’s the best mobility routine? What Are the Benefits of Doing Mobility Drills? Simple: Moving better. Moving … Read more →

10 Minute Zero-Equipment Home Workout

Fitting exercise into your daily schedule can be challenging at times. What if you don’t have the time for an hour-long session of warm-up, strength training and stretching? Could you get by with just 10 minutes a day? [Reading time: 6 minutes] You can and you don’t even have to leave the house or buy … Read more →

A User Guide for Predesigned Workout Routines

Admit it: You love to read lists of exercises with lots of numbers in front of them. Maybe you even like to write them down in your notebook, put them in your calendar or bookmark them in your browser. But with all the best intentions, you’re probably still doing it wrong. [Reading time: 6 minutes] … Read more →

L-Sit Progression

  The L-sit is a unique challenge of strength and flexibility. To achieve a rock-solid L-sit, you need the best of both worlds. Here’s how to get it. [Reading time: 6 minutes] Prerequisites Before you start conquering the L-sit, you need to be comfortable with dips and planks. Although this is an intermediate skill, a proper L-sit … Read more →

Loaded Yoga

Everyone and their grandma is obsessed with mobility drills recently. But let’s be honest – we all wanna do the fun stuff: lifting weights, practicing bodyweight skills, … you know, the stuff that makes girls (or boys) wanna hang out with you. What if there was a quick and effective way to work your mobility? … Read more →

Super Quick Workouts

In a perfect world, we would all be wonderful, disciplined people with lots of time to devote to training. Everybody would have a training plan perfectly tailored to their needs and would follow it religiously. But life usually gets in the way and that’s fine. Here are my favorite, super quick and effective workouts for … Read more →