Fake drop drills

Taylor Carpenter / Ryan Ford / Point Loma, California Intro If you want to clean up your drop/landing skills without taking too much extra impact, consider the low-impact and highly accessible nature of fake drops. Surely others have trained fake drops before but I don’t recall seeing this series of drills anywhere else in my … Read more

Build your climb-up from the ground up

If your climb-up needs work, consider drilling the progressions in this blog post. For most of these movements, remember to put extra emphasis on training them with ambidextrous footwork, smooth rhythm, and precision landings that are as tall/stable as possible.  Groung kong (split-foot takeoff) Keep in mind that there are many progressions between the main … Read more

Intro to climb-up strength & skill training

When was the last time you stumbled across a set of rings or monkey bars outside the gym? Maybe at a park or playground? What about the rest of your city? Compared to walls, fences, and gates, rings and bars are rare finds in the concrete jungle. Perhaps we should focus more on muscle-up variations … Read more