Targets and Goals

Ok, bit late but as of the 15th, here are my stats.
Very happy with the pullups as i managed to get 20 using no momentum and all from strength so that is a big achievement since i have been stuck at about 14 as my absolute limit for as long as i can remember. Also I have managed to get 12 pullups with 18kg weight vest.
One arm pushups, I have got 8 on each arm, with the form starting to slip a bit on the last few in so far as i tilt my shoulder and stray from being parallel to the floor. So i need to work on those more.
The planche work has been completely unfruitful, but i know why and its because i was far to lax with it, my mind being mainly on the pullups. So i need to either get focused on it as much as i was on the pullups, or change the training and concentrate on it later.
Same with front lever really, although i was fairly regular with training them, it just wasnt enough and it should have been done more i think, so back onto that, or again, leaving it for a future date.
Pullups: 20
One arm pushups (each arm): 8
Planche: 15 secs
Front Lever: didn't time it, around 4 secs fully straight.

But really I have much better developments than all these, and thats my knee. I trained a LOT of impact in Cambridge on saturday for the whole day and my knee feels great with no pain. Did a lot of new things including a 9 foot cat pass to arm jump which me and phil did which i really overshot and could possibly crane, although bit risky with the splits bail i did on one smaller.

But yeah, i have basically been stretching my quad a lot trying to loosen up the tendon and it really seems to have done so much good, best its felt for more than a year, so fingers crossed.
Thinking about new and fresh ways to train as i feel a bit stale with the routine i have been following. Periodization training is sounding good at the moment, maybe with one week focusing on muscle ups with weight, then next week endurance, then next plyometric pullups....something like this i think to keep my body on its toes and have a bit more of a complete training 'system'. Stretching also needs to be upped, but im getting closer to box splits with after a 30 min session getting within about 3 inches of the floor, my calfs were touching the floor. Thursday conditioning nights have also been going for about 17 weeks now and i have felt the benefits with being able to do 50 climbups with 12kg vest and no breaks without any trouble. So,
- New training 'system' to achieve a more complete result and gain in strength
- Achieve the goals that havent been completed already, then advance
- Train front lever and planche in a way that will see results
- More stretching
- Keep an eye on the knee and keep stretching and easing back into more parkour
- Start with some proper training for this cat crawl i have been saying i will do!


  1. Hey,

    it's very inspiring to read through your blog. To see your progression, to be part of your thoughts.
    And yeah... I'm a huge fan of your art of movement.
    keep on.

  2. hey jin, congratulations on your progress; glad to hear the knee seems to be getting better.

    i was wondering, what sort of training method do you use in terms of your upper body? I'm asking, because i'm trying to increase my pul l up max right now, and i've been considering using grease the groove, or just larger, more intense three times a week upper body sessions

  3. Sup homeboy, rely good news about the knee man and a sick cat to armjump aaaaaahh!
    One thing: do you mean full planche as in bboy junior or somthing else plankwise?
    And well done with all your completed goals they are maseeve!

    hope to see you soon man so we can all do this cat crawl!

    peace! :-D

  4. You are amazingly depressing to watch do parkour. lol. Sick arm jump and good to see your knee is better.

    Good luck with other goals man hope all goes well!

    See you in Sheffield soonish :-)

  5. Thanks man.
    Greetings to Owen and Luke.
    Especially Luke, since he invited us to stay at his house.


  6. Max, basically i was following a pullup regime of the internet i found while doing some searching because i was sick of my attempts to increase the reps failing all the time. I did some GTG for a while too, but never really found it convinient enough to stick to. Basically i did:
    Monday: 2 sets of absolute max reps. Add them together then subtract that result by 3 giving you the target reps for the last 3 sets. 2 min rests in between
    Wednesday: Ladder pullups of 3 sets. So do one pullup, rest 30 secs, 2 pullups, rest 30 secs etc until you cannot complete a set. Eg you get to 8 but only achieve 6 on the next set so then you rest for 5 minutes. Repeat 2 more times for 3 sets overall.
    Friday: Get to 50 pullups in as few sets as possible with 2 min rests.
    I did this for about 8 weeks and added 6 reps onto my pullups, although now i need to make 20 the standard because i can do 18 now and on good days 20.
    @ Joe: Nah its just tuck planche, its something i really struggle with, although i noticed from your video that your planches are getting sick! I really need to be more diligent about practicing them. Yes, will see you soon man, hopefully in easter sometime.
    @ Jak, in easter you should try and get to cambridge for some training mate, see you soon tho,
    Cheers for reading everyone,
    take care

  7. In Easter, if i nag my Mum LOTS i might spend a day there, but im already going to London so i dunno:-/

    But can i put your pullup training on my blog? Im going to set myself goals so might do that with pullups and dips.

    Also, hows your veggieness going?

  8. Of course man go for it, and would be cool if you got to cambs for some training.
    'Veggieness' is going real well thanks, may just stick to it after lent, but i wont say im a strict vegetarian in case things change, but for the now im going to stay with it indefinately. See how it goes, been about 4 weeks and counting,

  9. allright sounds good; thanks for the response, and good luck with your training

  10. Great to hear your knee's doing good. Nice work on the individual targets, and good luck for the new ones.

    See you Thursday, mate.


  11. awesome tings man
    hopefully will train with you in easter but seeing as i have GCSEs theres gonna be revising to the max. but we wil squeeze in some planchage!

    peace matey

  12. Nice one on the pulls ups man.

    It was cool training with you in Leicester the other week, you should come down again soon.

    Keep training! :)