Simonster on Mastering Your Own Bodyweight, Skills vs Strength and Simplifying Your Training Program (#8)


ABOUT SIMONSTER

Simonster is a performer and coach, specialising in bodyweight strength training, based out of Melbourne, Australia.

For anyone looking to get stronger by using their own bodyweight, listen in. I sat down with Simonster to understand more about what it takes to master your own bodyweight, how to train for new skills vs how to build strength, and a few details on how to simplify your training program to yield even better results.

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SHOW NOTES

✔️00.00-00.21
CBD Mountain

✔️00.21-2.00
Simon’s beginnings; Jackie Chan and gymnastics

✔️2.00-3.05
Gymnastics Strength Training as the key to unlocking more breakdancing power moves

✔️3.08-5.20
The ambiguity of breakdancing and why Simon didn’t want to become a breakdancer

✔️5.20-6.40
People that discuss vs people that train

✔️6.45-9.22
The rights of passage within the breakdancing culture, and which skills and moves Simon found to be transferable
Flares
6 STEP

✔️9.25-11.45
Simon’s approach to technical skill training vs strength training
Air Flares

✔️11.45-15.00
Maintenance of skillsets with regards to learning new skills

✔️15.00-15.30
How many reps you need to acquire before you keep a skill for life

✔️15.30-23.15
Simon’s approach to programming strength components to technical skills, using the HSPU as an example
Greg Nichols

✔️23.18-24.05
Simon’s key to progress

✔️24.05-25.00
Progressing the HSPU beyond free-standing repetitions
Tiger Bend
90 degree bend pushups
Deep Handstand push ups

✔️25.00-27.30
Avoiding joint and tendon soreness with calisthenic training

✔️27.35-29.15
Studying to be a physiotherapist and how it helped Simon’s understanding of training the body and learning how to think

✔️29.30-32.00
Starting points for people new to training in their home environment

✔️32.15-34.00
Simon’s approach to work ethic and being self-taught

✔️34.00-35.51
Maintaining motivation and the desire to improve

✔️35.55-37.30
Pausing the Simonster world workshop tour and cultures that impressed him when he has travelled to teach

✔️37.30-38.40
Simon’s digital products and online coaching

Project Planche
Project Handstand
Project Human Flag

✔️38.40-41.40
Simon’s approach to training legs

✔️41.50-42.30
Learning how to teach

✔️42.35-45.30
The Lachlan Giles connection and Simon’s experience with BJJ
Lachlan Giles

✔️45.30-49.50
Simon’s thoughts on using bodyweight and calisthenic strength training for combat athletes
Geo Martinez
Richie Martinez

✔️49.55-57.05
How Simon approaches midsection and core work for calisthenics

✔️57.10-58.29
Simon’s Website
Insta
Youtube

✔️58.29-Finish
CBD Mountain

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