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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Simon’s beginnings; Jackie Chan and gymnastics
Gymnastics Strength Training as the key to unlocking more breakdancing power moves
The ambiguity of breakdancing and why Simon didn’t want to become a breakdancer
People that discuss vs people that train
Simon’s approach to technical skill training vs strength training
Maintenance of skillsets with regards to learning new skills
How many reps you need to acquire before you keep a skill for life
Simon’s approach to programming strength components to technical skills, using the HSPU as an example
Simon’s key to progress
Avoiding joint and tendon soreness with calisthenic training
Studying to be a physiotherapist and how it helped Simon’s understanding of training the body and learning how to think
Starting points for people new to training in their home environment
Simon’s approach to work ethic and being self-taught
Maintaining motivation and the desire to improve
Pausing the Simonster world workshop tour and cultures that impressed him when he has travelled to teach
Simon’s digital products and online coaching
Simon’s approach to training legs
Learning how to teach
The Lachlan Giles connection and Simon’s experience with BJJ
How Simon approaches midsection and core work for calisthenics
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