Functional fitness and strength through various physical activities, including bar callisthenics, running, rock climbing and more.

4 Effective Ways to Help You Do More Pull Ups Easily

February 3, 2017 Logen Lanka

Are you struggling to do more pull ups? How many can you do now? And how many more reps do want to be able to do? It doesn't matter if you can crank out twelve pull ups or can't even do one. This resource will help you with your goal of increasing pull ups in a…

How to Overcome 13 Common Obstacles on Race Day? – Obstacle Course Training

January 24, 2017 Logen Lanka

You dream about joining your first obstacle race but you doubt your ability. Sure, you probably have decent fitness. Yet, you aren't sure how to overcome the crazy obstacles. So, how do you even approach obstacle course training for your first race? Don't worry. In this article, you'll find out what are the thirteen obstacles found in a typical race (and…

11 Reasons Why You Should Compete in Obstacle Course Races

January 5, 2017 Logen Lanka

Obstacle course races (aka obstacle runs and mud runs) are environments of controlled chaos, meant to reveal your character and grit. It involve getting through multiple obstacles, running and having a "can-do" attitude. Unlike regular runs, you will use upper body and core strength and some basic obstacle traversing skills. So, really, isn't this the best test…

How does calisthenics help you with modern ninja training?

December 10, 2016 Logen Lanka

The term 'functional training' has been thrown around lately in the fitness community. This is a contrast from 10 years ago, when bodybuilding was still the obsession. The reason for this shift is, perhaps, due to the rising popularity of Ninja Warrior, Spartan Race and CrossFit. Parkour and stunt videos going viral could also play a part in this trend. This means that people…

26 Army Fitness Tests from Different Countries in the World

October 25, 2016 Logen Lanka

What are the fitness requirements for the army in other countries? What army fitness tests do they use? Find out how 26 countries from all over the world - in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania - measure their soldier's physical fitness standard. And check out the most common and strangest physical fitness tests used. Use the table…

8 Odd Habits That Will Make You Better at Movement (with MovNat & Parkour)

September 19, 2016 Logen Lanka

For years, I wanted to include parkour into my cross-training routine. Yet, my efforts had been half-hearted. That was until I attended a two-day MovNat movement training workshop in December (2014) by Human Naturally Singapore. While MovNat was hardly parkour, the workshop introduced the basics of natural movement and training concepts that were applicable to my life.…

How To Wake Up In The Morning With Energy? [Military Hack]

September 12, 2016 Logen Lanka

Always feeling groggy in the morning? Even after hitting the snooze button numerous times? What if there was something you could do, right after waking up, that would shake off your sleepiness? To be able to start your day feeling pumped and productive. That'd be great, wouldn't it? This underestimated method, I'm talking about, is used…

Returning After a Shoulder Injury – Starting from “Zero”

August 22, 2016 Logen Lanka

For months, I avoided initiating any fitness and martial art challenges, or writing about them. I had a recurrent shoulder injury that didn't seem to recover. And with the loss of my abilities, my identity as a practitioner of martial arts, calisthenics and obstacle races died. Challenging others to be physically active, when I no longer was, felt hypocritical. Physically and mentally, I had…

12 Pro Tips to Conquer Your First Triathlon

July 28, 2016 Dan Chabert

You’ve taken the hardest step, which is simply deciding to tackle something as difficult as a triathlon. Now that you’re getting into the groove, one of the best things you can do this early on is scan the internet for the most information and wisdom you can possibly get from triathletes. Lucky for you, we’ve…

Parkour Gymnast Overcomes Anxiety – Eric Olsen [Interview Case Study]

June 20, 2016 Logen Lanka

Eric Olsen is a young working adult, who aspires to coach in functional movement. Through parkour, he overcame anxiety disorder and boosted his self-esteem. Having spoken to him occasionally over the years, he is among the most dedicated movement practitioner who has made the training lifestyle work. Make sure you read his advice at the end about starting…

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