January 27, 2020

"Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot." Truman Capote

I realized that it's very hard to find training in Syracuse for specialty skills like handstands, muscle ups, acrobatics, and overall full body mobility. I decided that I wanted to change that. Ove...

December 2, 2019

Bodyweight curls vs Dumbbell curls

Calisthenics can be a little more difficult to understand how to apply than traditional weight lifting because it's not as common, plus it's very easy to go in to a gym and know what to do on a specific machine or weight. This post i...

September 22, 2019

For me, running one race is enough but 3 in a 3 months? Damn. I’ve had a couple of friends that were asking me to run Spartan Races with them for the past 2 years but it never seemed to interest me. It looked fun and all but I always have so many goals that veering off...

March 10, 2019

There is a broad range of goals that get people into a workout routine but a very common one you will find is the desire to get stronger. It could be to get stronger in general or with a specific exercise or lift but most of us know that we could benefit from some sort...

November 25, 2018

I am extremely proud and grateful for how the new MIM Athletics has turned out. One of my main goals is to set people up for success more than I was when I was at the place of my journey that they are. I have gone through the process and cleared a path of least resista...

September 23, 2018

The beginning of my journey

When I first started practicing handstands 5 years ago I had no clue what was in store for me. I knew nothing about the technique of getting into a handstand or holding a handstand. I didn’t know there were countless variations of the skill a...

August 6, 2018

Simply put, calisthenics is any type of exercise that you do with your own body weight. You use your body to create resistance in order to develop total body strength, flexibility, and overall fitness level. Some of the most commonly known calisthenics exercises are pu...

April 15, 2018

The plank is one of the most utilized exercises around but more often than not it isn’t getting used to its full advantage. The plank is a full body static hold so we are working from head to toe and the benefits are phenomenal.

Benefits of plank pose

Planks are probably...

April 2, 2018

The start to my journey

I assume a lot of people who see me from the outside looking in think that being fit to me would mean handstands and six pack abs. It’s understandable, especially if you follow me on either of my social networking channels. You can scroll through...