Jan 15th, 2014
Author: Mike Minium
(If the video isn’t working, go here to watch it on Carl’s site.)
I’ve had a few people come up to me in the past week or so asking for advice on taking their toes-to-bar to the next level. Sometimes, in order to progress, you need to take a step backward and dial in the fundamentals a little more. Forgetting about the end goal (actually touching your toes to the bar, in this case) can actually be the best approach in most cases. Interestingly enough, I’ve been taking people through the same progression that Carl outlines in the video above (glad I came across this video). What he does really well in the video is a much better job (than I’ve been doing) of articulating the reasons that toes-to-bar should be practiced and trained in the way he outlines in the video.
Enjoy! And remember, the best thing you can do is to attack a movement skill with the highest amount of integrity you can muster, even if that means taking a step or two back. It will further your skill development, keep your body happy, and keep you focused on the long game.