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Philadelphia/New Jersey Area Beast Skills Seminar – …

Learn a handstand! Learn a muscle-up! Learn a front lever! And much more!!! I’m holding a seminar on March 1st, 2009 for all those in the Philly/Jersey area. It will take place at High Performance Gymnastics Training Center in Chalfont, PA. The beginner seminar (8am-10am) is best for those just

Read More » | January 23, 2009 | Category: Videos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , ,

Fingertip Handstand

Hey guys, just posting a quick video showing my fingertip handstand from a month ago (with only 8 fingers used). I’ve worked up to this point by practicing pushups on my fingertips, then elevating my feet over time to put more weight on my fingers. The balance isn’t too difficult,

Read More » | January 22, 2009 | Category: Videos | Comments: 2 | Tags: , , , , ,

Live in Tortola? Train with me! (plus a new seminar)

Hi guys, this is Jim from – I know this is a long shot, but I wanted to see if any of my fans lived in Tortola and wanted to meet up for a training session. I’ll be there the end of January on a family vacation. If

Read More » | January 5, 2009 | Category: Videos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , ,

Climbing the Pegboard – New Variations

Remember the peg board in your old PE class? Here’s a video of me playing around on one – showing some variations from the standard “hit every single hole” climb that most are familiar with. For those of you lucky enough to still have access to one, try some of

Read More » | December 16, 2008 | Category: Videos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Bob Vastine – Age 71 – 450 lb World Record Deadlift!!!

Had the pleasure of heading up to York, Pennsylvania the other weekend to watch my friend and fellow gym member, Bob, compete in an IPA meet. Not only did he hit his goal in the deadlift, but he set a new world record for his class!

Read More » | December 5, 2008 | Category: Videos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , ,

Handstand Walking – Stepping up and down off a bench

Just a video of me stepping up, then stepping back down from a weight bench while in a handstand position. If you have a solid handstand pushup, the technique isn’t too difficult. Just come at the bench stomach first, put one hand up, lower your chest to the edge of

Read More » | November 17, 2008 | Category: Videos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , ,

The human flag – a study

Hey guys, just a few quick clips of some flag training last Monday. After looking over the footage, I’ve come up with a couple more tips to help you get the skill – especially if you’re close. It basically breaks down to: – hop or swing your legs, rather than

Read More » | November 14, 2008 | Category: Videos | Comments: 1 | Tags: , , , , ,

Thanks to all Seminar Participants!

Hey guys, just wanted to thank everyone who was able to come out to the Seminar yesterday. I had a lot of fun, and I hope you learned a lot. If anyone has a question about anything I covered in the seminar, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Next –

Read More » | November 10, 2008 | Category: Videos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Quick Tip for your Planche

Hey guys, just a quick tip for those of you working on the planche. If you don’t have a set of parallettes, try a set of dumbbells or pushup handles to work your exercises on. I’ve found it’s less wear and tear on the wrists. More tips and exercises for

Read More » | November 4, 2008 | Category: Videos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , ,

One Arm Chin-up Negative Tutorial

Hey guys, Jim from here. In this video I talk about the one arm negative. Check the One Arm Chin-up tutorial for full description of this exercise. – This video is to show you the actual speed I think you should try to achieve with the negative in

Read More » | October 27, 2008 | Category: Videos | Comments: 1 | Tags: , , , , ,

Beast Skills Seminar – Nov 9th, 2008

Hey guys, this is Jim from This video is to let you know of a gymnastic seminar I’m holding Sunday, November 9th, 2008, from 9am to 12 noon at Potomac Crossfit ( in Arlington, VA. I’ll be covering basic and advanced handstand work, as well as basic and advanced

Read More » | October 17, 2008 | Category: Videos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , ,

60 lb rope climb

Here’s an old video from “the vault”. A 60 lb weighted rope climb from May 2006. I started working this exercise as a potential progression to the one arm rope climb but found it far too stressful on my elbows in the long run. Still fun to do though.

Read More » | October 10, 2008 | Category: Videos | Comments: 1 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,