Do pull-ups seem out of reach?
Our shoulder joint has an incredible range of movement. BUT...how much of this universe of possible hand positions do we use day to day? Chances are that many of us spend most of the time with our hands remaining in a fraction of that universe.
We know the importance of loading our hip joints in all directions, and our shoulder joints deserve the same attention.
Have you been missing the opportunity to work on this functional movement because you haven't known where to start?Join "The Possible Pull-Up" Program with Mike Perry
2021 is the year of expansion.
Let's face it. In 2020, the world seemed to close in on us. We were reduced to more time in front of screens and less time out exploring. Everything felt like a state of contraction.
The Possible Pull-Up is an invitation to expand, both physically and cognitively by incorporating a movement practice that involves an exploration of movement in a hanging practice. Watch this video to understand why.
What props/equipment do I need for this program?
What if I can't make it to class live?
I have never been able to do a pull-up, is it really possible?
Will I get Calluses?
I have a few injuries, will this be safe for me?
Mike Perry is the co-owner of Pilates in motion Studio in Ealing, London (UK), along with his wife movement buddy and inspiration, Anoushka Boone. He qualified as a Pilates teacher in 2003 and, after years of attending Pilates workshops, began to branch out into exploring the wider ‘Movement Culture’ with, amongst others, Ido Portal, Kelly Starrett, FRC, Rafe Kelly, Gymnastic Bodies and AMN Academy.
Mike’s pull-up journey began around 2011 when he and Anoushka started working with a strength & conditioning coach and the memories of the early struggles are still clear in his mind. After many jumping pull-ups with controlled negatives, pull-ups assisted by both bands and partner and even learning to ‘kip’, pull-ups gradually became accessible.
As with push-ups, technique is more important than strength, and there are many ways to facilitate better technique. Since those early days Mike has had the chance to work with a number of coaches and leaders in the movement world and to learn more and more pieces of the pull-up puzzle.
He takes particular delight in witnessing the empowerment that can come from training for pull-ups, especially for people who may feel limited in what they can do by spine or pelvic pathology or pain. Mike starts from the belief that all of us have the capacity for a pull-up within us, that it is part of our birthright, and that searching for our inner pull-up is a rich and rewarding journey.