Nutritional Guidance

Nutritional Guidance for Calisthenics Athletes

Disclaimer: We are not qualified nutritionists and any specific advise regarding diet should be obtained from a qualified nutritionist. We do however hold Science degrees and have studied relevant Food and Biochemistry subjects. Any advise given is general and is backed by the latest science. Street Workout St Kilda will not be liable for any damages that may result directly or indirectly as a result of our nutritional consultations.  

Exercise is only half the story. It’s important to emphasise the value of nutrition, and to highlight it as a pre-requisite to energy, strength, physique and well-being. 

Our nutritional consultations include an assessment of your current diet. We look at calories and the caloric density of the foods you eat. This helps us determine where your calories are coming from – and where your calory intake sits in relation to achieving your goals. 

Eating frequency, snacking practices, and the timing of meals in relation to sleeping and exercise is also closely examined. Timing is often invaluable for optimising physiological processes such as protein synthesis and energy priming and replenishment.  

We’ll also try to determine anything that is missing. It’s often easy to overlook a particular element of your diet, especially if you’re on a non-traditional diet. Missing out on a particular amino acid, essential fat or vitamin can be enough to stagnate your progress or reduce your energy levels. 

Dietary Fundamentals for calisthenics

There are basic fundamental dietary principles that are essential for understanding the effects of diet on health and performance. We provide this service as a means to break through the smog of misinformation and convolution, to what are essentially very straightforward concepts. 

Individual application of these principles, however, can differ wildly between individuals and its important to construe a diet that is conducive to your goals – just as you would select exercise for a specific purpose. 

You can find a great article detailing dietary principles HERE 

 

Our nutritional philosophy

We are not big on weird diets, fasting, super foods and all the rest – although if you feel they work for you, then by all means, go for it! Our philosophy is centred around a balanced diet and sustainable eating practices. The biggest reason why diets don’t work is because they encroach on lifestyle. You will never win a game that you resent playing! 

Instead of trying to break through walls – and sometimes this is indeed necessary in the beginning – we encourage you to choose a set of values that you know you won’t begrudge yourself. Small steps and education go a long way to creating long-lasting behavioural change. 

 

What You Get

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Dietary Education

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calory assessment

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Timing & Frequency check

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Macro & Micro Examination

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gut health education

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protein intake consultation

Calisthenics is taking Melbourne by Storm

Having been shaped in various parts of Europe, calisthenics has migrated rapidly to the Americas, and more recently to Australia and the Melbourne calisthenics and street workout communities. There is no place where calisthenics has taken over so rapidly as the beachside town of St Kilda in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne calisthenics athletes flock to Melbourne’s best calisthenics park: the Moran Reserve fitness station.

 

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Street Workout St Kilda
St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia5Km Service Area around St Kilda

 Street Workout St Kilda hopes to give life to this calisthenics movement by providing guidance to athletes hoping to learn calisthenics and the intricacies of bodyweight training in a safe and supportive environment, with the correct progressions. We provide personal training, program design and nutritional guidance for those wanting to fast-track their progress in the calisthenics world.

Whether you’d like to learn iconic isometric holds like the handstand or planche, or if you’re more into freestyle and barflow, join us and let us help you become a stronger, fitter, leaner version of yourself. 

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Street Workout St Kilda
St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia5Km Service Area around St Kilda

Answers to your questions

Where are you located?

We train at Moran Reserve, but there are opportunities to train indoors at other locations if bad weather and/or if you need the mats;)

Do you have equipment?

Yes, we have access to resistance bands and chalk. The playground has high bars and parallel bars. The only thing you need to bring is yourself. 

Do I need to be super fit?

Absolutely NOT. Calisthenics is for everyone regardless of strength and experience. Like everything, it will take some time, but progress will be much faster than you think.

Are you certified?

Yes! I have a certificate III and IV in fitness, and additionally a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree with very relevant anatomy and muscular physiology units.

I came in brand new to calisthenics and din’t know what to expect. I had always wanted to get strong, but never enjoyed weights. Victor made me realise that there is so much you can do with just your own body weight! I’m now in the best physical shape of my life, thanks buddy!

Matt Johnson

Victor has made made me enjoy fitness again. Never been a fan of the gym, it’s boring! I found out about calisthenics on youtube but didn’t know much about it. Victor helped me appreciate the basic movement patterns and now I have my eyes set on all the big moves. Fantastic trainer, very motivational!

Axel Menzy

My goal in starting training with Victor was to learn how to do the muscle up. At the time I could barely do 5 pull ups. With consistent training for 3 months I can now do one without the band! I’m absolutely stoked by the results. Victor is super knowledgeable and focused on my goals and I cannot recommend him enough!  

Taylor Robinson

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