Congratulations on Taking the First Step
The initial consultation will allow us to gauge your current level and any limitations you might have. We will also explore your goals in great detail and create a logical plan to help you achieve them!
Although anyone can start calisthenics, there is a certain level of conditioning that is required to safely perform most intermediate skills. It is therefore necessary to create a sound foundation. The assessment will help us determine your strengths and weaknesses – and determine which exercises are required for you to reach the next level. Optionally, a body composition analysis can set a baseline to measure future improvements against.
We will go through common structural weaknesses – such as those in the wrists, scapula and shoulders – that may need to be addressed to prevent injury. This will be done in conjunction with a postural assessment, which will further give insights into how your body will perform under strain.
Complimentary to this will be rehabilitation – a set of key exercises, stretches and techniques that will reduce muscle tension and prevent muscular pain and inefficiency.
Perhaps the most important aspect of the initial consultation will be familiarising yourself with the basic shapes in calisthenics. This handful of special body shapes are the cornerstone of everything you do in calisthenics and its vital that you understand their application.