Mastering advanced calisthenics skills is no magic. All you need is time, commitment, ambition, and the right plan. The first three are up to you, the last one is what we are providing to you. To get the best results possible we want to give you three tips and hints on your way to the skill you want to learn.
Advanced skills take time. Your body needs to develop strength, build up muscles, learn techniques and adapt to new kinds of stress. This process takes time. How fast you achieve is skill depends on many factors. This includes things like genetics, levers of your body, your nutrition, the intensity (how “heavy” you train”), the frequency (how often you train) and the volume (how many sets & reps per workout) you train. To sum this up, there is no average time in which a skill can be mastered. This is an individual process, but the result, in the end, is the same: a new impressive skill!
2. Stick to your program
To measure success and track your progress you need to stick to your program. If you change your workout every week because you think you don’t progress you will lose control of your training. Sticking to a program for a long-term will help you to make your results visible numbers. Every week you can compare your workouts, reps, sets, and progressions you trained. Even if you don’t see the progress right away, the numbers won’t lie. Maybe you finished a set with more reps, maybe you could hold a static skill for a second longer. To make this numbers available we recommend you to stick to your program and keep track of your workouts.
3. Quality over quantity/patience beats ego
Everyone wants to progress as fast as possible. This often results in skills executed with a bad technique or workouts with progressions of a skill that is actually too hard for the athlete. Avoid this by leaving your ego at home. Calisthenics is a marathon, not a sprint. Do your reps with the best possible technique and be honest with yourself before you choose your workout level. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t train hard, actually, the opposite is the case! But if you are willing to go all in, do it the right way!