In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Cofounders and Directors of School of Calisthenics, Tim Stevenson and David Jackson. I have so much admiration for both these guys as they have built a business that has helped highlight the importance of bodyweight mastery and they have done it in such a cool, fun way. They have both got a great pedigree, Jacko coming from professional rugby and Tim from a more traditional route into the industry but working mainly with para athletes across a number of Olympic cycles. This was such a great conversation around some of the benefits of calisthenics and where it can fit into the wider strength and conditioning programme.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Tim Stevenson & David Jackson from School of Calisthenics.

  • Who are Tim Stevenson and David Jackson (background education etc)
  • What is School of Calisthenics?
    • Vision
    • Resources
  • Calisthenics
    • Building bulletproof shoulders
      • Issues with traditional shoulder training
      • Progressions and regressions
    • Where does it fit within the larger programme
    • Physical literacy
      • Physical problem solving
    • Transfer of strength to sports performance
  • ‘Core’ stability training
    • Isolated work needed?
    • Progressions and regressions

Tim and Jacko can be found on Twitter @SchoolOfCali and on Instagram @schoolofcalisthenics

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs’ Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company’s unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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