Nikolay Kolev



10 Different Push-Up Variations

With just the  and the  (and ) you can build a much more complex and deep workout routines than most people that go to regular gyms. Taken to that you will develop a very strong, well shaped and defined upper body muscles. Which will later help you progress onto harder and more challenging gymnastics moves. So in […]


11 Different Pull-Up/Chin-Up Variations

So after you have the chin-up and pull-up down you can start building your workouts from there. You should consider the pull-up, chin-up and push-up as the basic exercises to start from and use their variations in order to gain more strength for harder gymnastics exercises like the front lever, back lever, muscle-up and more. […]


Tutorial: How To Do A Push-Up

When I was a kid around the age of 6-7, I remember my dad mocking me that I can’t do a push-up. I asked what’s that? He laughed, did 6 and got off the ground with a red face all proud of himself. I was in awe, I remember that this exercise looked almighty in […]

Nutrition 2 – Structuring Your Daily Food Plan

As you can see, after reading the first of the nutrition articles, every part of the nutrition is needed and important for your body. You need to balance everything in order to stay healthy and reap the maximum out of your workouts. So how do you do that? I’ll explain using the typical day for […]

Nutrition 1 – Healthy Foods For Gymnasts

1. Breaking Down Nutrition. All the food that you consume consists of several key components. Balancing these will ensure you good health, enough energy in the gym and making enough progress due to quality recovery. I will firstly list them briefly and then will go in further detail with each of them: Carbohydrates(in short “carbs”) […]

Workout In The Morning

  For the past 2 years I have been working out in the morning. What I love about morning workouts is that they fulfill my whole day with energy and enthusiasm. They wake me up and give me a refreshed feeling. Also worth pointing out is that I in the morning I have all my […]

Review: Animal Flex

  Hey fellow athletes! I am going to bring up some good news for everybody who’s been having any type of  or overall joints problems! I have had the most terrible elbow tendonitis that I can think of. I received that after prolonged ring over-training. It got so bad at one point that I couldn’t […]

The Importance Of Rest Days

It is very often that young people in my gym would approach me and ask questions. Usually that would be teenagers around the age of 15-18. People who have recently, in a period of 2-3 years, started training. Athletes with a solid progress who have already developed a considerable amount of strength, being able to […]

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