Here is my movement transformation. I gained 8 kg (17 lbs) of muscle in 2 years (2013-2015).
I'm 180 cm (5’11’’) and 83 kg (183 lbs) and I am from Finland.
I did Taekwondo in my teens for 4 years and really liked it, but I lost my interest and quit because of lots of school work. After this I did calisthenics with my friend for a few years.
After my 1-year military service, in my early 20s, I started my college studies and around that time I did capoeira for about 2 years. I enjoyed it for the time but eventually got bored and decided to move onto other things.
I did muay thai, breakdance and modern dance for a bit and also started to take proper strength training seriously.
In the beginning, my training was just calisthenics: dips, pull ups, muscle ups and single leg squats. Eventually, I wanted to I try weight training, gymnastics, back squats, deadlifts and everything I could think of.
Soon I hit a wall in my training, I wanted to train but couldn’t do it to my full potential. I had some serious problems in my lower back and groin for a long time. Severe discomfort in my shoulder as well.
I visited a couple of physiotherapists but couldn’t get anything that would have actually cured my problems.
Around this time I got heavily into learning about physiology, kinesiology, mobility, structure and everything involved in training.
It was a long process but eventually it started to yield results and I became an expert in fixing myself and acquired tons of self-knowledge this way.
I realized that most of our problems in training are a result of muscular imbalances that lead to poor mobility, faulty execution and pain. The truth is that almost everything is fixable - if you just find the way.
My versatile training methods has allowed me to take my training to the next level and nowadays I can do feats that I never thought were possible for me.
This is also how my practice and YouTube channel was born. I was always the guy everyone asked for advice and I kind of became a personal trainer by accident and by the demand of other people.
Then one day my friend who is a serious trainer himself and an expert in internet stuff, had the idea to set up a YouTube channel and do this in English for everyone in the world.
Now after doing personal training and YouTube for a long time, I realize all of my hardships were there to help other people to fix their problems and to assist them to find their own way of training.
I never want to push one specific kind of training to someone. I show stuff that actually works and then help them to move towards their goals, whatever they happen to be.
That’s how my program Movement 20XX is also structured. It has all of my best knowledge condensed into a complete package. It has the best stuff from fitness and bodyweight training to martial arts and movement.
This is what actually makes me happy: to show people that it’s possible to be healthy and strong and to train the way you want to train.
You don’t have to accept pain or other problems in your life because most chronic pains are indeed fixable. There is always a way to get stronger.