Hi, my name is Tom Merrick and I’m passionate about handstands, bodyweight movement and flexibility.
The Way of the Warrior
I have over 9 years experience training which has consisted of everything from endurance and cardio to bodybuilding and power lifting.
However, it wasn’t until 7 years ago that I began utilising bodyweight training and taking a holistic approach to nutrition and life. I immersed myself in research papers, books, podcasts and attended seminars and courses.
I took this information and started experimenting with all the different ideas that I discovered. This has led to the person I am today, not only in the development of my physical strength but my psychological strength too.
My purpose is to help you focus your warrior energy.
After everything I have received from the vast movement community, I decided to give back and start my own YouTube channel to share my experiences and ideas. This is what led to the development of the Bodyweight Warrior.
The Bodyweight Warrior is a combination of two influences in my life, bodyweight strength & mobility and the Jungian mature masculine archetypes. The Warrior archetype is a pattern of behaviour and thought that provides energy to complete goals, fight for worthy causes and achieve greatness. The warrior energy is aggressive, purposeful, mindful and disciplined. These qualities provide the effort, focus and awareness to effectively train and achieve the goals set out in bodyweight training and extended life.
I aim to provide guidance and a starting point for you to achieve your goals whether you’re just starting out, working on advanced skills or wanting to build muscle. All you need to do is harness the warrior energy and get started.