Full Name: Micke Häggström
Country: Malmö, Sweden
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMikzter
Time doing street workout: 3 years
Street Workout World Championship 2012
Street Workout World Championship 2013
Street Workout World Cup 2013 Stage: Madrid
BarStarzz Miami Pull Up Jam 2012
BarStarzz Miami Pull Up Jam 2013
Team website or fan page:
How did you get involved in the street workout world?
I found inspiration from Youtube profiles like Hannibal For King, Barstarzz, Al Kavadlo etc…
Why did you choose to practice street workout?
I was tired of normal gym workouts with weights and want to find new challenges and having fun.
How is street workout reflected in your life?
My life change completly, this is my lifestyle now! Working out every day, doing group trainings, Workshops, competing, Personal training, and traveling all over the world and meeting amazing athletes!
This is what I do rest of my life!
What are your short term, mid term and long term goals with street workout?
I like my body challenge maximal, learn all kind of amazing tricks and combos.
Teach and help people to get start or do more advanced moves all over the world.
My long term goal is to be able to make a living of only doing street workout and being a leading role in the growth of this sport and workout in Sweden.
How many times do you workout during the week?
1-2 workouts/day, 5-7 days each week.
Do you have any specific workout plan or you just improvise and do your thing?
For basics I do “Around the world” 10 pull ups, 10 dips, 10 push ups and other exercises 5-10 sets.
If I want to get better at some special moves for example Front Lever, then I train it 2-3 days each week.
I Improvise when it comes to tricks and combos, having fun and getting inspired by other athletes.
Legdays 3 times each week with Pistol Squats, Lunges, Normal squats, Running and Box Jumps (everything without weights).
Which would be the most complex move you achieved (tell us about the process it took you, to achieve it)?
I think Tiger Bend Push ups was one of the most challenging for me.
Building up strength by doing deep free handstanding push ups, controlling Elbow stand, learning how to control the transition from handstand to elbow stand and back, doing reverse/negative Tiger Bends.
Failing was a big part of the process, hitting my head in the ground 1000 times LMAO but never giving up and finally I got it!
Which would be the best experience you had doing street workout?
Being a part of my Team BarStarzz and travelling around the world and getting to know amazing people.
What inspire or motivate you to keep on doing street workout?
I see how fast this sport and Workout is growing all over the world, and being a part of trying to change peoples unhealthy lifestyle into doing fitness.
Also for me it’s a never ending story, there are no limits to what we can do and where we will go, the world is our gym!
Which would be the worst experience you had doing street workout?
Some small injuries from wanting to progress a bit too fast cuz Im damn hungry to get better but at the same time it’s the best experience cuz you learn from your misstakes!
What do you expect from the street workout community in the next couple of years?
I hope it will continue to grow and I want to see every country in the world doing street workout, creating Events, Having fun and continue letting everyone know that you don’t need a expensive gym memberships or some special equipment!
Can you give an advise for all the people that would like to start doing street workout?
Start with the basics, Pull ups, push ups dips etc. Don’t go to fast in the beginning, take your time to learn how your body react to the exercises and ask for help from other athletes.
You can also find a lot on youtube/ Google, How to/tutorials for moves.
Share some words to inspire the community:
If someone else can do something then you can do it too, Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it! “Don’t Kill The Dream, Execute it!
Shout out to all the teams and athletes out there, Respect and Salute!