Overcoming Gravity

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ISBN: 1467933120
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 530
Author: Steven Low
Publisher:

Download and read online Overcoming Gravity in PDF and EPUB Update: Overcoming Gravity digital edition (PDF) is available in the store on the Eat Move Improve website. Additionally, Overcoming Gravity is now available on UK and European Amazons! Check your individual country's Amazon page to order. Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength is a 542 page comprehensive guide to the most overlooked, yet most powerful elements of strength training. In this book, Steven Low takes the reader on a journey through logically and systematically constructing a strength oriented bodyweight workout routine. With a highly systematic and scientific approach, Steven delves into the exercise physiology behind strength training and how to adequately prepare the body for the rigors of bodyweight training. Using the same rigor and attention to detail, Overcoming Gravity also includes recommendations for all bodyweight athletes concerning health and injury management. Unlike other books on this topic, it provides extremely comprehensive sample programming to assist in the design of a well-balanced routine, including information about the proper execution of the exercises and techniques. If you prefer your books on fitness and health to include data, science and effective recommendations, then Overcoming Gravity is an ideal addition to your library. Note: this book contains no bodyweight leg exercises, or primary gymnastics work (cartwheels, tumbling, swings, giants, etc.). It is devoted solely toward upper body strength and skill development with gymnastics exercises. "I'll say it straight: Overcoming Gravity is the best book money can buy on gymnastics and bodyweight strength--period!This book reads like what it is--an absolute labor of love, an all-encompassing masterpiece written by a bona fide genius in the field. This book wasn't written to make a ton of money. There is so much advanced training information in this huge volume that it could have easily been watered-down and split into ten books...maybe more. Overcoming Gravity has the power to change the way you train--not just for a handful of workouts, but for an entire lifetime.Buy this book!" ---Paul "Coach" Wade, best-selling Dragon Door author of Convict Conditioning and Convict Conditioning 2


Complete Calisthenics

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ISBN: 1905367546
Release Date: 2014-08-30
Number of pages: 335
Author: Ashley Kalym
Publisher: Lotus Pub

Download and read online Complete Calisthenics in PDF and EPUB Using solely their bodyweight for resistance and relying on minimal equipment, readers will learn how to perform a range of exercises, such as push-ups, pull-ups, core exercises, and lower body exercises. Read this book, and develop the strongest and most capable physique ever. Complete Calisthenics includes everything you need to know, such as; Step-by-step instructions with over 500 photographs to guide you through the exercises. Nutritional advice with simple-to-follow diet plans and sample diets. Program creation to suit your needs. "Complete Calisthenics" is the most detailed and comprehensive bodyweight exercise manual available on the market today. It is for anyone; male or female, beginner or advanced who is interested in building complete strength and taking their workouts and themselves to the next level.


Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy

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ISBN: 9781450429290
Release Date: 2013-09-06
Number of pages: 224
Author: Bret Contreras
Publisher: Human Kinetics

Download and read online Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy in PDF and EPUB Going far beyond standard pull-ups, push-ups, and squats, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy presents 156 unique exercises that work every muscle in the body. Detailed anatomical artwork accompanies step-by-step instructions for performing each exercise anytime, anywhere, without the need for equipment or machines.


Free Style

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ISBN: 1628600209
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Number of pages: 432
Author: Carl Paoli
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing

Download and read online Free Style in PDF and EPUB Everyone cares about physical performance and the fitness industry offers an infinite number of solutions to improve it. But who has the best solution and how do we know if and how it will work for us? After over 15 years of training as an elite gymnast and over a decade of coaching, Coach Carl Paoli offers a fresh philosophy on training by connecting movement styles to fit your specific purpose, while also giving you a simple framework for mastering the basics of any human movement. Freestyle: Maximize Your Sport and Life Performance with Four Basic Movements is an interactive way to learn how the body is designed to move through space and how to interact with our constantly changing surroundings. Using this framework and four basic movements, Paoli will help you maximize your efforts in sport and life, regardless of specialty. Despite Carl's experience as an elite gymnast and a renowned CrossFit coach, this is not a book about gymnastics, CrossFit, or any specific fitness program. Rather, it is a unique take on how Carl studies and teaches human movement and how you can better understand how to move yourself. Carl is not going to teach you the specifics of a movement or sport; instead, he gives you a template that you can use to develop any specific movement. For example, instead of teaching you how to throw a baseball, this book teaches you a universal foundation that will help you further develop your pitching skills. Human movement is intuitive, but not always perfect. This book shows you how to: * Turn on and trust your intuition about movement * Use tools that help optimize imperfect movement * Tap into the universal movement patterns and progressions underlying all disciplines * Use Carl Paoli's movement framework to create roadmaps for your physical success * Learn what being strong really means Freestyle is a practical manual to develop human movement regardless of your discipline. It is equally applicable to veteran athletes, weekend warriors, fitness enthusiasts, people trying to pick up a new sport, and people who are simply curious about improving their health. By developing your awareness and learning to see across other disciplines, you can tailor any training regimen to meet your unique goals.


Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition

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ISBN: 1628600837
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Number of pages: 480
Author: Kelly Starrett
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing

Download and read online Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition in PDF and EPUB Updated and expanded with more than 80 pages of new content! Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In Becoming a Supple Leopard, Dr. Kelly Starrett—founder of MobilityWOD.com—shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use. Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement? Becoming a Supple Leopard lays out a blueprint for moving safely and effectively through life and sport. Want to learn how to apply those principles to specific movements, whether you are doing squats in the gym or picking up a bag of groceries? Hundreds of step-by-step photos show you not only how to perform a host of exercise movements, such the squat, deadlift, pushup, kettlebell swing, clean, snatch, and muscle-up, but also how to correct the common faults associated with those movements. Frustrated because you can't perform a certain movement correctly due to range of motion restrictions? Breaking the body down into 14 distinct areas, Starrett demonstrates hundreds of mobilization techniques that will help you resolve restrictions and reclaim your mobility. Unsure how to put it all together into a program that addresses your individual needs? This updated edition lays out dozens of prescriptions that allow you to hone in on a specific limitation, a nagging injury, or an exercise fault that you just can't seem to get right. It even offers a 14-day full-body mobility overhaul. Performance is what drives us as human beings, but dysfunctional movement patterns can bring the human body to an abrupt halt. Often, the factors that impede performance are invisible even to seasoned athletes and coaches. Becoming a Supple Leopard makes the invisible visible. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from physical restrictions, this one-of-a-kind training manual will teach you how to harness your athletic potential and maintain your body. Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your athletic potential, live pain-free…and become a Supple Leopard. This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to: Move safely and efficiently in all situations Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions Restore normal function to your joints and tissues Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency


Are You Useful

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ISBN: 9781365323805
Release Date: 2016-10-02
Number of pages: 174
Author: Chip Conrad
Publisher: Lulu.com

Download and read online Are You Useful in PDF and EPUB A freethinker's guide to creating a philosophy of strength. For trainers, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts.


Stretching and Flexibility

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ISBN: 1877020079
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Number of pages: 280
Author: Kit Laughlin
Publisher: Bodypress

Download and read online Stretching and Flexibility in PDF and EPUB Whether you?re an office worker wondering how to stretch that tight spot between your shoulders and neck,a martial artist wanting to do side-splits, a weekend athlete aiming to achieve more whole-body rotation to improve your golf swing or whether you just want to relax your back after housework, Kit Laughlin?s bestselling Stretching & Flexibility will make it all possible.Inside you will find effective exercises for all the usual places people want to stretch: hips, hamstrings and legs-apart movements. In addition, there are hand, wrist and forearm exercises, a full range of neck and shoulder exercises and a variety of ankle and feet exercises. There are even exercises to help you spread your toes and strengthen your arches!


Parkour Strength Training

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ISBN: 1517670896
Release Date: 2016-01-02
Number of pages: 272
Author: Ryan Ford
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online Parkour Strength Training in PDF and EPUB In Parkour Strength Training, you will learn how to: - Accelerate your athletic development with three fundamental bodyweight exercises - Promote the flexibility and mobility necessary for safe obstacle-based fitness - Prepare and condition your joints to avoid injuries - Train safely outdoors - Remedy the common faults and errors that plague parkour newcomers - Incorporate ground-based exercises, such as quadrupedal movement, bounding, and jumping into your workouts - Use low obstacles such as benches, handrails, and walls for full-body strength training - Fly over barriers using three basic vaults - Mount, traverse, and overcome head-high walls and bar structures - Master proper climb-up technique using many supplemental exercises - Design an effective strength training program - Combine skill-based drills and games to become a more well-rounded practitioner - Dominate obstacle courses


Breaking the Jump

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ISBN: 9781781315545
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Author: Julie Angel
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd

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Convict Conditioning

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ISBN: 0938045768
Release Date: 2012-11-15
Number of pages: 294
Author: Paul Wade
Publisher: Dragon Door Publication

Download and read online Convict Conditioning in PDF and EPUB  How to Train As If Your VERY LIFE Depended on Your Degree of REAL Strength, Power and Toughness  Most physical training systems are designed for the domesticated human animal. That is to say, for us humans who live lives of such relative security that we cultivate our strength and power more out of pride and for a sense of accomplishment than out of an absolute need to survive in the wild. The professional athlete hones his body to function well in a sports event-rather than to emerge safe from a life-or-death struggle. And even those in our military and LEO rely more on the security of their weapons and armor than on their own personal, raw power and brute strength to carry the day.  There remains one environment where exuding the necessary degree of authoritative strength and power can mean the difference between life or death: the maximum security prison. In maximum security, the predator preys on the weak like we breathe air. Intimidation is the daily currency. You either become a professional victim or you develop that supreme survival strength that signals the predator to stay at bay.  Paul Wade spent 19 years in hell holes like San Quentin, Angola and Marion. He entered this world a gangly, terrorized weakling and he graduated to final freedom, pound-for-pound one of the strongest humans on the planet. Paul Wade dedicated his prison life to the cultivation of that supreme survival strength. And ironically, it is in America's prisons that we can find some of the great, lost secrets of how to get immensely powerful and strong. Paul Wade mined these secrets as if his life depended on it-and of course in many ways it did.  Finally free, Paul Wade pays his debt to society-not just with the horrors of his years in the hole-but with the greatest gift he could possibly give us: a priceless set of progressions that can take ANYONE who has the will from abject weakling to strength specimen extraordinaire.  InÂConvict ConditioningÂPaul Wade has laid out a logical and effective zero to hero progression in key bodyweight strength exercises and presented a solid training philosophy. Get this book. -Pavel Tsatsouline, author of The Naked Warrior  Convict ConditioningÂgives honor and respect toÂbody-weightÂtraining.ÂI feel Convict ConditioningÂprovides the progression,ÂprecisionÂand clarity that is necessary toÂcombatÂour cultural decline in simple bodyÂknowledge. -Gray Cook,ÂMSPT, OCS, CSCS, Functional Movement Systems, author of Body in Balance  Convict Conditioning is a fantastic text crammed with solid information, and tons of vital nuggets and powerful insights that when followed will pack your frame with rock-hard, functional muscle. You provide the body, Convict Conditioning gives you the rest in a highly readable, easy-to-understand format that teaches you what to do and how to do it. As a guy who has written extensively on exercise, I highly recommend this book. -Loren Christensen, author of Solo Training and The Fighter's Body.  Coach Wade has laid out a set of progressions in Convict Conditioning that can lead to mastery of the big 6 bodyweight exercises and you would be wise to listen. ÂThis is knowledge proven in extreme conditions. So respect the progressions and put in your time-you'll be stronger for it. -Brett Jones Master RKC, CSCS, CK-FMS  Outstanding! By far the most innovative fitness book in years. Many talk about mastering your body weight yet Convict Conditioning actually delivers a blueprint for anyone, regardless of your current fitness. The training progressions are genius.   -Tim Larkin, Master Close Combat Instructor If you are a serious student of bodyweight exercise and physical culture, you must get this book. -Craig Ballantyne, Turbulence Training  I LOVE IT. Convict Conditioning is probably the best compilation of callisthenic exercises and training progressions I have seen. Coach Wade goes to the heart of true training with correct biomechanics, kinesiology and training progressions that so many in the word of physical training just seem to miss these days. Bravo Coach, bravo, an epic book that deserves to be in the library of all who love the world of strength.   -Mark Reifkind, Master RKC Instructor, Girya Kettlebell Training  Convict Conditioning is jam packed with the most powerful bodyweight training information I have ever come across. It's the book I WISH I had in my hands when I was a competitive wrestler, BUT, even more important to me is that I can pass on this knowledge to my clients AND my son and daughter when they grow up. Â-Zach Even-Esh, author The Ultimate Underground Strength System


The 15 Second Handstand

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ISBN: 0692232605
Release Date: 2014-06-04
Number of pages: 184
Author: Chris Salvato
Publisher:

Download and read online The 15 Second Handstand in PDF and EPUB The 15-Second Handstand: A Beginners Guide is the ANSWER to the questions we all really have about the handstand. It is the ONLY book on the market to address the big handstand problem: fear. When learning to handstand, you are normally dealing with a fear of falling over; and The 15-Second handstand lays out a progression that conquers fear, builds strength and ENABLES you to HIT YOUR GOAL in record time. Just look at what others are saying about it... "I basically couldn't put the book down. It really tremendous. I get the feeling that you REALLY know what you're talking about. It's really neat the way you present the 6 Challenges right away, then leave all the WHY for later. Plus, you really clarified for me what I need to pay attention to: locked elbows and active shoulders. And getting past my fear by learning to bail. The rest is gravy for going from 15s to one minute. I never had this feeling before of knowing what to do." - Dan R. "I found the book very clear and simple, never boring. It is perfect for people who want to know why and how something works, but the step-by-step progression is perfect for people who don't care about the details." - Giacomo B. "I finished your book in one day I like it, it's very helpful for me and the progression is very good I changed my training following your progression and trained much more face to the wall, every day the 'holy' five minutes. I trained 4 months before, but had fear to move to freestanding, without any wall." - Dr. Jurgen Fohlinger "As a kid I remember my father standing on his hands and walking up and then down a flight of stairs on his hands. At 67 years old I doubt I will ever be able to duplicate that feat, but thanks to Chris Salvato's systematic approach I'm now able to stand freestanding] on my hands for a few seconds (and get off my hands without destroying myself and nearby furniture) a feat that has eluded me for years. Using his program I'm looking forward to extending that time into minutes." - Marshall R. Peterson "Chris Salvato did a really good job with The 15-Second Handstand book. You can start your way into the progressions within 10 minutes of reading, and learn the why and how later through the book. The finer points of technique are spot on and prevent bad habits from developing (bent arms, sagging shoulders). Also, the pirouette progression makes you understand the act of bailing, and saves you from having to rollout, which may be troublesome depending on the kind of surface you are training in. This book is definitely going to help in building a handstand addiction." - Lucas Serur "This is the third or fourth handstand book I bought, and the first one I have liked. The other ones were complete garbage. This one stands out by having a straightforward progression towards a clearly defined final goal, and no detours. There are clear, realistic targets for every step. I love how everything is sliced into small, doable pieces, such as your advice on adding the four form cues one at a time. Best of all I liked that there's a step in the progression dedicated to bailing. I'm actually starting to lose my fear of falling now."- Barry L. "I have not read any other books about the handstand. This book is very easy to follow. It is also very detailed about what to do, and what not to do. It convinces me that it is possible for me to learn it." - Anders I.


Herschel Walker s Basic Training

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ISBN: PSU:000015581631
Release Date: 1989
Number of pages: 229
Author: Herschel Walker
Publisher: Main Street Books

Download and read online Herschel Walker s Basic Training in PDF and EPUB Three 12-week programs help beginning to advanced athletes achieve the conditioning of an NFL superstar. 175 photos.


Get Strong

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ISBN: 1942812108
Release Date: 2017-05-01
Number of pages:
Author: Al Kavadlo
Publisher:

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The Dance of the Lion and the Unicorn

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ISBN: 9781595941282
Release Date: 2007-02
Number of pages: 182
Author: Mark Waller
Publisher: WingSpan Press

Download and read online The Dance of the Lion and the Unicorn in PDF and EPUB The Dance of the Lion and the Unicorn is a riveting read and a revolutionary approach to helping couples whose relationship is in trouble. It focuses on the most common dynamic of relationships that fail: One partner (lion) reacts with outbursts of anger, while the other (unicorn) tries to avoid conflict in ways that only make things worse.


Calisthenics the Superhuman Stack

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ISBN: 1539045676
Release Date: 2016-11-19
Number of pages: 354
Author: Pure Calisthenics
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online Calisthenics the Superhuman Stack in PDF and EPUB Calisthenics: The #1 COMPLETE Bodyweight Training Guide ► 3 Books in 1 + FREE Workout Program, Limited Time! ◄ Bored of the same old workout plan? Hit a plateau in your progress? Want to SHOCK your body with something new? Keep reading! Welcome to the world's most effective training system. This is a complete bodyweight exercise guide GUARANTEED to get RESULTS. Let's take a closer look. The ULTIMATE Total Body Training Guide When we say ULTIMATE really mean it! This is the ONLY calisthenics guide you'll ever need. Here's a sneak peak of what's inside: How calisthenics works What calisthenics can do for YOU 150 bodyweight exercises + photographic demonstrations Expert advice on sets, reps and form How to eat right to maximize your results How to warm up and prepare for calisthenics How to become more flexible Cardio and conditioning drills to blast body fat and get ripped How to transition from beginner > intermediate > advanced calisthenics FAST Every Exercise Explained with Photos Calisthenics experts break down every exercise into simple to follow steps with pictures. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3! Also included are precise recommendations for numbers of sets, reps and hold times for every exercise. It's like having a personal trainer in your pocket! Packed with AMAZING Extras When you purchase this book you will receive our calisthenics bumper pack to help you on your journey. Here's what's inside: BONUS #1 Get your very own beginners bodyweight training program FREE with this book! Features a full week of exercises to help you master the fundamentals of calisthenics. BONUS #2 Get our exclusive 'Six Pack Secrets' guide FREE with this eBook to help you build a rock solid core in double quick time! BONUS #3 Free expert calisthenics advice and support! Inside this book is your invitation to join our community and mix it with the pros. Go SUPERHUMAN Today! There is simply no better way to build a superhuman body than with calisthenics. So, what are you waiting for? Buy now and get it FAST! Tags: calisthenics, calisthenics for beginners, bodyweight exercises, calisthenics routines, calisthenics workout, calisthenics book, calisthenics exercises, bodyweight training, pure calisthenics