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Best Calisthenics Books

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Overcoming Gravity
A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength (Second Edition)
Steven Low - 2011-11-01
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Looking for a guide to bodyweight strength training? Look no further than this exercise Bible, commonly known as Overcoming Gravity. With nearly 600 pages of comprehensive information, the book covers the physiology behind strength training and offers health and injury management tips. It also delves into actual program implementation and even includes common faults made at different skill levels. With updated scientific information and extensive programming, the Second Edition is a must-have for all fitness enthusiasts looking to learn the proper techniques and build a strength-oriented routine.
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Convict Conditioning
How to Bust Free of All Weakness--Using the Lost Secrets of Supreme Survival Strength
Paul Wade - 2012-12-04 (first published in 2010)
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This book is all about mastering your overall strength and claiming status as a true man. With a 6-set system of 10 progressions, you'll be able to reach elite levels no matter your age or condition. While it's the hardest work you'll ever have to do, Paul Wade has given you all the keys you'll ever need for physical accomplishment. With a focus on body-weight training, this book provides the progression and clarity necessary to build rock-hard muscle without the need for free weights or fancy machines.
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Complete Calisthenics
The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Exercise
Ashley Kalym - 2014-04-15
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Unleash your full potential with this ultimate guide to bodyweight exercise. Discover how to build remarkable physical ability, power, strength, and athleticism using only your bodyweight as resistance. Complete Calisthenics promises to be the most detailed and comprehensive manual on the market, with over 500 photographs and guides on push-ups, pull-ups, core exercises, lower body, and conditioning movements. Dive into a massive list of exercise variations, learn to perform handstands and muscle-ups, get handy nutritional advice, and much more. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to develop a strong, capable physique like never before.
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Get Strong
The Ultimate 16-Week Transformation Program For gaining Muscle And Strength―Using The Power Of Progressive Calisthenics
Al Kavadlo, Danny Kavadlo - 2018-06-01
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Build a better body fast with "Get Strong." This guidebook provides direction, motivation, and intelligent guidance to help readers make long-term gains in strength. Whether you're dissatisfied with your current progress or want to exceed your training goals, the Kavadlo brothers' program offers an intelligent and realistic plan for success. With over a decade of experience helping clients achieve supreme feats of calisthenic strength, this book will help you take your strength to the next level.
"Street Workout" is the ultimate guide to achieving a full-body workout without weights. The Kavadlos believe that working out should be fun, adventurous and primal, and Street Workout perfectly embodies those elements. Using nothing but your own body and the environment around you, you can become stronger and more powerful than ever before. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, this book offers tips and techniques guaranteed to make you a bodyweight master. Its multi-faceted, progressive approach allows you to improve your strength and flexibility without ever lifting a weight. So, release yourself from the gym and reclaim your primal power with Street Workout!"
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Becoming a Supple Leopard
The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance (2nd Edition)
Kelly Starrett - 2013-04-23
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Unlock your human potential and become a supple leopard with the revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance shared in this training manual - whether you're an athlete, weekend warrior or just seeking a healthy, pain-free life. Founder of, Kelly Starrett, maps out a system of over 200 techniques to identify and fix common movement errors that impede performance, cause injury and restrict movement. Learn how to prevent and rehabilitate athletic injuries, diagnose and fix inefficient movement patterns, and unlock athletic capacity you didn't know you had. Improve your quality of life and achieve your best performance yet with personalized mobility prescriptions developed just for you.
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The Naked Warrior
Master the Secrets of the super-Strong--Using Bodyweight Exercises Only
Pavel Tsatsouline - 2010-01-01 (first published in 2003)
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Discover the secrets of generating inhuman strength with this groundbreaking book. From ancient Greek wrestling to modern-day spec ops, the art of strength has always been shrouded in mystery. But now, former Spetsnaz instructor Pavel Tsatsouline has uncovered the techniques used by warriors and strongmen throughout history and condensed them into one highly teachable skill set. In The Naked Warrior, learn how to become super-strong in minimum time using only your body as a tool.
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Calisthenics for Beginners
Step-by-Step Workouts to Build Strength at Any Fitness Level
Matt Schifferle - 2020-03-31
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Achieve your fitness goals through calisthenics, a workout approach that requires no weights, trainer or gym. Calisthenics for Beginners is an all-inclusive training plan designed to help you gain strength, mobility, endurance, and flexibility using simple body movements and your own weight. The book features three workout programs that progress in technique and intensity, making it suitable for all levels of fitness. With over 35 dynamic exercises featuring progressions, modifications, and variations, this complete, efficient approach to fitness works your whole body with a series of simple movement patterns. Discover recovery techniques, as well as guidelines for creating a workout routine that fits your personal goals and lifestyle. Calisthenics is the workout of choice for athletes of all fitness levels, and this book shows you how to master it.
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Explosive Calisthenics
Superhuman Power, Maximum Speed and Agility, Plus Combat-Ready Reflexes--Using Bodyweight-Only Methods
Paul Wade - 2015-03-13
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Explosive Calisthenics is the ultimate guide to building explosive power, speed, strength, agility, and resilience. Whether you're a young athlete looking to take your game to the next level or an aging adult wanting to maintain your physical abilities, this book provides a detailed blueprint for success. Drawing on the principles of traditional martial arts, Explosive Calisthenics emphasizes the importance of training the "complete package" and provides step-by-step progressions for mastering even the most ambitious moves. No fancy equipment needed. Don't just dream of being the complete package, become it with Explosive Calisthenics.