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Overcoming Gravity
A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength (Second Edition)
Steven Low - 2016-11-18 (first published in 2011)
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Commonly referred to by readers as an "exercise Bible," Overcoming Gravity is a comprehensive guide that provides a gold mine of information for gymnastics and bodyweight strength training within its large 8.5"x11" size and nearly 600 pages. Steven Low takes the reader on a journey through logically constructing a strength-oriented bodyweight worko...
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Convict Conditioning
How to Bust Free of All Weakness--Using the Lost Secrets of Supreme Survival Strength
Paul Wade - 2018-07-19 (first published in 2010)
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Chances are that whatever athletic level you have achieved there are some serious gaps in your OVERALL strength program. Gaps that stop you short of being able to claim status as a TRUE man.The good news is that—in Convict Conditioning—Paul Wade has laid out a brilliant 6-set system of 10 progressions which allows you to master these elite levels. ...
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Complete Calisthenics
The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Exercise
Ashley Kalym - 2014-12-01
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COMPLETE CALISTHENICS - The Ultimate Guide To Bodyweight Exercise. This book shows you how to build strength, power, athleticism, and astounding physical ability using only your bodyweight as the resistance. Relying on virtually no equipment, this book promises to be the most comprehensive and detailed bodyweight exercise manual on the market today...
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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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How to Build a Better Body FastWhere do you belong on the strength continuum? And where do you want to be?Too often, we know what we should be doing to gain strength, but we lack direction, a plan, motivation and intelligent guidance to make appreciable gains over the long haul. We have no real goal, no proper focus and therefore underachieve—going...
Your Ultimate Guide to Full Body Fitness Without Weights: The Secrets of "Street Workout" Revealed... How to Release Yourself from the Gym, Restore Your Primal Power and Reclaim Your Inner Beast... According to the Kavadlos, working out should be fun, adventurous, primal and pure. And no training style embodies those elements quite like Street Work...
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Becoming a Supple Leopard
The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance (2nd Edition)
Kelly Starrett - 2015-05-19 (first published in 2013)
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LEARN HOW TO HACK HUMAN MOVEMENT Join the movement that has reached millions of athletes and coaches; learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your human potential, live pain free…and become a Supple Leopard. Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat body stiffness and achy joints, and rehabilitate inj...
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The Naked Warrior
Master the Secrets of the super-Strong--Using Bodyweight Exercises Only
Pavel Tsatsouline - 2003-12-01
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Have you noticed-the greater a man's skill, the more he achieves with less? And the skill of strength is no exception. From the ancient days of Greek wrestling, to the jealously guarded secrets of Chinese Kung Fu masters, to the hard men of modern spec ops, warriors and allied strongmen have developed an amazing array of skills for generating inhum...
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Calisthenics for Beginners
Step-by-Step Workouts to Build Strength at Any Fitness Level
Matt Schifferle - 2020-04-14
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Achieve your fitness goals with calisthenics―no weights, trainer or gym requiredGain strength, mobility, endurance, and flexibility using simple body movements and nothing more than your own weight. Calisthenics for Beginners provides an all-inclusive training plan that won’t require massive sacrifices to your time, energy, or wallet.Power through ...
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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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How to Lead, Survive and Dominate Physically—By Becoming “The Complete Package” As an Athlete…Explosive Calisthenics is for those who want to be winners and survivors in the game of life—for those who want to be the Complete Package: powerful, explosive, strong, agile, quick and resilient. Traditional martial arts have always understood this necess...