How to Restore Desk-Damaged Physiques with Calisthenics

May 9, 2017

Years ago, well before the PCC, and just after Convict Conditioning began to get extremely popular, I heard Andrea Du Cane say that we shouldn’t live in the posture of our sport. In many cases, we should also not live in the posture of our work. It seems as though many of our clients (and […]

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Progressive Calisthenics Comes To Boston!

May 2, 2017

In 1858, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. famously referred to the city of Boston as “the hub of the solar system.” This past weekend, Boston could have been called “the hub of the calisthenics system,” as this historic American city hosted the first Progressive Calisthenics Certification ever held in the New England area. I was […]

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Kavadlo Brothers’ Calisthenics Arms Workout

April 11, 2017

Fans of progressive calisthenics know that you don’t need weights to pump up your arms. With nothing more than your own bodyweight and a few bars, you can blast your guns without any external resistance. Though you won’t find any dumbbell curls or triceps push-downs in this workout, the following exercises will blow up your […]

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Hang Your Way to Better Pull-ups

April 4, 2017

A basketball coach walks into the gym and witnesses one of his athletes shooting free throws. He makes 1 out of 50 shots. The coach asks the athlete what he’s doing and the athlete replies “practicing free throws.” The coach then asks him a simple question: “Are you practicing making them or are you practicing […]

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Five Reasons to Practice Pistol Squats

March 28, 2017

My first attempts at the pistol squat were an embarrassing failure. Back then, weight training made up the majority of my leg workouts, and I thought I had already built myself a set of powerful posts. I could leg press nearly half a ton and comfortably barbell squat more than my body weight for many […]

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Revive, Restore, Recertify!

March 14, 2017

This January marked my ninth Progressive Calisthenics Certification since first becoming PCC Certified three years ago. In that time, I have been a student, an assistant, an instructor, and now, a Team Leader for this organization. I’ve had the privilege of attending and teaching in seven countries spanning three continents, and I continue to grow […]

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I Am Not An Athlete

March 7, 2017

EDITORS’ NOTE: The opinions expressed in this column belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect that of Dragon Door Publications, its staff or its affiliates. As you may know by now, I am not one to get bogged down on semantics. Progressive Calisthenics, bodyweight training, and street workout are all terms that I […]

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Organizing a Group Calisthenics Class

February 28, 2017

I can still remember my anxiety as I was about to teach my first Progressive Calisthenics class. I found it challenging to train myself, let alone a group of people with varying backgrounds, limitations (both psychological and physical) and fitness levels! Perhaps you have recently qualified at a PCC, love calisthenics and are looking to […]

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Five Tips for Training the V-Sit

February 21, 2017

When I attended my first Progressive Calisthenics Certification, learning to hold an L-sit was one of my goals. It’s a tough move, but I surprised myself and was able to nail it for a few seconds that weekend. Of course once I got the L-sit, I needed a new challenge. Such is the nature of […]

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Progressive Calisthenics Returns To The West Coast!

February 14, 2017

The date was Thursday, February 9. I rose at the crack of dawn, ready to board a plane from New York to San Francisco. I was intent on instructing, along with my brother Al Kavadlo, our fourth Progressive Calisthenics Certification in the Golden State of California. To say that I was excited would have been […]

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