Time Goes By: The Top Ten PCC Blogs of 2017

December 26, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter What is time? Are our lives just a series of randomly occurring events? Or perhaps our experiences are inter-connected by some odd, invisible thread. Who knows? Maybe any “timeline” at all is purely a human invention—our best attempt at comprehending the way that affairs unfold. Or not. I sure as Hell don’t know! In […]

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Finding Strength in Strength

December 5, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter It has been well documented that exercise is good for our physical health but more recently the benefits of exercise have shown to have a great impact on our neurological and mental health. Stress, anxiety and depression are conditions which are incredibly common in modern day western society. Our bodies and brains are susceptible […]

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How to Build Your Own Suspension Trainer

November 28, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter Suspension trainers are the multi-tool of the calisthenics world. You can do hundreds of exercises with them for almost any goal imaginable. They are ideal for mimicking classic weight machine exercises like chest flys, triceps extensions, and core work. Suspension trainers give you hundreds of exercises that can enhance and supplement your training. Suspending […]

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Borrow These Calisthenics Cues From the Recent NYC PCC

November 21, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter One of my absolute favorite parts of any teaching situation is the opportunity to troubleshoot and help teach the troubleshooting process. This not only helps the participants with their own workouts, but teaches them how to help their clients make big changes quickly. And whenever there’s a new group of people at a PCC, […]

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My Get Strong Transformation Challenge Story

November 11, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” -Zen proverb I bought Get Strong when it first came out at the introductory price, and eagerly read it in a day or two. I was no stranger to calisthenics and it looked like a great program… that I would start as soon as I […]

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Getting Started with the Freestanding Handstand

October 31, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter I didn’t grow up as a gymnast. As a kid, I played basketball and soccer, but was fairly uncoordinated and had very little body awareness. In fact, handstands didn’t even come on the radar for me until my mid 20’s, and at that time I had just barely built up the strength to do […]

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PCC Torrance: Once In A Lifetime

October 17, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter And you may find yourself in another part of the world… That’s what tends to happen when we instruct Dragon Door’s Progressive Calisthenics Certification, the first and best bodyweight training certification on the planet. In fact, in the nearly five years since its inception, the PCC has taken place in dozens of cities and […]

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Embrace the Journey – Lessons from the Pull Up Bar

October 3, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” – Shunryu Suzuki Too often in life we want to rush ahead. We want to be better, more informed, more polished. What we don’t always want to respect is the process required for getting to that point. Our strength […]

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Bodyweight Badassery Meets the Sideshow at the Seashore

September 19, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter A few nights ago, as summer was coming to a close, my son and I went to the beach one last time this season. We sat on the sand and looked into the sky. Slowly, I closed my eyes and reflected on the rapidly dwindling summer days of 2017. Times come and times go. […]

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Progressive Calisthenics Returns To Beijing

August 29, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter Last week, the Progressive Calisthenics Certification made its return to Beijing, China for the third time in just 18 months. Once again, I had the esteemed pleasure and honor of traveling to the Far East to lead a group of forty calisthenics enthusiasts through the school of Street Workout. And what a thrill it […]

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