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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Take Hold Of The Flame

July 18, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter Recently I received an email from a friendly fitness follower. This is what he asked: “Hey, Danny, how do you stay so motivated?” Well thanks for asking! But the truth is: I don’t! That’s right. I don’t. There is a fire burning deep within me. It’s in you too! This fire makes me move, […]

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Ask Al: GET STRONG Edition

July 11, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter Since the release of our latest book, GET STRONG, my brother Danny and I have gotten a lot of feedback on our new program. It seems that you guys are loving the book! Even though the program takes 16 weeks to complete – and it’s barely been two months since the release – many […]

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Let’s Get High! How To Do A Muscle-Up

June 13, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter One of the things I love most about Progressive Calisthenics is the fact that it is a multi-faceted discipline. You see, we human beings have a tendency to over-categorize and compartmentalize just about everything. Sadly, this can lead to an improper representation of concepts that can often be better expressed with blurred lines. In […]

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Internal Martial Arts and Calisthenics

May 30, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter A long time ago, before I became a trainer (and after a long hiatus in my own fitness and martial art training), I decided to get back on the scene. I began training a martial art called Taijiquan, also known as Tai Chi. To be perfectly honest, I chose this after watching late night […]

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PCC Goes Commando

May 23, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter I’d heard big things about the Commando Temple gym in London from Al and Danny after the previous Progressive Calisthenics Certification there, so I had high expectations going into last weekend’s event. This would be the third time the PCC was happening in Great Britain, but it was my first time visiting the legendary […]

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Taking The GET STRONG Transformation Challenge

May 16, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitterWhat mechanism acts as both the Great Protector of our health and well-being—while often acting as the Great Saboteur of our attempts at physical transformation? That mechanism would be Homeostasis: “The tendency of a system, especially the physiological system of higher animals, to maintain internal stability, owing to the coordinated response of its parts to any situation or stimulus that would tend to disturb its normal condition or function.” “A state of psychological equilibrium obtained when tension or a drive has been reduced or eliminated.” As the cliché goes, we […]

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