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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Three Keys to Unlock Calisthenics Muscle

February 7, 2017

Building muscle has always been my main objective and it probably always will be. This is just as true with my calisthenics training as it was when I hoisted the iron. I wouldn’t have anything to do with progressive calisthenics if I harbored even the slightest doubt that it could pack on beef. I fully […]

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The Perfect Calisthenics Workout Routine

January 31, 2017

As human beings, we have a tendency to look for the magic bullet that will solve all of our problems. In calisthenics, the often sought after “magic bullet” is the perfect calisthenics workout routine. Have you ever caught yourself muttering things like… “What’s the routine that will get me the same results as Al?” “Just […]

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Finding Balance Between Mind and Muscle

January 24, 2017

I grew up in the perfect storm of cheesy action movies and the rising star of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Visions of attaining the perfect physique filled my head, and snapshots of Arnold from Commando carrying a tree on his shoulder filled my vision boards. But as I grew older, I found that the oversimplified pursuit of […]

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Progressive Calisthenics Returns To New York!

January 17, 2017

The first PCC of the New Year was held in my hometown of New York City this past weekend, and if it’s any indication of what’s to come, then it’s clear that 2017 will be another incredible year for the Progressive Calisthenics Certification! In our fourth foray into the Big Apple, over thirty-five calisthenics freaks […]

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The Muscle Building Advantages of Calisthenics

January 10, 2017

I’ve been building muscle with bodyweight training ever since Convict Conditioning was first published. When I attended the first PCC, a few people told me they thought I still lifted weights because I had a decent amount of muscle. Not that I can blame anyone for their doubt. I was once one of those guys […]

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Chaos-Proof Calisthenics Workouts For Long Term Success

January 3, 2017

One of the greatest things about Convict Conditioning style progressive calisthenics exercises are their extreme portability. We no longer need a giant gym stuffed full of highly specific machines to get a workout. For many of the exercises, we just need a floor. As the now-famous line from Pushing the Limits goes, remember, “if you […]

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