Six Reasons to Start Your Workouts With Unilateral Calisthenics

December 6, 2016

Quick quiz! What’s the one thing missing from most fitness programs that translates into extraordinary progress? Ice Cream More Posterior Chain Work Single-Sided Bodyweight Exercises Chipotle A Good Workout Partner While a case could probably be made for any of these choices, the answer that has the greatest return on your time investment is C. […]

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Progressive Calisthenics In The Forbidden City

November 29, 2016

Never in my life did I imagine that my calisthenics journey would take me all the way to Beijing. I knew that working out would get me in shape: lean, fit, solid and strong. It was also very obvious to me how much fun I was having in my training. And, yes, I was certainly […]

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Five Ways to Fast Track Your Freestanding Handstand

November 22, 2016

As an adult you’ve decided to embark on an inversion and hand balancing journey. Seriously, are you crazy? If you think about it, children with amazing mobility, breathing, reflexive stability and perfect natural movement still can take 18 months to learn how to stand on their feet. And you have decided that you want to […]

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Natural Muscle—How Much Can You Gain…Really?

November 8, 2016

I’ve found that these days I keep getting asked the same questions over and over. Why did you get those lame tattoos? How come your face looks so much older than your body? Who are you, and what are you doing in the girls’ locker room? That’s my personal life, but in my life as […]

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Five Tips to Crush the Century

November 1, 2016

As a recently christened Progressive Calisthenics Certified coach, the Century Test is very fresh in my mind. The Century tests multiple qualities: speed, strength, endurance, and also has fairly strict technique standards for each rep of your squats, push-ups, hanging knee raises, and pull-ups/Australian pull-ups. Even though it’s not what I’d call easy, don’t let […]

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Pink Ribbons and Strong Women

October 18, 2016

All too often, a person’s mindset toward training can be superficial. Most people who work out are focused on improving their physical appearance, or achieving a personal accomplishment. So what happens when this mindset is turned on its ear, and you are instead faced with uncertainty due to extreme adversity? Do you become defined by […]

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Ten Tenets of Calisthenics Skill Training

October 11, 2016

When I got into working out as a teenager, all I cared about was having a muscular looking upper-body. I wasn’t familiar with the concept of “functional fitness” and I don’t think it would have interested me much at the time anyway. Back then I just wanted to look good with my shirt off. Doing […]

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PCC Holland: A Celebration Of Unity

October 4, 2016

No one ever knew it would go this far. We believed, we hoped, we dreamed. But nothing could have prepared us for the outpouring of passion, dedication and intensity from the global calisthenics community. In fact, when we launched the Progressive Calisthenics Certification just over three years ago, we knew we were providing the first […]

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Progressive Calisthenics Returns to Australia

September 27, 2016

I just flew home from Australia and boy are my arms tired…from teaching the PCC, of course! Last weekend the Progressive Calisthenics Certification returned to Australia for our first ever event in Sydney, and it was one for the ages! Attendees traveled from all parts of the continent in order to be part of this […]

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Announcing the Street Workout Photo Contest Winners

September 20, 2016

Danny and I had a tough time selecting our favorite entries to the Street Workout Photo contest, but after some deliberation, we have selected the following winners: This image was our favorite due to the fun energy and unique location of the photo. Danny and I are big fans of Coney Island in our native […]

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