PCC: An Invitation for Bodybuilders

by Paul "Coach" Wade on January 29, 2013

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The new Progressive Calisthenics Certification is open to anybody who wants to learn more about bodyweight strength. I know it will be a fantastic resource for martial artists, personal trainers, footballers and yoga masters. But I also want to draw in a group of athletes real close to my heart—bodybuilders.

You might be surprised to hear me talk of a fondness for bodybuilding. I am known as a guy who pushes realistic, athletic workouts: not pumping and posing in a thong. Hell, I admit it: I have taken my share of potshots at the bodybuilding scene.

But bodybuilding is a bigger world than most folks give it credit for. Yeah, the idiot shooting himself full of thousands of dollars worth of dangerous crap while training like a schlub is a bodybuilder. But so is the guy trying to lose a little tub, while putting an inch on his arms. So is the underweight girl who trains hard to fill out skinny limbs and turn her flat ol’ butt into a nice round booty. So is the disciplined grandpa or grandma who wants to hold aging at bay by restocking their skeleton with some quality meat. In fact, the vast majority of folks who start training want to build some muscle, for whatever reason.

They are bodybuilding, whether they know it or not.

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Bodyweight training builds muscle—but you need to make it progressive.

One of the great tragedies of the modern fitness world is that bodybuilding has become—maybe indelibly—connected to training on machines and other forms of equipment. You do not need special equipment to build muscle—what you need, first and foremost, is your body’s own weight.

Hey, everyone knows my opinion on this. You don’t need to listen to me. How about the guy who made all the training machines so famous?

Arthur Jones was—without doubt—the biggest figure in the history of training machines. It is unlikely that anyone will ever eclipse his success. The man is still a famous and controversial figure in strength and conditioning, years after his death. Jones was an inventor, exercise ideologist, genius, and ass-kicker. He single-handedly invented the Nautilus brand of machines back in the sixties. His son developed the popular Hammer Strength brand of training machines, and Nautilus Inc. has branched out and now also owns Schwinn, Universal, Bowflex and Stairmaster. Every exercise machine, in every gym, all over the planet, has been influenced by Jones in some way.

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Arthur Jones participating in his brainchild, the infamous “Colorado Experiment”.

 This should tell you something. Arthur Jones was the poppa of training machines.

So you would assume that Jones—above all people—would have sung the praises of machines? You’d probably guess that Jones would be doing all he could to spread the idea that building muscle needs to happen on expensive machines, right?

Wrong. Jones was a straight talker. At the height of his fame he caused thousands of jaws to drop when he published this:

“…just about anybody else in this country can produce nearly all of the potential benefits of proper exercise without spending much if anything in excess of about twenty dollars. You can build both a chinning bar and a pair of parallel dip bars for a total cost of only a few dollars, and those two exercises, chins and dips, if properly performed, will stimulate muscular growth in your upper body and arms that will eventually lead to muscular size and strength that is very close to your potential.

Adding full squats, eventually leading up to one-legged full squats, and one-legged calf raises, will do much the same thing for your legs and hips. Using this very simple routine, when you get strong enough to perform about ten repetitions of one-armed chins with each arm, your arms will leave very little to be desired.

Or, instead, you can do what many thousands of others are now doing and piss away thousands of dollars and years of largely wasted effort while producing far less results. The choice is yours.

One of the best pair of arms that I ever saw on a man belonged to a guy that I knew about fifty years ago in New York, and he never performed any sort of exercise apart from chins and dips, and damned few of them.” – Arthur Jones, My First Half-Century in the Iron Game

Interesting words, huh?

I’m not saying nobody should use machines—PCC isn’t about telling athletes what not to do. But when the guy who practically brought about the exercise machine revolution tells you that bodyweight works just as well, it counts for something.

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Arthur Jones oversees Mr Universe, the great Boyer Coe, through a set of chin-ups.

 The PCC curriculum is an expansion of Convict Conditioning; it includes both progressive pull-ups and progressive dipping chains; not to mention the one-leg squat progressions referred to by Jones.

Take this as an open invitation. PCC is not just for “functional” trainers and cross-training athletes. If you want to build some muscle—or if your job is to help others build muscle—participation at the inaugural PCC event will be a massive opportunity, either to maximize your own ability, or to fulfill your potential to help others.

You never get a second chance at being the first. Please don’t miss this one.

Keep doing those push-ups,

Paul

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Paul Wade is the author of Convict Conditioning, Convict Conditioning 2, the Convict Conditioning DVD series and is the co-creator of the new Progressive Calisthenics Certification (PCC).


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  • jim perry

    ‘coach’….very well said…” You never get a second chance at being the first.”… like saying being alive is temporary..do it now !!! just received the cc training log… i like the style of writing, sounds like normal talking ….not ‘hype’… spiral bound..pages that you can turn without worrying about tearing them.. just the right ‘heft’ so it sits flat and stays put… the pictures are varied and informative…short ‘n sweet useful info with each turn of the page… one in particular strike me… the one on the left side of the Part II Log Entries page… the coils of barbed wire, signaling, reminding….
    … it’s our minds we must free… and let go of those thing holding us back…
    best wishes for the pcc…
    jim

    • Paul John Wade

      Hey, thanks Jim! I am glad you liked the logbook–we put a lot of effort into that book, more than goes into 99% of training journals. So it means a lot to me that you “get it”, my man…

  • Lee

    Great Article! Ironically, even back in the day when I did hit weights hard, I had discovered that of all the options open to me, weighted dips and chins were the two most effective upper body exercises for me too. Had I known then what I now, I wouldn’t have needed the weight, just progressively harder versions of those exercises. Thank you for the blog!

    • Paul John Wade

      You got it, brother! You are not the only man to discover this. Even if you look at the great, weights-crazy bodybuilders of all time, the good ones all still used (and USE) bodyweight. Sergio used dips almost as much as bench presses, and he always used benches and chins together in a superset–and who had a better upper-body than him? That stuff works.

  • This was awesome. I agree, most people look at calisthenics as a finisher or a way to create circuits

    Ya gotta add weight, make it harder, change the leverage, etc.

    GREAT stuff!

    • Paul John Wade

      Zach: you cost me a heap of cash. I was gonna write a fantastic book on bodybuilding using bodyweight only–I seriously had a ton of requests for it.

      Sadly, I nixed the project, coz the stuff you were putting out as Bodyweight Bodybuilding was so damn AWESOME, I honestly could not top what you had set out. I was getting feedback every day about guys using your program and stacking on muscle and power.

      Everyone reading this should get ahold of Zach’s bodyweight stuff if they can. It’s GOLD!!

  • Hello Mr.Wade and all you guys out there. I’t’s George from PR thanking you guys for the
    invitation. Even though I cannot make it over there It’s an honor to receive your invitation.
    Mr. Wade I do have both your books and I’ve been learning a great deal from them both.
    Both books I highly recommend to any body as you guys say. I also have a good amount of
    Iron underneath the house and been with DD for years. But,yeah guys thank you for the
    invitation and keep in touch with me. God bless and thank you.

    • Paul John Wade

      Stick with us, Big G. Remember, nobody has “got” to go to the PCC cert–or any cert. If you are working bodyweight hard and progressively, you are part of the Dragon Door family, PCC or no PCC!

  • Is there any talk of bringing this cert to Ireland?? Hint hint!!! Have both CC books and I swear by them!! Would love the chance to take this cert

  • Pol murray,
    A cert in Ireland is a long way off, frankly…:)

    • Paul John Wade

      One day, Pol.

      Celtic Bodyweight Brothers gotta get our support, John!

  • Jim Perry,

    Appreciate your cool comments about the CC log book! I use it every day personally and just love it.

  • Sekou “OSO” Olayinka

    Great article. I am a believer in Arthur Jones philosophy. I believe in using a combination of body weight, kettle bells, bar exercises and free weights. But I know teach my students and others that it all begins with being able to control and move one’s body through space. Keep up the good work. Thanks, “Coach” Wade.

    • Paul John Wade

      That sounds like a killer combination, OSO…

      Keep teachin those students right!

  • Lou

    One day ill be there in that PCC class! But for now, lets continue those step 2 exercises 🙂
    Thanks for that great work you put into those 2 books! Although im a shameless internet pirate… i HAD TO buy your books because it just changed my whole approach to training and I LOVE IT.

    • Lou.

      I like this: the shameless pirate who HAD to possess the real thing:)

    • Paul John Wade

      Wow…that is some real high praise! I am touched, thanks Lou.

      I do want to get you into the PCC, though…a goal for 2013, maybe?

  • Dude, Paul, you rock! Tellin’ it like it is, as usual. I’m convinced that calisthenics is essential for everybody.

    I’m also convinced that anyone who willingly misses PCC (http://bit.ly/XNqCA0) and training with the Kavadlo Bros is crazy. But that’s just me 😀

    • Look forward to seeing you there Aleks!

      • Thanks, John! I won’t be there the first go-round (I’ll be living outside the country by that point), but will make it a point to come to a cert in the future. Can’t pass up training with the Kavadlos!

    • Paul John Wade

      Aleks! My main man, how’s things? You are preaching to the choir with the Kavadlo stuff. Those guys are two of the hottest cal trainers in the WORLD right now, and they are STILL under-rated. Truth.

      PS. Don’t forget to keep me updated on your training kid.

  • Ivan Radek

    Hi Coach! Great article and great books! Best wishes for the PCC program!
    I can’t wait for the CC3 to arrive and I hope that there will be much more articles from you here and a CC4.
    There should be 1000 things that you can teach us: how to create more progressions between moves, for example how to make 3 new progression steps from close squats to the uneven squat if the CC1 approach is a big leap for somebody, where to go beyond some master steps in terms of pure strength (beyond pistols and V leg raises?), how to train any given muscle more, if the athlete wants to focus on a specific muscle etc.
    Thanks for everything!

    • Paul John Wade

      Ivan–these are damn good questions…in fact you hit the nail on the head here. These issues you raise have been made central to the PCC philosophy, and the “science” of regressions/progressions at every level is at the heart of PCC.

      The issues of “tougher” Master Steps is also something PCC is gonna address, specifically in the manual. Dragon Door has gone beyond my “school” and expertise, and as well as Al’s vast improvements, other calisthenics masters have been consulted to give the best possible answers to these questions.

      You don’t have to join up with PCC to get these answers, of course. There will be no “hidden secrets” bull here. PCC methods and approaches will be freely shared to anyone who wants to learn.

      Just stay tuned, boys and girls.

      • Ivan Radek

        Thanks Coach,

        Maybe the manual will be for sale after the PCC courses? I’d buy it as soon as it hits the shelves.

  • clint w

    Thanks for digging out one of the “My First Half Century in the Iron Game” articles for the world to see. Arthur Jones definitely lived an interesting life and his writings have always been some of my favorites.

  • Paul John Wade

    He was just a different kind of cat, huh? Tough, smart, uncompromising. Got to say, I don’t agree with everything the guy said, but I am closer in thinking to that guy than to most of the “cutting edge” modern experts today.

    • clint w

      Keep up the good work, can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in Convict Conditioning 3.

  • Joe Williams

    Hey Paul,

    I have bought and used to this day both Convict Conditioning books in your series. With out a doubt it is my favourite conditioning book of all time thank you very much (bodyweight beast in the making). I guess I’ll get straight the point any timeline on the release of convict conditioning 3 -can you include any info on meditation techniques you may of enquired in the pen? Finally I’m starting on the solitary confinement program in cc1 any thoughts on this ( I can do 30 pistols,60 close pushups, 40+close pull ups, 20 hanging leg raises, 3×5 half handstand push ups, 2×5 full bridges, the trifecta master steps and full wrestlers bridge plus the hanging grip work) .

    Thanks Fella
    Joe

    • Paul John Wade

      Joe, thanks my man! As for Solitary Confinement, my advice is limit yourself. Take three weeks or so before assessing how things went–and constantly monitor your strength levels, performance and psychology. For most folks this is a recipe for burn out! But by gradually adding in work, I know you can handle it my friend.

      As for CC3 I hope to ask JDC (“the Boss”) for a contract in a couple of months. Definitely a 2013 release. I like the idea of meditation methods and bodyweight–most athletes have SOME psychological techniques they apply–but I’m gona leave that to the experts. Great iea, though…

      • Joe Williams

        Thanks Paul,

        You are literally a legend peace and strength.

        Joe

  • Brice

    This blog is awesome! Paul, EVERYTHING you have put out is brilliant!!!
    I’m so thankful for your contribution to health and strength! God Bless!

    • Paul John Wade

      And God Bless you, Brice! The sentiment means a lot my man, thank you. Please keep checking the blog, I hope to get to do more posts as time goes by–certainly up til the first PCC event.

  • Dirk

    Well said and so true…the biggest arms I’ve ever seen in my life, are belong an 150kg Bulgarian wrestling guy who makes pull ups with 90kg additional weight on his belt.

    • Paul John Wade

      Lot of respect for wrestlers. Those guys know strength, huh?

      And virtually every guy wants bigger guns. I don’t care what we say. It’s a primal thing.

  • Dean

    I really enjoyed this! Thanks!

    • Paul John Wade

      Thanks Dean–will try to write some more. If you (or anyone) has a topic they wanna see me cover, shoot. I won’t be able to cover everything you all ask me, but I’ll do my best to explore some topics if I can.

  • Coach Paul,

    Great, great stuff! Chris Catalfo, 1984 Silver Medalist in Greco-Roman Wrestling did tns of pull-ups. His back and arms were a marvel!

    • Paul John Wade

      Phil! Catalfo was an amazing athlete, and he proved that you can look incredible without being gigantic–I think he weighed in at well under 170 pounds in his prime.

      Speaking of two-fisted bodyweight afficionados with great physiques, any hope we can get you to write an post for the PCC blog? You already know I’m a fan, man…

  • Ken

    Coach Wade, your writing and your ideas are superb. As for Arthur Jones – he was truly a great man, and I deeply regret that, when he gave me his home phone number, I was too in awe of him to use it.

    • Paul John Wade

      Woah–you had the guys number? Incredible–you musta impressed the dude, Ken. I remember reading something written by Mentzer years back that his first “meeting” with Jones was a late-night telephone call. Call changed his life!

  • Timbo

    Hey gents! I was informed of the Convict Conditioning series at Thanksgiving of last year. Ironically enough my uncle, who is a Police Officer in a town very close to Marion, showed me this program. Needless to say after picking up both books it’s changed everything I have ever known of physical fitness. I spent over 8 years in the US Army, and have always been around calisthenics of some sort through sports (and thought I was in great shape!). Never in my mind did I think they or I had it all wrong. Over the last 2+ months I have put on 7 lbs of muscle, and feel stronger than I have in a long long time. Keep up the great work gentleman! You are definitely a resource I enjoy having!

    • Paul John Wade

      Timbo–thanks for this. You have no idea how much it means to me (and John Du Cane) when Police Officers or military (whether former or current) contact us to say that the books have helped their training. Huge respect to you guys.

      And although it’s not unheard of, seven pounds of beef in eight weeks is a beastly achievement. Great work pal!

      • Timbo

        It really is amazing. It’s so simple, but for some reason slips away through the glamorization of strictly weight lifting. Thanks again guys! Keep up the great work!

    • Brice

      Here is what’s truly amazing-I started at the very first progression for push-ups, pull-ups , squats and leg raises. I’m now on step three, using the New Blood program. It has truly changed my physique more than anything else has. I follow as much as I can everything that Paul says including 3 square meals a day and I’m just as lean as I was when I ran 70 mile week, just with 2 days of training!!! Of course I have gained a considerable amount of muscle as well!! I’m blowin away Paul!! Bravo! This program truly works.

      • Paul John Wade

        Going old school always works, brother. You sound on solid ground, but you want any more tips on fine-tuning your training, email Dragon Door support Brice and tell them I sent you. They will pass your email along to me.

  • Brice

    Will do coach! Thanks for everything!

  • I am on steps 1 and 2 in New Blood. When I get closer to the middle steps in the progressions, I’ll be along for sure. I hope there will be lots of these certification events. I need a few months. Undoing 53 years of idiocy takes a while. THANK YOU Coach Wade, for creating a clear, sensible, mindful exercise approach!

    • Paul John Wade

      53 years? Pah. That’s nothing, Gordon. I really hope Dragon Door will be putting out these certs for years. You got plenty of time to undo the knots buddy!

  • Aaqib

    4 of them master steps nailed, Coach Wade. 🙂 I wouldn’t be able to attend the PCC, as I live 6685.5 miles away from St. Paul, and I’m 19 with no personal income. Still, I believe it’s the passion for cals that matters. And I have started working for the one-arm handtsand pushups this year. Me and my friend, we are often found discussing you and your marvelous ways in our breaks between varsity classes. We simply love your style, Coach Wade. 🙂
    Please keep us in your prayers. I’d really like to get in touch with you someday. And I hope someday, when I’m at your age, I’d have a reputation of being at least half as awesome as you are. 🙂
    Take care,
    Aaqib.

    • Paul John Wade

      Bless you, Aaqib. I didn’t have a cert when I was your age, either, kid! Most of the truly hardcore bodyweight warriors had nothing but maybe the floor and a horizontal bar…or tree branch!

      Please stay with us on this blog, we would miss your presence greatly.

  • Michael

    Coach Wade,
    Thanks for making the decision to share your knowledge of authentic bodyweight strength training with us. I’m going on 42 years old this year and have been strength training since i was about 13 years old. This has by far been the most effective system I’ve ever used, hands down. During my last deployment before retiring from the military, this style of training allowed me to continue building strength, and throw around in our wrestling pit, guys half my age. Stay strong brother!

  • jim perry

    Coach Wade..

    I like to speak to the invite for the elders/seniors amongst us. I’ve seen a comment or two from some who have years accrued..!!..

    I believe the opportunity to teach and bring the bodyweight program to elders is widespread and very timely. When I was being brought up,, we had eggs, milk, butter delivered to the house. The cream was atop the milk and we used it as such. Our meat was fresh, and being raised on the coast in MA, we bought fish at the warf from tanks they were kept in after they were caught. Life before TV dinners. It was great.. !!
    As we grew/aged, ‘fast food’ was born ( I remember the first McDonalds in our town,,)

    Now, 50 or so years later… we all have experienced the effect of empty calories, and the ‘ose’ of sugars.. sucrose, glucose, fructose.. in drinks, deep fried foods, etc. . Many in the elder age brackets are out of shape and can use guidance in the form of physical activity to rejuvenate the spirit and bring back the lost/forgotten and cherished abilities of graceful movement.

    This age group will ask for like kind aged trainers and handlers to work with them, relate to them with life experiences, and know we share some of the replaced joints, operations, etc that come along w/aging !!

    I’ve run a service business for the past 35 years and I’d like to make a transistion into this coaching/training field. I am not a bodybuilder or weightlifter, and I’ve never really ‘trained’ for a competition or certificate. Most of my physical work has been just that, ‘work’ .. at flooring mostly. I’ve also had a yoga/mediation practice for 15 or so years. The last 5 years I stopped yoga and I’ve been doing the P90x and associated routines to gain some strength as i got older (over 60). I started with CC last Oct/12 and have worked it into my schedule. I see it as the way I can maintain fitness over the remaining years. I’ve been very fortunate and have been able to maintain fitness and weight throughout the years. (5’7″ 140).

    I’m wondering if some of the training techniques would be delivered in a different way to this age group, and if so, will that be a part of the training. I can crank out most of the reps on all of the Century requirements individually, altho doing them at the end of a three day training.. and then doing them consecutively will be a challenge. And I can greet that !!! I find the suggestions you’ve offered for training, i.e, increasing sets,, building endurance, etc very helpful. Any other training info is appreciated.

    I’m truly looking forward to the event and meeting a group of like minded folks. When will you be sending location info, along with recommended places to stay? This is bound to be more exciting that we can imagine at this point. !!
    jim perry

    • Paul John Wade

      Hey Jim–watch your mouth, man. I speak for the elders among us, not you!!

      Just kidding man. What a great post. You are right about what this generation has had to put up with when it comes to food. This generation is officially the first to live shorter lives than the previous one. How messed up is that? And artificial food has a lot to do with it. It’s interesting when you talk about fresh meat, milk, butter, eggs and what have you…I still remember the 70’s, when folks were starting to tell us that stuff was bad. Then, by the 80’s folks were telling us it would kill us off quicker than joining John Belushi for a speedball. Damn, man; we didn’t know how lucky we were, huh Jim?

      As for The Century, if you want some extra training tips just reply back to this post and tell me. I’ll get your email address from DD and we’ll talk privately. I don’t know about the accommodation side of it, but I’ll find out for ya.

      Paul

      • jim perry

        paul… you ARE the elder dude… !!!!
        and the whole food/diet drama completes a cycle… . if you follow the writings of the Paleo diet.. all of that stuff is ‘good’ again…!!
        re training tips.. appreciate the offer.. thnks. .. and will ask when needed..
        for now.. i’m using the training log,, good tips in there.. .. and referring to the CC info, self coaching section.. I’m using the revolving door format for workouts… it’s simple and keeps it simple.. and i remember reading about doing more sets, dropping the reps, and getting the endurance strength up.. working on that as well… incremental increases… perserverance furthers.. !!! and i do a little yoga (more restorative type), on the ‘rest days’.. the blogs are great… the responses helpful and instructive… all’s good.. movin’ on… !!

        • Paul “Coach” Wade

          Sounds like you got your head screwed on, Jim. You “get it”, my man.

          Like I say, get back to me if you need more. We wanna see the name Jim Perry, PCC as part of this community before too long!

          • jim perry

            coach.. a nod and a grin to ya…. you’re truly a master amongst men..!!!… and i’ve got screws loose, screws missing.. and enough screws left after these years so the head stays steady… !!!… i’m all in when it comes to the bodyweight pcc… !!! … just bought my first ‘dip station’.. made by Body Solid.. and it’s a solid piece of machined equipment. … i like to buy the best of tools when it comes to using them..!!
            … i’m also lookin’ to get a 2″ bar for chins.. might as well get the grip…!!
            when the time comes i’ll be asking the questions.. !! thnk for the offer.. jp

  • Rose Widell

    Hi Paul!

    Simeon Reagle posted this on the wrong page (web admin’s fault – ;). I’ll send him an email and let him know that I reposted it here!

    ~ Rose

    Hello Coach,
    I am a stark beginner of CC and have a few simple questions that I can’t seem to find basic answers online or in your books. I hope I am not wasting your time.
    #1. What are the best warm up drills before seated knee tucks?
    This is the most difficult of the basic 4 for me. I am trying to build up reps using 1/2 seated knee tucks because I couldn’t make the beginner standard.
    #2. When is it appropriate to add grip and calf training?
    In CC2 you gave specific steps or a good idea at which time to add neck and lateral work. I was wondering if it would be acceptable or jumping the gun to add grip and calf work this early.
    #3. When should ballistic work be added and in what quantity?
    It is my understanding that you include ballistic work in CC philosophy and that it will be detailed in CC3. I suppose I am asking if I should be doing basic martial arts or dance moves with any particular emphasis on a none strength training day.
    I thank you for your time and consideration of my questions.
    Future Phoenix

    Simeon

  • Paul “Coach” Wade

    Yo Simeon–great questions, man. Let’s see what I can do…

    1. It can vary–depends what the issues are, deconditioning, injury, obesity, etc. I would recommend something easy like standing one-leg knee raises, alternated. If they are too easy, go for something like sit-ups with the feet under something. A good knee/posterior chain stretch will help the mobility for the work sets too.

    2. Honestly? If you are still reasonably new to training, don’t bother bro. Pour all that great, fresh, adaptation energy into the BIG stuff–doing solid pullups, asymmetrical pushups, working on one-leg squats and respectable, strong bridges and leg raises. When those suckers are under your belt, we’ll talk some more, kid.

    3. This is too complex to answer here–but yeah, it’ll be in CC3. As long as it’s not too brutal, most athletes can add regular martial arts of dance training into their workouts, if they’re into it. Explosive calisthenics (clapping pushups, pullups, etc.) are another matter, but if you are already past step 5 of push-ups, pull-ups and squats you can safely add a ballistic set or two at the end of your workouts. I talk more about rep speed in the CC Super FAQ which is available for free at the top o’ the page there.

    Hope that helps my friend.

    Future Phoenix? …Hell yeah!

    PS. Thanks Rose. What’d we do without ya?

    • Rose Widell

      <3

  • Simeon Reigle

    Coach,
    Thank you for getting back to me. I appreciate the information and effort to reply promptly.
    I should have added that I am 5′ 8″ weigh 130 lbs and have never had a weight issue. I am not new to training in general but haven’t done much in the last year and-a-half.

    Rose Widell,
    Thanks for connecting us.

    Progressing in Strength,
    Future Phoenix,
    Simeon

    • Paul John Wade

      Great news Simeon–you are already ahead of 50% of most folks (even some very strong ones) by being at a nice, sleek weight to begin with! Please stick around and hit me up on the blog with any more questions. Hope it helps, bud.

  • Coach Paul Wade,

    Your books are fantastic! If they’re put together with Al Kavadlo’s and Paul Zaichik’s books on bodyweight training, a marvelous bodyweight manual would be produced!

    I’ve heard that there will be a manual for those who participate on the PCC event. Unfortunatelly, I’m from Brazil, so I won’t be able to be there in NYC for the event (since it is a personal experience event).

    By any chance, is the course manual going to be made available? I think it would be a great thing if that could happen. At least we (who cannot participate in PCC event yet) could learn and practice progressive calisthenics better if we had access to that kind of information.

    Best regards from a Brazilian fan (your fan and calisthenics / exercise fan),
    Alexandre

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