Gymchat 223 - Progressive Calisthenics (with Al Kavadlo)

Fantastic way to train.


Calisthenics. Wonderful area. Question is, how do you progress?

This week we're diving deep into this one, looking at everything from 'what it is' and 'how to get started' to the all-important 'how to progress the exercises'. Tackling this one is none other than Personal Trainer Al Kavadlo, joined by Strongman & Personal Trainer Josh Hewett. If you've got questions for Al or Josh, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat (during the discussion itself). Details below.


Details -

Who : Personal Trainer Al Kavadlo and Strongman & Personal Trainer Josh Hewett
Topic : Progressive Calisthenics
When : Monday Nov 11, 4pm EDT (the Event page shows what time that is in your local timezone)
How : Watch the live stream, and ask questions, directly on the Event page. We'll also post the full video shortly after the Gymchat.

See you there.


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Previously : A couple of weeks ago we held Gymchat 220 : High Intensity Training - HIT (with Chris Lutz and Josh Hewett). Great discussion.

If you missed the live stream (or just want to go over a particular point again), you can watch the entire video here.




Coming Up : we've got several fantastic discussions lined up for the next few months, details shortly. One of those is an area I'm intrigued by personally, the Future of Fitness. Fascinating topic.

To give you an idea of what we'll be talking about and why it's essential (especially if you're a fitness professional yourself, or planning to be), here's a quick primer. And if you'd like to join us on the panel, just drop Josh a line. We'd love to hear from you.


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During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, the 'Paper' and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

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Gymchat 247 - The Power of Visualization (Jen Mulhall).

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44 Best Calisthenics Exercises.

Some wonderful exercises here.

Video for Gymchat 243 - How to Improve Your Pull Ups (Frank DiMeo).

Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 243 - How to Improve Your Pull Ups [with Strength Coach Frank DiMeo, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.



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