All Articles & Reviews by
Al Kavadlo

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Al Kavadlo is a personal trainer based in New York, New York; and the author of superb books such as We're Working Out: A Zen Approach to Everyday Fitness (review), Raising the Bar : The Definitive Guide to Bar Calisthenics and Pushing the Limits! Total Body Strength With No Equipment (or you can grab the entire collection for a 50% discount).

Swing by his blog for regular updates on bodyweight strength-training, conditioning, and nutrition. You'll also find him on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube and Instagram. And, of course, in Gymchat 223 - Progressive Calisthenics. Fantastic conversation.

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The Dragon Flag

Ready for a challenge?

Savvy fitness enthusiasts know that doing endless amounts of crunches isn't the smartest way to build a strong midsection.

The Pistol Squat

Time to build a new neurological pathway.

Al demonstrating the Pistol Squat.
Al looks at just what it takes to do your first pistol squat.

Training the Trainer : MMA Workout

Challenge yourself.

Al's MMA Workout.
Everybody needs training - even personal trainers. Here's a brief look at one of Al Kavadlo's sessions.

The Human Flag

Up for a challenge? Try this.

Al demonstrating the Human Flag.
It's a lot more than brute strength. Al explains.

Jumping Rope for Conditioning

Ready with the Jump Rope.
Did you know that jumping rope is a plyometric exercise?

Training for the Planche

Up for a challenge?

Planche training.
The planche is an advanced body-weight challenge that requires strength, balance and stability.

Kipping Pull-ups

Cheating, or just a different approach?

Sometimes a straight line isn't the fastest way to get from point A to point B.

Tackling the One-Armed Push-Up

Up for a challenge?

The one arm push-up is a classic bad-ass feat of strength. Master this one and you'll not only impress your friends at parties, but more importantly, build monstrous strength in the process.

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