How strong you really are?
For years I used to do weight training. I felt strong and I looked big. One day I was challenged by one of my friends to do a back lever, and miserably I couldn't even get myself in the right position. Really? I did not have the strength for that? Even though I trained for years I lacked simple flexibility and mobility. My big muscles locked my movements and I become a prisoner of them.
Few years later, fascinated by the notion of functional strength I joined CrossFit and ended with a nasty shoulder injury. I still love Crossfit but I needed to find a way to train with my injury while still gaining strength. That was the time when I truly discovered calisthenics - a lost art of the most effective, natural strength training on earth which is just using bodyweight.
Inhuman, natural strength gains? There is a road to that.
I am sure you have seen it around (if not, go look it up). Those crazy guys and girls doing human flags, planches, one arm pushups and pullups. Who have not only an incredible strength but also, balance, flexibility and natural and extreme body control ability.
I was in! And being a fitness freak I wanted so badly to be able to do so. I consumed all there was on bodyweight training. I studied infamous Convict Conditioning, followed gymnasts, decomposed the technique from fellow athletes on youtube and knowledge from the best of the best. I trained, experimented, troubleshoot.
What Is Calisthenics and Why it's so Effective?
Calisthenics is using progressive resistance, just like weight training, but instead of adding weight, you add difficulty levels across range of motion, skill, position etc. Because it uses only natural movements it does not only protects and strengthen your joints, but also conditions your body into amazing strength gains and natural fat loss.
I absolutely fell in love. My injury healed, I felt stronger than ever before, I lost all unwanted fat I build a physique of a gymnast I always wanted. And you know what? It was actually so much fun to get out there every day, try new skills, train towards advanced moves not only towards another inch on my bicep. I loved how I become flexible, mobile, how I started developing my balance and all the things I would never even think about with my normal weight training. And I loved how my joints were getting stronger while I was growing older.
Advantages of calisthenics I experienced were incredible, but all the more it was a sustainable, natural training not a one months fitness fad. I never looked back.
Not sure how to get started? NO more confusion!
And although I was making progress it took me years to get to the point where stunts like human flag, planche, one arm pushup or pullups were not impossible any more. I was making mistakes, I didn't have enough knowledge, there was nobody to guide me on how to trouble shoot, how to create a program. So I experimented.
I saw on my own skin how well structured progressive calisthenics can give you insane strength gains, muscle and fat loss while still protecting your joins and conditioning your body. All naturally. I didn’t need a gym,I Didn’t need a barbell, I don't need a box. There was just ,me, my body and a bar.
Progressive Calisthenics is straightforward in its principles, yet every day I get emails from all of you asking me how to get started. For years I have been teaching and perfecting the art of bodyweight strength training and although there is so much information out there its extremely confusing and unhelpful for somebody who has no previous experience with bodyweight strength training.
ITS WAY MORE THAN AN EBOOK!
I am giving you a TOOL you will use for LIFE including a proven step by step blueprint for inhuman strength
What you will see in this book are years of perfecting a form, trying different things, experimenting, adding, subtracting. All to develop a system and a knowledge base which would enable anybody to tap into the power of progressive calisthenics.
How is this book different?
The book follows the principles outlined in Convict Conditioning (my bible when I was getting started) - but it expands on them. CC have a very limited number of progressions and do not pay attention to skill work, balance, flexibility and mobility which makes it impossible to progress if you are a beginner (I have been there). We take all we have learned in progressive calisthenics and give you a comprehensive guide which fills those gaps.
Additionally, I didn't want to give you just a random training program I wanted to teach you how to THINK ABOUT CALISTHENICS, so you can understand the principles and implement them into your life. This is the only way you can change your lifestyle in a sustainable way.
This book will not only give you tools to achieve your goals but will teach you a philosophy on how to think about progressive calisthenics and how to make it work for you.
Learn the principles and make a sustainable change for life
I will teach you the reasons behind movements, reps sets, so as you progress you will outsmart the master and become your own.