This book was by far the best book I ve found on bodyweight training particularly on how to program your workouts progressions and rehabprehab or injuries Full of advice from a definite expert in the field The book is so heavy I would say just carrying it in your backpack is an effective bodyweight workout Please release an e book version Also it would be very useful just to add an index at the back For newcomers there are various terms used before they are properly explained and it would be reat be able to just look them up in an index Very indepth just what I needed for transitioning from classic Les Innocents gym routines to bodyweight Author seems very happy to respond to uestions on reddit too Overcoming Gravity is the body weight euivalent of Mark Rippetoe s Starting Strength on barbell training and Thomas Kurz s Stretching Scientifically on flexibility training It teaches you everything you need to know in a systematic mannerSteven Low has a very neutral and simple writing style and he is very careful to make it clear when he is stating his own opinions and preferences While not the most exciting writing style it is easy to read and understand which is important when we are dealing with these complex topicsThe first 300 or so pages are theory on how strength training works ineneral things to consider when doing body weight and ring training how to structure a program based on your current skill set and so onThe book aims at the beginner but has plenty of juicy material for the advanced athleteThe last 300 pages are instructions and progressions for a wealth of different exercises The best thing about this part of the book is the overview it ives you You ll always know how to find easierharder exercises for your current needs The worst thing is because
It Covers So Many Exercises covers so many exercises doesn t o into much detail I currently struggle with the Muscle Up transition and the
bo. Commonly referred to by readers as an exercise Bible Overcoming Gravity is a comprehensive uide Commonly referred to by readers as an exercise Bible Overcoming Gravity is a comprehensive uide provides a The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States gold mine of information forymnastics and bodyweight strength training within its large 85x11 size and nearly 600 pagesSteven Low takes the reader on a journey through logically constructing a strength oriented bodyweight workout routine With a highly systematic approach he delves into the physiology behind strength training euips the reader to adeuately prepare their body for the rigors of bodyweight training This book covers much round that other books do not offering information health and injury management factors that contribute to a successful routine and actual program implementation If you prefer your health and fitness bo. Se but of them would be helpful and much explanation as to setting up and conducting the exercises would be helpful The reader ends up having to resort to the net to actually figure most of the details out which ends up having to resort to the net to actually figure most of the details out which disappointing for such a thick book For example the L sit progression even level one can be hard to obtain for a beginner with not much core strength so a thorough etting started ways to practice etc would be much appreciatedMany sections of the book have clearly been carelessly copied and pasted for exampleBegin with your arm straight andextend it straight out horizontally with your palm down If you do both arms simultaneously your body willform a T And in the next sectionBegin with your arm straight and extend itstraight out horizontally with your palm down If you do both arm simultaneously your body will form a Y The author makes many references in the text to websites which are already out of date and of no usePerhaps the most heinous unforgivable thing about the book however is the lack of a rear index this is actually uite hard to comprehend A bad index for cross referencing is one thing but completely lacking This is further compounded by the freuent references to exercises that are not included at all or are hidden away in later chapters for example the rice bucket exercises becomes
uite infamous now where oh where was that explained The best calisthenic book there is by far very detailed infamous now where oh where was that explained The best calisthenic book there is by far very detailed you would never need another due to the size and detail Every exercise is touched upon with reat progressions My only moan is the flimsy paper cover which is the same as a piece of paper This means that it will very easily become dog eared and will rip with only minimal use I have however decided to back this with a hard adhesive cover and will not use before this arrivescover to protect 5 stars anyway as it is the most comprehensive calisthenics book there is. Explanation of each element of a routineAn entirely new chapter entitled Methods of Progression to ensure plateaus are never an issueExpanded sample programming that includes common faults made at different skill levelsMore real life examples of how a routine may lookAddition of proper scapular positioning and techniue for each exerciseUpgraded images that illustrate exercises from 2D to 3DModified charts withaccurate level placement and new leg exercise inclusionsFor a book preview including Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1 3 and Charts seeThis book does not contain primary ymnastics skill work like cartwheels tumbling swings iants etcv21 41717 25 editing and illustration errors are fixedv22 5217 Page 38 missing fixed Page available.
Steven Low Ë 0 FREE DOWNLOADOk provides very little detail on what to do here in specific BUT There is a whole new chapter in this second edition teaching you Methods is a whole new chapter in this second edition teaching you Methods progression which has made it much easier for me to think up my own assistance exercisesAll in all this book is much recommended If you are into exercise don t skip this one It is one of THE base books to have With that said it won t be the final book I can warmly recommend doing further research on specific exercises and oals you are currently trying to masterNot a perfect book but easily a 5 out of 5 Good book boyfriend loves it Me not so much not because of the book but because he is using me as a training testSide note if you don t love the book the sheer
SIZE OF IT WOULD MAKE IT A GREAT WEAPONof it would make it a Moonrise (Snowfall, great weapon any over eager eyes in theym ladies Very technical read but worth the money All progressions clearly laid out Be prepared to be humbled by how weak you are compared to how strong you think you are this stuff is hard so be prepared for the long haul An overall reat read
That Is Clearly Presentedis clearly presented of reat use to anyone interested in bodyweight training The book provides a means for objective assessment of current abilities and systematic approach in planning a path for achieving those Hello, Snow! goals Well deserving of the praise it has received from the community Amazing book covers all basis of training physiology programming prehabrehab and how to effectively progress towards all the most popular bodyweight strength movements A MUST HAVE if you re serious about bodyweight training Most of this thick tome is really about designing workout routines and progressions which I am sure would be ofreat value to a personal trainer There is sadly not that much detail about the different exercises themselves howeverThe exercise diagrams are nicely done and they stand out clearly than some of the typical black and white photos some books Oks to include scientific data comprehensive sample programming and effective recommendations Overcoming Gravity is the ideal choice for your libraryThis Second Edition has been revised expanded and re organized to read easier providecontent and offer easily accessible next steps for beginner intermediate and advanced populations Notable improvements from the first edition include the followingEditing team to correct all previous editing errorsIncreased clarity on scientific principles and routine constructionUpdated scientific information to ensure the book aligns with current researchExtensive information on body part splits and population modifications allowing one to construct a routine that fits their lifestyle and skill levelMore in depth.