Rants and Raves

Xero Shoes Prio Review | Al Kavadlo – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Xero Shoes Prio Review | Al Kavadlo I first discovered Xero Shoes several years ago during my search for a minimalist running sandal. I’d just read Born to Run, and like many others who were inspired by that book, I decided to get rid of my overly-cushioned running sneakers. I wasn’t ready to run barefoot through the streets of NYC, but I was looking for the closest approximation. I wanted to “feel the world” without the risk of cutting the…

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Dragon Door Bodyweight Master Pull-up Bar Review – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Dragon Door Bodyweight Master Pull-up Bar Review As much as I love pull-ups, I hadn’t actually had a proper pull-up bar in my current apartment until recently. My place doesn’t have the type of door frames that can accommodate a doorway pull-up bar, and since I live close to Tompkins Square Park, I’d been happy to head there for all my pull-up bar needs. That changed recently when I received a Bodyweight Master Pull-up Bar from Dragon Door. As a…

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Get Strong with the Kavadlo Brothers – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Get Strong with the Kavadlo Brothers Do you want a simple, effective exercise program that you can do anywhere? Have you been searching for the best calisthenics progressions to build muscle and strength? Are you looking for a program with proven exercise sequences, exact set and rep ranges, warm-ups and rest days? You asked for it – you got it! GET STRONG is the latest collaboration from me and my brother Danny and the first Kavadlo Brothers book to feature…

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Learning to Tear a Deck of Cards in Half – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Learning to Tear a Deck of Cards in Half Last Halloween I went to see my friend Adam RealMan perform his one-man sideshow act, which includes everything from sword swallowing and eating lit cigarettes, to bending steel and tearing decks of cards in half barehanded. Fun for the whole family! I’d witnessed card tearing before on several occasions and found it to be entertaining and impressive, but I’d never thought to try it myself until that fateful evening. After watching…

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Al Kavadlo 2017 Year in Review – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Al Kavadlo 2017 Year in Review “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” –Lucius Annaeus Seneca With 2017 winding down, it’s hard to believe another year is coming to an end. It’s been a good one, and I’m excited to see what 2018 has in store! Here’s a quick look back at some of my personal highlights from the past 365 days: PCC? Yeah you know me!My role as lead instructor for the Progressive Calisthenics Certification once again…

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