Relative strength is how strong you are for your size. A person’s ability to control or move their body is vital trait in athletics. Push Ups, Pull Ups, Tumbling, Crawling, Climbing and many other exercises can help us improve our relative strength.
In the following videos Al Kavadlo walks us through some advanced progressions for building strength using our bodyweight.
Perfect for martial arts schools, wrestling teams and more…
One Arm Pushup
Back Bridge Exercises
Muscle Up Tutorial
Pistol Squat Progression
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“When people ask me about bodyweight strength training, I point them to Al Kavadlo. Pushing the Limits! is a must-have for bodyweight training enthusiasts or anyone looking to build strength without lifting weights. Al lays out dozens of effective exercises for every fitness level, while making the journey fun and encouraging.”—MARK SISSON, author of The Primal Blueprint
“In this awesome new book, Al only asks that you find ONE piece of equipment—your body! Stoic, Spartan, perfection…this book is bodyweight strength training for the ultimate purist!”—PAUL WADE, author of Convict Conditioning
Introduction: Wrestling With Fitness… 1
Chapter One: Progressing To Proper Push-ups…11
Chapter Two: Knowing Squat… 25
Chapter Three: Bridging The Gap… 43
Chapter Four: Advanced Push-ups… 67
Chapter Five: Advanced Squats… 99
Chapter Six: Full Inversions… 111
Chapter Seven: Owning The One Arm Push-up… 132
Chapter Eight: Troubleshooting The Pistol Squat… 147
Chapter Nine: All Together Now… 175
Appendix A: Bonus Exercises… 183
Appendix B: Sample Routines… 201
About The Author… 209
“This is the book I wish I had when I first started working out. Knowing Al’s secrets and various progressions would have saved me years of wasted time, frustration and injuries. The variations of The Big Three and progressions Al lays out will keep you busy for years.”—JASON FERRUGGIA
“Whether you are an advanced bodyweight conditioning athlete or a wet behind the ears newbie, Al’s Pushing the Limits! has something for you. Easy to follow progressions allow you to master advanced push up, squat and bridging variations. All you need is the will to do it! No gym required.”—ROBB WOLF, author of The Paleo Solution
“I LOVE this freaking Book!!! Every time you put out a new book it becomes my NEW favorite and my inspiration! I love the blend of strength, power, health and overall athleticism in this book! This book covers the BIG picture of training for ALL aspects of human performance.
I will use it with my athletes, with the adults I train, in my own training and absolutely these books will be the books I share with my kids. This stuff reminds me of the old school Strength & Health Magazine, I’m fired UP!”—ZACH EVEN-ESH, author of Bodyweight Bodybuilding Training System