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Thread: Announcing new title: Get Strong by Al Kavadlo and Danny Kavadlo

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    Default Announcing new title: Get Strong by Al Kavadlo and Danny Kavadlo

    We are proud to announce the release of a major new Dragon Door title by Al Kavadlo and Dan Kavadlo:





    Get Strong
    The Ultimate 16-Week Transformation Program For Gaining Muscle and Strength—Using The Power Of Progressive Calisthenics

    Order the paperback version by Fr​id​ay, M​ay 26​th
    and save $5.00 on your investment


    "Get Strong is a phenomenal program. In this book, the Kavadlo Brothers will guide you from the very beginning and help you build a proper foundation. From there, they’ll gradually progress you through four phases of strength, giving you the progressions and programing details to take you beyond what you ever thought possible."
    —MARK SISSON, author ofThe Primal Blueprint
    "To be strong is one thing, to teach strength is another. The Kavadlo brothers embody both. They explain everything in great detail, while providing clear images of them using the world as their gym."
    —ED CHECO, founder and CEO of Barstarzz

    "I have read every word the brothers have written at least a dozen times, and there is no doubt about it—this is definitely the best book they have ever produced. Both the brothers teamed up for this one, and the elite-level calisthenics knowledge and passion these men have accumulated over decades of training and coaching at the highest level really shows on every page.

    It's got all the programming you need to get to the highest possible level of bodyweight strength, plus, it's full of the wisdom and tactics you need to be able to apply that programming. I am very, very excited to see what students of bodyweight strength—newcomers and old dogs—are gonna be able to achieve with this book!!"
    —PAUL "COACH" WADE, author of Convict Conditioning


    How to Build a Better Body Fast

    Where do you belong on the strength continuum? And where do you want to be?

    Too often, we know what we should be doing to gain strength, but we lack direction, a plan, motivation and intelligent guidance to make appreciable gains over the long haul. We have no real goal, no proper focus and therefore underachieve—going nowhere with our strength…

    Get Strong is a guidebook for those who are dissatisfied with their current rate of progress—and who want to effect lasting changes, fast…

    Your great advantage with the Get Strong program is the intelligent realism of its plan. While the Kavadlo brothers have achieved supreme feats of calisthenics strength—like the one-arm pull up, the human flag and the back lever—they have also spent decades helping thousands of clients meet and often exceed their training goals.

    And you can see from their photographs that their choice of exercise regimens has resulted in beyond spectacular physiques. With the Kavaldos’ strategies you get strength and looks in one awesome package.

    So, you can consider the Kavadlos curators of not only the most effective bodyweight exercises, but also the programming needed to extract the full juice from those chosen drills.

    As experienced architects and constructors of strength, the Kavadlos know what it takes to advance from absolute newbie to elite practitioner. The Kavadlos also know how to strip things down to their essentials—to get the most out of the least, the biggest bang for the buck…

    You’ll discover what key exercises in what exact progressions will give you the best results in the fastest, safest time.

    Get Strong guides you through four major phases of strength, using a construction analogy: Foundation, Brick and Mortar, Concrete and Iron and Forged Steel. Just follow the master architects’ blueprint as drawn—and you cannot fail but to grow a stronger and better-looking body. It’s inevitable!

    When you graduate from Phase 3, Concrete and Iron, you will already possess a beastly level of functional strength—with a body to match.

    When you graduate from Phase 4, Forged From Steel, you will be at a world elite level for pound-for-pound strength. And the beauty of it all: you can do it!

    Once You’ve Got Strong, Then What?

    Once you have completed the Get Strong 16-week transformation program, you won’t want to stop and rest on your laurels. Because it’s all too easy to let entropy take over and to start sliding. Or, perhaps you need a helping hand to complete the program…

    The Kavadlos have anticipated your needs beautifully with Part II, Stay Strong.

    First, Al borrows from his Ask Al blog formula and answers most of the questions you are likely to have about the 16-week program. Here’s where to go if you’re stuck in any manner whatsoever…

    Then Doctor Danny delivers the Dos and Don’ts of “right conduct” in the quest for bodily fame and fortune. Preach it Danny! Invaluable tips from a man who seen just about everything in the training world, from good to bad to ugly…

    Next, we have a dynamite set of Supplemental Exercises you’ll want to mix in at some stage. All those Kavadlo favorites that didn’t make the cut for one reason or another in the 16-week program: like muscle-ups, flags, dips…

    Want variety in your workouts? Sure thing, the Brothers deliver the goods in Supplemental Workouts

    Hungry for more variety still? Partner Exercises are an awesome way to add fun and challenge to your calisthenics. The Brothers share some of their most iconic moves with you—with some mind-boggling displays of strength.

    The Kavadlos are two of the most esteemed and influential article writers on the web. As a glorious Bonus Section in Get Strong they have each reworked their five favorite articles to immortalize them in print. Frankly, these ten wisdom-saturated articles are worth the price of admission alone…




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    I grabbed the Digital ediiton. GREAT BOOK!!! I have wanted a book by the KAVADLO's with their progressions mapped out. Thank you guys! Now I have some tools for myself but also clients.

    Good stuff!!
    It's not about how hard you can hit but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilkManX View Post
    I grabbed the Digital ediiton. GREAT BOOK!!! I have wanted a book by the KAVADLO's with their progressions mapped out. Thank you guys! Now I have some tools for myself but also clients.

    Good stuff!!
    Thanks! Glad you are enjoying the book!
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    John, you might want to consider posting the Phase Tests so people can get somewhat of a feel for the level of difficulty of this program. I was actually looking for a muscle-building calisthenics program for the summer and for whatever reason, I thought this would be a much challenging program.

    I got the ebook and was a bit disappointed in that respect. I just attempted and passed the Phase 4 test. So I don't have much of an use for the text except as a fun read 0_o Ten bucks is very affordable and I've been a huge fan of Al well before he even came to DD, so I'd never feel bad about supporting him though.

    It's a shame because Al's harder programs (RTB and PTLs) are precisely the ones that are missing some of the programming I was looking for with this program.

    Don't want to discourage anyone; it looks like a great program! But it's good to make it clear that this is a beginner program, for those starting out.

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    For the record, I think this program is what I'm looking for. Largely due to its accessibility. It's not filled with exercises I can't do because of either equipment or physical limitations. It's also at about my level. Because of shoulder and back issues, I haven't been able to work out the way I'd like over the years but I started this program yesterday and it went well with no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 306pelusa View Post
    John, you might want to consider posting the Phase Tests so people can get somewhat of a feel for the level of difficulty of this program. I was actually looking for a muscle-building calisthenics program for the summer and for whatever reason, I thought this would be a much challenging program.

    I got the ebook and was a bit disappointed in that respect. I just attempted and passed the Phase 4 test. So I don't have much of an use for the text except as a fun read 0_o Ten bucks is very affordable and I've been a huge fan of Al well before he even came to DD, so I'd never feel bad about supporting him though.

    It's a shame because Al's harder programs (RTB and PTLs) are precisely the ones that are missing some of the programming I was looking for with this program.

    Don't want to discourage anyone; it looks like a great program! But it's good to make it clear that this is a beginner program, for those starting out.
    Dude - you are a beast! Congrats on passing phase 4!

    However, I think your experience is unique. I doubt very many readers - even ones who've done calisthenics for a while - will pass the phase 4 test without a lot of training.

    Get Strong is certainly a beginner-friendly program, but I don't think it's fair to call if a beginner program, as the last 2 phases are what most fitness enthusiasts would consider advanced.

    If you're comparing yourself to elite gymnasts and professional circus performers, you might feel like a beginner, but if you passed phase 4 then you are in the top 1% of strength for regular people. Give yourself some credit!

    Also, you can use the programming from Get Strong as a template but substitute harder exercises, like muscle-ups for pull-ups or one arm push-ups for archer push-ups, to make it better suited to your level.

    I hope that you'll come to find more value in Get Strong as you figure out how to adapt the programming to your skill set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Hansen View Post
    For the record, I think this program is what I'm looking for. Largely due to its accessibility. It's not filled with exercises I can't do because of either equipment or physical limitations. It's also at about my level. Because of shoulder and back issues, I haven't been able to work out the way I'd like over the years but I started this program yesterday and it went well with no issues.
    Thanks, Chris! Glad you are enjoying the book!
    Hey hey hey! We're Working Out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al_Kavadlo View Post
    Dude - you are a beast! Congrats on passing phase 4!

    However, I think your experience is unique. I doubt very many readers - even ones who've done calisthenics for a while - will pass the phase 4 test without a lot of training.

    Get Strong is certainly a beginner-friendly program, but I don't think it's fair to call if a beginner program, as the last 2 phases are what most fitness enthusiasts would consider advanced.

    If you're comparing yourself to elite gymnasts and professional circus performers, you might feel like a beginner, but if you passed phase 4 then you are in the top 1% of strength for regular people. Give yourself some credit!

    Also, you can use the programming from Get Strong as a template but substitute harder exercises, like muscle-ups for pull-ups or one arm push-ups for archer push-ups, to make it better suited to your level.

    I hope that you'll come to find more value in Get Strong as you figure out how to adapt the programming to your skill set.

    We're Working Out!
    Hey Al! I agree with everything you said. I know my experience was unique. And I apologize if you took offense about calling it a Beginner program. By that, I meant to say it's meant for a "Beginner". Not that you would be a Beginner at the end. This is the same as how Starting Strength is known as a Beginner program, even though you might Squat 400+ by the end! I think we're saying similar things, maybe I just didn't explain it well enough.

    Anywho, I stand by what I said. Releasing the Phase tests might be a good idea. I've programmed my own training for years and wanted to try what you recommended, with the same exercises, reps, sets and order. If I was to take Get Strong and just swap exercises (and change sets/reps also to make up for it), I'm back to Square One hehe.

    Like I said, excellent material. But I think I got carried away by the rhetoric.

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