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Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength

av Steven Low

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Update: Overcoming Gravity 2nd Edition is available! Click the above link or Amazon search ISBN "0990873854" or "Overcoming Gravity Second Edition" The 2nd Edition is a vastly upgraded version and stand alone. You do not need to buy the 1st Edition to read the 2nd Edition. The first edition is not available for purchase anymore. Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength is a 542 page comprehensive guide to the most overlooked, yet most powerful elements of strength training. In this book, Steven Low takes the reader on a journey through logically and systematically constructing a strength oriented bodyweight workout routine. With a highly systematic and scientific approach, Steven delves into the exercise physiology behind strength training and how to adequately prepare the body for the rigors of bodyweight training. Using the same rigor and attention to detail, Overcoming Gravity also includes recommendations for all bodyweight athletes concerning health and injury management. Unlike other books on this topic, it provides extremely comprehensive sample programming to assist in the design of a well-balanced routine, including information about the proper execution of the exercises and techniques. If you prefer your books on fitness and health to include data, science and effective recommendations, then Overcoming Gravity is an ideal addition to your library. Note: this book contains no bodyweight leg exercises, or primary gymnastics work (cartwheels, tumbling, swings, giants, etc.). It is devoted solely toward upper body strength and skill development with gymnastics exercises. "I'll say it straight: Overcoming Gravity is the best book money can buy on gymnastics and bodyweight strength--period!This book reads like what it is--an absolute labor of love, an all-encompassing masterpiece written by a bona fide genius in the field. This book wasn't written to make a ton of money. There is so much advanced training information in this huge volume that it could have easily been watered-down and split into ten books...maybe more. Overcoming Gravity has the power to change the way you train--not just for a handful of workouts, but for an entire lifetime.Buy this book!" ---Paul "Coach" Wade, best-selling Dragon Door author of Convict Conditioning and Convict Conditioning 2… (mer)
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Only negative point is production value; everything else is beyond expectations. No water, no nonsense, no all that stuff where author is trying to convince reader of his/hers point of view like trying to present a product/service for selling. It is a very direct book full of useful information in every paragraph (well, maybe except “go see a doctor” theme, but I understand the need). What's better is clear motif that this book was not written in vacuum – nor book nor author positioning themselves as an end of all solution. They are here just to be a car manual, you drive it yourself.

Although I should note that phrases like: “Excessive anterior gliding of the femur may start to impinge the anterior portions of both the medial and lateral menisci which cause clicking. This wears down the meniscus and articular cartilage faster contributing to osteoarthritis.” - can really make you want more pretty pictures with pointers, explanation boxes and dictionaries for what most people probably forgot from their biology and anatomy lessons in school. Got to learn this stuff again. ( )
  WorkLastDay | Dec 17, 2023 |
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Update: Overcoming Gravity 2nd Edition is available! Click the above link or Amazon search ISBN "0990873854" or "Overcoming Gravity Second Edition" The 2nd Edition is a vastly upgraded version and stand alone. You do not need to buy the 1st Edition to read the 2nd Edition. The first edition is not available for purchase anymore. Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength is a 542 page comprehensive guide to the most overlooked, yet most powerful elements of strength training. In this book, Steven Low takes the reader on a journey through logically and systematically constructing a strength oriented bodyweight workout routine. With a highly systematic and scientific approach, Steven delves into the exercise physiology behind strength training and how to adequately prepare the body for the rigors of bodyweight training. Using the same rigor and attention to detail, Overcoming Gravity also includes recommendations for all bodyweight athletes concerning health and injury management. Unlike other books on this topic, it provides extremely comprehensive sample programming to assist in the design of a well-balanced routine, including information about the proper execution of the exercises and techniques. If you prefer your books on fitness and health to include data, science and effective recommendations, then Overcoming Gravity is an ideal addition to your library. Note: this book contains no bodyweight leg exercises, or primary gymnastics work (cartwheels, tumbling, swings, giants, etc.). It is devoted solely toward upper body strength and skill development with gymnastics exercises. "I'll say it straight: Overcoming Gravity is the best book money can buy on gymnastics and bodyweight strength--period!This book reads like what it is--an absolute labor of love, an all-encompassing masterpiece written by a bona fide genius in the field. This book wasn't written to make a ton of money. There is so much advanced training information in this huge volume that it could have easily been watered-down and split into ten books...maybe more. Overcoming Gravity has the power to change the way you train--not just for a handful of workouts, but for an entire lifetime.Buy this book!" ---Paul "Coach" Wade, best-selling Dragon Door author of Convict Conditioning and Convict Conditioning 2

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