Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength (Second Edition)

Category: Individual Sports
Author: Steven Low
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by eshlow   2019-08-24

In the spirit of "the importance of exercise" post a couple days ago, I've written a couple books on bodyweight strength training and posture.

  • Overcoming Gravity 2nd Ed
  • Overcoming Poor Posture

Feel free to ask questions about them if you're interested about health and wellness.

by eshlow   2019-08-24

The charts from the Overcoming Gravity 2:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19l4tVfdTJLheLMwZBYqcw1oeEBPRh8mxngqrCz2YnVg/

by eshlow   2019-08-24

The book this subreddit is named after.

http://amazon.com/gp/product/0990873854/

by willyoumassagemykale   2018-11-10

I didn’t have a lot of experience weight lifting and stuff, so I started with CrossFit a few years ago. I found that helpful because it taught me a lot of fundamentals. It was also an encouraging team environment. It’s expensive, though. I did it for about 6 months.

I also suggest getting a gym membership and getting some personal training. If you’ve never done any of it before, it’s really important that you have help getting fundamentals down. I see a lot of people go to the gym and try to just power through movements they shouldn’t be doing. Slow, steady, and controlled is the way to go.

Here are some videos I like:

https://youtu.be/0lwjt52Bd2I

https://youtu.be/MDuXuUg15mk

https://youtu.be/mF8xnWSA65k

https://youtu.be/V_aie0bbeVc

Also here is a book that’s really helpful:

Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength (Second Edition) https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0990873854

by theoldthatisstrong   2018-11-10

If you're serious and willing to out in the time: Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength (Second Edition) https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0990873854

by eshlow   2018-11-10

My book teaches how to build routines (also in the FAQ):

https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0990873854

But overall why would you only want to work one skill? Most people, for example, want to work on multiple different things like muscle up, front lever, planche, and so on. You can work all of these at once, as long as you keep the routine balanced.

So again, why do things one at a time? It doesn't go faster if you only do one in most cases.

Though, you don't want to do too many things at a time either. That's why we aim for about 1-2 push, 1-2 pull, 1-2 legs, and 1-2 core goals at once.

by maroonblazer   2018-10-02
Author's website: https://www.amazon.com/Overcoming-Gravity-Systematic-Gymnast...