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Al Kavadlo on Calisthenics For Functional Fitness



Is calisthenics just a fancy name for bodyweight training, or is it something more? What are the benefits of calisthenics, does it beat out weightlifting, and how can you incorporate it into your routine? These are all questions you’ll learn the answers to in this interview with Al Kavadlo. In case you’re not familiar with him, he's a leading expert in bodyweight strength training and calisthenics, and the author of several influential books in the field, including Get Strong. He’s also been featured in major publications like The New York Times and Men's Health.  Through our discussion, we cover a range of topics, including . . . The benefits of calisthenics and how it compares with strength training and more traditional resistance training with machines and isolation movements How to incorporate calisthenics into your routine, including transitioning from traditional weightlifting to calisthenics, especially for older athletes Effective progressions for advanced calisthenics movements like t