Minimalist Workout

A lot has been going on since my last update!

First off, I’ve been getting tons of messages from people who want to know if I’m okay in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Thankfully, I’m one of the lucky ones who didn’t get hit hard. The worst I had to deal with was a few days without electricity.

Times like these help me keep perspective and it’s super flattering to know how much you guys care about me. Thank you to everyone who took the time to write me to ask how things were going over here.

A Forum For ‘Em
Though I haven’t been updating my blog as often as I used to, I recently added a message board forum to this site so you guys can publicly post questions for me (and each other). It’s off to a good start and I expect to see the community grow over time. If you’ve ever wanted to ask me a question about anything, go sign up for an account and start posting!

Book It
For the last few months I’ve been hard at work on my next book, tentatively titled Pushing The Limits! – Total Body Strength With No Equipment. I’ve also begun the process of assembling photos for the book. (I’m giving people a sneak peek at of a few photos in the forum.) The book will be released in the spring of 2013.

Animal or Minimal
Of course, my quest towards mastering my bodyweight continues unabated. Though most gyms were closed due to the storm last week, it didn’t impede my workouts at all.

While I’m still getting my pull-ups and dips in wherever I can, I’m taking my minimalist approach to training even further by exercising primarily (and primally) with nothing but the ground beneath my feet.

Watch the clip below to see some highlights from one of my recent no-equipment workouts:

13 thoughts on “Minimalist Workout

  • By Rob Kimble -

    Tiger bend pushup to planche, congrats Al!!!!!! Simply amazing!!

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Rob! Let me be the first to point out, however, that what I do in this video is not a true planche. I’m still working towards straightening my arms!

      • By Rob Kimble -

        You will have it in no time!

  • By Carlos Layer -

    You look like a super hero with that outfit in the video!

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Carlos! It’s getting too cold to go shirtless!

  • By RobbyTaylor -

    Tiger bend push ups? Nice! Definitely something I’d like to do someday haha. Looks like you’re getting pretty close to the 90 degree push ups too, man! Do you think it’s possible to press right out of the elbow stand, rather than shifting forward? I know it’s quite a bit tougher with your feet on the ground, I can’t imagine doing it in a handstand. The “regular” version looks tough enough!

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Robby! And yes I believe it is possible to do more of a pure triceps extension type of tiger bend (though I’m a long ways from it). And yeah I’ve come really close to getting a 90 degree push-up a few times. It’ll happen eventually!

  • By Logan Murphy -

    Nice progress Al!

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Logan!

  • By acoradi -

    i’m glad 2 hear that u made it safely thru hurricane sandy. can’t wait till the spring of 2013 2 get ur new book, looking forward 2 reading it.

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks! Can’t wait for you to read it!

  • By Daniel Owens -

    Hey Al I’ve noticed that you do not do the Prison push-up (A one arm push up feet together) is that because you don’t like the exercise or because its so hard? What are your thoughts on this exercise?

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