Stretching Your Boundaries

I am very excited to announce the release of my new book, Stretching Your Boundaries – Flexibility Training for Extreme Calisthenic Strength.

Stretching Your Boundaries includes over 50 different bodyweight exercises to improve your flexibility, mobility, joint health, and of course – functional strength! The book was written specifically with calisthenics enthusiasts in mind!

Here’s what people are saying about Stretching Your Boundaries:

“The ultimate bodyweight mobility manual is here! Stretching Your Boundaries belongs on the shelf of any serious athlete—it’s bodyweight mobility dynamite!” —”COACH” PAUL WADE, author of Convict Conditioning

“In Stretching Your Boundaries you’ll sense Al’s deep understanding and love for the human body. Thank you Al, for helping to bring awareness to perhaps the most important aspect of physical education and fitness.” —ELLIOTT HULSE, creator of the Grow Stronger method

“An absolutely masterful follow up to Raising the Bar and Pushing the Limits, Stretching Your Boundaries really completes the picture. Not only stunning in its color and design, this book also gives you the true feeling of New York City, both gritty and euphoric, much like Al’s personality.” —MIKE FITCH, creator of Global Bodyweight Training

Get your copy of Stretching Your Boundaries now!

33 thoughts on “Stretching Your Boundaries

  • By spɹnɯ ʎʇ -

    Yo Al! Will there be an ebook? I only see the page for the paperback.

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      The ebook is on sale now! Here’s the link:

      • By Rafael Flores -

        HI Al, bought all your books and the Convict C series and they are amazing, great motivation for every one. What’s your opinion about the Purposefully Primitive Strength Training Seminar (PPS)? I saw you in the pictures of the seminar, as a calisthecnis master what’s your point of view of the event?

        • By Al Kavadlo -

          Hey Rafael – Thanks for the comment! The PPS is a fantastic workshop for anyone who wants to learn barbell strength training and powerlifting from the best in the business. If that’s an area you want to learn more about, you should definitely attend the next one!

  • By Mike -

    Only dead tree edition? Where’s the e-book?

  • By RobbyTaylor -

    Nice! I know you’ve been working on this one for awhile Al!

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Robby! I sure have!

  • By Thorsten -

    Can’t wait to hold it in my hand and fight the stiffness.

    Al wrote via facebook the ebook version will be available later this week!

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Thorsten! And yes, the ebook is now on sale!

      • By Thorsten -

        Horray! I’ll buy it right away and post you via facebook how I like it!

        • By Al Kavadlo -

          Awesome! Looking forward to reading your review!

  • By robot -

    How much attention does the book give to achieving side splits or front splits?

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      There’s some info on splits in the book, but overall mobility is the focus more than any one particular move or pose.

  • By Jim -

    Hi Al,
    Obviously you have tremendous strength and flexibility. Would your book be any good for somebody in their late forties with very poor flexibility and not much strength?? For instance, does it explain what to do for someone who fails on all five basic flexibility tests?

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Hi Jim – You are exactly the type of person that this book is perfect for! Go get a copy right now! 🙂

  • By wilson -

    hey Al,
    I’m going to buy this book, it looks really interesting just one quick question with this stretching and mobility program, is a stand alone exercise program meaning would you focus on say pushups and pullups one day, and the next day just focus on stretching and mobility

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Wilson! There are several different options presented for how to incorporate flexibility work into your strength routine.

  • By Karen Lee -

    Hey, Al! I’m still checking this beautiful book out, but I wanted to just say a quick thanks for the simple tip to point my thumbs down when I do forward arm circles. It corrected a pop I was getting recently on the movement. I’m so excited to learn what else there is to discover. Congratulations on the success!

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Karen! I’m glad that tip was helpful for you! If you get a chance, you should post a review on Amazon or Dragon Door. Thanks!

  • By naus3a -

    Hey Al!
    I just downloaded my kindle copy of the book and, after a quick tour, it really looks like the perfect compendium to Pushing the Limits and Raising the Bar: thanks for the great job! 🙂

    I only have one question: can you give me a progression for the meathook? You cannot insert an awesome picture like the one the book and leave us wondering how to get there 😉 😛

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks for the comment! Glad you are enjoying the book!

      As for the meathook, start like a windshield wiper then lift your hips and lean your body across your arm. Eventually you might be able to take the opposite arm off the bar. 🙂

      • By naus3a -

        I’ll work on it!

  • By zuury -

    Hey Al!
    I play a lot of golf but because the winter in europe is pretty long I’m only doing strength training at the moment and I noticed that because I’m not playing golf my muscles have become really tight. Especially my back. Will this book help me get back the flexibility to perform my golfswing without problems?

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Hey Zuury – I think Stretching Your Boundaries will be very helpful for you! Go get a copy right now! 🙂

  • By dhairya -

    Hi Al, I just wanted to share something with you and whole PCC that;

    I was amazed when I discovered that Maxick and other great maxaldist were performing extreme calisthenic movements..

    (Look their exercises here,

    This very art of calisthenics is old and must shine out in future.
    I am grate-full to have PCC community and we all are contributing the same.

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Dhairya! Calisthenics practice has been around for thousands of years!

  • By Andy -

    Hi Al,
    Do you know if there are any UK retailers that sell your book in paperback as I really don’t want the e-book version.

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks for your interest in the book! Unfortunately, we don’t currently have a UK distributor. Hopefully that will change eventually!

  • By Rick Wilson -

    Recently purchased this ebook. I had a C4/C5 cervical fusion nearly 2 decades ago and have been dealing with all types of flexibility and alignment issues ranging from hip, lower back, to upper back and shouldersfor the last 5 years or so. I’m looking to build a simple program using bodyweight exercises and dynamic stretches. I’ll give you a review and an update once I’m able to sit Indian style lol

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Rick! I hope the book is helpful for you! I look forward to your feedback once you’ve had a chance to implement some of exercises for a few weeks.

  • By Mike -

    Hi Al,

    Do you think this book will help correct posture? I train calisthenics, however, lately I’ve been feeling tight throughout the body and I have been hunching forward a bit.

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Hey Mike! I definitely think Stretching Your Boundaries can help improve your posture!

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