Zen Mind, Strong Body

My new ebook, Zen Mind, Strong Body, is now available!

Zen Mind, Strong Body is the ultimate Al Kavadlo collection, containing 26 of my favorite articles from the last 5+ years of this blog, as well as many never-before-seen photos, lots of inspirational quotes and some new sample workouts!

This book covers everything from my views on diet and supplements, to machines and free weights, to cardio options, to mental training and more!

It also includes a brand new foreword from Global Bodyweight Training creator Mike Fitch.

Here’s what people are saying about Zen Mind, Strong Body:

“Al Kavadlo’s Zen Mind, Strong Body is a breath of fresh air in a stagnant forest of rote physical training books. I have had the good fortune to train and learn from some of the best in the world, and Al Kavadlo is among the few people I would travel and pay money to train with.”Dr. Chris Hardy, author of Strong Medicine

“Al Kavadlo is a master of bodyweight training and calisthenics. If you want to gain strength and improve flexibility, and do it all without a single piece of gym equipment, Al’s the expert you should turn to.”Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint

“Zen Mind, Strong Body by Al Kavadlo should be the first book you look at when considering the world of bodyweight work.”Dan John, author of Never Let Go

“Zen Mind, Strong Body expertly covers the methods, the moves, the nutrition, the equipment, the benefits, the philosophy and even the culture of bodyweight training. If you are a newbie uncertain about whether to explore bodyweight, or an advanced athlete looking for a new take on the most ancient conditioning method, this is now the definitive go-to book.”Paul “Coach” Wade, author of Convict Conditioning

Click the book cover to get your copy! (Paperback version will be on sale in March.)

Also available for Amazon Kindle!

16 thoughts on “Zen Mind, Strong Body

  • By Lee Roy -

    Got mine last night . . . awesome stuff!!!

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Lee! We’re Working Out!

  • By Jonas -

    Hey, Al! Great to see a new weighted publication from you! 😉

    I’m curious: is this a compilation of articles published here on the webpage (I recognized a few headlines in the book index), or is there new/extended material in the book as well?

    (Perhaps I should just buy it regardless. The flamboyantly hardcore title + awesome cover photo would add additional bodyweight cred and badassery to my bookshelf 😉 )

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Hey Jonas! The book is a collection of articles that ran either here on my blog or on the PCC blog. Some of them have been revised/edited from how they originally ran and there is some brand new content as well. Go get a copy! You won’t be disappointed!

      • By Jonas -

        I did, and I really am (not disappointed)!

        (Your book, with its topical width, makes me wonder… Ten or twenty years from now, perhaps progressive calisthenics will be an integral part of physical education curriculums across the world, and promoted as a everyday living standard for everyday people. I think this form of equipment-free, functional exercise has the potential to. If so, just imagine the life-changing, perhaps life-saving global trend guys like you (and hopefully, in time, me) will have helped initiate, perpetuate and propagate 🙂 )

  • By Scott Mason -

    Hey Al, your new book is fantastic!! It lead me to a question which I think it answers but if you have time a quick clarification would be much appreciated. Am I correct in thinking the main difference between a strength and conditioning workout is the sets & reps, if so what’s good for both roughly speaking as I’m sure there’s loads of sinarios.
    Once again the book is awesome many thanks 🙂

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Scott! Glad the book got you thinking! Strength and conditioning aren’t really so different. Re-read the chapter on bodyweight conditioning – I think your answer is in there. 😉

      • By Scott Mason -

        Haha I’m probably over thinking it. I check it out again, ta very much!

  • By DeanYeong -

    Hey Al, I really wish I can read this book. I bought the book from Dragon Door twice but both attempt failed, then I found out that Dragon Door only sell to to US, and I am from Malaysia, Asia. Is there any other way I can get this?

    • By Jonas -

      I’ve been able to consistenly purchase ebook versions of Dragon Door books, and I’ve listed my swedish shipping adress in my account. Mayhap there are geographical limitations even on digital purchases?

      • By DeanYeong -

        Yes, the support team from Dragon Door informed me that they block all the purchases from my country, Malaysia due to may fraud on orders and shipping. But that’s the reason I like to get the e-book, but I still not allowed to. Like to know anywhere else I can buy this?

        • By Al Kavadlo -

          Wow – that’s a bummer! Have you tried to get it through Amazon?

          • By DeanYeong -

            I can’t because I don’t have Kindle. There is Kindle apps for other devices but unfortunately the apps is not available in Malaysia too.

          • By Al Kavadlo -

            It will be out on paperback in a few weeks. Hopefully you can get that version through Amazon. Thanks for your support!

  • By Markus -

    Hi Al, i liked the book and your general attitude towards fitness. You mention using logic, experience and intuition on your choices. Why not try veganism? Makes sense on every level. It would suit your compassionate method…

    All the best,

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks for the comment, Markus! I’m glad you dug the book! My firsthand experience is that my body functions best when I eat animal products, but I’m glad you’ve found what works for you. I encourage everyone to have their own experience!

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