“The best reason to look back is to see how far you’ve come.” – Unknown
Whoa! 2016 has been one helluva year!
My first major event was flying to Beijing, China to lead Asia’s first ever Progressive Calisthenics Certification (PCC) in January. It was an honor and a privilege to spend 3 days teaching and training bodyweight calisthenics with over 40 of my most dedicated Chinese followers.
Plus I got to eat authentic Peking Duck! The entire weekend was an experience I’ll never forget.
I also returned to many of my favorite cities for workshops in 2016, including London, Sydney, New York and Los Angeles.
I have a bunch of workshops lined up for next year, with more to be added in the months ahead!
Follow the link for info on all on my upcoming PCC workshops in 2017.
We’re Working App
This year saw the much anticipated released of the official Al Kavadlo – We’re Working Out! App for both iPhone and Andriod.
The app features an animated version of me that talks you through dozens of different workouts and exercises. The current version contains more than 35 unique workouts and over 90 different progressive bodyweight exercises.
Hey hey hey! We’re working out!
This year also saw the release of my latest book and first full collaboration with my brother Danny Kavadlo, Street Workout. This is by far the most thorough and comprehensive book I’ve been involved with to date.
At nearly 400 pages, Street Workout covers everything you ever wanted to know about bodyweight strength training. If you haven’t got your copy yet, go get one right now!
In addition to the release of Street Workout, several of my other titles were released this year in foreign language translations. Pushing The Limits! is now my most translated title, with versions released this year in several new languages, including Czech, Chinese and Slovakian.
Bar With Me
My publisher, Dragon Door Publications, also released a new freestanding pull-up unit in 2016 called the Bodyweight Master Pull-up Bar, which I currently have set up in my living room. So now I’m doing even more pull-ups than ever!
Watch the video below for more info:
Click the link for more info on the Bodyweight Master Pull-up Training System.
In September, my brother Danny and I had the unique honor of being guest judges at the annual Coney Island Beard and Moustache contest.
In addition to judging the contestants, we got to perform a bodyweight strongman show in which we demonstrated some of our most notable partner exercises.
I can now scratch “perform in the Coney Island sideshow” off my to-do list.
Shortly after the contest, I decided to change up my look and go back to rocking big sideburns like the ones that I had when I first began this blog.
If you loved the beard, don’t worry – I’ll beard back!
More, more, more!
As usual, I’ve continued writing articles and making appearances on various websites this year.
Here are links to a few of the most noteworthy:
Lifehacker – Four Bodyweight Alternatives to the Deadlift
Bodybuilding.com – The Best Motivational Tip Ever
Progressive Calisthenics Blog – Ten Tenets of Calisthenics Skill Training
I’ve got a lot up my sleeve for 2017, including lots of workshops and a brand new book collaboration with my brother Danny, tentatively titled GET STRONG.
We are hoping for a spring 2017 release. I’ll have more information in the months ahead.
Til then – We’re working out!