We're Working Out! E-book


At the suggestion of many of my fans and followers, I have finally decided to release my first book, We’re Working Out! A Zen Approach to Everyday Fitness as an e-book.

The e-book is currently available as a PDF download, with plans to have it on other formats (including a Kindle version) in early 2012.

Though the e-book can be purchased in any country, it has been “e-published” by a British company called Fitedia, so the price is listed in pounds. When you order, the cost will be converted into your currency.


Click here to download your copy now!



Here’s what people are saying about the book:

“Al Kavadlo’s We’re Working Out! A Zen Approach to Everyday Fitness is a phenomenal catalog of techniques, ideas and tactics for achieving peak physical ability. Possibly the best book on fitness ever – if you enjoyed my book, go buy his. You won’t regret it.”

Paul Wade, Author of Convict Conditioning

“The first time I met Al he challenged me to a one-arm chin-up! His enthusiasm for fitness is infectious no matter if you are just dabbling in exercise for the first time or are an Ironman World Champion.”

Karen Smyers, USA Triathlon Hall of Famer and Ironman World Champion

“Al’s approach combines effective exercises with a motivating philosophy that
helped me to pursue my fitness goals. Training with him reminded me how
rewarding working out can be.”

Emma Robinson, Two-time Olympic medalist in rowing

“Al’s approach to fitness is a breath of fresh air and a voice of reason.
This book is a necessary step in the documentation of physical culture.”

Randy Humola, Personal training legend


Click here to download the e-book now!

36 thoughts on “We're Working Out! E-book

  • By Anonymous -

    I can’t recommend this book highly enough

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Matthew!

  • By Feinguy -

    I so wanna tablet this bad boy! :oI

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Tablet it up, Feinguy!

  • By Etienne -

    I was waiting for this, awesome!

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks for being patient. Hope it’s worth the wait!

  • By Matt Brandt -

    Even though we will be meeting sometime next week, I had to grab the e format to get a jump on things…lol Good deal I am going to read right now. 

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Nice, Matt!  I think it’ll be right up your alley!

  • By Josh -

    Hey Al, would you mind posting a table of contents or a brief summary of everything covered?  I’m a pretty frugal guy, so it would help to know what’s discussed in the book before I buy it.

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Hey Josh – Here’s a listing of the chapter titles.  There are also some sample pages on Fitedia.

      Chapter 1 – The First is the Worst
      Chapter 2 – Exercising (and) Mindfulness
      Chapter 3 – Breathe
      Chapter 4 – Why Bother?
      Chapter 5 – My Top Five
      Chapter 6 – Primitive Minds: Fight or Flight
      Chapter 7 – Aesthetics vs. Functionality
      Chapter 8 – Fifty-Fifty
      Chapter 9 – The Level Playing Field and the Path Ahead
      Chapter 10 – We’re Working Out!

      There is also an appendix with a couple of sample routines.

      • By Josh -

        Thanks for the quick reply Al!

  • By Lloydy -

    Dear Al i shall be buying a copy of your book soon, if its anything like your site it will be awesome! I have just starting to exercise again and was wondering weather an aim of being able to do 3 times 10-15 reps of squats, push ups and australian pull ups (i can do 3 chin ups! lol) would be a good place to start? I am thinking of using the sun salutation as a warm up as i used to do yoga too.

    • By Lloydy -

      p.s. would my lower back, abs and obliques get enough of a workout and become stronger from this until i reached my goal?

      • By Al Kavadlo -

        Hey Lloydy – This sounds like a great regimen to start with!  As for the sun salutation, check out this blog post I did on Yoga and Strength Training: https://alkavadlo.com.gridhosted.co.uk/2011/01/yoga-and-strength-training/

        • By Lloydy -

          Thanks Al 🙂 just ordered a copy of your book 🙂 cannot wait to read it!

          • By Al Kavadlo -

            Went for the old-school paper copy I see – good choice!

  • By C.J. Brown -

    Got the hardcopy, some great concepts, ideas, and inspiration.  As if we would not expect that from Al.  Get this book, you will enjoy it.

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks for the endorsement, CJ!

  • By Etienne -

    Just got the ebook a few days ago, read it in one session. Awesome book! I cant think of a better book to get people into working out; solid, to the point and no bs!

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Etienne!  Feel free to pass the book along to anyone in need of inspiration!

  • By nick -

    Hi Al,
    Now I can’t decide whether to go for paper or e book! Actually, I think it will be paper, I prefer stuff I can actually hold. Just wondering if you have any advice on ways to mke it easier those hours in front of the computer easier on the back? I’m thinking of investing in one of those kneeling chairs, because hours in front of the keyboard are killing me!
    Nick

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Very good question, Nick.  The best thing is to make sure you stand and stretch every 20-30 mins.  I used to write at a standing desk for a little while, but that has problems of it’s own.  This might be a good topic for a future blog post…

  • By Ceci Land -

    I just got the ebook version.  …mailed it to my Kindle Fire.  It looks perfect.  Excellent job.

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Ceci!  I’m glad you are pleased with the ebook!

  • By Lou -

    Just ordered the paper copy last night.  Can’t wait to read it. 

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Awesome!  You should have your book by next week.

      • By Lou -

        Next week?  You’re going to make me wait that long?  Should have gone for the ebook.  🙂

        • By Lou -

          Al, thanks for the quick turnaround.  Book got here yesterday.  Very informative so far.

          • By Al Kavadlo -

            Right on!  Glad you are enjoying it so far, Lou!

  • By Anonymous -

    Definitely post when it comes out in a Kindle format. I can read PDFs on my iphone, but I much prefer the Kindle versions. I’m looking forward to getting a copy… I found you via Convict Conditioning 2, and I love what bodyweight training is doing for me.

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks – will do!

  • By Rob White -

    Hey Al. My library of books is pretty much limited to technical aspects of training,so I’m after a book that covers something different like the  philosophical and spiritual aspects of training. I think its an aspect of training that is really forgotten in modern times.

    Does your book talk about this kind of thing in any detail?

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Yes!  This book is exactly what you are looking for!

      • By Rob White -

        Thats great to hear Al! I’m now excited to read it. I’m just finishing Saplosky’s ‘Why Zebras Dont Get Ulcers’ amd then your book is next on my list.

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