10/10 Follow The Rules!
By Michael Krivka, Master RKC
/ Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Danny Kavadlo's new book "Strength Rules" does what most books attempt to do: give you information, and a lot of it, that you can actually apply immediately. From a no-nonsense approach to eating to multiple levels of exercises and workouts "Strength Rules" is a complete package that will put the basic, intermediate and advanced athlete on the path to real strength. This book is filled with amazing photos, inspirational quotes and stories, and excellent descriptions of the the exercises that will put you on the track to greatness. "Strength Rules" is a must-have for anyone who loved the previous Kavadlo brother books ("Diamond Cut Abs", "Everybody Needs Training", "Stretching Your Boundaries", etc.) or the Convict Conditioning series. It's also perfect for anyone who is beginning on the path to physical and mental strength... or for the veteran who needs a not-so-subtle reminder about the importance of the basics. You will find things that you already new presented in a new and fresh manner as well as see things for the first time... all presented in a fun and engaging way that makes you want to get up off the coach and give them a try! I know - I know - I know, rules are boring; but "Strength Rules" is one set of rules that you won't mind following! :)
9/10 Great all in one strength training guide
By Will Mueller
/ Oceanside, California, USA
I'm an active duty Marine and have been an ardent follower of the body weight calisthenics movement since the late 1990's. "Strength Rules" is the best "all in one" resource for strength and conditioning traing through calisthenics. "Strength Rules" not only does a great job in articulating the exercises and routines but also tackles subjects like nutrition and positive mental attitude. I spent years experimenting on myself and my wife on best fitness practices from proper exercises and routines to vegan and paleo diets before I finally cracked the code. With this book you won't have to because the information's all there. A must read for anyone interested in natural fitness from the rank beginner to professional operator.
10/10 The best book ever
By Roman Kladivo
/ Prague, Czech republic, Czech republic
I am man of few words so I put it simple. Strength rules is not the best book about calisthenics, it is the best and most complex book about Strength, calisthenics and simple, powerful lifestyle. Maybe it is not full of super flashy moves or hundreds of variations of one move as other books, but you know what? Who cares? I do not need hundreds of push ups variations what I need is a list of few basic exercises and their progressions and few hints how to make workout from them. So if you are novice who which to start with calisthenics and do not know where to start this is the right place. Are you intermediate who is looking for new inspiration? This is the best book for you. Are you elite who which for new point of view? Take this book. Are you human being? Guess what....
10/10 The sort of exercise I can relate to.
By Dan Earthquake
/ Birmingham, WEST MIDS, United Kingdom
The Kavadlo's have become familiar to me though I've never met them in person. There's an honesty to their writing which I like a lot. Strength Rules is a beautifully put together book, colorful & funny as well as informative & truthful. There is some power in the words of Danny Kavadlo that shines out of the book. It's something I've come to expect I guess from watching the vids & reading his articles.
For me the variety of opportunities to improve is what makes Danny's work special. I don't like going to gyms - so don't go. The park, beach, garden - that's where I like to train. Watching Danny do flags on the subway as the doors open as if blown off his feet or back levers in the city with amazed onlookers is the sort of love of exercise I can relate to.
There's room on anyone's shelf for this title & you'll be glad you bought it.
10/10 Danny doesn't disappoint...
By James Bourdette
/ Staten Island, New York, USA
When it comes to calisthenics I automatically think of the Kavadlo name!
Meeting both Kavadlo brothers back in November 2015 for the first time at the first SCC, I was blown away at their presence that drew everybody's attention to every word spoken. In "Strength Rules" I found a gem that I keep referring to not only for the physical guidance but all around strength that inspires to be mentally and spiritually strong! It is very humbling to see someone of his stature be so down to earth. Danny tells it like it is.
I love the simple direct approach to eating clean and of course the book wouldn't be complete with out humor and the signature Danny Kavadlo faces!
10/10 It's Never Too Late To Get Fit And Healthy!
By Gustaf Eriksson
/ Saltash, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Over the years I've become more interested in exploring simple ways of keeping fit and healthy - meaning not spending hours and hours in boring gym sessions! and tweaking my nutrition so it's joyful, not a chore.
Danny's book helps immensely. His training tips are clear, photos are a great help and his no nonsense approach really chimes with my own philosophy. I am in better shape now than I was when I was 30 - and now I am 66. I'm no aiming to break world records, but I am aiming to be able to do a few one arm pushups and a few one leg squats ....
10/10 Danny's book rules!
By Jason Adams
/ ..., Berkshire, United Kingdom
Danny is a great writer and certainly has a lot to say about the fitness industry, working out, nutrition, mind, body and soul. The book provides some brief content about a topic and finishes each section with a list of 'Strength Rules', a bullet-point list rounding off each topic perfectly.
It's refreshing and provides bare bones, straightforward advice on keeping fit, healthy and strong. Perhaps a little too simplistic for some, but then that's the point - a fit and healthy lifestyle isn't difficult but does require a consistent and dedicated approach to the kind of training Danny teaches. Straight to the point and a little brutal at times; if you're looking for supplement advice, weight recommendations or body building routines then the reader should look elsewhere as there are plenty of myths bust open here. You might not like reading about it! That said, while the book isn't ?fitness for body builders?, ?fitness for models? or ?fitness for athletes?, it IS fitness for all of us. The book makes that perfectly clear - all you need to do it is you.
There are plenty of exercises that are broken down into as few steps as possible, with a great deal of information on the fundamentals of body weight training (as this is 100% a calisthenics book). That's essentially: push, pull and squat exercises. Stretching too! There are simple routines and suggested 'progressions' from beginner to expert with some utterly fantastic pictures and artwork throughout.
I certainly enjoyed reading it, gave me a few things to think about and reinforce some of my own training principles - a benefit to trainer and student alike.
10/10 Ruler of Strength
By Walter T. Ashe
/ Los Angeles, Ca., United States
Danny Kavadlo is without a doubt a "Ruler of Strength!" The information, insights and techniques are absolutely invaluable and quite challenging! "Strength Rules" is without a doubt a way of life in addition to being a physically healthy approach to getting stronger! In three simple words..."Get this book!"
10/10 Great man, Great book
By Patrick Brunetti
/ Princeton, New Jersey, USA
As I stated in the headline above Danny Kavadlo is a great man. The book speaks from his heart and his years of experience. As I've been fortunate to train with Danny one on one,i know from having that opportunity that he practices as he preaches.
If you are looking for a book to take you from regressive to progressive calisthenics, then Strength Rules is the way to go.
All that and Danny's wonderful spin on life...
10/10 One of the best
By Nenad Strbic
/ Beograde, Serbia, Serbia
Danny explains everything, you need to know,about how to get strength in fast and simple way. Book is compatible with beginners, and also with advanced athletes. full with great photos and perfectly designed.
Great job Danny
10/10 Simply the BEST
By Mike Tyson
/ Belgrade, Serbia, Serbia
This is the book I always wanted about strength and training. It gives everything you need to become the best version of you. Danny is a real Master
5/10 Not Convict Conditioning
By Bob Lorenz
/ Vernon, NY, Oneida
Convict Conditioning cannot be improved upon. Paul Wade should not have recommended "Strength Rules".
9/10 Fantastic book
By Gareth Gallagher
/ Dublin, Ireland
I bought Strength Rules and I couldn't put it down. Fantastic book. It has got me hooked on sticking to bodyweight exercises.
The reason I didn't give it 10 is because I think it would be good to have a link to some videos or more pictures of each stage for some exercises.