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Street Workout

A Worldwide Anthology of Urban Calisthenics:
How to Sculpt a God-Like Physique Using Nothing But Your Environment

By Al Kavadlo and Danny Kavadlo

Paperback 406 pages

Read Foreword by John Du Cane

"Al and Danny Kavadlo—bodyweight coaches extraordinaire—have done it again. Their new book Street Workout is an incredibly comprehensive collection of calisthenics concepts, exercises and programs. In addition to their masterful demonstrations of every exercise, the Kavadlo brothers' colorful personalities and motivational talents leap off of every page. If you're serious about bodyweight training, you've gotta get this book!"—MARK SISSON, author of The Primal Blueprint

"Al and Danny Kavadlo are acknowledged worldwide as masters of urban bodyweight training, so it's no surprise that this book is, without question, the new "bible" of the movement. This work is the greatest manual on progressive calisthenics available on the market today. It's loaded with incredible progressions, stacked with tips and techniques, and overflowing with philosophy and wisdom. The programming sections are beyond extensive. Street Workout is THE magnum opus of the two greatest calisthenics coaches on the planet today. All serious athletes and coaches must buy this book!!"—PAUL "COACH" WADE, author of Convict Conditioning

"I truly LOVE this book—it is utterly sensational and brilliant! Al and Danny Kavadlo have a fun and informative way of explaining and demonstrating the key calisthenics exercises for a fit, healthy and happy life. Their sharp instructional images are joyfully inspirational and always motivate me to bust out some reps on the spot! I truly wish there had been a comprehensive workout guide like this when I first discovered the miracles of bodyweight training."—MARCUS BONDI, two time Official Guinness World Record Holder (weighted chin-ups & rope climb)

"Once again, an outstanding addition to our field of fitness from Danny and Al. I am a barbell/kettlebell guy first and foremost, but the Kavadlo brothers have finally convinced me of the pure value of using the body only as load."—DAN JOHN, author of Never Let Go

"This book brings together the vast knowledge and experience of two guys that definitely embody the whole street workout culture—hardcore, sometimes gritty but always extremely welcoming, with a whole lot of individual style and flare."—MIKE FITCH, creator of Global Bodyweight Training and The Animal Flow Workout

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Your Ultimate Guide to Full Body Fitness Without Weights: The Secrets of "Street Workout" Revealed…

How to Release Yourself from the Gym, Restore Your Primal Power and Reclaim Your Inner Beast…

According to the Kavadlos, working out should be fun, adventurous, primal and pure. And no training style embodies those elements quite like Street Workout. The outside world becomes your total gym—you roam free to get stronger using simply your own body and the environment at hand…

The great masters of Street Workout perform stunning physical feats that can intimidate lesser mortals. But the beauty of the Kavadlos’ approach in Street Workout is to make even the toughest moves achievable by any enthusiast willing to follow their guidelines. Street Workout’s multi-faceted, progressive approach leaves nothing to chance— allowing even a raw beginner to transcend his mortal frame and ascend to the giddiest heights of physical supremacy…

Intermediate and advanced calisthenics practitioners will discover a veritable treasure chest of tips, techniques and insider secrets—guaranteed to force-feed their future achievements in the realm of bodyweight mastery.

Pushing, pulling and squatting your own bodyweight along with forward flexion and back bridging represent the basics of getting brutally strong, solid and unbreakable. By utilizing basic principles of progression such as the manipulation of leverage, adding or removing points of contact and/or increasing the range of motion, you can continue to get stronger without ever having to pick up a weight—and have a helluva good time while you’re at it!

Street Workout proves it so—with its mix of inspirational photography, exact detail on what to do when—and its step-by-step blueprints for off-the-charts, eye-popping physical excellence.

Al Kavadlo Danny Kavadlo Double Pistols

Street Workout fires its first barrage with a crucial section on the Foundational Progressions—future and ongoing physical greatness cannot be achieved without mastery of these five fundamental pillars of fitness…

You will immediately appreciate the nobility, virtue and integrity of these movement patterns. Absorb the wisdom of this first section and you have absorbed the very heart and soul of the Street Workout ethos…

Danny Kavadlo Straight Bar Dip

Chapter 4 awards you the foundational progressions for the Push—in all its glory. Discover 30 different progressive drills from the Plank to the Claw Push-Up, to the One-Arm Push-Up to the Hindu Press, to the Ultimate Headstand Press to the Bench Dip to the Korean Dip…

Master all of these 30 moves and you can already tag yourself as a Monster :)


Al Kavadlo One-Arm Flex HangChapter 5 awards you the foundational progressions for the Pull—and we’re all here for the Pull-Up right? Discover 26 different progressive drills from the Bent-Knee Aussie to the Flex Hang, to the Commando Pull-Up, to the L Pull-Up, to the One-Arm Pull Up…

Look, there is no substitute in strength training for the pull-up—all the more so in our hunched-over world of addiction to devices… And mastery of Chapter 5 earns you the Maestro tag for sure…

Danny Kavadlo Hawaiian SquatChapter 6 awards you the foundational progressions for the Squat—the ultimate movement needed to build jack hammer legs. Discover 28 different progressive drills from the Bench-Assisted Squat, to the Prisoner Squat, to the Archer Squat, to the Drinking Bird, to the Pole-Assisted Pistol to the Dragon Pistol, to the Advanced Shrimp to the Hawaiian Squat…

Let’s face it, you are not a real man or woman without a powerful pair of posts—you are more of a liability to the species… Master this section and you get to represent the species with the Superman or Superwoman tag…

Al Kavadlo One-Arm Hanging Leg RaiseChapter 7 awards you the foundational progressions for the Flex—meaning "full body forward flexion". Discover 19 different progressive drills from the Lying Knee Tuck, to the L-Sit, to the Dragon Flag, to the Hanging Leg Raise, to the Rollover, to the Meathook…

Master this section and your etched abs and ripped upper-body musculature will earn you the Mister or Madam Magnificent tag... :)

Danny Kavadlo Neck BridgeChapter 8 awards you the foundational progressions for the Bridge. Discover 15 different progressive drills from the Hip Bridge, to the Candlestick Straight Bridge, to the One Leg Back Bridge, to the Stand-to-Stand Bridge…

Bridging is an invaluable yet often overlooked component of full body fitness. Bridge work will have a dramatic impact on your power, balance and flexibility—and give you a back that would make a wild tiger proud…

Master this section—along with the previous four—and you can consider your Manhood or Womanhood beyond serious challenge… 

So—thanks to mastering the five foundational keys of full body fitness—you can now count yourself as more magnificently in shape than 99% of the human race. But Street Workout encourages you to not stop there, not rest on your laurels…

If you’ve got this far, then why not shoot for the stars—and enter the immortal ranks of the top 1% of the planet’s physical specimens? You can do it! As Al Kavadlo and Danny Kavadlo themselves bear witness—in photo after photo after photo…

Time to introduce the Skills & "Tricks" section of Street Workout...

Mastering the exercise progressions in this section will propel you to new heights, to the land where the giants of Street Workout strut their splendid stuff. And make no mistake, only the bold of heart, the iron-willed and the profoundly persistent will be godlike enough to make it all the way… If you have those qualities, then nothing should stop you—because the complete blueprint for mastery is laid out for you…

If you are one of those folk looking for cheap hacks so you can pretend your way to greater strength, then this section of Street Workout is not for you… However, if you are made of sterner stuff, then read on…

Exercises like the muscle-up, the handstand or the human flag demand the perfect mix of technical skill, hard training and thousands of progressive reps to attain. The Floor Holds, Bar Moves and Human Flag categories within this section contain the instructions you need to make it to the summit. The rest is up to you…

Al Kavadlo Scorpion PlancheChapter 9 awards you the progressions for Floor Holds. Discover 34 different progressive drills from the Frog Stand, to the One Arm/One Leg Crow, to the Ultimate Headstand, to the Straddle Handstand, to the One Arm handstand, to the One Arm Elbow Lever, to the Scorpion Planche…

The final category to achieve here is the Planche which represents calisthenics strength, precision, skill and fortitude in the most advanced forms. Have at it and let us know how you do!

Danny Kavadlo Front LeverChapter 10 awards you the progressions for Bar Moves. Discover 20 different progressive drills from the Muscle-Up, to Skinning the Cat, to the Back Lever, to the Front Lever…

Nothing screams "Street Workout" like bar moves. Many practitioners of advanced calisthenics were roped in the first time they saw these exercises because they are so spectacular looking. The Kavadlos sure were!

However, these bar moves are not just eye-poppingly cool to look at—they require tremendous strength, skill and perseverance to attain. These gravity-defying feats will suspend you in mid-air and have you feeling like king or queen of the world!

Al Kavadlo Shoulder FlagChapter 11 awards you the progressions for the Human Flag. Discover 25 different progressive drills from the Side Plank, to the Clutch Flag, to the Support Press, to the Vertical Flag, to the Human Flag Crucifix, to the One Arm Flag, to the Human Flag…

The full press flag has become synonymous with Street Workout. Perform it in public and watch as heads swivel, jaws drop, hearts pound and iPhones leap into action like there’s no tomorrow!

Again, though, beyond the amazing visual, there is an ungodly amount of upper body strength needed to perform the numerous types of human flag. Flags will give you—and require—beastly arms, shoulders, an iron chest and a back of sprung steel. The good news is that this chapter lays out the complete blueprint on how to go from Flag-newbie to Human Flag hellraiser…

Section IV of Street Workout addresses the crucial matter of Programming

Chapter 12 gives you a handy set of Assessments so you can see how you stack up against the best in the bodyweight kingdom. Here you can assess your relative calisthenics competency across a broad array of classic street workout exercises. These charts can also serve as a guideline to help you determine when it is appropriate to move on to harder exercises.

Chapter 13, Street Workouts, gives you 12 routines to follow or adapt that run from moderate to diabolical in their intensity…

Go from the modest Start Me Up, take the 50 Rep Challenge, say hello to the Three Amigos, charge yourself up with Static Electricity, split yourself in half with Up Above and Down Below, bring it and bear it with the Full Frontal, be a sucker for punishment with Back For More, magically get the highest possible strength gains with the Wizard’s Cauldron, scorch your upper body with Danny’s Inferno, brutalize your horrified posts with Leg Daze and finally—for the ultimate of Street Workout warrior challenges—take on the Destroyer of Worlds!

Chapter 14 gives you 6 Training Templates that you can incorporate into your programming. They serve as examples of how you can approach your routines.

A final Bonus Section brings invaluable additional advice from Al and Danny which pulls the whole Street Workout shebang together, based on questions they’ve been asked over the years as trainers.

Danny Kavadlo Al Kavadlo Wushu Pistols

Read Reviews For: Street Workout (paperback)
9.56 out of 10 (9 reviews)
Rated 10/10 Calisthenics essential for anyone at any level
By Jasdeep Jassal / London, Middx, UK

This book is well presented, with its vibrant imagery from screenshots set in New York to London, creating workouts out of everything and anything available outdoors really gives this book an authentic and unique feeling from all other manuals. The Kavadlo brothers mean business. Their workouts variations will enable users to blast through plateaus. And as an added bonus they share their wisdom about training, diet/nutrition, mindset is completely congruent with what I believe personally. Cannot find one fault and I've had this product since it's launch months ago and only placed my review now (purposely). Even the bonus material is enough for a book on its own.

Rated 10/10 Taking it to the Street
By John Garcia / Arlington, Texas, United States

Street Workout falls under the "essential" category. A few other titles in that category are Enter the Kettlebell and Naked Warrior by Pavel, Raising the Bar by Al Kavadlo and of course all of Coach Wade's stuff. The Kavadlo brothers' Street Workout is a fantastic compendium of urban calisthenics that will develop your mind, body and spirit. The layout is intelligently progressive and represents every level of fitness. Not only is every move detailed, but the Kavadlo Bros offer insightful tips that only their combined years of experience can provide. While total body strength is the theme, the golden thread running throughout the book is fun. Give the Kavadlo Brothers a high five for this one!

Rated 10/10 You've got to get this book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Mike Lefevre / Avon, CT., USA

The Kavadlo's do it again in collaboration not singular!
If you're a seeker of knowledge and a serious practiciner in the world of calisthenics, you owe it too yourself to pick this book up!
This is also a great book to have Personal Training clients follow.
I love this book, the only thing missing is Al's & Danny's autograph!
Mike Lefevre NASM CPT

Rated 10/10 Homerun !!!
By Patrick Burke / Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I have all of Al and Danny's books Street Workout was the cherry on top !! I injured my back a few years ago doing heavy deadlifts I searched around the internet for alternative methods to help rehab my back ... and I found these 2 beauties !! Everything in this book is all you need to be the strongest healthiest person you can be !! It truly is the bible of Calisthenics !!! I would like to thank Al and Danny for helping bringing me back from what I thought was gonna be a life long injury I can proudly say I'm a calisthenics junkie now !! If you're a newbie purchase this book you won't be disappointed !!! Thanks again guys !!!

Rated 10/10 A celebration of a unique artform.
By Dan Earthquake / Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

I'm a street workout practitioner & have been for over a decade. At one time I thought I was the only one. When I lived in a small apartment, I used a tree across the street for pull ups & some right angle bars protecting light control boxes on the opposite side for dips as the traffic thundered past. Odd scraps of edgeland can suddenly become attractive to the alert practitioner of calisthenics - those travelling or out & about can make the day productive without having to take any kit or wear special clothing. The Street Workout concept is easy to adopt. In the city there are railings, fire escapes, gates, walls, scaffolding, benches, all manner of things. Open spaces with scenery, graffitti, rivers, wastelands, statues - choose your own backdrop to suit your mood.

Some might feel shy doing their exercises in public. More people are doing it though - an elderly couple at a railway station asked me what I was training for & the lady said she had some mobility issues, but had never thought to do her rehab exercises anywhere except at home. I reasoned that most people now were too engrossed in their smart phones to even notice so why not use the waiting time productively? I've made friends with other calisthenics practitioners who came over to chat. It can be a very social endeavour.

This Street Workout book is a celebration of this particular artform, performed by the World renowned Kavadlos with characteristic finesse. It will inspire those who need a push in the right direction, provide a framework to novices & give delight to Coach Wade's Bodyweight Army who have been quietly getting on with their pull ups & push ups in the cities of the world for years.

Rated 10/10 Awesome!!!
By Stuart Scott / Torrance, CA, USA

This book is awesome!! A must have for any practitioner of Calisthenics. It's got everything you need from push-ups to flags with all the progressions in between. Great instruction on how to do everything. Way to go Al, Danny, and Dragondoor! Will definitely get the hardback edition when it comes out.

Stuart Scott

Rated 9/10 An excellent reference
By Dave Murray / Phoenix, AZ, Usa

An excellent book that provides a comprehensive reference for body weight exercise progressions and regressions. Clear instruction and explanations.

Rated 7/10 In general, good information. Some details.
By Luis Ignacio Vidal / Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico

I'm an advocate of Al Kavadlo and his work spreading the word about calisthenics. This book has overall good information, but, in my opinion, has 2 details:

a) It has a lot of pictures. Ok, the pictures are great, but in a book, I prefer information to use, than a lot of pictures, and certainly, many of them appear to be used to fill in the book.

b) They provide information about many types of workout, that could be arranged in better order to use. I like the system used in convict conditioning, for example.

I've read previous books from Al Kavadlo, and this one is not as good as Raising the Bar or Pushing the limits!

Keep the good work Al!

Luis Ignacio

Rated 10/10 Great book!
By Leroy Flaten / Norfolk, VA, USA

Love how simple this material is with lots of illustrations to help with form.

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