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by Oliver Kitchingman | Wednesday, July 13, 2016
This blog post was written by bodyweight strength authority Al Kavadlo.
Hey hey hey!
I’m Al Kavadlo, lead instructor for Dragon Door’s Progressive Calisthenics Certification (PCC). This September, my PCC co-instructor Grace Kavadlo (who also happens to be my wife) and I will be bringing the PCC workshop to Sydney for the very first time! We’ve taught this curriculum all over the world and we’re very excited to finally be teaching it in NSW.
When I led the first ever Australian PCC in Melbourne in 2014, I got to spend a few days in Sydney en route. I loved every minute I spent there and knew it would only be a matter of time before I returned to teach a PCC in Sydney. Since then, I’ve personally led this 3-day workshop over two dozen times, continually refining and updating the materials presented. Every time I have the privilege to teach the Progressive Calisthenics Certification, it gets better and better. I know you Aussies take your training seriously, so I expect that PCC Sydney will be the best one yet!
A lot of people have been asking me about the workshop, so I wanted to address some of the questions that have been coming up and provide as much information about what to expect from this 3-day event.
The PCC is open to anyone who wants to improve their knowledge and performance of bodyweight strength training. Though the coursework is geared toward personal trainers and other fitness professionals, anyone who is curious to learn more about calisthenics is encouraged to attend.
The workshop contains decades’ worth of personal experience and information from Grace and myself, as well as the teachings of Paul Wade, author of the groundbreaking book Convict Conditioning, which changed the way the fitness world approached bodyweight strength training.
There will be a lot to learn, and attendees will come away with something that cannot be gained from a website, book or DVD – real life experience! Nothing in the world can replace firsthand knowledge. That’s why much of the weekend is spent practicing various bodyweight exercises, in addition to discussing the coaching techniques and theories behind them.
Nowhere else has such a comprehensive selection of powerful bodyweight movements been brought together and taught in a progressive environment. The PCC represents the ultimate bodyweight cert, and whatever your field or specialisation – from strength training to rehab, bodybuilding to team sports – you will come away from this three-day cert with vast resources of training knowledge unavailable anywhere else.
The curriculum covers a vast array of bodyweight exercises, including many different types of push ups, pull ups, squats, back bridges, bar levers, handstands and, of course, the infamous human flag. All of these skills are presented with regressions and progressions to suit any fitness level, from the raw beginner to the elite athlete.
In addition to this comprehensive certification, attendees will receive a copy of the 600+ page super-textbook, The PCC Instructor’s Manual, featuring the contents of the course, as well as unique information that you won’t find anywhere else. This book will only be available to PCC attendees, so don’t miss out.
For many, the PCC is a life-changing experience. Not only can the certification open up new doors for you professionally, the information presented can also help you progress your own training to new levels. And as strong as the people who attend PCC are, the friendships formed at these events are often even stronger. The PCC posse keeps getting bigger!
We hope to see you at PCC Sydney....read more
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If we could just contain things to a one-off Christmas Day blow-out, our bodies could cope. But it’s those indulgent gatherings in the long lead-up such as end-of-year farewells, speech nights, office parties and family picnics that can wreak havoc with our best intentions. Then it spills over into New Year with fatty finger food and salty chips.
The silly season is also the peak time for drinking, from a glass of bubbly on arrival to a cold beer at a barbecue, but it can undo your hard efforts at the gym if you go overboard. Small wonder this over-indulgence is linked to holiday weight gain. ...read more