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Old 11-23-2011, 07:18 AM   #11
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Re: Overcoming Gravity book release

Thanks guys. Let me if you need anymore information.

I strongly believe the pure bodyweight strength work on rings/parallettes can often be superior to barbell work for the upper body.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:46 AM   #12
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Thanks guys. Let me if you need anymore information.

I strongly believe the pure bodyweight strength work on rings/parallettes can often be superior to barbell work for the upper body.
Could you elaborate on this? I always thought of it more like relative strength versus absolute strength.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:31 PM   #13
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Steve,
Does it focus on upper body strength or all around body?
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:49 PM   #14
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Could you elaborate on this? I always thought of it more like relative strength versus absolute strength.
Bodyweight training involves manipulating the body through space hence more kinesthetic and proprioceptive feedback to the nervous system which helps to increase neurological strength gain than typical barbell work.

I would say that weights tend to give a bit more actual hypertrophy though.

Each method of training can work well for absolute or relative strength. Obviously, relative strength is focused on increasing strength while keeping your nutrition such that you just maintain your weight. While absolute strength means you're focusing on increasing muscle mass as well as increasing the weight.

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Steve,
Does it focus on upper body strength or all around body?
It focuses on upper body strength work a lot of the different bodyweight and gymnastics progressions. You can check out what topics are in the table of contents located in the OP.

I believe that weights are superior for lower body strength development since they -- squats, deadlifts, etc. -- are already closed chain bodyweight movements that are just loaded (kind of like what weighted dips and weighted pullups are).
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:13 PM   #15
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Is there a way to attach a sample from the book? It sounds like the type of book Ive been looking for. I think you can attach a preview through amazon.

Love your website.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:59 PM   #16
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Is there a way to attach a sample from the book? It sounds like the type of book Ive been looking for. I think you can attach a preview through amazon.

Love your website.
I've been looking into doing that. But it wouldn't be able to come up for a while since those things take time. I can probably grab some photos if you want, since my copy came today.

Is there anything else you want to know?

Also, thanks for the compliment.
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:27 PM   #17
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I think thats it. If you could snap a couple pics, thats would be great. I just want to make sure its along the lines of what I need. Very excited about your book.
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:39 PM   #18
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I think thats it. If you could snap a couple pics, thats would be great. I just want to make sure its along the lines of what I need. Very excited about your book.
What do you want photos of from the table of contents

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Old 11-23-2011, 03:50 PM   #19
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Bought it. Can't wait to read it!
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:05 PM   #20
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How about something from ch. 5, 6, and 16.

I'm going to have to buy it, if anything just because your integrity is so stellar.
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