Overcoming Gravity

Overcoming Gravity Author Steven Low
ISBN-10 1467933120
Year 2011
Pages 530
Language en
Publisher
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Update: Overcoming Gravity digital edition (PDF) is available in the store on the Eat Move Improve website. Additionally, Overcoming Gravity is now available on UK and European Amazons! Check your individual country's Amazon page to order. Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength is a 542 page comprehensive guide to the most overlooked, yet most powerful elements of strength training. In this book, Steven Low takes the reader on a journey through logically and systematically constructing a strength oriented bodyweight workout routine. With a highly systematic and scientific approach, Steven delves into the exercise physiology behind strength training and how to adequately prepare the body for the rigors of bodyweight training. Using the same rigor and attention to detail, Overcoming Gravity also includes recommendations for all bodyweight athletes concerning health and injury management. Unlike other books on this topic, it provides extremely comprehensive sample programming to assist in the design of a well-balanced routine, including information about the proper execution of the exercises and techniques. If you prefer your books on fitness and health to include data, science and effective recommendations, then Overcoming Gravity is an ideal addition to your library. Note: this book contains no bodyweight leg exercises, or primary gymnastics work (cartwheels, tumbling, swings, giants, etc.). It is devoted solely toward upper body strength and skill development with gymnastics exercises. "I'll say it straight: Overcoming Gravity is the best book money can buy on gymnastics and bodyweight strength--period!This book reads like what it is--an absolute labor of love, an all-encompassing masterpiece written by a bona fide genius in the field. This book wasn't written to make a ton of money. There is so much advanced training information in this huge volume that it could have easily been watered-down and split into ten books...maybe more. Overcoming Gravity has the power to change the way you train--not just for a handful of workouts, but for an entire lifetime.Buy this book!" ---Paul "Coach" Wade, best-selling Dragon Door author of Convict Conditioning and Convict Conditioning 2

Complete Calisthenics

Complete Calisthenics Author Ashley Kalym
ISBN-10 1905367546
Year 2014-08-30
Pages 335
Language en
Publisher Lotus Pub
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Using solely their bodyweight for resistance and relying on minimal equipment, readers will learn how to perform a range of exercises, such as push-ups, pull-ups, core exercises, and lower body exercises. Read this book, and develop the strongest and most capable physique ever. Complete Calisthenics includes everything you need to know, such as; Step-by-step instructions with over 500 photographs to guide you through the exercises. Nutritional advice with simple-to-follow diet plans and sample diets. Program creation to suit your needs. "Complete Calisthenics" is the most detailed and comprehensive bodyweight exercise manual available on the market today. It is for anyone; male or female, beginner or advanced who is interested in building complete strength and taking their workouts and themselves to the next level.

Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy

Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy Author Bret Contreras
ISBN-10 9781450466448
Year 2013-09-06
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Human Kinetics
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Going far beyond standard pull-ups, push-ups, and squats, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy presents 156 unique exercises that work every muscle in the body. Detailed anatomical artwork accompanies step-by-step instructions for performing each exercise anytime, anywhere, without the need for equipment or machines.

Parkour Strength Training

Parkour Strength Training Author Ryan Ford
ISBN-10 1517670896
Year 2016-01-02
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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In Parkour Strength Training, you will learn how to: - Accelerate your athletic development with three fundamental bodyweight exercises - Promote the flexibility and mobility necessary for safe obstacle-based fitness - Prepare and condition your joints to avoid injuries - Train safely outdoors - Remedy the common faults and errors that plague parkour newcomers - Incorporate ground-based exercises, such as quadrupedal movement, bounding, and jumping into your workouts - Use low obstacles such as benches, handrails, and walls for full-body strength training - Fly over barriers using three basic vaults - Mount, traverse, and overcome head-high walls and bar structures - Master proper climb-up technique using many supplemental exercises - Design an effective strength training program - Combine skill-based drills and games to become a more well-rounded practitioner - Dominate obstacle courses

Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition

Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition Author Kelly Starrett
ISBN-10 1628600837
Year 2015-05-19
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Victory Belt Publishing
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Updated and expanded with more than 80 pages of new content! Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In Becoming a Supple Leopard, Dr. Kelly Starrett—founder of MobilityWOD.com—shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use. Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement? Becoming a Supple Leopard lays out a blueprint for moving safely and effectively through life and sport. Want to learn how to apply those principles to specific movements, whether you are doing squats in the gym or picking up a bag of groceries? Hundreds of step-by-step photos show you not only how to perform a host of exercise movements, such the squat, deadlift, pushup, kettlebell swing, clean, snatch, and muscle-up, but also how to correct the common faults associated with those movements. Frustrated because you can't perform a certain movement correctly due to range of motion restrictions? Breaking the body down into 14 distinct areas, Starrett demonstrates hundreds of mobilization techniques that will help you resolve restrictions and reclaim your mobility. Unsure how to put it all together into a program that addresses your individual needs? This updated edition lays out dozens of prescriptions that allow you to hone in on a specific limitation, a nagging injury, or an exercise fault that you just can't seem to get right. It even offers a 14-day full-body mobility overhaul. Performance is what drives us as human beings, but dysfunctional movement patterns can bring the human body to an abrupt halt. Often, the factors that impede performance are invisible even to seasoned athletes and coaches. Becoming a Supple Leopard makes the invisible visible. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from physical restrictions, this one-of-a-kind training manual will teach you how to harness your athletic potential and maintain your body. Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your athletic potential, live pain-free…and become a Supple Leopard. This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to: Move safely and efficiently in all situations Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions Restore normal function to your joints and tissues Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency

Free Style

Free Style Author Carl Paoli
ISBN-10 1628600209
Year 2014-07-15
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Victory Belt Publishing
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Everyone cares about physical performance and the fitness industry offers an infinite number of solutions to improve it. But who has the best solution and how do we know if and how it will work for us? After over 15 years of training as an elite gymnast and over a decade of coaching, Coach Carl Paoli offers a fresh philosophy on training by connecting movement styles to fit your specific purpose, while also giving you a simple framework for mastering the basics of any human movement. Freestyle: Maximize Your Sport and Life Performance with Four Basic Movements is an interactive way to learn how the body is designed to move through space and how to interact with our constantly changing surroundings. Using this framework and four basic movements, Paoli will help you maximize your efforts in sport and life, regardless of specialty. Despite Carl's experience as an elite gymnast and a renowned CrossFit coach, this is not a book about gymnastics, CrossFit, or any specific fitness program. Rather, it is a unique take on how Carl studies and teaches human movement and how you can better understand how to move yourself. Carl is not going to teach you the specifics of a movement or sport; instead, he gives you a template that you can use to develop any specific movement. For example, instead of teaching you how to throw a baseball, this book teaches you a universal foundation that will help you further develop your pitching skills. Human movement is intuitive, but not always perfect. This book shows you how to: * Turn on and trust your intuition about movement * Use tools that help optimize imperfect movement * Tap into the universal movement patterns and progressions underlying all disciplines * Use Carl Paoli's movement framework to create roadmaps for your physical success * Learn what being strong really means Freestyle is a practical manual to develop human movement regardless of your discipline. It is equally applicable to veteran athletes, weekend warriors, fitness enthusiasts, people trying to pick up a new sport, and people who are simply curious about improving their health. By developing your awareness and learning to see across other disciplines, you can tailor any training regimen to meet your unique goals.

Stretching and Flexibility

Stretching and Flexibility Author Kit Laughlin
ISBN-10 1877020079
Year 2014-07-15
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Bodypress
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Whether you?re an office worker wondering how to stretch that tight spot between your shoulders and neck,a martial artist wanting to do side-splits, a weekend athlete aiming to achieve more whole-body rotation to improve your golf swing or whether you just want to relax your back after housework, Kit Laughlin?s bestselling Stretching & Flexibility will make it all possible.Inside you will find effective exercises for all the usual places people want to stretch: hips, hamstrings and legs-apart movements. In addition, there are hand, wrist and forearm exercises, a full range of neck and shoulder exercises and a variety of ankle and feet exercises. There are even exercises to help you spread your toes and strengthen your arches!

Convict Conditioning

Convict Conditioning Author Paul Wade
ISBN-10 0938045768
Year 2012-11-15
Pages 294
Language en
Publisher Dragon Door Publication
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 How to Train As If Your VERY LIFE Depended on Your Degree of REAL Strength, Power and Toughness  Most physical training systems are designed for the domesticated human animal. That is to say, for us humans who live lives of such relative security that we cultivate our strength and power more out of pride and for a sense of accomplishment than out of an absolute need to survive in the wild. The professional athlete hones his body to function well in a sports event-rather than to emerge safe from a life-or-death struggle. And even those in our military and LEO rely more on the security of their weapons and armor than on their own personal, raw power and brute strength to carry the day.  There remains one environment where exuding the necessary degree of authoritative strength and power can mean the difference between life or death: the maximum security prison. In maximum security, the predator preys on the weak like we breathe air. Intimidation is the daily currency. You either become a professional victim or you develop that supreme survival strength that signals the predator to stay at bay.  Paul Wade spent 19 years in hell holes like San Quentin, Angola and Marion. He entered this world a gangly, terrorized weakling and he graduated to final freedom, pound-for-pound one of the strongest humans on the planet. Paul Wade dedicated his prison life to the cultivation of that supreme survival strength. And ironically, it is in America's prisons that we can find some of the great, lost secrets of how to get immensely powerful and strong. Paul Wade mined these secrets as if his life depended on it-and of course in many ways it did.  Finally free, Paul Wade pays his debt to society-not just with the horrors of his years in the hole-but with the greatest gift he could possibly give us: a priceless set of progressions that can take ANYONE who has the will from abject weakling to strength specimen extraordinaire.  InÂConvict ConditioningÂPaul Wade has laid out a logical and effective zero to hero progression in key bodyweight strength exercises and presented a solid training philosophy. Get this book. -Pavel Tsatsouline, author of The Naked Warrior  Convict ConditioningÂgives honor and respect toÂbody-weightÂtraining.ÂI feel Convict ConditioningÂprovides the progression,ÂprecisionÂand clarity that is necessary toÂcombatÂour cultural decline in simple bodyÂknowledge. -Gray Cook,ÂMSPT, OCS, CSCS, Functional Movement Systems, author of Body in Balance  Convict Conditioning is a fantastic text crammed with solid information, and tons of vital nuggets and powerful insights that when followed will pack your frame with rock-hard, functional muscle. You provide the body, Convict Conditioning gives you the rest in a highly readable, easy-to-understand format that teaches you what to do and how to do it. As a guy who has written extensively on exercise, I highly recommend this book. -Loren Christensen, author of Solo Training and The Fighter's Body.  Coach Wade has laid out a set of progressions in Convict Conditioning that can lead to mastery of the big 6 bodyweight exercises and you would be wise to listen. ÂThis is knowledge proven in extreme conditions. So respect the progressions and put in your time-you'll be stronger for it. -Brett Jones Master RKC, CSCS, CK-FMS  Outstanding! By far the most innovative fitness book in years. Many talk about mastering your body weight yet Convict Conditioning actually delivers a blueprint for anyone, regardless of your current fitness. The training progressions are genius.   -Tim Larkin, Master Close Combat Instructor If you are a serious student of bodyweight exercise and physical culture, you must get this book. -Craig Ballantyne, Turbulence Training  I LOVE IT. Convict Conditioning is probably the best compilation of callisthenic exercises and training progressions I have seen. Coach Wade goes to the heart of true training with correct biomechanics, kinesiology and training progressions that so many in the word of physical training just seem to miss these days. Bravo Coach, bravo, an epic book that deserves to be in the library of all who love the world of strength.   -Mark Reifkind, Master RKC Instructor, Girya Kettlebell Training  Convict Conditioning is jam packed with the most powerful bodyweight training information I have ever come across. It's the book I WISH I had in my hands when I was a competitive wrestler, BUT, even more important to me is that I can pass on this knowledge to my clients AND my son and daughter when they grow up. Â-Zach Even-Esh, author The Ultimate Underground Strength System

Calisthenics

Calisthenics Author John Cooper
ISBN-10 1544616775
Year 2017-03-12
Pages 284
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Do you want to build mass, gain strength, lose fat and increase your flexibility - without dropping thousands of dollars on expensive diet supplements, gym fees and exercise equipment? Don't have hours to spend at the gym daily - but looking to build strength and muscles without killing yourself? A calisthenics workout is the ultimate bodyweight strength training - and anyone can get started today! Calisthenics: The True Bodyweight Training Guide Your Body Deserves is the perfect introductory guide, featuring a six-month calisthenics for beginners training course, while also providing in-depth information on bodyweight workouts for readers already familiar with the science behind this form of exercise. Expert dietary advice is also given alongside calisthenics exercises, giving the full lowdown on 6 biggest diet flaws that actually sabotage your health. Readers will also discover 3 sample diets that have been scientifically designed to maximize calisthenics muscle mass growth. The psychology behind a successful regime is also explored, especially the nexus between mind, body and diet. With an extensive BONUS FAQ covering the top questions that readers have when embarking on a calisthenics and bodyweight workout training regime, this Calisthenics and Bodyweight Training Guide is the ideal companion for anyone looking to transform their body and lifestyle into a healthier one. When it comes to calisthenics, how to build muscle, or gaining incredible strength, this book will benefit you by: * Showing you HOW calisthenics works * Teaching you how to build calisthenics mass * Teaching you exercises to work out every single muscle * Providing you information about how many sets to do and when to do them * Teaching you how to lose weight and gain muscle safely without equipment * Providing you with more than 20 tips for building muscle mass and keeping it * Showing you how to avoid the most common calisthenics mistakes * And much more! This is THE ONLY guide on the market that also shows you exactly HOW TO perform each exercise with step-by-step illustrations! With 30 Beginner exercises, 10 Intermediate exercises and 10 Advanced exercises, it's easy to start a calisthenics workout at any fitness level. Would You Like To Know More? Download now to discover the world's most efficient muscle-gain program. Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy button to get your copy of Calisthenics: The True Bodyweight Training Guide Your Body Deserves today.

Mad Skills Exercise Encyclopedia

Mad Skills Exercise Encyclopedia Author Ben Musholt
ISBN-10 1492139408
Year 2013-10-02
Pages 322
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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Mad Skills is the world's largest illustrated exercise encyclopedia and contains over 700 unique exercises to build strength and mobility. It is designed as a reference tool for athletes, trainers, and coaches, to help steer creative movement selection for effective workouts. Categories of exercise movements include: barbell lifts, kettlebell skills, gymnastics conditioning, whole body movements, yoga postures, stretching, partner skills, and more!

The 15 Second Handstand

The 15 Second Handstand Author Chris Salvato
ISBN-10 0692232605
Year 2014-06-04
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher
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The 15-Second Handstand: A Beginners Guide is the ANSWER to the questions we all really have about the handstand. It is the ONLY book on the market to address the big handstand problem: fear. When learning to handstand, you are normally dealing with a fear of falling over; and The 15-Second handstand lays out a progression that conquers fear, builds strength and ENABLES you to HIT YOUR GOAL in record time. Just look at what others are saying about it... "I basically couldn't put the book down. It really tremendous. I get the feeling that you REALLY know what you're talking about. It's really neat the way you present the 6 Challenges right away, then leave all the WHY for later. Plus, you really clarified for me what I need to pay attention to: locked elbows and active shoulders. And getting past my fear by learning to bail. The rest is gravy for going from 15s to one minute. I never had this feeling before of knowing what to do." - Dan R. "I found the book very clear and simple, never boring. It is perfect for people who want to know why and how something works, but the step-by-step progression is perfect for people who don't care about the details." - Giacomo B. "I finished your book in one day I like it, it's very helpful for me and the progression is very good I changed my training following your progression and trained much more face to the wall, every day the 'holy' five minutes. I trained 4 months before, but had fear to move to freestanding, without any wall." - Dr. Jurgen Fohlinger "As a kid I remember my father standing on his hands and walking up and then down a flight of stairs on his hands. At 67 years old I doubt I will ever be able to duplicate that feat, but thanks to Chris Salvato's systematic approach I'm now able to stand freestanding] on my hands for a few seconds (and get off my hands without destroying myself and nearby furniture) a feat that has eluded me for years. Using his program I'm looking forward to extending that time into minutes." - Marshall R. Peterson "Chris Salvato did a really good job with The 15-Second Handstand book. You can start your way into the progressions within 10 minutes of reading, and learn the why and how later through the book. The finer points of technique are spot on and prevent bad habits from developing (bent arms, sagging shoulders). Also, the pirouette progression makes you understand the act of bailing, and saves you from having to rollout, which may be troublesome depending on the kind of surface you are training in. This book is definitely going to help in building a handstand addiction." - Lucas Serur "This is the third or fourth handstand book I bought, and the first one I have liked. The other ones were complete garbage. This one stands out by having a straightforward progression towards a clearly defined final goal, and no detours. There are clear, realistic targets for every step. I love how everything is sliced into small, doable pieces, such as your advice on adding the four form cues one at a time. Best of all I liked that there's a step in the progression dedicated to bailing. I'm actually starting to lose my fear of falling now."- Barry L. "I have not read any other books about the handstand. This book is very easy to follow. It is also very detailed about what to do, and what not to do. It convinces me that it is possible for me to learn it." - Anders I.

The Parkour and Freerunning Handbook

The Parkour and Freerunning Handbook Author Dan Edwardes
ISBN-10 9780061783678
Year 2009-08-18
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Join the movement Combining the core elements of running, jumping, and climbing with the discipline of the martial artist, the grace of the gymnast, and the virtuosity of the skateboarder, parkour—or freerunning—is more than simply an elegant noncompetitive sport. It's an art form, a philosophy promoting fitness, imagination, community spirit, and ethical, healthy living. The Parkour and FreeRunning Handbook is your guide to becoming part of this urban revolution. With standout features on fitness and training, global cityscapes and using the space of the urban environment, and tips on how to avoid mistakes and injuries, this is more than just a user's manual. It explores the techniques, culture, clothes, and community of freerunning, showing just what it takes to hit those handstands, kong vaults, and wall hops. This essential handbook is the only guide the fledgling traceur will ever need to get jumping!

The Squat Bible

The Squat Bible Author Aaron Horschig
ISBN-10 1540395421
Year 2017-03-30
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher
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As a physical therapist, coach, and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Dr. Aaron Horschig began to notice the same patterns in athletes over and over. Many of them seemed to pushed themselves as athletes in the same ways they push themselves out in the real world. Living in a performance-based society, Dr. Horschig saw many athletes who seemed to not only want to be bigger and stronger but to get there faster. This mentality ultimately led to injuries and setbacks, preventing athletes from reaching their full potential. Now, after developing unique and easy-to-use techniques on how to train and move well, Dr. Horschig shares his invaluable insights with readers in The Squat Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering the Squat and Finding Your True Strength. This detailed plan enables you to unearth the various weak spots within your body-the areas that leave you in pain and hinder your ability to perform-and completely change your approach to athleticism. Discover new strength, new power, and astounding potential you never knew you possessed. As the founder of SquatUniversity.com, Dr. Horschig knows that when you transform the way you work out, you transform your body-and your life.

MUAY Winning Strategy Ultra Flexibility and Strength

MUAY   Winning Strategy   Ultra Flexibility and Strength Author Master Lee
ISBN-10 1500480223
Year 2014-07-09
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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Preparation for life and battle. Includes nine lethal and easy to learn self-defence strikes. Train your body and mind in the ways of the ancient warriors of Thailand. A complete collection and guide of exercise postures in Muay Thai and Muay Boran. Introduces exciting postures that have been surrounded in secrecy and never written down before. *Develop strength and flexibility*Boost energy and immune system *Increase longevity, vitality *Combat disease, illness and injury *Experience extreme energy and power*Gain a powerful core-abs and back*Master the freedom to move without limitations, be able to do the splits and the advanced movements of martial arts *Transform exercise postures into powerful self-defence movements*Progress in Muaythai or MMA (Mix Martial Arts)*Quick and fun to learn with easy to follow instructions and pictures*For beginners and experts. WARNINGCourage and consistency required. Suitable for responsible adults only. STILL AVAILABLE AT WWW.LULU.COM

Breaking Parallel

Breaking Parallel Author Jeff R. Tucker
ISBN-10 1936608804
Year 2015-12-15
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Victory Belt Publishing
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Breaking Parallel is a detailed body movement and strength-training guide designed to challenge your limits and develop solid, functional strength. Created by Jeff Tucker (director for the CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Course), the book offers hundreds of bodyweight movements rooted in elemental gymnastics, as well as numerous fitness programs that have proven successful for CrossFit athletes worldwide. Most fitness books focus on achieving one specific goal, such as lifting heavy weights or running long distances. Breaking Parallel is designed to develop the type of strength that allows you to do a broad assortment of tasks for a prolonged period of time—the type of strength needed in everyday life. Breaking Parallel is more than a book filled a series of movements. It teaches you the elements of basic gymnastics, allowing you to breakdown inefficient movement from a visual perspective. However, in addition to supplying you with the 'gymnastics eye,' Breaking Parallel also teaches you how to fix a broad assortment of problems, including those that arise from strength issues, mobility issues, coordination issues, and issues caused by a lack of spatial awareness. Whether you are a coach, an athlete, or someone simply wanting to get into better shape, Breaking Parallel will not only teach you how to execute an array of highly functional movements, but also how to perfect them. The book includes: il - Conditioning drills for developing basic strength. il - Mobility exercises needed for sports and daily life. il - Handstand exercises that develop balance and upper body strength. il - Ring drills that allow you to develop stability control. il - Hollow form techniques for developing solid core strength. il - Parallette exercises for lower body development, core strength, and arm strength. il - Inverted forms for developing keen spatial awareness.