Street Workouts 101 With Danny Kavadlo

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I believe you should surround yourself with people who back up words with actions, and always look to improve, grow, and make a positive impact.

People like today’s podcast guest, Danny Kavadlo.

Danny is a renowned expert in the field of bodyweight training and calisthenics, and one of the most entertaining, engaging, and all around cool dudes I know.

He balances a New York attitude and a rebellious vibe with an evolved, introspective approach to the way he trains and lives.

Every time Danny and I get a chance to chat, I walk away with a new perspective on life and a new fire to grow as a coach and as a person. You guys are gonna love this episode, so tune in to hear Danny and I cover everything from training and nutrition, to tattoos, social justice, and professional wrestling.

If you only have a few minutes, be sure to check out Danny’s thoughts on dealing with self-doubt and a lack of motivation.

Don’t miss Danny’s and his brother, Al’s, new book- Street Workout: A worldwide Anthology of Urban Calisthenics.

These guys always put out ultra high quality styff, and this book is no exception.

And for more from Danny, check out his website and follow him on Facebook.

Today’s Topics Include:

0:00: An introduction to Danny’s new book and stories of their childhood scrapping in the streets of NYC

7:43: How Street Workout is different from the Kavadlos’ previous books

11:04: How Danny mixes basic strength training into his calisthenic training

14:40: Opportunities to hang and train with Danny and Al while the promote Street Workout

15:38: Trading stories about the golden eras of professional wrestling

21:34: What non-fitness skills are Danny and I working on?

25:00: Danny’s biggest life lesson since the last time he and I spoke

29:04: How do Danny and I define success?

31:35: Why I try not to pay attention to too much stuff on social media

32:27: The importance of experience in becoming a great trainer and coach

37:17: Is it possible to gain muscle with only 4-5 hours of sleep per night?

39:44: How Danny’s training principles have evolved over the years

44:05: What’s the best way to approach a cheat day or refeed day?

46:09: Danny and I talk about our tattoos and the effect they have had on our lives

59:00: :How to transition away from a soul sucking corporate job and into personal training

1:02:38: What to do when you have moments where you lack motivation and have self doubt?

1:05:35: How to progressively overload bodyweight exercises.

1:08:25: What’s better? Bodyweight only or bodyweight and dumbbells?

1:14:30: How to strengthen your wrists, ankles, and neck

If you want to hear another conversation with Danny check out Episode 84 of Renegade Radio: Strength Rules With Danny Kavadlo

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Awesome Stuff Mentioned in This Episode:

Street Workout: An worldwide anthology of Urban Calisthenics

Danny Kavadlo

Al Kavadlo

Danny’s Upcoming Bodyweight Training Seminars

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Public Enemy

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