Steven Low, author of Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength (Second Edition), is a former gymnast who has performed with and coached the exhibitional gymnastics troupe, Gymkana. Steven has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland College Park, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland Baltimore. Steven is a Senior trainer for Dragon Door’s Progressive Calisthenics Certification (PCC). He has also spent thousands of hours independently researching the scientific foundations of health, fitness and nutrition and is able to provide many insights into practical care for injuries. His training is varied and intense with a focus on gymnastics, parkour, rock climbing, and sprinting.

Myth busting: The differences in scapular positioning for bodyweight and barbell exercises and cuing versus technique

I’ve seen numerous comments here and then also questions in http://reddit.com/r/overcominggravity over the years about scapular positioning during bodyweight exercises. Scapular positioning is a bit different from barbell work in quite a few cases. For example, there’s a difference between pushups and bench press: Bench press — you start with depressed

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ISSN position stands: protein and exercise; diets and body composition; safety and efficacy of creatine supplementation in exercise, sport, and medicine

Going quietly under the radar, the ISSN — International Society of Sports Nutrition — has just recently released 3 position stands this past June 2017. They’re well sourced research articles that give scientific based prescriptions. Protein and exercise Diets and body composition Safety and efficacy of creatine supplementation in exercise,

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