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.

The Truth about Lactic Acid

Table of Contents Introduction Delayed onset muscle soreness Cramping Muscular acidosis Fatigue As fuel and in exercise Exercise Performance Conclusion Introduction Lactic acid has been unfairly demonized for everything from delayed onset muscle soreness to cramping to robbing banks. Well, maybe not robbing banks, but you get the point. In

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Developing the Iron Cross

Article has been modified from its original form to reflect more accurate information. Training for the iron cross is no joke. The long-term difficulty of attaining this move is similar to the time it takes to acquire strength moves like the planche. It is very hard to see consistent progress

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Overcoming Tendonitis

Tendonitis is one of the most pesky injuries that can plague an athletes career, which can derail both practice and performance. This article seeks to explore the mechanisms of tendonitis and how to successfully implement a rehabilitation plan to overcome tendonitis backed by current scientific research and best practices in the

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