Steven Low is a former gymnast, coach, and the author of the Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength (Second Edition). He has spent thousands of hours independently researching the scientific foundations of health, fitness and nutrition. His unique knowledge base enables him to offer numerous insights into practical care for performance and injuries. Steven holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Steven performed with Gymkana, an exhibitional gymnastics troupe. Since then, he has coached Gymkana athletes and serves as a senior trainer for Dragon Door’s Progressive Calisthenics Certification (PCC).
Steven’s training is varied and intense, with a focus on gymnastics, parkour, rock climbing, and sprinting. Feats of strength include: full back lever, full front lever, four one-arm chin-ups on both arms, ten-second iron cross, straddle planche on rings, five reps of +190-lbs. dips, +130-lbs. pull-ups, +70-lbs. strict muscle-up on rings, eight freestanding handstand pushups on paralettes, five hollow back presses, and twenty degrees off full manna. He is currently working on achieving the full planche and elevator.
Media and Interviews
- Jan 2012 Reddit AMA
- Dec 2012 Ben Musholt Interview
- Jun 2013 Dragon Door PCC Interview
- Jul 2013 GMB Fitness Podcast
- Jul 2014 Well Rounded Athlete Podcast
- Jan 2017 Reddit AMA
- Apr 2017 Art of Manliness Handstand Article
- Oct 2017 Scott Iardella Podcast
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Question: Will there be a digital edition of the book?
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