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 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. During his time at UMCP, 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.

Jan 2016 Reddit AMA.


All questions about Overcoming Gravity and training may be addressed to Steven Low directly via Reddit. Click on the “Submit a new text post” to put in a question.

Private messages will not be answered as all questions are answered publicly so that others may read and learn.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question: Can I work with you? Do you do training or assist with injuries?
Answer: Yes, check out the Consults page to see if Consults are right for you.

Question: I found an error in Overcoming Gravity Second Edition, who do I tell?
Answer: If you have found one, please use the submit form below to let me know. Thanks.

Question: I want to learn more about different types of training, where do I start?
Answer: Check out our Resources page for books and products that are useful to training.

Question: Will there be a digital edition of the book?
Answer: There will be a digital edition release for PDF and epub and maybe a few other formats, but I can’t confirm a date yet. There’s a lot of logistical problems involved in getting the book converted into a few digital formats and figuring out distribution channels. Use the sign up form below if you want updates for the digital edition. Otherwise, buy a physical copy of Overcoming Gravity Second Edition.

As of mid-March 2017, the request for a few editing errors to the book has been submitted. After that, the formatter(s) will begin on construction of the digital version(s) of the book. This may take several months as the book is almost 600 pages long with complex formatting and images. Please be patient as this process continues.


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