Epic Calisthenics Meet-up

This past Saturday, the best of the best from the NYC calisthenics scene got together to train at my favorite outdoor gym, Tompkins Square Park – and I was fortunate enough to be a part of the action!

Members of the world-famous Bar-barians, as well as Team Beastmode, Calisthenics Kingz and many others all united to train together, share their knowledge and feed off each others’ good energy.

Also on hand to represent NYC’s parkour community was Keith Horan, who dazzled the crowd with his blend of calisthenics and freerunning.

Throughout the afternoon there was no shortage of advanced moves like muscle-ups, L-sits, levers, handstand push-ups, planches and human flags. I also saw innovative variations and combinations of moves unlike anything I’d ever witnessed before. In spite of the intensity of the exercises, the vibe was casual and welcoming. In the end, we all had a good time and a great workout – my arms are still sore as I type this!

Watch the video below to see some of the action from this epic meet-up:

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  • Phattrainer

     Good Vid. Def one of my favs.

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Thanks, Thor!

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Thanks, Lenny!  Definitely one of my favs too!

  • Bluesky1199

    Wow. Some amazing stuff! what talent!  

  • http://twitter.com/rulik rulik

    Very good!

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Thanks!  It was an honor to get to train alongside the best of the best!

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Thank you!

  • Trevor

     Incredible.  I can only dream of doing that stuff … at the moment.  There’s no limit to the possibilities.  

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Keep training hard, Trevor – Believe and Achieve! 

  • http://rklfinancial.com Shaun Somers

     Great post and video – very inspirational!

  • Max Bronson

    Hi Al,

    It’s really cool to see you guys all come together like that now and then. I’m sure helps keep you motivated and also shows you what other moves you can learn. 

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Thanks, Shaun!

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Absolutely!  Training with these guys is the best motivation in the world!

  • Rosalie

    Finally got to see this.  Enjoyed every minute – including the music (ice cream truck in the background), your audience, and the wonderful athletes.  Thanks.

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    You’re welcome!  Thanks for watching!

  • Neilos Andrew

    Video doesn’t appear to work on iPhone or iPad!

    Any chance of this changing?

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  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Hmm…I’m not sure.  It could be an issue with youtube.  Anyone know?

  • Eddie

    Man Awesome stuff Al, so wish I could have been there to witness and try some stuff. Maybe someday! Im happy tho, thanks to your posts and articles I’m now banging out wall assisted handstand pushups, seeing stuff like this makes me appreciate and love bodyweight workouts ever more! Kickass man!Thanks!

  • http://personaldevelopmentx.com Max Bronson

    I’m sure iPhone and iPad don’t recognize Flash, which is what YouTube uses. Steve jobs has stated his reasons for not enabling Flash on his Apple’s mobile devices.

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Congrats on your progress!  Hope you can make it out to Tompkins one day to train with us.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1148341291 John Ricci

    Thanks for re-posting… Awesome as always.

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Thanks, John!