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Start with regressed variation to learn the HSPUAdd kettlebells to your workouts!Progressions to learn the Single Arm Push UpMovement Sequences includes some Animal FlowA new intro video every day!

Bodyweight Athlete eVideo Program

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$149.95

The Bodyweight Athlete program teaches you to perform advanced calisthenic moves, within the context of a highly structured fitness training program. You'll get your daily detailed workouts, all specifically designed to progress in your skills towards what we call the Pinnacle Moves: Muscle Up, Handstand Push Up, Single Arm Push Up, Single Arm Body Row, Pistol Squat, Handstand, L-sit, Human Flag, and Back Lever.. You'll follow a workout plan that tells you exactly what to do, while remaining tailored to your individual skill level through the use of a thorough Assessment protocol.

To keep your body performing optimally, we supplement your training days with recovery days including Mobility, Self Myofasical Release, Core Program, and Breathwork. Your training days aren't limited to just bodyweight training either – you'll get to practice Movement Sequences (even some Animal Flow), and we've even included some loaded training. While this is still primarily a bodyweight training program, we'll teach you how to incorporate kettlebells or dumbbells strategically to improve your bodyweight practice.

Your purchase grants you access to the BWA Member Center, where you can access the program information, instructional videos, and supplemental information. You can stream the videos online or download to your own device. We'll also give you a Workout Log to track your progress through the 33-day long intro phase of the program.

Check out FREE SAMPLE VIDEOS from the program on this page. We’ve included the complete set of tutorials from the Horizontal Push section so you can see for yourself what the instructional videos looks like.

SPECIAL OFFER: For a limited time, our friends at GMB Fitness have a special offer. They have a great program called Focused Flexibility which goes really well with BWA, and you'll receive a coupon to save 10% when you purchase BWA.

DISCOUNT PRICING FOR PRIVATE TRAINING STUDIOS: See below for special pricing if your fitness facility has multiple staff members purchasing the program.

SKU: GBT-BWA-VID

Product Description

YOU are a Bodyweight Athlete

We train to be strong. We train to be fit. And as Bodyweight Athletes, we train to be Super, to become the ultimate version of ourselves. Working out can go far beyond just increasing reps and adding more strength. Your workout can be specifically geared towards attaining impressive skills and feats of strength.

The Bodyweight Athlete program teaches you to perform advanced calisthenic moves, within the context of a highly structured fitness training program. You’ll get your daily detailed workouts, all specifically designed to progress in your skills towards what we call the Pinnacle Moves: Muscle Up, Handstand Push Up, Single Arm Push Up, Single Arm Body Row, Pistol Squat, Handstand, L-sit, Human Flag, and Back Lever.. You’ll follow a workout plan that tells you exactly what to do, while remaining tailored to your individual skill level through the use of a thorough Assessment protocol.

To keep your body performing optimally, we supplement your training days with recovery days including Mobility, Self Myofasical Release, Core Program, and Breathwork. Your training days aren’t limited to just bodyweight training either – you’ll get to practice Movement Sequences (even some Animal Flow), and we’ve even included some loaded training. Wile this is still primarily a bodyweight training program, we’ll teach you how to incorporate kettlebells or dumbbells strategically to improve your bodyweight practice. Of course, the weights are optional and you can keep it strictly bodyweight training if you prefer.

Check out FREE SAMPLE VIDEOS from the program on this page. We’ve included the complete set of tutorials from the Horizontal Push section so you can see for yourself what the instructional videos looks like.

The Video Program:

You can get the complete Bodyweight Athlete program as an on-line/downloadable program that you do on your own at home (or at your gym, in the park, or wherever else you feel like it!). Embarking on a bodyweight training journey can be a challenging task, particularly when you want to start training to achieve specific goals. This program plans it all out for you. Just follow the instructions, and you’ll end up with an individually tailored plan that will get you there!

The program includes a ton of great content – in fact, it’s probably enough to keep you busy for the next year! We’ll break everything down for you, day by day, rep by rep, taking you through every progression in ways that let you build your workouts at your own pace, but in a highly structured manner. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or experienced with bodyweight training – you’ll start by assessing current abilities and working systematically from there.

You’ll be able to stream everything on-line, easily switching from your daily intro video to the relevant exercise tutorials for the day. Or if you prefer, you can download the videos to store them on our own computer. (While you can download all of the actual videos, you will still need to access some of the other information on-line.) Note that if enough people request it, we may in the future offer an option to purchase a hard disk for downloading the files directly, although this would still not play as a DVD.

Private Access: BWA Member Facebook Group

Once you purchase the video program, you become a BWA Program Member. That grants you access to the private Facebook group, where you can post videos of your progress. This is a great way to get feedback on your form and make sure you training in the correct progressions. It’s also an awesome way to share your successes with others around the world who are working on the same program!

What’s Included?

  • Intro Phase: The First 33 Days:

    For the first 33 days of the program, you’ll get daily instructions from program creator Mike Fitch on what to do that day. He’ll explain that day’s activities in an intro video, and then point you to the instructional videos you’ll need. It will take you the full 33 days just to get through the first complete round. After that, you’ll have your worksheets and training patterns to keep you going for a very long time!

  • Regular Phase:

    Once you’ve completed the first 33 days and learned the program components, you’re ready to continue in the regular program. We give you a new workout log to use, where you’ll be cycling through the various workout types and pinnacle lines every 10 days. You’ll continue to access the video tutorials every time you are ready to progress to a new variation. You’ll also want to keep checking in to the BWA Member Home center for new resources and tips. And, you’ll continue to post your progress videos in the private Facebook group so that we can all share your journey!

  • The 9 Movement Patterns:

    The core of the program is structured around 9 basic patterns, with each of those having one or more “Pinnacle Exercises” you’ll work toward within that pattern. For example, in the Vertical Pull Pattern, your first pinnacle will be the regular Full Pull-Up. Your second pinnacle will be the False-Grip Pull-Up. And then you’ll get into the Muscle-Up. You’ll start out at the most regressed variation, the Double-Leg assisted Pull Chin-Up. From start to finish, there are 17 exercise progressions just in the Vertical Pull Pinnacle Series. The 9 patterns include 5 strength/dynamics (Vertical Pull, Vertical Push, Horizontal Pull, Horizontal Push, Squat) and 4 statics (Human Flag, L-Sit, Back Lever, and Handstands).

  • Assessments:

    For the first two weeks of the program, you’ll be focused on assessing your current capacity within each pinnacle line. We’ll give you detailed instructions on how to determine what we call your “threshold” exercise within each pattern. That threshold will become the basis for your practice sessions and work sets later on.

  • Tracking:

    We’ll give you tools to track your daily progress in each area. You’ll can choose to track your information electronically or in hard copy, by printing out the PDF of your daily tracking manual, or using the provided Word-based document to type in everything digitally instead of printing.

  • Exercise Instructions:

    For every exercise in the program, Mike gives you a detailed video tutorial with clear voice over instructions. Separate videos introduce you to the basics of each pattern and show how to get set up.

  • Recovery:

    Your recovery days are just as important as your training days, and we’ve included a lot of programming to keep your body in top form. Detailed sections address RELEASE (Self Myofascial Release), MOBILIZE (2 different mobilization sequence programs), and ACTIVATE (a Core Program), as well as Breath. You’ll also learn some valuable Movement Sequences to incorporate on your training days.

  • Loaded Training:

    Mike will also show you how to incorporate weights into your workouts. You’ll be able to use kettlebells or dumbbells (and other weights) in a strategic manner relying on the specificity principle. That means that your loaded training will be building up the strength you need to enhance your bodyweight practice and get you closer to those pinnacle moves.

Special Pricing for Private Fitness Studios

We offer discounts when private fitness training centers would like to purchase the BWA for multiple staff members. Contact us to access the special pricing, which is:

  • First staff member: Regular price $149.95
  • Next 2-5 staff members: Half price $74.95 each
  • Next 6-20 staff members: $49.95 each
  • Workshops

    You can take your skills up another level at one our Bodyweight Athlete Workshops taught by Mike Fitch at a few select locations around the world. Check out the BWA WORKSHOPS page for more information on an event near you!

    More Questions?

    Check out the FAQ tab above for more details and specifications. If you have more questions, shoot us an email at bwa@globalbodyweighttraining.com

    1 review for Bodyweight Athlete eVideo Program

    1. 5 out of 5

      (verified owner):

      I’m no athlete,.. an exercise professional, PT studio owner and mother of three, However after embracing Animal Flow for 12 months and reshaping my body and my fitness, it felt like the most perfect step to take my personal fitness journey further. I knew going into the program that many of the pinnacle exercises were going to be impossible for me to achieve, so I went into it with my eyes wide open. The entire program is delivered in such a systematic format with excellent video tutorials for every component, step by step daily instructions during your initial assessment phase, tracking worksheets and this amazing online social media community that allows for feedback, questions and support.
      I’ve never come across another training program like this that enables the athlete to visually see the end result of a pinnacle exercise but have so many regressions in order to achieve them. For the beginner bodyweight athlete like myself, in only 56 days I have progressed each of the 9 pinnacle exercises at least 2 stages and have a greater awareness of my body and its recovery process through the regeneration days. I have never felt more confident in my body’s physical performance and movement capabilities.

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    What skill level is this program for?

    This program can be done by just about any skill level! You'll spend the first two weeks assessing your individual skill level for each of the 9 pinnacle exercise series. We'll guide you through the process of determining exactly which exercise progression you should be practicing for each one. Every pinnacle series starts out at a regressed baseline exercise that most entry-level fitness enthusiasts can be successful at. The progressions increase in difficulty, until you reach the most advanced variation. For example, in the Handstand Push-Up Pinnacle Series, you'll start out with the Push-Back exercise requiring very little skill, and then progress through 10 different variations before reaching the full Handstand Push-Up. It could take you a year, or several years, to make your way through them. You may be more advanced in one pinnacle series than another. The program emphasizes always training within your own skill level.

    Can I integrate my other workouts with BWA?

    We strongly recommend that you do just the BWA program for the first 33 days. That will take you through the complete Intro Phase. You'll be getting in full workouts, so you don't need to worry about missing out on something. It's important that your assessments and initial practice sets be based on the appropriate skill level, and your understanding of the program will be better if you see how your body responds it without other influences. You can start adding in other components if you want to after the end of the 33 day intro. That said, we will also give you some advice on how to incorporate additional cardio if you really want to during the Intro phase. We'll also offer some guidance on integrating hand balancing and other practices.

    What equipment does this require?

    RINGS

    The most important thing you'll need is a set of gymnastics rings. Those are used for the Pull-Ups/ Muscle-Ups, Back Lever, and Single Arm Body Rows. You can go with wooden or plastic, although Mike prefers the wooden ones. We make some recommendations on where to find a decent set.

    PULL-UP BAR (OPTIONAL)

    A pull-up bar is optional. We do make a recommendation for a door-jam pull-up bar, although that is really just used as an anchor to hang the rings. We don't do any actual pull-ups on them. That said, one of the Movement Sequences we use does require hanging from a bar. Those are literally just some variations on hanging. So you'd need access to something to hang from. Some people are using the door jam bars, some are using straight bars found at a park, and some are doing the sequence at a gym.

    SMR BALLS

    For your Regen Days you will need some Self Myofascial Release balls. We’ll give you recommendations for several different options.

    DUMBBELLS/ KETTLEBELLS (OPTIONAL)

    The program does incorporate some loaded training. For that we recommend using kettlebells or dumbbells - that is up to your preference. You can invest in our own set, or make sure you have access through a friend or a gym. Adding in the loaded training is optional - if you are a bodyweight purist, you would skip the loaded training and instead do some different rep ranges with the BW options only.

    ACCESS TO POLE / STALL BARS

    For the Human Flags, you'd eventually need access to a pole. The early regressions start out using just the floor, and we recognize that not everyone will always have access to a pole somewhere, particularly if your options are outdoors and it is winter outside. You can use non-pole variations for those times. Otherwise, flag poles and outdoor park poles work; as do various options inside gyms. Stall bars also work great.

    ACCESS TO BOX JUMP OPTIONS

    The last thing is access to something to use for the box jumps. You can invest in a set of boxes for home use, or use any sturdy item outside (steps, benches, etc.) If you have access to a gym, that would be something like plyo boxes. There is an optio for doing tuck jumps in place if you have no access to anything to jump onto.

    How long will I have access to the program?

    Your access to the program does not expire. (Legal disclaimer: As long as our company continues to exist and there is an internet for us to host it on, you will have access to the program online.) You can also download the videos so you'll have those forever as well.

    What happens after the 33 Day Intro Phase?

    The first 33 Days is just the beginning! The first two weeks are really focused on getting you through all the assessments, so you can find your threshold exercise in all the pinnacle lines. (You'll still get a full workout while doing this.) Over the next two weeks we introduce the loaded training and some more movement and mobility sequences. By Day 33, you've incorporated all of the components you'll need. That makes you ready to start the "regular" program phase. We provide you with a new Workout Log to use, and you'll continue to access the instructional videos every time you progress to a new variation. You'll also keep checking back in for new resources and info we post on a regular basis. Additionally, you'll be able to continue sharing your progress in the private FB group, until you eventually get post your achievement of all the pinnacles!

    Our fitness center would like to purchase multiple copies for staff. Do you offer a discount?

    Yes! We offer discounts when a gym/fitness center would like to purchase the BWA for multiple staff members. Contact us to access the special pricing, which is:

    • First staff member: Regular price $149.95
    • Next 2-5 staff members: Half price $74.95 each
    • Next 6-20 staff members: $49.95 each
    • Next 21-50 staff members: $39.95 each
    • 50 or more staff members: $24.95 each
    What format is this program provided in?

    The BWA program is a video course designed to be watched on-line. You do have the option of downloading the instructional videos if you want to have them on your own computer or phone. However, be aware that the program will be much easier to navigate if you are following along on-line. (We provide additional information on the program's web pages that you will not see if you only view the downloaded videos.)

    When you purchase the program, you will be granted access to the BWA Members Page. That is the home page from which you can access all of the program instructions and videos.

    The downloadable files are provided in a series of zipped files that you will need to unzip to view. They are available as .MOV Quicktime files or as smaller .mp4 files. You can download which option will work best on your viewing device, which will vary depending on whether you are using a computer, a phone, or a tablet.

    If you have trouble with the zipped files, you can email us to request access to the individual files to download.

    I just want to download the files. Will I miss anything from the online content?

    You will be able to download all of the Daily Intro Videos and all of the exercise instructional videos if you want to watch them on your own computer, tablet or phone. However, we recommend that you still continue to check in to the on-line component of the program. We will continually be adding new content that you may miss if you aren't checking in. We may also make adjustments to some areas based on customer feedback.

    You would still be able to navigate the program without internet access, by watching the Daily Intro videos and then referencing the appropriate instructional videos for each day. (And using your Workout Log). It will, however, be far easier to navigate the instructions and follow along from within the BWA Member area.

    You may find it useful to watch the instructional videos from your laptop or phone when you are somewhere without internet access, in which case you would want the downloads on your device. (See separate FAQ question below for information on how you get the videos onto your phone or tablet). We would just recommend that you still check in to the website later when you are connected again.

    Can I watch it on my iPad, iPhone, Android, or other smart phone?

    Yes, you can watch the videos on any device. You can download the videos and import them to your device, or you can stream them on-line.

    Note that if you want to download the videos to watch later on your iPad or iPhone, you will need to first download to a computer, import the files into your iTunes library, and then synch your device. The files will then appear in your library. You won't be able to download the videos directly to your device.

    Will you have this on DVD?

    We don't currently have the BWA program available as a DVD for two reasons. First, the program is not structured as a follow-along video that you would play from start to finish. Instead, you need to be jumping around between the Daily Intro videos, the Pinnacle Instructions, and the Regeneration/Movement instructional videos. You'll need to reference different videos on different days.

    Second, we will be making updates and adjustments to the program based on the initial feedback from customers. We don't want to print a ton of DVDs, only to learn that some aspects need to be changed. By keeping everything online at first, we can quickly respond to any issues. Because there are so many components, we believe keeping the content dynamic will be of great benefit.

    We do anticipate making the files available on hard disc after about a month. The files would still be provided as Quicktime files that need to be downloaded to your computer. They will NOT be formatted to play on a DVD player. However, we will offer the hard disc as an option for people who have poor internet connections for downloading a lot of files, or who just like to have the hard copy disc. We are not producing the hard discs until we've had time to make any needed changes in response to initial customers. After that, previous customers will have the option of ordering the additional disc. New customers will be able to add it to their order.