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  • File Size: 259 KB
  • Print Length: 31 pages
  • Publisher: KBI Publishing; 1 edition (April 28, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 28, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007YT25I0
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There's nothing new under the sun; it's how you put it together.
--Steve Maxwell

Recognized as one of today's most creative strength and conditioning coaches,
Steve's talent for constructing fresh, well rounded and effective mixed-modality workouts is legendary.

Steve has a long history of competitive grappling. He wrestled competitively through high school and college (NCAA Div, 1) and in the US Army. He now holds a 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His BJJ competition record includes five Pan American and three World Championship gold medals.

Steve is considered the north American Master of the Russian Kettlebell and single-handedly resurrected the Windmill and Turkish Get-up movements in their kettlebell application. He founded Maxercise Sports/Fitness in 1990, in Philadelphia-- the first gym in the US to offer group kettlebell classes in modern times.

Steve's joint mobility training system for dynamic mobility is a recent example of how he integrates multiple disciplines and techniques, producing an effective and accessible system for retaining or regaining range of motion.

Steve holds a Masters degree in Exercise Science from West Chester State University, in PA.

Steve is in demand for Strength & Conditioning, MMA coaching, wrestling clinics, Kettlebell, Bodyweight, Mobility Conditioning, Joint Mobility, Mixed-Modality and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminars. His latest offering is a classical physical education event: The Fundamentals of Human Movement.

He has worked with various US Government agencies, including:
DEA
Secret Service Counter Assault Team (CAT)
Philadelphia FBI SWAT team
US Marine Corp
US Army
US Park Service Security
SEPTA police

He has trained many professional athletes in a wide variety of sports, including NFL, NHL, boxing, Judo, Submission wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and MMA.

Steve has been published and featured in books and magazines including: Men's Health; Muscle Media; Hard Style; Martial Arts and Training; The Russian Kettlebell Challenge; The Naked Warrior; Beyond Bodybuilding and The Four-Hour Body.
His latest book is Kettlebell Conditioning System.

Steve is the power and personality behind many popular video workouts, available on DVD and download formats.

Steve's popular blog describing his world travels and musings on strength, conditioning and human nature, can be found here:

http://www.maxwellsc.com/blog.cfm

Find out more about Steve Maxwell and his videos at MaxwellSC.com.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Highlights:
2002 Black Belt Senior Pan American Champion
2002 Black Belt Senior World Champion
2003 Black Belt Senior Pan American Champion
2004 Black Belt Senior Pan American Champion

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Justin Qualler on May 6, 2012
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So, you can do a chin up and you're thinking to yourself you're beyond this book.

Think again.

If you pay attention to the advice about breathing, controlling your facial expressions, being disciplined about your exercise form, tracking your progress, and not cheating to "accelerate" your progress, you'll also improve in every other exercise you do.

Of course, this book also delivers on its promise of rational plan for attaining the chin up and for coaching others to do the same. Extremely clear-cut, detailed instructions guide you along every step of the way towards chin up mastery.

So, whether you can already chin or you can't, this book is a valuable read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 13, 2012
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I was already working on the Convict Conditioning (CC) progressions when I decided that hearing what Steve had to say would be worthwhile even at the risk of diluting my focus. Partly, this was for the wrong reasons (impatience at hitting an early plateau), and partly it was for the right reasons - Steve is a master trainer and a pioneer in many areas such as joint mobility, kettlebells and BJJ whose opinion is always worth considering.

Basically, this short e-book provides an even more specific progression than CC for achieving a chin up. It's aimed at poor souls who've lost the capacity to do a single rep, and those other poor souls who never had the capacity in the first place. If you're already doing CC, you don't necessarily need the book as the the two approaches are pretty compatible. In fact, the 1st. step of the Steve progression is very similar, if not identical, to step 3 of the CC pull up progression (the jackknife pull up).

However, the Steve approach is a bit more explicit and focused on achieving the goal than CC, which probably has you working on push ups, core and squats as well as pull ups. Also, CC suggests that beginners work out only once a week on each exercise while in the early stages. This is good advice, as it's wise to make it protecting your tendons and ligaments the 1st. priority, and achieving the pull up a secondary goal. In this vein, CC also includes two easier steps before you do the jackknife (foot-assisted) pull ups, which is where Steve begins, and it also recommends a more stringent progression standard. Making slow, steady progress is a lot better than having to wait out an injury. Steve coaches you on proper form, as well, but recommends that you focus on chinups 3 x week and moves you right along through his progression.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Judogirl on May 5, 2012
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More than just a party trick - it's a survival skill to be able to push and pull your own weight. This book is useful for everyone including those that went to gym class in hs and could only end up doing a bent arm hang. And then as an adult walking right by the chin up bar on your way to the elliptical. Past the frustration. Steve Maxwell takes you in a logical, easy to follow, and effective step by step way of performing a chin up, as an adult. And what a great personal achievement and accomplishment it is when you end up doing your first unassisted chin up!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matt O. on August 4, 2012
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My name is Matt Olevich, I'm a professional martial arts instructor, as well as a certified kettlebell instructor.

Over the summer I worked with a female client who played college volleyball and wanted to stay in shape over the summer as well as address her weaknesses, one of which being unable to do a chin up.

Using Coach Maxwells your first chin up routine, I was able to get her to her first chin up in under 12 weeks! I couldn't have done it without the excellent breakdown.

Now I can send her back ready to shock her coaches.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Will Maiz on May 4, 2012
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literally, for those who have never done a chin up (as the title strongly suggests). good for coaching others, or, if you are already able to do a chin up/looking to add weighted chin ups to your routine, a reminder on good form.
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Make sure if you buy this book, you cannot do a chin up. If you can do three or more buy a different book. Good ideas on progression, but like the title says....Real basic.......
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I was looking for a simple step by step progression for developing strength to to proper pull ups and as usual Steve Maxwell comes through.
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