Balance of Power - Spiral Bound

ISBN: 1-932458-44-1
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In the quest for “Maximized Functional Strength and Fitness,” nothing proves that you have achieved it more readily or more completely than mastering the Art of Hand Balancing. It not only proves that your muscles are not just useless bulk, it proves that you are the complete master of yourself—that you have self-confidence, self-control, and are absolutely fearless.

Simply put, no exercise or feat of muscular strength and control is more beautiful, more symmetrical, more eye-pleasing, more attention-grabbing, or more universally admired than the handstand. No feat of strength and balance is more indicative of highly developed neuromuscular coordination, controlled strength and power, and skillful daring than the handstand. And no stunt is more satisfying to do, more impressive to watch, or more widely performed than the handstand.

So what are you waiting for?

In Balance of Power, you will find everything you need to master the Art of Hand Balancing. Every exercise needed to develop, master, and achieve complete neuromuscular strength and coordination is contained within its pages. In fact, the only thing you have to supply is the Guts and Determination to follow through and make it happen.

You supply that. I’ve supplied the rest.

Now make it happen.

About John e. Peterson:

JOHN PETERSON, internationally renowned strength and fitness coach and creator of the Transformetrics™ Training System, knows the painful reality of struggling to overcome physical adversity. At the age of four John was a victim of the dreaded disease polio, which left him with horribly misshapen legs that doctors were forced to break and reset—all without anesthesia for the ...

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Royce Richardson
Royce Richardson wrote...
""Balance of Power" Review"
Jan 16 2010
I coach a kids' wrestling team at a private school noted for its success in high school sports. I've been using exercises from Balance of Power as a fun way to develop ...
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... strength in the younger boys. As a result, most of the team age 8 and over can stand on their heads for several minutes and scissor their legs back and forth and side to side. Some are ready to start trying to kick up to a wall and do push-ups upside down.
Recently the parents group engaged a power lifter, a senior, to help me with the 5-7 year-olds. Since we had an odd number one of the 8-year-olds jumped in to make it even. During the warm-up he went into a headstand like he always does. The younger boys were impressed, but if the senior had been Marty Feldman his eyes couldn't have opened any wider as he blurted out. "Now THAT's core power!"
Our high school strength and conditioning program is fairly well enlightened: a fairly even mix of weights (light weights, heavy reps), flexibility, and body weight and running. (The S&C coach is a biologist by training, not a H&PE major.) I wouldn't be surprised, though, if headstanding started appearing more and more around campus.
Bottom line: GET IT. Johnny Forystek's illustrations make this the most kid-friendly product Bronze Bow offers, but us old guys can use it, too.

PatCNJ wrote...
"Balance of Power"
May 05 2009
Since the time of the York Hand Balancing course, hand balancing has long been believed to be one of the greatest feats of strength and markers of overall athletic ability. In ...
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... 'Balance of Power', the athlete will find the necessary tools to accomplish this feat. Chapter include bodyweight upper body and isometric/powerflex exercises that cover core and legs. Stabilization exercises are added to emphasize muscle groups, large and small to work together. John Peterson compiles the information in a clear, easy to follow format with exercises that can be performed virtually anytime and anyplace. If hand balancing is not your goal, 'Balance of Power' will be a valuable resource for overall health and functional strength.


Pat Cuntrera N.M.D.
2nd Degree Blackbelt in Hapkido

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