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Bodyweight WOD: 55 AMRAP and EMOM workouts using only Calisthenics

The Bodyweight WOD Solves Calisthenics Exercise Boredom!

Like you, there are days I struggle to get off the couch and do my calisthenics. I’ve recently discovered that picking a different Workout Of the Day (WOD) helps–and by forcing myself to use the Every Minute On the Minute (EMOM) or As Many Rounds as Possible (AMRAP) approach, I look forward to exercising for and intense half hour!

In Crossfit, the exercise boredom problem is Chuck Norris’d by the daily WOD (workout of the day). These WODs include different exercises each day, and with different parameters, to ensure you really never do the same thing twice.

Sometimes they’re “for time;” other times, it’s every-minute-on-the-minute (EMOM), and still other times it’s as many rounds as possible (AMRAP).

As calisthenics is a significant part of Crossfit, it stands to reason that calisthenics enthusiasts can make use of Crossfit WODs that include only bodyweight exercises.

Let’s take a look!

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You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises – Book and App Review

You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises Book (and App) Review

When it comes to implementing a fitness program that is as self-sufficient as calisthenics, some folks give it a go on their own with a stack of YouTube videos and experimentation.

When you really want a comprehensive program that includes everything you need to know–including how to sequence all your bodyweight exercises and progressions as part of a cohesive fitness program– you’ll want to give in and bend the ear of an expert.

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Is Bodyweight Right For You?

Bodyweight Fitness Roundup – January 2017

Greetings friends! This is my first Bodyweight Fitness Roundup for 2017.

Let’s take a moment to recognize that with the new year comes resolutions–some of you may have started bodyweight recently, or added more calisthenic moves to your weekly routines. Good luck no matter what that looks like for you!

Lots of great content awaits–let’s get to it!

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7 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Into Bodyweight Workouts–Like Herschel Walker!

Celebrities and Bodyweight–The Herschel Walker Workout

If you ever doubted that there are famous people who’ve reached the pinnacle of success using only bodyweight workouts, just wait until you get a load of the Herschel Walker workout.

Herschel Walker is a BEAST.

In his prime, he was reportedly doing 5,000 pushups and 5,000 situps.

EVERY DAY.

But he’s not the only celebrity to use calisthenics to maintain a camera-ready body.

Let’s take a look at the some  famous people you may not know work out without weights.

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Ultimate Calisthenics Exercise List 2017

Ultimate Calisthenics Exercises List 2017

ULTIMATE LIST CONTAINS 251 CALISTHENICS EXERCISES

Lots of people consider calisthenics exercises to be for lightweights.

Now it’s true that bodyweight generally won’t bulk you up like a bodybuilder with oversized muscles, but as long as you’re progressive about the load you put on your muscles, you’ll get very strong–by making the exercises more and more difficult.

But what happens when you’re stuck doing the same 8 exercises over and over and over? You need inspiration!

To that end, we’ve compiled the most comprehensive calisthenic exercises list we could, with 220+ of the most challenging bodyweight moves we could find.

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Bodyweight & Calisthenics Roundup – Halloween 2016

Hey guys, it’s the Halloween edition of the Bodyweight and Calisthenics Roundup! Hope you had a great Saturday night and didn’t rip your fitness goals apart.. but even if you did, let’s get right into it.

Stretch When Your Pet Stretches

This post by Antranik caught my eye this week on a tactical and a philosophical level.

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Face Off: Calisthenics Vs Bodybuilding

Tonight’s Main Event: Calisthenics vs. Bodybuilding

By now it’s clear there is a growing community of people who are committed to training with only the weight of their own bodies, plus some minimal equipment like bars and perhaps kettle bells or dumbbells.

You may be part of that community.

There is also a strong belief among gym-goers that calisthenics do not give the same physical benefits that they get from pumping iron.

Here’s what I have to say.

QUIT ARGUING!!

You can build your body with bodyweight exercises.

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Bodyweight & Calisthenics Roundup – October 2016

Hey folks, it’s time for another edition of the Bodyweight & Calisthenics Roundup for October 2016!

I’m getting the wind back under my sails in my own workout program. One of the big big discoveries has been Pinterest.

Pinterest?

Let me explain.

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The Healthy Calisthenics Diet

What would the “calisthenics diet” be if there were one?

People don’t get into bodyweight fitness just because they can. Most peoples’ default course of action to get healthy is to join a gym.

You’re different. You are a Bodyweight fitness fanatic because it is a way of gaining control.

Bodyweight fitness enables you to develop a healthy body without investing in tons of heavy bodybuilding equipment and spending on gym memberships.

Using your own body weight is simple and natural. Shouldn’t your diet follow the same principles?

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Best Power Tower / Pullup and Dip Station For 2017

Looking for an affordable workout aid for the home that allows you to build your chest and stay in better shape? So was I! I’m proud to say my wife and I are now owners of the best power tower around!

I’m excited to say this because instead of a free standing pull up bar, I previously installed a cheap door-frame pullup bar that resulted in–surprise!!–a damaged door frame.

Not to mention that the door frame pullup bar didn’t include a dip station, so I was reduced to balancing between a couple of chairs to do dips. Thankfully I didn’t break those!

Now if I could just find time to patch up the door frame….

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