Bodyweight Bicep Exercises
This is a guest post by Douglass Hameldon.
Working out! One of the top aspects that assure you of a healthy and fit body, yet it is also a major challenge for many. One main reason that makes working out a challenge is the misconception of the people. Many believe that a real workout session must entail weight lifting in a gym. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Bodyweight exercises are also known as calisthenics, and they simply refer to workouts that rely on your body weight, rather than the weights in the gyms, such as dumbbells. Calisthenics workouts can target effectively for the triceps, biceps (covered here), the entire arm, back, legs, torso, or shoulders.
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Me and Bodyweight Training
This is a guest post By Samuel Kennedy
In most instances, a person’s training style is a reflection of their fitness goals. If you want to be big and strong, you probably focus on heavy barbells and low reps. If muscle definition is your endgame, you might do a lot of isolation exercises and cardio. And if you’re trying to be both lean and strong, you’ve probably found your way to bodyweight training.
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The Bodyweight WOD Solves Exercise Boredom!
Can’t get out of bed in the morning to do the same old workout?
Neither can I.
Like you, there are days I struggle to get off the couch and do my morning calisthenics. Lately I’ve discovered that picking a different Workout Of the Day (WOD) helps by giving me a different workout every time I lace up my shoes!
Crossfit has made the WOD (workout of the day) popular. WODs include different exercises each day, and with different parameters, to ensure you really never do the same thing twice.
As calisthenics is a significant part of Crossfit, it stands to reason that calisthenics enthusiasts can make use of Crossfit WODs that include primarily bodyweight exercises.
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.
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 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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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.
You can build your body with bodyweight exercises.
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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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When you’re trying to put together your very first bodyweight exercise routines, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with information.
There are no less than several hundred sites that either specialize in bodyweight exercises, or which specialize in fitness but offer advice to those getting into calisthenics.
One of the best approaches I’ve found is to look at what the experts recommend and either start with one of them, or take bits and pieces as your own.
In this post, we’ll take a look at a dozen of the most interesting foundational routines offered by experts in the field.
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One of the best things about calisthenics is that you can do your workouts wherever you are. If you find a street workout park near you, you can do them outside!
In a number of cities throughout the United States, you’ll find one or more parks specially outfitted with outdoor fitness equipment. This gives you the opportunity to take in some fresh air and show off your skills in front of some strangers.
But it can be difficult to find these parks if you haven’t searched before.
We have some suggestions!
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