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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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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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Bodyweight & Calisthenics Roundup – Summer 2016 Edition

Well, I’ve sure fallen off the wagon!

Life got busy and, much to my chagrin, I stopped writing. I even slowed down my workouts.

I’ve changed jobs and handled a challenging family situation, and now I’m climbing back on since fall is approaching. I think this will become a monthly series going forward, but this edition in particular covers everything since the last one in…..March.

With all that, it’s time for another edition of the Bodyweight Roundup! Let’s have a look at recent content on clean eating, bodyweight fitness and smart supplements:

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5 Reasons to Do Bodyweight Squats Daily

Why would I do bodyweight squats every day? Can squats without weights really be effective? And really–daily?

Not only are bodyweight squats effective, but you can make them super challenging by taking on single-leg squats like the shrimp squat and pistol squat.

But what if simple dual-leg bodyweight squats were beneficial enough that it made sense to do them on your in between days?

They are.

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Standing Ab Exercises & More for your Standing Desk

Did your employer recently invest in standing desk furniture? If so, it’s time to think about doing some standing desk exercises from time to time throughout the day.

Because you’ll need low impact exercises during the workday, bodyweight exercises are ideal for your standing desk.

Let’s take a look!

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