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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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Bodyweight Squats

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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Bodyweight Exercise Routines

11 Bodyweight Exercise Routines by Calisthenic Experts

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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How to Find a Street Workout Park

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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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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The Bodyweight Life Roundup – March 13, 2016 Edition

Welcome to the March 13, 2016 edition of “Bodyweight Life Roundup“! This is our weekly roundup of news and accomplishments in the areas of calisthenics/street workouts/bodyweight fitness, diet/nutrition and supplementation.

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted one of these, so we’ll include some articles more than a week old. We missed them, so you might have as well.

With that, let’s get started!

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35 Reasons to Walk More…Check out #1: Avoiding Sitting Disease

Sitting Disease Is the New Cancer

In case you aren’t paying attention, it really is true — sitting is the new smoking.1  Something we used to think is harmless is killing us.

Leading voices from the medical community warn that it’s not enough just to get some exercise each day. It’s really a matter of sitting less. The body wasn’t made to be sedentary.

The effect is more pronounced the older you get. After 40, people tend to start gaining weight easier, and having  a harder time losing it.  A number of factors are involved, but the root of the problem is decreased metabolism.

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