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.
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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OUR 2017 CALISTHENICS EXERCISES LIST INCLUDES 260 MOVES!
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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It’s so easy and inexpensive to get a great workout at home when you are a bodyweight fitness fanatic if you have the best power tower and dip station at your disposal!
You can easily do squats and pushups with no equipment, but there are a number of core exercises that are difficult without a pull-up tower.
A pullup tower with dip station enables you to do:
- leg raises
- knee raises
Getting this in one piece of equipment is really efficient for creating a compact and effective home gym.
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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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Bodyweight Alternatives for the Deadlift
When you’re getting into bodyweight training, one of the things you’ll discover is that there is a bodyweight version of most of the core exercises performed with weights at the gym.
- Instead of bench presses, try pushups.
- Instead of seated military presses, try handstand pushups.
- Instead of weighted squats, try pistol squats.
One of the most effective weighted exercises is difficult to replicate with just bodyweight–the deadlift. But there are alternatives.
In this post, I’ll explain why the deadlift is such an awesome exercise, and cover some of the bodyweight exercises you can perform in its place.
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The L-Sit Kicks the Sit-up’s Ass
I’m sure most people reading this post are familiar with situps and crunches, if not with the L-sit. Situps and crunches are frequently staples of workout routines intended to develop washboard abs.
Calisthenics enthusiasts often replace situps and crunches with more effective core and ab exercises. Further, there is genuine concern about injuries that can be caused by doing too many situps and crunches.
We’ll cover a number of those situp and crunch alternatives here, and what to be concerned about related to situps an crunches. We’ll focus strongly on the L-Sit–a difficult but accessible exercise that can drastically improve your fitness in a hurry.
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13 Benefits of PushUps
Merely mentioning the name brings vivid imagery to the mind.
Stop and give me 20!
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