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!
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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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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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.
This post by Antranik caught my eye this week on a tactical and a philosophical level.
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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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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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Let’s get inspired!
It’s this week’s roundup of bodyweight training posts, videos and articles. Spotted something we should include next week? Contact me on Twitter!
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My beginner bodyweight program–pushup, pullup, squat and L-sit, along with walking and running–technically require only one piece of equipment. You need a pullup bar to raise your weight off the ground. And if you’re outside, you should probably wear shorts..and a top if you’re a lady. 🙂
As you get further into the bodyweight world, you’re going to want to expand your repertoire. Thanks to the Navy SEALs, we now have a way to develop the body in multiple dimensions simultaneously using suspension training: TRX.
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Putting a tough week of work behind me, here’s this week’s bodyweight training blog post roundup! Lots to cover, so let’s get started.
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