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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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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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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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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Hey folks, it’s time for another edition of the Bodyweight & Calisthenics Roundup for October 2016!
I’m getting the wind back under my sails in my own workout program. One of the big big discoveries has been Pinterest.
Let me explain.
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What would the “calisthenics diet” be if there were one?
People don’t get into bodyweight fitness just because they can. Most peoples’ default course of action to get healthy is to join a gym.
You’re different. You are a Bodyweight fitness fanatic because it is a way of gaining control.
Bodyweight fitness enables you to develop a healthy body without investing in tons of heavy bodybuilding equipment and spending on gym memberships.
Using your own body weight is simple and natural. Shouldn’t your diet follow the same principles?
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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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