street workout park

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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bodyweight roundup

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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L-Sits as Situp Alternatives

The L-Sit and V-Sit Are Core Bodyweight Alternatives to Situps

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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pull-up progression

Pull-Up Progressions For the Pullup Impaired

Do You Need a Great Pullup Progression?

For some reason, among bodyweight exercises, the pull-up is often one that encourages fear. I can’t do a pull-up! I might hurt my shoulders. I can’t get myself off the ground! Guess what–a good pullup progression can help you past all those obstacles.

Excuses! Excuses, I tell ya.

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