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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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.
Continue reading “The L-Sit and V-Sit Are Core Bodyweight Alternatives to Situps”
What’s Wrong with the Pull-Up?
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!
Continue reading “How and Why to Get Better at Pull Ups Today”
13 Benefits of PushUps
Merely mentioning the name brings vivid imagery to the mind.
Stop and give me 20!
Continue reading “13 Benefits of Pushups And Why You Shouldn’t Do 100 Pushups A Day”