Would you consider calisthenics art?
By calisthenics I mean it in its original sense, from the greek words "Kalos", beautiful, and "Sthenos", strength.
And if not an art, then it's definitely a meditation tool.
I learned to handstand by meditating without knowing I was meditating.
Learning to handstand allows us to tangibly feel the joy of balance. It requires focus, consistency and patience.
I have built the handstand program based on those principles and I strongly recommend learning how to do handstand to everyone.
You have access to the program inside your membership.
In the end, hand balancing is all about details.
Here is a slow motion video, where you can see every small adjustments that are needed while we are standing upside down.
The push up is the most famous calisthenics exercise in the world.
Everybody has tried one.
In this video, I am going to show you how to take your push ups to the next level with explosive push ups.
These are 4 different full body techniques to strengthen and tone your chest, triceps, core, and more!
It goes without saying that you have to master the classic push up first. You need to be able to do sets of 30+ reps with ease, before you move on to the explosive ones.
The shoulders are one of the most complex joints in the body, and they are a key to your overall strength.
You need strong shoulders for ANY upper body movement.
Calisthenics offers amazing and natural tools to train your shoulders.
So today I am going to show you and explain 4 exercises that will be an overall game changer for your shoulders.
Strength is often seen as a "two dimensional thing".
Specially when it comes to shoulder workouts!
People push or press, pull or row, go up or down.
But most of them are missing the rotational motion of the shoulders.
If your shoulders aren't strong and mobile enough fo this, I've got something you have to try.
These are techniques that are not often talked about...
But these are absolute game changers.
A strong back is the foundation of fitness. It governs something as important as your spine.
Calisthenics ring work is an amazing way to target your back and build great strength.
In today's video, I will show you 3 ring exercises that will be a game changer for your back workouts!
Note that you can also use a parallel bar and a pull up bar as a replacement if you don't have access to calisthenics rings.
Push ups are one of the most iconic calisthenics movement yet most people do them wrong.
Many of them actually lack core strength to perform proper push ups.
So today we'll dive into 3 movements to build the core-chest connection.
Each sequence will trigger different angles of attack for the chest and core. This will build solid form and make you gain mobility in the process.
These movements are part of the new Yogasthenics program, coming up in September, and available to all OnlineCalisthenics members.
Hitting the lower abs is crucial when training your core.
Calisthenics is the best way to get strong abs and today I am going to show you 3 different L-sit progressions to build lower abs strength.
Your overall progress will result from great form and the amount of time you hold these different L-Sit variations.
The difference between a 5 second hold and a 10 second one is immense.
Out of all foundation calisthenics movements, the pull up is the hardest. People are usually familiar with push ups and squats, but pull ups are always a challenge.
Most beginners lack range of motion when it comes to pulling skills.
So in today's video, I am showing you how to work on that, with 3 exercises to get instantly better at pull ups.
First, let's address the elephant in the room: there is no way to target specific areas for fat loss.
Instead, the solution is to build overall core strength, and that includes the OBLIQUES.
This is a muscle group often under-trained. Big mistake!
Watch this video on how to train your OBLIQUES.
Include these in your workouts and combine it to a calorie deficit regimen. You can then resume to a calorie maintenance once your body is lean enough.
Have you ever felt tightness in your lower back and hips?
While being very common, the lack of mobility may be holding your progress back.
So I will be releasing a brand new Yogasthenics program soon to address exactly that.
Yogasthenics is a course I created 7 years ago, that mixes yoga and calisthenics.
This is a great combo to become strong and agile at the same time, so stay tuned for more on that!
In the meantime, let me show you four movements to release your hips and lower back.
This will improve every aspect of your workouts.