Let's break it down and explore why calisthenics is the muscle-building secret you've been searching for, with insights from a seasoned calisthenics coach.
Calisthenics, a workout method emphasizing bodyweight exercises, introduces a unique dimension to muscle building.
The power of calisthenics lies in utilizing your body as resistance. This holistic approach engages every muscle group, fostering not just hypertrophy but also functional strength – the kind that makes daily activities a breeze.
Calisthenics offers a progressive...
It requires a lot of work and practice to build up to the full front lever hold itself.
So here are 20 calisthenics exercises that will help you start and/or improve your front lever:
Fake fitness gurus try to push that notion to fitness beginners, when it comes to training.
The problem is: IT DOES NOT WORK.
Motivation is short term. It’s a quick fix for dopamine release to feel good and positive about something for a short period to time.
If you are trying to lose fat for example, you might get motivated because you have a date, a wedding or a beach holiday coming up. But again, these reasons will fade away very quick. And you likely won’t have lasting results.
These two words may seem similar but they are very different.
I see inspiration as the long fix for anything. Inspiration is LONG TERM.
When we are kids, we are inspired by people! Kids want to be astronauts, musicians , or firefighters! These are long term goals that inspire them.
So next time you don’t feel motivated, look for...
I remember seeing "Hannibal For King" around 2008, on YouTube.
He went from doing a dip to levitating, between two benches.
The man was floating.
It was beast mode and smooth at the same time.
I had never seen anything like that.
And it became my all time favorite calisthenics move.
For several reasons.
Yes there are other very cool moves in calisthenics.
But this one is unique.
Here are a few tips when you train your front lever:
It's easy to ignore them.
Yet they are one, if not, the most important part of your body when it comes to basic human skills.
You'll notice that very few people actually spend time warming up this specific area of the body.
Let's not forget about rotations. This is also something that everyone needs to be doing well in order to function.
So in short, the feet and rotations are an essential part of general movement.
Taking care of them is at the top of the list when it comes to calisthenics training, as well as long term, holistic health.
So don't forget to do use these movements next time you warm up!
Calisthenics Training FAQ’s
What is Calisthenics Training?
Calisthenics, rooted in the ancient Greek...
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These are by far the best push ups you can do to get a great chest and triceps pump.
If you haven't guessed yet, I am talking about the narrow grip push ups.
Here I am doing them on a narrow wall, which also increases core engagement and balance work.
Focus on form and tempo when doing them, as it's easy to lose form and the benefits that go with it!
Go for 5-10 reps x 5-10 sets.
I recommend to hold the last rep down for 5-10 seconds on each set, to maximize your overall time under tension.
Adapt the volume and intensity as needed.
Here is your updated, Free Calisthenics Toolkit.
Wether you are a beginner or more advanced calisthenics athlete, you will find practical information to make progress and thrive with calisthenics.
The posts are sorted out by topic:
Here is the full list, including links to each post.
|21 Calisthenics Exercises You Can Do Anywhere!
|How To Warm Up For a Calisthenics Workout
|6 Beginner Movements To Start Calisthenics
|6 Most Important Movements in Calisthenics
|Calisthenics Training With Online Clients In Real Life!
|10 Calisthenics Movement Variations To Diversify Your Workouts
|How To Train Calisthenics "On The Go": 3 Day Workout Program
|The Most Important Technique In Calisthenics
|3 Calisthenics Movements For A Full Body Workout
|21 Calisthenics Workout Moves To Train Outdoors
|The 6 Calisthenics...
If the answer is yes to some or all of the above, this video will show you the step by step actions to take in order to get what you want:
In a world of instant gratification, it's no wonder that many of us are eager to see results from our fitness endeavors as quickly as possible.
Whether you're just starting your calisthenics journey or you've been at it for a while, you might be wondering: how long does it take to see results from calisthenics?
The truth is, the answer is as dynamic as the discipline itself.
Calisthenics, like any form of exercise, is a journey that requires patience, dedication, and realistic expectations.
1. The Early Gains (Weeks 1-4):
In the initial weeks of your calisthenics journey, you'll likely experience some quick wins. Your body will start adapting to the new movements, and you'll notice improvements in strength, endurance, and overall fitness. These early gains are encouraging and serve as motivation to keep going. However, don't be fooled into...
So let me ask you, do you fall in one of the following categories?
If you answered yes to one or more question, Online Calisthenics covers all of the above.