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How Often Should I Train Bodyweight?

        As a beginner, some Calisthenics movements might seem very difficult or almost impossible to perform (I had this same experience!). Keep in mind though that everything will come with progression as long as you make sure you get your workouts in & stay consistent. CONSISTENCY IS KEY!          Calisthenics workouts can get your body on a whole other level of sore because it hits entire muscle groups rather than isolating one single muscle. After about a week or 2, your body should get used to the soreness and you can fit more workouts throughout your week to get even more gains. “How long for each session how many sessions should I workout?” When you first start your calisthenics journey & haven’t started working...

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Nutrition for Calisthenics Athletes

 There are many athletes out there who do not focus on nutrition along with their training. This is more often than not because they do not understand the benefits of it. By understanding the advantages that proper nutrition can give you, you will see that it will maximize your training and the skills you perform.     Maximize Strength Gains              In short, by eating more calories than you burn, you will increase the size of your muscle fibers, which results in increased strength. This increase in calories is called a caloric surplus. This will, also, result in increased weight due to the increased size of the muscles. Though it is a goal of calisthenics athletes to be as light...

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4 Bodyweight Alternatives to Gym Exercises

Although the coronavirus has caused a global pandemic in the world today, many people are still looking to get stronger and build muscle without the use of gym equipment. In reality, all your body needs to get stronger is resistance, and your body cannot tell whether that resistance is coming from an external load, or your own bodyweight. Generally, you need to complete around six to twelve reps per each set in order to gain muscle and strength. Today we are going through five exercises that are implemented into almost any standard strength and muscle building routine, and show you how to train similar movement patterns with just your body weight.    Bench Press to Push-Ups A very common misconception...

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5 Exercises to Build Handstand Strength

There are many ways to start training for your handstand journey, here I will explain the exercises that helped me most. Downward dog vinyasa flow: I always wondered why people raved about doing yoga, I would think to myself…”It’s just stretching.” Until the day I finally decided to start doing it and realized how A M A Z I N G my body and mind felt after. There are many poses, flows, twists in yoga, however, the one that I’ve appreciated most during my handstand  journey has been a downward dog vinyasa flow. Here’s how you can build shoulder strength… Start in downward dog; hold for 3 seconds.From there, bring  your hips down to a strong push up position; hold...

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WHY CALISTHENICS IS THE BEST WORKOUT METHOD

The term calisthenics originates from the 2 greek words kallos meaning beauty and sthenos meaning Strength. Calisthenics was given this name because not only does it help you lose weight, but it will naturally sculpt your body to look attractive to the eye as well as provide you with functional strength & flexibility. How does it do this you might ask? Calisthenics is just any form of working out with only your bodyweight and if you perform your repetitions consistently, you will reap all the benefits this powerful skill set has to offer.  EFFICIENCY  If you take a look at your everyday calisthenics athlete, they will be performing a wide variety of exercises working out muscle groups attached to pushing and...

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