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Calisthenics For Beginners: The Ultimate Basic Guide

You’ve discovered calisthenics.

Exciting, isn’t it?

Training with just your body weight. Actually it’s a combination of several different elements: Skill, strength and flexibility.

And if you’re looking for a healthier, stronger and more muscular body then calisthenics is a MUST.


For a long time in history, people did nothing other than calisthenics. Those days are long gone. 

Make no mistake: Working out with weights definitely works. But in a lot of cases it’s not nearly as effective as training with your own body weight.

Becoming a master at calisthenics requires a serious investment (motivation, time and sweat).



Because high level skills require a lot of time to learn. And going from no activity to doing handstands or chin ups isn’t easy. 

But when you understand how calisthenics works, the rewards are HUGE: the world becomes your gym and your body becomes stronger and more capable than you could have ever imagined. 


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7 Magical Tips To Stay Lean During The Holidays

Some people seem to be naturally gifted in staying magically lean during the holidays.

They can gorge down ungodly amounts of foods of which only the sweet savoury smell would make you gain unbearable amounts of fat. 

Although they don’t look like Harry Potter, you can’t help but wonder what kind of creepy sorcery they are using.


What if I told you they aren’t using any secret sorcery?

What if I told you it is not because they are genetically gifted?

What if I told you most people gain most of their weight during the holidays and 50% of that weight remains until summer or beyond? (1)

What if I told a few unmagically simple tips that can make it easier for you to stay lean during the holidays and the rest of the year?


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Why I Quit Doing Only Calisthenics

I was looking up to the bar, exhausted.

The rain falling on my face, but nothing could hold me back.

The steel that had seemed insurmountable before, now instilled into me the realisation that everything I had ever achieved was not the result of just luck.


It was the result of hard work.

It was in this moment that I learned I wanted to share this feeling of freedom with you.

But if I would tell you now that only ‘calisthenics’ is the answer to everything you are looking for I would be lying.

Here is what I discovered: (more…)

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How Much Muscle Can You Build?

You’ve been asking questions.

These days, you are blasted with pictures of seemingly impossible physiques.

Ripped. Strong. Flexible. Athletic – the amount of people who appear to have it all seems overwhelming.

Why aren’t you one of those people? And if you are, how long will it take you? What if you are holding on to an impossible goal or what if you are aiming too low? Can you even build muscle with calisthenics?


DARN! It’s confusing to say the least.

Well, let me untangle the knots in your head:

In this post, I’ll do my best to answer your questions. Even better, I’ll provide you with the most accurate tool to calculate your genetic potential muscle growth.

In other words, you will discover exactly how much muscle you can gain naturally. (more…)

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14 Bar Brother Beginner Routines

So you are looking for body weight workout routines?

Or are still making them by yourself?

That’s great, but do you really know what you are doing?


Why reinvent the wheel?

When someone is already happily rolling around in a Rolls Royce.

When you google Bar Brother routines, you probably find more routines than there are people on this planet.

It’s confusing to say the least.


So you just keep collecting more workout plans, more routines, more exercises.

I’ve seen it happen. It usually doesn’t end well.

But it’s not your fault and it doesn’t need to happen to you.

Not only have I made a collection of beginner routines, I’ve written 4 workout plans which you can use based upon the intensity you desire.

Let’s check out which 14 body weight routines will get and keep you going:


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