That’s the cool thing about calisthenics.
You don’t need a lot to do it.
Actually you only need two hands, a pair of legs and…a chair.
And If you don’t have a chair you use a wall or a table.
After all, it’s not called body weight workout for nothing.
Knowing what creative tools you can use, will save you on expensive equipment.
That’s why you don’t need a gym.
You make your own gym.
And if you don’t know how, go get a chair first.
Come back when you have one.
And prepare to never look at the chair as just a thing to sit on…ever again!
The Most Advanced And Versitile Exercise Machine Ever Designed
So you think you need to pay mountains of money on expensive gym equipment?
If you do…well, quite frankly, I have to break the news but you have been screwed big time ;).
At least someone is telling you the truth right now.
Think I’m making a joke?
While it might not necessarily seem like it, a chair will allow you to get the exact same workout as the machines shown above.
Some creative thinking.
Let me show you which cool exercises you can do with a chair.
1. Chair Dips
2. Decline Push Up
3. Incline Push Up
4. Assisted Pistol Squat
6. Chair Crunches
7. Plank Hold
8. Tricep Extension
Note: Make sure you have a steady and strong chair to do these exercises with, I don’t want you to injure yourself ;). With the tricep extension, make sure your chair does not slide away, if your chair does slide, put it against a wall.
Calisthenics Chair Routine 101: Full Body No Gym Workout
I was, actually I tried all of those fancy fitness machines.
And I was laughing my ass of when I realized the same could be done with a chair.
Now that you know what’s possible with a state of the art chair, let’s make a good full body chair routine for beginners.
10 chair dips
10 decline push ups
10 incline push ups
10 assistend pistol squats both legs 5 repetitions.When changing legs you need to move to the other side of the chair. (Left leg bends, right arm supports. Right leg bends, left arm supports, as shown in the picture.)
10 second L-Sit (If you can’t do a L-sit, tuck your legs in at 90 degrees and hold that position.)
25 chair crunches
30 seconds plank hold straight (With all plank exercises, make sure you keep your back straight.)
30 seconds plank hold left side
30 seconds plank hold right side
10 tricep extensions
Do this for 3-4 sets and you have yourself a nice full body workout to do at home.
Want To Buy Expensive Equipment? Try Your Chair First!
Huge workout machines grab attention and combined with a muscular model seem quite convincing and necessary.
But like most things in the world of fitness, I won’t call them by name *ahum *ahum…supplements/weight gainers/pre-workout drinks…these machines are more the result of good marketing than they are a result of functionality.
Occasionally there are machines however which are quite useful.
A chair for example…
Beast Mode ON!