Calisthenics Against Depression: 9 Science-Based Facts

Dark days.

We all have those.

But what happens when those days turn into dark weeks? Dark months? Or even dark years?

 

Lack of motivation. No energy. And perhaps you even feel like your life has no meaning. 

You’ll never measure up. You’ll never get strong enough. And any day now, everyone will see that you have been falling apart.

That’s how you feel anyway. I know what it’s like. I’ve been there too.

And I have discovered the way out. 

 

Here is a secret:

“Many of the people you look up to and admire have been in a dark place at some point in their lives.”

The turning point?

At their darkest hours and at the deepest point of not-giving-a-fuck, they somehow found a way to switch on the lights.

Discover why exercise can help you cure your depression.   (more…)

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The Best Gloves For Calisthenics Beginners

Confess it!

You’ve done the unthinkable. You’ve tried calisthenics without gloves and your hands hurt.

You’re bugged that even the most simple exercises feel like lava running down your soft and delicate skin.

 

After those first chin ups you felt the guilt of letting yourself down and even worse, now your hands are missing a patch of skin.

But before you throw in the towel of defeat, know this – it’s never an easy road to a place worth going.

If it were, you probably wouldn’t want to be there.

 

So don’t hold up the white flag.

You can build a layer of indestructible skin on your hands that will make any glove obsolete.

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Calisthenics For Beginners: The Ultimate 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).

 

Why?

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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The Foolproof Progression For The One Arm Push Up

Have you seen headlines like:

“Get 10 one arm push ups by sitting on the couch for 10 days”.

“Do nothing and get everything you want”.

“Quit training and look ripped.”

 

My guess is that you haven’t.

And when you just read those headlines you probably felt a bit skeptical.

When you test your own push up strength you can’t imagine doing 1, let alone 10 one arm push ups.

 

But I have good news for you.

It actually is possible. And you don’t need to be Bruce Lee to do it.  

In this post you’ll get 3 foolproof progressions that you can use ANYWHERE to go from regular push ups to doing crazy 1 arm push ups.

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Improve your calisthenics workouts with these books

2 Essential Books To Improve Your Calisthenics Workouts

When you want to develop a new skill, what do you do?

Do you just try, or do you look for people who have done it before?

Do you ask for advice?

Or do you just despair at the gap between what you want to do an what you actually can do?

 

Most of us are unhappy with what we look like and with what we can do.

We feel demotivated. Incomplete. Not good enough.

That is if we just keep looking at those on the other side. Like the young kid ‘leaning against the window’ with the dream to become a pilot as he watches big airplanes disappear in the clouds.

 

Instead of looking, start reading.

Instead of being demotivated, start asking.

Instead of thinking you aren’t genetically gifted, start realising that as long as you have a beating hart, there is something to learn.

How? Start by reading these books.  (more…)

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