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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2 Exercises For Front Split Flexibility

It just didn’t really seem that important. Until recently.

Last week after months of attempting full leg raises without success you finally decided to start working on your flexibility.

Red-cheeked, with pure agony on your face you reached for your toes, to realize you couldn’t even pass beyond your knees.

Those 10 muscle ups you recently crossed off your to-do-list didn’t prepare you for a simple exercise that a 2-year old can do without even warming up.

 

Why haven’t you spent any time on getting more flexible? Why do you always feel so weak when attempting to stretch? Don’t you want to do the most advanced skills?

Surely, there has to be something wrong with your muscles.

When you come out of your stretch, you usually look and feel like a 98-year old who just got hit by a car.

So you tell yourself that your muscles are genetically short.

You aren’t stiff because you haven’t worked on your flexibility, you are stiff because your mom and dad made you that way.

Do you recognise the feeling? The thought?

 

After all, we never really want to blame ourselves and take responsibility if the answer would be that we were simply: “Too lazy”.

If you were put under anaesthesia you’d be able to do full splits.

Lack of flexibility means that you are weak in that area of your body, that’s why your body blocks you from getting into that position to protect you.

The good thing? You can win your body’s trust back. Thankfully, it’s forgiving.

Even you can get a front split. Yes, you can become flexible.

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How To Improve Your Posture For More Strength & Health

You want it more than anything.

It’s in your waking thoughts. You daydream about it.

And it wakes you up when you sleep.

 

Still, you are afraid to express it, but deep down a crystal clear voice has been yelling in your mind:

“I am going to be stronger than all of you!”

At the background you can’t help but hear the voices of your friends and family, telling that you need to grow up and realise that ‘the time to dream’ has passed.

 

I hate to admit it, but it’s true – you have been with your head in the clouds for so long that you actually aren’t getting the right things done.

I mean your lower back is weak and it only seems to get worse.

You tell yourself it’s because you are getting too old.

Except, you aren’t. You just haven’t been working on your weakest link enough.

This is how you can make EVERYTHING else stronger. (more…)

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How To Grease The Groove For More Repetitions

Have you ever wondered why your pull ups don’t seem to improve?

You religiously follow the routines. And you are doing the exercises almost daily.

But…

 

You look at your rep count and scratch your head.

It’s okey, but you’d like to do better.

Should you do more pull ups or chin ups?

 

So you tinker around a bit more, change up your training plan.

And before you know it you reach the 100 rep mark.

It’s the dream, and everywhere you turn online, someone will tell you it happened.

It makes you wonder though, why are you struggling so much?

 

And if it’s that easy why isn’t everyone that strong?

It’s not easy, it never is.

But with this method you can use your biggest engine -the nervous system- to your advantage.
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How You Become Stronger With Extra Rest

What happened to those huge leaps you made when you just started with working out?

And what about those chin ups, pull ups or push ups?

It seems like you are only getting more tired.

 

Not as an excuse, but simply because you have never worked out this hard before.

You have given it your all. Leaning beyond your edge. Balancing above the canyon of ‘exhaustion’.

2 days straight and those 2 days ended up being 5 days and those 5 days ended up being 7 days.

 

Your mindset. Your diet and your workout plan. All on point, flawless.

But actually working out another day?

Not a chance, you feel sore and sorry. As if you have failed already.

 

The truth is you have.

Not because you weren’t working hard enough and not because you weren’t strong enough, but because you were.

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