Calisthenics is the art of using your own bodyweight to get fit. There are many reasons to practice calisthenics such as improved strength and conditioning as well as improved balance and coordination with your body. When practiced regularly, and with proper form, calisthenics can be used to build a strong and fit physique.
One of the best things about calisthenics is that it can be done almost anywhere without any equipment. That means that you never have to worry about getting to the gym or missing a workout because you’re travelling. Your gym is with you no matter where you go.
You can work out your arms, shoulders, chest, back, core, and even legs any time by simply using your own body’s weight as resistance. There are also many techniques to progressively increase the difficulty of calisthenics including the angle of your body, plyometrics, and many others.
Below is a list of articles that give tips and explain how to do the main exercises involved in calisthenics. I’ve broken them into two different categories; pushing exercises and pulling exercises.
Pull ups are an awesome compound exercise that I recommend to everyone and you should start practicing it right away when you start on your calisthenics journey.
Dips are one of the best upper body exercises you can do but at first it can seem awkward when you’re trying to figure out how to do them at home. Read on to learn how you can do them without any fancy equipment.