Calisthenics is a series of bodyweight exercises utilizing your own weight to build muscular power and endurance without supportive equipment. Some of the best calisthenic exercises you can do are pull ups and chin ups, two of three ultimate pull-up forms, but more about this later...
Let’s take a step back to examine the true definition of an amazing physique. The term ‘mirror muscles’ refers to various muscle groups on your body that are easily viewable with or without a mirror.
These include biceps (of course), abdominals, shoulders, core and back muscles. While it’s very tempting to only focus on those above-the-belt muscles, it’s a huge mistake to skip leg day because you might end up looking like this.Continue reading
If you are into bodyweight training like I am, you probably have heard of calisthenic exercises and their ridiculous impacts at some point. They are, without a doubt, among the best forms of workout that you can do.
Much of what constitutes CrossFit, boot camps, and obstacle training is basically calisthenics, only dressed up and marketed better. Lets take a closer look at this fancy term which sounds a lot more complicated than it needs to be.
The front lever is an advanced gymnastic skill that strengthen your core and upper-body muscles with a strength hold. It is usually executed as a static hold or for repetitions from the hanging pose.
The exercise will build up every single upper body muscle and some lower body’s as well, like the glutes. Being able to perform the front lever is also an indisputable evidence of how your hard works on building up your core, shoulders and back strength pay off.Continue reading
Many people (mostly men) dream to have a strong chest with well-shaped pectoral muscles that pop through their shirt.
In order to achieve that goal, bench press and its variations are considered the best approach, for men and women alike.
Personally, I would choose calisthenics over bench press any day of the week. If you think that only weights can transform your chest, you’re dead wrong.Continue reading
If you are a fan of bodyweight exercises like myself, you probably have heard of the planche, which is among the most extraordinary forms of bodyweight training out there.
The planche is categorised as an upper-level gymnastic move, where you use your hands to lift and hold your body parallel to the ground. It requires remarkable skills in controlling body strength and balance.Continue reading
If you ever want to build up your triceps or tone up your upper arms, then bodyweight tricep exercises are the way to go.
According to many fitness specialists, triceps consistently rank among the most frustrating body parts to build, especially for women.