So you have heard about calisthenics and want to try it out. But you have no idea where to start! In this article we will go over the basics of calisthenics and some key movements you should incorporate into your routines. Calisthenics is all about using your bodyweight to exercise.
The IIFYM diet is not just another fad. While many people are still cringing at the idea of eating carbs, others are finding that counting macronutrients is the right choice. It is a very popular diet in the bodybuilding world and the calisthenics world is starting to experience the effectiveness
At the 2015 Fibo Fitness Expo in Germany they held an awesome womens calisthenics competition. Check it out!
For this exercise you will need a pair of rings. This is an exercise similar to a chest fly lying on a bench with dumbbells. But of course with calisthenics we will make it more fun and use your body weight. Have the rings under neath your body with knuckles
Lie on the ground with back flat and legs fully extended. Raise your legs off the ground and then lower them close to the ground and back up. The distance you raise them depends on your physical capability. You can try raising all the way up but if you cannot
This is a cool twist (literally) on a hanging leg raises. Grab a bar and make an L shape with your body, with your legs pointing in the air. Back should be straight and parallel to the ground. Have your legs go side to side like a windshield wiper. Your
Hanging leg raisees should be a staple exercise in your calisthenics program. A lot of calisthenics movements require strength gained in this movement. These are also great exercises for building muscle in your abdominals. Depending on you strength there are two different ways to perform this exericse. The first is
Assume the same position as a crunch. However instead of stopping once you feel the squeeze in your abs, with a sit up you keep going up until you are sitting straight up.
Lay on the ground face up with knees bent and feet on the ground. Place hands behind your head. Using your abdominal muscles pull your body up until you feel a squeeze in your abs. Then lower yourself down and repeat.