Calisthenics

6 Overlooked Reasons You’re Not Reaching Your Fitness Goals – Calisthenics Fitness Article

6 Overlooked Reasons You’re Not Reaching Your Fitness Goals So, you’re working out. You’re on what we like to call your “fitness journey” and staying committed to it. The exercises are consistent, and you aren’t just going through the motions. You’re pushing yourself. After every workout, the sweat is just pouring off of you. Great job! So why aren’t you getting the results you want? The truth is, this has happened to all of us at one time or another,…

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Student Josh Senior – Redefining My Impossible – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Student Josh Senior – Redefining My Impossible When I first stumbled across the School of Calisthenics, I had already developed a real love for simple bodyweight training. I didn’t know the term calisthenics at the time, let alone how to pronounce it, but the phrase ‘redefine your impossible’ instantly caught my attention as it really resonated with me.  A moment is all it took In 2010, I went through a sudden life changing moment. In a freak accident, I took…

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3 Seductive Reasons To Start Doing Calisthenics Every Day – Calisthenics Fitness Article

3 Seductive Reasons To Start Doing Calisthenics Every Day Today are going to learn the 3 most seductive reasons to do calisthenics every day. (You will be surprised when you discover the truth.)Specifically, you’ll discover that calisthenics is more than just a workout.Let’s dive right in!  FREE Beginner Bonus: Download the free ebook and accelerate your calisthenics results. Get the mindset, diet and training tools to take the first steps as a calisthenics beginner.    Contrary to weight lifting in the broadest sense of…

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Best Gymnastic Rings for Calisthenics – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Best Gymnastic Rings for Calisthenics Gymnastic rings are familiar to anyone who was active in physical education (PE) at school or has watched the Olympic gymnasts perform impressive feats including stylish dismounts. Thankfully, to exercise using Calisthenics while making use of these types of wooden rings, you won’t be required to be quite as deft or nimble. At least, not initially! Working out with the best gymnastic rings requires concentration and dexterity to move in and out of different positions…

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Fitness First “Urban Workout” launch with BodyweightGurus – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Fitness First “Urban Workout” launch with BodyweightGurus So over the last few weeks we’ve had an absolutely awesome time working with the Fitness First gym in Brixton, London. The team were planning to open a new area in the gym with bars and equipment specialised for bodyweight workouts. After some initial consultation from us on the specifications and layout of the area, a brand new bar setup was installed with the help of the team at Wolverson Fitness! We went…

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How To Use Plyometrics To Become An Explosive Beast – Calisthenics Fitness Article

How To Use Plyometrics To Become An Explosive Beast You wake up in the morning totally rested and refreshed. You feel ready for your morning workout. You do all the necessary stuff to get prepared and now you are about to hit some plyometric push ups. You get down and you start. Your hands feel like explosive springs. You push with power and you explode off the ground, while in the air you swiftly move your hands and in a…

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Podcast Episode 102 // Pacey Performance – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Podcast Episode 102 // Pacey Performance This week, we were invited on to the Pacey Performance Podcast to talk with Rob Pacey about how calisthenics and bodyweight training can form an effective part of an athlete’s training programme from the strength and conditioning perspective. We’ve used calisthenics in elite sports programmes and explain how and why we feel it can be one of the most effective tools for achieving high levels of shoulder robustness through scaling the stability demand in…

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The Calisthenics Diet: The Definitive Guide To A Killer Body – Calisthenics Fitness Article

The Calisthenics Diet: The Definitive Guide To A Killer Body This is the definitive calisthenics diet guide to a KILLER body.So if you want to:Gain more muscle.Get below 10% body fat.Discover how you can maintain your results.Then you’ll love the actionable diet tips in this effective guide.Let’s dive right in.  FREE Beginner Bonus: Download the free ebook and discover how you can start your calisthenics training for beginners.And how you can make sure you don’t!   If you want to get the results through your…

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44 Hardest Calisthenics Exercises of All Times – Calisthenics Fitness Article

44 Hardest Calisthenics Exercises of All Times What can you expect from advanced calisthenics?The calisthenics world is full of exercises that push our bodies to the limits with gravity-defying skills. Pulling off advanced calisthenics moves is the ultimate test of body control. It requires strength, mobility, balance, body coordination and mind-muscle connection all at once.How do you know if you are ready for advanced calisthenics workout routine?Advanced calisthenics seem too hard to be executed by an average person. That’s because…

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Al Kavadlo 2017 Year in Review – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Al Kavadlo 2017 Year in Review “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” –Lucius Annaeus Seneca With 2017 winding down, it’s hard to believe another year is coming to an end. It’s been a good one, and I’m excited to see what 2018 has in store! Here’s a quick look back at some of my personal highlights from the past 365 days: PCC? Yeah you know me!My role as lead instructor for the Progressive Calisthenics Certification once again…

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Best Supplements for Calisthenics | Calisthenics 101 – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Best Supplements for Calisthenics | Calisthenics 101 Supplements are one of the biggest topics in the health and fitness industry. Yet, there’s also a lot of confusion due to misinformation and false advertising. Because of this, they’ve also become one of the most searched terms in the fitness genre as people try to understand which are useful, which aren’t, and which are potentially dangerous. In this article, I’m going to cover everything you need to know about supplements to finally…

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Pointy Toes vs Flat Feet – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Pointy Toes vs Flat Feet If you are into bodyweight training, you would probably have noticed that there is a fair amount of discussion around toe pointing, across all moves. Considering many of the static holds in calisthenics are also performed in gymnastics, the toe pointing has surely been influenced by this. However, there are a large band of athletes (especially at the top level) who prefer flat feet over pointy toes. The question is, which is better and why? To…

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The First 2 Hours of Your Morning – Calisthenics Fitness Article

The First 2 Hours of Your Morning The fate of your day rests on how you spend the first two hours of your morning.We pride ourselves on being able to work hard, sacrifice when needed and “life hack” our way into a productive existence. We embark on ventures such as starting a business, losing weight (to sculpt that elusive dream body) or even learning a new skill to add to our repertoire.Poorly setting up your morning will inhibit the effective realizations of the above objectives.Does…

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The 500 Rep Leg Assassin Workout – Calisthenics Fitness Article

The 500 Rep Leg Assassin Workout Welcome to this week’s workout challenge, where you’re going to be getting an awesome lower body workout. And trust us, it’s a doozy! Actually, it’s about 500 doozies. Most people think you can’t develop strong, muscular legs with just bodyweight exercises. But this workout proves otherwise. At first glance, the workout may seem easy, because the instructions are pretty simple. But give it a shot and you’ll see how challenging it really is. We’re…

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Trans-Atlantic Antics: Behind the Scenes At PCC 2018 – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Trans-Atlantic Antics: Behind the Scenes At PCC 2018 Those of you who have been following this blog for the last six years know how serious we are about calisthenics. If you’ve spent any length of time at all on these hallowed pages, then you’ve heard about the amazing purity of owning a body that is truly “self-made.” We speak of minimalism in equipment, clarity of mind, strength in simplicity. And ripped abs. You’ve also read the incredible stories that surround…

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Podcast Episode 99 // Functional Health – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Podcast Episode 99 // Functional Health Back by popular demand because you had so many questions for her after part 1 on the podcast, we are excited to have Dr Sally Bell as a guest again, as just like you, we had loads of follow up questions for her! As well as getting into some of your specific questions about functional health, we cover the topics of fasting, ketogenic and vegan diets, the pro’s and con’s of all these relating…

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The Essential 6 Month Calisthenics Workout Plan – Calisthenics Fitness Article

The Essential 6 Month Calisthenics Workout Plan Today you are going to learn EXACTLY how you can start your calisthenics training as a beginner.In fact, this essential 6 month calisthenics workout plan for beginners has been used successfully by thousands of people.Here is what you can expect from this plan:Effective routines to build muscle and burn fat.Life lessons to become the best version of yourself.And the best possible start as a calisthenics beginner.This workout plan will give you a complete…

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4 Minimalistic Principles for Calisthenics Diet – Calisthenics Fitness Article

4 Minimalistic Principles for Calisthenics Diet It makes sense that if humans should eat and do what they evolved to eat and do, the same should be said about the animals we eat!Sadly (from a nutritional and ethical perspective), this is not often the case. For example, cattle in commercial feedlots are often bulked up on a diet of grain (which they don’t naturally eat – cows eat grass). They’re given growth hormones to further fatten them up. Finally, given…

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How to Hang from a Pull-up Bar by Your Feet – Calisthenics Fitness Article

How to Hang from a Pull-up Bar by Your Feet Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to be Batman. Now I’m one step closer. The calisthenics foot hang involves hanging upside down from a pull-up bar with no contact points other than the tops of your feet. It’s a fun and challenging exercise that can build foot and leg strength as well as confidence and mental fortitude. Feets of StrengthIn the world of calisthenics, there are some…

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Best Recumbent Bike for the Elderly and Seniors [Buyers Guide] – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Best Recumbent Bike for the Elderly and Seniors [Buyers Guide] While we tend to refer to people over the age of 65 as senior citizens or the elderly, the reality is that difficulties with mobility can begin quite a few years’ earlier. When overweight or obese, this causes all sorts of related diseases when carrying excess weight for too long. As the years add up, problems with movement in your 50s can worsen into the 60s and beyond. For this reason, it’s always best…

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An evaluation of Coursework – Calisthenics Fitness Article

An evaluation of Coursework Consequently, it is yet another intriguing subject that’s now catching the eyes of students to the terrific extent. Whenever you escape on the lousy encounter, you could start off working on your coursework with a outstanding mood. For they gifted in science who even have a great deal of compassion for other individuals, psychology may be a fantastic way to make use of your abilities for making a change on the earth. The Battle In opposition…

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My Top 5 Most Popular Videos of 2017 – Calisthenics Fitness Article

My Top 5 Most Popular Videos of 2017 This year has been an incredibly busy year for FitnessFAQs. After beginning the year with three full-day workshops across Australia, we worked tirelessly to bring you the Limitless Legs training program – released in August.The FitnessFAQs.tv website was re-launched on new VPS hosting, a brand new design and now features over 20 original blog posts. Full customer testimonials and access to our collection of training products are now easily accessible.We’ve continued to release high…

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The 8-Week Calisthenics For Seniors Program – Calisthenics Fitness Article

The 8-Week Calisthenics For Seniors Program Welcome to the 8-Week Calisthenics for Seniors Program! If you’re not familiar with us, we’re A Shot of Adrenaline, an online fitness community dedicated to helping people reach their fitness goals and live their fullest lives through calisthenics, or “bodyweight training.” What follows is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow program specifically designed for senior citizens looking to build a foundation of physical health, following the guidelines and research of experts in the field of senior fitness.…

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Winter Motivation | PCC Blog – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Winter Motivation | PCC Blog “It takes 4 weeks to get used to anything,” said Dino Antinori, who I used to run with in the early 1990’s. “It’s true for exercise, work, or even living with another person.” He was 20 years older than me. We ran together regularly and he was full of practical advice on fitness, strength and life in general. As I’ve worked through the last two decades, I’ve seen it proved many times. “The first week…

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Yoga and Calisthenics // Meet Coach Jude – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Yoga and Calisthenics // Meet Coach Jude Yoga has been part of my life for a long time, but I’m relatively new to Calisthenics A marriage of yoga and calisthenics So what made me try it and why does it work so well for me alongside my yoga practice? In all honesty, I started yoga because I was in pain! But this is not unusual – many of my students either suffer from injuries or just have achy bodies from…

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14 Bar Brother Beginner Routines – Calisthenics Fitness Article

14 Bar Brother Beginner Routines These are the best workout routines for beginners.So if you want to:Build muscleImprove your trainingBurn fatAnd become stronger than you’ve ever been.Then you’ll love these 14 calisthenics beginner routines for Bar Brothers (+4 workout plans based upon your required level of intensity).Let’s get started.  FREE Beginner Bonus: Download the free ebook and discover the diet and training basics to kickstart  your calisthenics journey as a beginner.   Being a beginner doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t work hard.But it means…

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3 Factors to Achieve Perfect Entry to Handstand – Calisthenics Fitness Article

3 Factors to Achieve Perfect Entry to Handstand 2 Main Techniques for Maintaining BalanceWhen attempting the wall-less move, please resist the urge of walking your handstand. If you feel the urge, drop the attempt. Resist the temptation and focus first in learning how to stand. 1. Hand techniqueStanding on your hands is very similar with the physics of standing on your feet. Stand up on your feet now and tilt your upper body forward while resisting to fall. Notice your…

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Calisthenics vs Weightlifting – What’s the Difference? – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Calisthenics vs Weightlifting – What’s the Difference? Push-up or bench press? Pull-up or lat pull-down? Pistol squat or back squat? Bodyweight row or… Ok, you get the idea. If you’re trying to decide whether you should begin calisthenics or weightlifting, or switch from one method to the other, you aren’t alone. Many people agonize over which type of training is better for them. As with many things in life, the answer isn’t a simple one and largely depends on your…

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How Important is Hydration When Training Calisthenics? – Calisthenics Fitness Article

How Important is Hydration When Training Calisthenics? Like any other style of fitness, calisthenics requires a lot of energy. Energy that comes from the things we put into our bodies. The food we eat and the water we drink, play a huge role in the way in which we perform during training, the way we recover and the way we get to see results in our calisthenics journey. Often times, we go about our day and forget about stopping. We’re…

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