The Benefits Of Calisthenics

The Benefits Of Calisthenics

What Is Calisthenics?

By Amber Phillips

Calisthenics is a form of exercise that focuses on using one's own body weight to build strength, flexibility, and endurance. Unlike other workouts, it doesn’t involve any weights or resistance bands, offering a versatile and accessible way to improve overall fitness levels.

The Benefits Of Calisthenics

The main benefit of calisthenics is that training engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously, providing a comprehensive full-body workout unlike most gym regimes. Regular training can significantly increase your overall strength and endurance levels making your muscles stronger, allowing you to perform difficult exercises with greater ease and efficiency.
Many calisthenics exercises require a wide range of motion, promoting flexibility and mobility. Movements like lunges, deep squats, and leg lifts help improve the joint’s flexibility, which enhances your athletic performance and reduces your risk of injuries.
Another major benefit of calisthenics is its convenience and accessibility. You can perform these exercises almost anywhere, without the need for expensive equipment or a gym membership. And regular workouts can have positive effects on your mental well-being because exercise endorphins boost your mood, reduce stress, and improve cognitive function.

Calisthenics For Beguinners

Calisthenics exercises generally include different types of push-ups, pull-ups, planks, squats and lunges, targeting different sections of the body.
This video by Calisthenics family is a good introduction to this type of workout. It includes a full weeks routine that utilises minimum equipment:

Calisthenics Equipment

Calisthenics equipment generally consists of structures that allow us to manipulate the body’s weight in a way that builds muscle. These can range from pull-up bars and chairs to gymnastic rings and parallettes, depending on your level of expertise and investment.

Calisthenics Family is a
great platform that shares tips, tricks and workouts on their social media
pages and YouTube channels.

Channels To Follow On Instagram:

Summer Fun Fitness is a Canadian Instagram influencer who offers and 8 week beginner calisthenics program, as well as tons of inspiration and information on her website

Hybrid Calisthenics is a creator who posts useful calisthenics tips on his Instagram and social media accounts and routines and articles on his website

And Finally: @sondre_berg
Sondre Berg is a calisthenics influencer who posts inspirational videos on his social media, showing the limits the human body can be pushed. His blog, Berg movement shares articles and tutorials.


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