CALISTHENICS / BODYWEIGHT TRAINING 

CALISTHENICS ARE FUN, CONVENIENT, EFFECTIVE AND SAFE FOR EVERYONE, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR AGE.  CALISTHENICS REQUIRE LITTLE SPACE,  NO EQUIPMENT AND CAN BE PRACTICED ANYWHERE YOU MAY BE. THEREFORE, GYM MEMBERSHIPS AND FANCY HEAVY EQUIPMENT INCLUDING BARBELLS, BENCHES, CABLES AND MACHINES WILL NOT BE REQUIRED. SOUNDS LIKE FUN ALREADY, RIGHT?

HERE ARE SOME REASONS TO CONSIDER PRACTICING AND TRAINING IN CALISTHENICS;

FAT LOSS

MINIMIZE INJURIES TO THE JOINTS, LIGAMENTS AND TENDONS

INCREASE STRENGTH 

EXERCISE ANYWHERE, ANYTIME

NO COST INVOLVED

NO NEED FOR GYM MEMBERSHIPS OR EXPENSIVE EQUIPMENT AND MACHINES

THE ONLY MACHINE YOU WILL NEED IS YOUR OWN BODY !

 

CALISTHENICS ARE NATURAL: BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES ENCOURAGE MOVEMENTS NATURAL TO THE WAY THE BODY MOVES, AS OPPOSED TO USING BARBELLS AND MACHINES WHICH DEMAND UNNATURAL AND MORE LINEAR MOVEMENT.

CALISTHENICS ARE COMPLETE:  BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES ARE MULTI-JOINTED, FORCING MUSCLE GROUPS TO WORK TOGETHER, RATHER THEN ISOLATING MUSCLES AS WEIGHTLIFTERS AND BODYBUILDERS DO.  MOST BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES SUCH AS THE PUSH-UPS AND SQUATS REQUIRE THE ABDOMINAL MUSCLES TO STABILIZE THE SPINE WHILE STRENGTHENING THE ARMS, CHEST AND LEGS. 

CALISTHENICS FOR WEIGHT LOSS AND CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS ARE VERY EFFECTIVE ALSO IF YOU MINIMIZE TIME BETWEEN YOUR SETS.  CIRCUIT TRAINING SOME SIT-UPS, PUSH-UPS AND SQUATS, AND MINIMIZING REST TIMES BETWEEN EXERCISES & SETS CAN BE A VERY EFFECTIVE CARDIO WORKOUT.  THIS SURE IS MORE EXCITING THEN SPENDING AN HOUR ON SOME STAIRMASTER OR STATIONARY BIKE GOING NOWHERE FAST. 

 HERE I AM TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A KIDDIE PLAYGROUND.  FREE USE OF THE GROUNDS AND EQUIPMENT, AND WALKING DISTANCE FROM MY HOME.  I LOVE THE VARIETY OF DIFFERENT LOCATIONS TO TRAIN. IT HELPS TO KEEP MY TRAINING FRESH AND INTERESTING. 

HERE I AM TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A KIDDIE PLAYGROUND.  FREE USE OF THE GROUNDS AND EQUIPMENT, AND WALKING DISTANCE FROM MY HOME.  I LOVE THE VARIETY OF DIFFERENT LOCATIONS TO TRAIN. IT HELPS TO KEEP MY TRAINING FRESH AND INTERESTING. 

 ME HAVING SOME FUN TRYING TO DECIDE WHETHER TO TAKE A BIKE RIDE OR PERFOM SOME PULL-UPS. 

ME HAVING SOME FUN TRYING TO DECIDE WHETHER TO TAKE A BIKE RIDE OR PERFOM SOME PULL-UPS.