Science says that the best bodyweight training or workout for your legs must include squats, sprints and their most fundamental variations: stair work sprints, hill sprints, frog jumps, box jumps, side launches, crouch walk, sumo squats, one-legged squats, plyometric exercises and so on. My experience and results confirm the theory. These compound bodyweight exercises are the best combination possible to
Calves are undoubtedly the hardest muscles to train and develop. Yet, it is possible to build definition and size if patient and do the right exercises, but even more importantly, if you do the right type of training. There is nothing more masculine from an aesthetic perspective than having diamond-shaped calves. Possessing big arms and shoulders isn’t that impressive as
Training your biceps without a pull-up bar is possible, but training the biceps without pulling exercises is impossible to do effectively. I know that many seek home bicep workouts during this lockdown, and many discovered bodyweight training in this period as well. Still, it is essential to get creative if you want to train your biceps effectively at home. The
There are multiple ways to gain maximum strength and power with calisthenics. One of them is what I usually do, training the muscular system with volume that eventually develops the required strength and power too. And the other method that I recommend even more is training the nervous system and neural muscle connections only. The second option is the fastest
Trail running provides huge benefits over your body, mind and health. I came to realize it by observing the results I got and after a good period spent on running the mountain trails. Therefore, based on my experience, I offer ten reasons why you should start trail running right now: Trail Running Builds Muscles In order to stimulate the leg
Here is a 2-weeks bodyweight workout plan for beginners and intermediates, divided into ten calisthenics workouts that you can do at home, in your garage, the yard, or anywhere else you improvised a space dedicated to training. Generally, you need nothing more than empty floor space, but specific exercises require some minimum gear. Thus, you need a pull-up bar, a
Not all types of exercises and metabolisms burn fat efficiently as science says, even if any physical activity burns calories. There is one single type of exercise and metabolism that relies directly on body fat and oxygen to provide energy when training, whereas other ways of exercising utilize entirely or majorly glucose. Let’s see the differences between metabolisms in detail
To clearly understand how and why calisthenics exercises promote muscle and strength growth, you have to know what types of muscle fibers they activate. Then matters the training method, duration, volume, intensity and how you organize these bodyweight exercises in a way that suits your goal and stimulates hypertrophy too. The muscular system consists of three major muscle types: Cardiac
If you quickly scan the internet for abs exercises, then you will find hundreds of them, different methods, and explanations, all claiming essentially best to develop a strong core and visible abs too. In reality, you need no more than the four exercises you need to be consistent with to build your abdominals and lower back muscles nice and strong.
There are solid reasons why you are not having results in bodyweight training and I can offer you my approach to finally make gains and build muscles with calisthenics. I know it’s frustrating, training bodyweight for a year or two, putting in the effort, work ethic, and time, only to realize you made no significant improvement. Then, of course, self-doubt
I want to reveal to you my most effective pull-up workout for back and biceps muscles. I’ve discovered after years of calisthenics training that certain routines lie at the foundation of growing strength and muscles. This calisthenics routine is one I always loved doing and did more frequently than any other in the past years. My biceps and back muscles
It shouldn’t be a mystery anymore whether calisthenics can get you ripped and extremely strong. The world is full of bodyweight athletes who proved you can grow an extremely muscular body. Thus, the only question left is about the pathway. Because I successfully developed a ripped body with calisthenics and packed at least 20 pounds of beef over the past
I was always curious to find out the science-facts behind weight loss. Especially since there is a ton of bro-science in this area that keeps people hooked on magical diets and pills. In my quest for finding studies about it, I came across the scientist Ruben Meerman – most commonly known as The Surfing Scientist. He is an Australian scientist,
As you most definitely know, body fat has mass and it is measured in kilograms. Even though you hear the term “burning fat” everywhere, few people actually understand what happens to the fat we are trying to get rid of. Studies show that, through pretty complicated biochemistry, we exhale it as invisible gas in a proportion of 84% and eliminate
Gaining lean mass is the hardest achievement in bodybuilding regardless if you are doing bodyweight fitness or weight-lifting. That is why people often choose to bulk-up and go through a cutting phase after. Except that very few actually know how to get jacked afterward. Having a big size and great strength is incredible. Still, nothing looks more impressive and performs
Muscle-ups are damn cool and because of their complexity too, they inspire people to start bodyweight training as it happened to me. Even though I intended on doing calisthenics mostly for physical fitness and getting muscular, doing muscle-ups was also one of my greatest aspirations. A long time ago [when I was a beginner] I saw some guys doing muscle-ups
Generally speaking, in calisthenics, only a handful of compound exercises are truly effective for growing shoulders and those are definitely the handstand pushups. The majority of bodyweight exercises generate low resistance and tension and because of that, they are most effective for muscular endurance. The best example of light exercises would be pushups. They are easier than pull-ups or handstand
There is so much to benefit from doing full-body workouts with regularity. A full-body workout routine is a combination of all the functional movements based on real-world situational biomechanics. Functional movements usually involve gross motor movement involving the core musculature, which refers to the muscles of the abdomen and spine, such as segmental stabilizers. Calisthenics or bodyweight training relies on
Hypertrophy is the process that involves an increase in the size of the skeletal muscle. It is a reaction triggered primarily by certain types of workouts stimulating the muscle cells to increase in volume. This process occurs over a long period and only if followed by a proper diet and rest. Is it possible to grow muscles with calisthenics? It
There are ways to lose weight fast without finding it back again and without the consumption of magic pills or any other supplements. It’s how I came up with these ten commandments so that you can burn fat rapidly and sustainably. It’s not going to be easy because the fastest you want these results, the more rigorous your plan has
The first step to take in learning the basics of nutrition is knowing how foods are classified and impact your well-being or fitness goals. All the foods you buy or grow can be categorized as macronutrients or micronutrients.
High volume calisthenics is an old training mechanism. It is used by classic bodyweight bodybuilders to enhance strength and muscularity. It mostly consists of very basic and big movements such as pull-ups, pushups, dips, squats, and their variants. You basically use only bodyweight exercises to transform. Nowadays, many professional athletes and even the army does high-volume calisthenics workout. Bodybuilders use high-volume
These are the best practices and training methods that help you build legs and calves extremely muscular and powerful. We are all familiar with classic chicken leg syndrome: massive and well developed upper body supported by toothpick legs that looks neither aesthetic nor athletic. Unfortunately, this is a state exhibited by a lot of Street Workout enthusiastic and hardcore gym rats.