Drawing from extensive expertise in fitness training, I have honed the concept of a well-rounded fitness regimen into five essential pillars: VO2 max and sprint interval training, functional strength training, explosive training, Zone II cardio training, and stability training. These pillars stand as more than theoretical concepts; they are the practical, accessible cornerstones of a well-rounded fitness approach designed for
I have a very holistic approach to my nutrition, meaning I don’t go overboard, I don’t follow any niche diets, and I don’t try to be pretentious. Thank God, I have a healthy metabolism, which is why I consume a variety of foods. Certainly, practicing various forms of training has greatly helped in achieving such metabolic health. Regular physical activity
If you’re looking for a new way to build muscle, bodyweight bodybuilding might be just what you need. This type of training is similar to classic bodybuilding, but it relies heavily on compound bodyweight exercises. While some people do use elastic rubber bands or weight vests to increase the difficulty of exercises like pushups or pull-ups, most of the focus
I want to make it clear that I am not implying that men over 50 are physically weak. Many of them are incredibly strong, trained, have tremendous energy and can run circles around younger generations. However, it’s important to acknowledge that not every person who reaches 50 is well trained and adapted. Many people are relatively sedentary or have no
I recently read a book from 1974 that really resonated with me. It was written by Eugen Avramoff and focused on the physiological problems that occur during stereotype or cyclic physical effort to both trained and untrained individuals. I found it to be a really insightful read and wanted to share some of the ideas I synthesized from it in
Scientific research suggests that optimal bodyweight workouts for leg development should incorporate squats, sprints, and their essential variations, such as stair sprints, hill sprints, frog jumps, box jumps, side launches, crouch walks, sumo squats, single-leg squats, and plyometric exercises, among others. My personal experience and outcomes support this claim. These compound bodyweight exercises provide the ideal blend for cultivating robust,
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
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
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
Hypertrophy is the process that involves an increase in the size of the skeletal muscle. The fibers get thicker, but theoretically, the organism can also create more fibers disposed parallel to the existing ones. 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
Calisthenics, the art of using one’s body weight and gravity as resistance to build muscle, has long been a fundamental component in fitness training. High-volume calisthenics takes this discipline to a new level, challenging the body with a greater number of repetitions and sets, pushing it to adapt, grow stronger, and become more resilient. This method of training, while demanding,
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.
Embarking on a calisthenics journey can be both exciting and challenging, especially for beginners who want to create a workout plan from scratch. With a multitude of exercises and workout strategies to choose from, it’s crucial to develop a plan that not only aligns with your fitness goals but is also tailored to your current fitness level and individual needs.