Calisthenics – Beginner’s Guide To Workout Stretching Exercises? Calisthenics is a good way to build muscle and improve your body’s athletic abilities. Many athletes do these kinds of exercises regularly so that their bodies can perform at optimal athletic levels.You may have even seen some videos online that have gone viral showing jacked-up people doing crazy stunts on various structures with bars. These feats can all be attributed to doing calisthenics.
And guess what? You do not even have to be a super athlete to achieve these feats yourself. Just follow this simple guide and you will be well on your way to becoming a calisthenics expert.
Some Things To Know About Calisthenics Before Starting
You are probably worried about how much money you will need to spend to get started. Let me relieve those concerns by stating you do not necessarily need to spend any money to do these exercises and get good at them.
Another thing to consider is that you should not do random calisthenics every day. Try to work a certain muscle group or part of the body and do exercises that build up that certain group or part. Pick a day for your arms, chest, etc. because that is the best way to build muscle than just doing random workouts.
Five Exercises You Must Know To Succeed
Since you are just starting out with calisthenics, there are some five basic exercises that you should learn and get adjusted to before you get involved in a rigorous calisthenics training program. Let’s take a look at those exercises now.
Push-ups are a very simple exercise that most people know how to do. However, knowing how to do a push-up is only half of the battle. If your body lacks the strength to pull off a proper push-up, you might have to adjust a little.
I remember back in school that the gym teacher would have any kid that could not do a real push-up get on their knees and do a push-up like that. That option remains open for anyone reading this who can’t do a proper push-up yet.
Once they have mastered that, they can move on to the Australian form of pull-ups and then when they feel like they really have got the hang of things, they can finally graduate to doing a full chin up. This is everything that you should accomplish before doing a proper pull-up. Trust me, it is better to master chin-ups before you even try a pull-up.
This is a fantastic exercise for those who are having trouble with push-ups. Dips can help to make your triceps strong enough to handle push-ups. So you might be wondering: What are dips?
Just like a push up, if you can’t do this exercise with your legs straight out, you can scrunch them up to your knees and push yourself up and down in that stance as well.
Handstands are another simple looking exercise, although they can be dangerous if you do them wrong. Always make sure you do them near a wall so that if you start to fall, you can back yourself up into the wall to keep yourself from falling.
In fact, being near a wall is the best way to perform this exercise. This is because the best way to do a handstand is to first get into a push up stance. Then, place your feet on the wall and “walk” up the wall until your legs are straight in the air and push off. Then use your arms to support yourself while you are upside down.
5. Pistol Squats
Squats are a must-do for most workout programs, and calisthenics is no different. They are a fantastic exercise to determine how strong your core muscles are and improve your balance. Additionally, they help improve flexibility in your leg joints and let you jump higher.
That said, pistol squats are not a walk in the park – especially for beginners. Just like with pull-ups, you will want to master certain basic squat exercises before graduating to pistol squats.
Calisthenics Review Summary
This is obviously a very simple guide and is really just an introduction to calisthenics for people who are just starting out. If you already know what you are doing have been doing calisthenics exercises for a while, this is probably not the guide for you.
I hope it was able to help all of you out there who have an interest in getting started with calisthenics but did not really know where or how to start.