If you want to get healthier and stronger, then you need to implement the habit of exercise in your life. It’s as simple as that – exercise has been shown time and time again to be very important in the sense that it improves your health. That being said, there are multiple ways in which you can do exercise and this can be somewhat confusing to some of you. This is why we have decided to talk a little bit more about one of these methods of working out – namely calisthenics.
Calisthenics is also known as bodyweight exercise. It’s the opposite of weightlifting in the sense that you will need to use your own body’s weight in order to work out – while in weightlifting you will have to lift external weights in order to get stronger.
What are some examples of bodyweight calisthenics exercises? Well, no matter who you are, you are no stranger to the mighty push-up. This is the classic calisthenics exercise that will work big portions of your body. Your pectoral muscles, triceps muscles, and your core will all get a killer workout.
Even though it may seem an easy thing to do – the push-up is no joke. You’ll be surprised to learn just how many people there are that can’t do a single push-up. And in all cases – we’re talking about the full version of the push-up. No cheating is allowed – if you do cheating variations of the push-ups then the only person that you will manage to cheat is yourself.
Then there’s the pull-up. The push-up and the pull-up work in unison. We recommend that you do sets of both of these exercises if you wish to get strong. The pull-up, unlike the push-up, is an exercise that has to do with pulling (hence the name). So, the biceps and the various back muscles will get a killer workout with the pull-up.
Finally, the bodyweight squat is another exercise that you must incorporate into your basic regime if you are to cover your entire body. This is a lower-body exercise that will make your legs and lower back stronger. So, expect to experience a level of discomfort in your quads after a squatting session.
These are the basic bodyweight exercises that we recommend everyone does. It doesn’t take a lot of time to do them – nor do they need to be done very frequently. A healthy regime of working out once every two days will help keep your body healthy and strong. You will see results within a few months of working out – you will feel stronger and look better than ever before.
Just make sure that you’re not cheating while you’re working out. Cheating out in the range of motion and in the explosiveness of the exercises will do you a disservice. Sure, doing the exercises to the fullest extent will mean that you will feel far less comfortable while doing them. But in the end, it will pay off and everything that you have done will be well worth your while.