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  • From Germany, England, Sydney and New York - there is guaranteed to be a street workout park near you.

    Find the closest Street Workout Park near you

    Body weight training has become a phenomenon over the last decade, really reaching a massive audience with Youtube videos, websites and facebook groups that have followed the calisthenics fitness trend. Perhaps the popularity is in response to overcrowded, expensive gyms or a culture shift from muscle junkies to functional strength. But...
  • These extreme push ups are sure to make you sweat

    5 EXTREME Calisthenics Push ups

    You don’t need a bench press or expensive gym machines to build stronger chest, arm and core muscles. These five extreme plyometric push ups are great exercises that are free, extremely challenging and fun to learn. Plus they have cool names… #1 – Superman Push Ups Touted as the HARDEST push up...
  • The humble park bench is excellent for calisthenic exercises. Image by Finetooth (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

    Top 5 Park Bench exercises for a beginner calisthenics workout

    Some parks have great calisthenics equipment like pull up bars, parallel bars, inclined sit-up benches and balance beams to name a few. However if your local council has been a bit tight with their parks and recreation budget there are still a TON of calisthenics exercises you can do with ordinary...
  • "Remember that you must not be in a hurry or you will fail. Make the resistance progressive and you will be get closer to your goal." - Frank Medrano. Photo via TheFrankMedrano.com

    Cut above the rest: Frank Medrano

    Based in the U.S.A, Frank Medrano is a popular calisthenics expert, trainer, athlete, vegan and endless source of motivation. He’s been doing body-weight calisthenics training since 2010 after switching from a four year weight lifting regime. About a year and a half into his calisthenics training, Frank was influenced by his two...
  • What is Calisthenics?

    What is Calisthenics? Calisthenics or ‘body weight training’ is a form of exercise that uses your body’s own weight, working against gravity, to provide resistance. Calisthenics workouts increase aerobic and cardiovascular fitness as well as increase strength and lean muscle growth/conditioning. There are also many other health and wellbeing benefits that come from medium to high...
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    5 ways to Reduce Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness after Exercise

    If you are one of those people who don’t enjoy delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) after exercise there are some tricks that can help you reduce your misery. I for one get a rush from “day after” pain because I know the pain is a sign that I shocked my...
  • Our 10 favourite different plank exercises

    Planks are one of the most simple yet effective calisthenics exercises. A well executed plank can be a whole body workout however it most effectively targets your core (check out our post on ‘what do we mean by core?’). The classic elbow plank or side plank can be really effective for beginners...
  • '10 Minute Plank Calisthenics' is a great app for a simple plank workout

    App Review: 10 Minute Plank Calisthenics

    App Review: 10 Minute Plank Calisthenics   Cost: Free OS: Android Download from: Google Play ‘10 Minute Plank Calisthenics‘ is an app on the Google Play market. It’s free and, although the graphics leave a bit to be desired, it does what it says on the tin – offers a simple calisthenics...
  • 'Complete Calisthenics' By Ashley Kalym. Worth the read if you're serious about learning

    Book Review: Complete Calisthenics – The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Exercises

    There is an X factor to calisthenics training that has so many people interested. Compared to the traditional gym workouts with weights and machines, body-weight strength training is like exercise in it’s purest form – the kind that the human body thrives on and has done for millennia. It’s emphasis on real...
  • Ultimate Calisthenics post

    Top Calisthenics Workouts for your Home Gym Routine

    Coming soon!!!! (Or leave a comment if you want to join the team – we need more writers!!!) Ultimate Calisthenics...
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    Intermediate Calisthenics: 5 Tricep Push-ups

    Sorry, been super busy lately – will add these ASAP! AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! Ultimate Calisthenics...
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