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Questions tagged [calisthenics]

The term calisthenics covers wide bunch of physical exercises which are performed by sportsmen using natural body weight only.

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What should I look for when searching a new calisthenics/gym routine?

I am looking for a new calisthenics routine. I do enjoy working with just my body weight, but I feel like I need to step it up a noch. to give you a feel of my level: 1 set of 50 pushups. 10 ...
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One Arm Chin Up training

My current physical level right now is; maximum 7 assisted one arm chin ups with hand on mid-way forearm. maximum 5 assisted one arm chin ups with hand on elbow maximum 1 assisted one arm chin up ...
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Can't progress any further with my trainings!

I have been doing this program for quite some time now. There is a bit of progress in terms of technique but my body seems to be unchanged for the past 3 months. In other terms I do progress a ...
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workout after night shift?

Question: Should i workout (calisthenics) after night shift? Work schedule: 4 days a week 10 hours per shift, from Tuesday to Friday. Weekend and Monday are off. What kind of work i do: I work in ...
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Movement training

When training for a specific movement in calisthenics, such as planche or front lever, should I be training for both movements at the same time or should I focus on one single movement?
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Calisthenics how many skills?

Most people suggest to train one skill at once, but wouldn't it work just fine by doing one skill per bodypart? Training multiple skills at once Hamstrings= Nordic curls Quadriceps= Matrix squat ...
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How much height do you need to hang gymnastic rings?

I want to start training with rings at my local gym, but the bar I would be hanging them from isn't so high and would mean the length of the straps above the rings would be very short. Would this ...
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How to begin weighting the Reddit calisthenics Recommended Routine?

Following up on my post from yesterday, I am debating starting Reddit's calisthenics Recommended Routine: https://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/wiki/kb/recommended_routine I would like to add ...
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Transitioning from calisthenics to weighted calisthenics

I recently switched over from lifting to calisthenics and I am really loving it. I do, however, acknowledge that I will lose some size due to not using weights. For that reason I would like to start ...
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Close to impossible: is it physically possible?

The calisthenic movement "close to impossible" is a clean straight arm pull up with the body as upright as possible, much like a bodyweight version of dumbbell pullovers. Is such a movement actually ...
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How much body mass will I lose by switching over from lifting to calisthenics?

My current routine is: Push Bench Shoulder lat raises Shoulder press Tricep pushdown Pushups Pull Deadlift Pullups Dumbbell rows Hammer curls Face pulls Legs Leg press Leg extension Leg curl Leg ...
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How are Sisal ropes compared to Manila ropes in Gym Climbing, in terms of hand feel as well as other characteristics?

How are Sisal ropes compared to Manila ropes in Gym Climbing, in terms of hand feel as well as other characteristics? I wish to learn and slowly build capacity for Gym Rope Climbing. Let's assume ...
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Specific form of pull up technique question

I'm on progression of doing a muscle up and currently on the level of doing the following pull up exercise https://youtu.be/q1iSDKwTuiY?t=173 but I can't wrap my head around it, in the video it's ...
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Skill learning while Bodybuilding

Can I learn calisthenics skills while doing bodybuilding workouts. I am currently doing a 3 day full body split and would love to learn the movements like planche and front lever. Plz help.
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How can I perform high-pull ups?

In order to try muscle-ups I am trying to do High pull-ups but I can't take my body above the chest level.I can do up to 15 normal BW pull ups.
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Name of gymnastics move (or variation)

I've been looking into gymnastics and calisthenics moves recently and came across this video of this guy doing some sort of front vertical one-handed lever? I have never seen this anywhere else and I'...
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Consuming proteins only after training?

I have been doing calisthenics for more than one year, with strength and body shape results much appreciated by myself. However, in the last few months, my body hasn't changed much, which I can ...
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Is there a body animator I can use to demonstrate exercise movements? [closed]

I just discovered a nice calisthenic exercise that I feel is better shown than described. Is there a human body animator where I can move it, record it, and then share it?
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Progressing while losing weight on a low carb diet?

I am trying to lose weight and at the same time build strength. I am 6'2" and 33 years old. I started out at 258 lb about 5 months ago. Now I am at 205 lb, mostly due to switching to a modified Keto ...
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Progressing into iron cross

I'm wondering how one can progess into an iron cross. My shoulders are strong enough for stuff like handstands, muscle-ups and human flag, but this movement is very different. I'm wondering what kind ...
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Can weighted Pushups replace Benchpress?

I've been training my upper body using only body-weight for a long time now, and I recently started using a weighted backpack with nice tight straps (~+30% of my body-weight) directly over my center ...
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Knuckle push-ups vs Finger push-ups

I was wondering which one is better, knuckle push ups or finger push ups. I know that knuckle push ups strengthen your wrists, and finger pushups strengthen your fingers. But is it better to do them ...
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Best Exercise For V-Shape Without Weights

What is the best calisthenics exercise to get a V-Shape as fast as possible? Thanks in advance!
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Order of learning these excercises

I have 13 years of solid weightlifting training, and I am switching to Calisthenics training. I would like to learn feats like handstands, muscle ups, etc. In what order and using what progression ...
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How to progress in calisthenics?

In the past two years I have been doing basic calisthenics(Push-ups,Pull-ups, Chin-ups, Squats). I do 1500 push-ups one day and a total of 600 chin-ups and pull-ups the other day, and 250 squats ...
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Do handstand push-ups hit all the three shoulder heads?

I started working out with calisthenics recently, and I want to workout my shoulders using only hand stand push-ups. Will that be enough to have good looking strong shoulders? Thanks.
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Can DeadLift help me to perform muscleup and press handstand?

I love calisthenics, but once i tried to perform a muscle and ended up with an injury in my right shoulder. Is there any exercise like DeadLift that could help me to do muscle up and press handstand ?...
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Pull-ups: What are the pros and cons of doing a big number of sets?

This question refers to pull-ups mostly, as I tend to always do a bigger number of sets of pull-ups, hoping it will increase my pulling strength. Is this, for example (where each number is a number of ...
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How do I control breathing during hanging leg raises?

I usually don't have any serious issues with controlling my breath during exercising, but with hanging leg raises it's just something else. I'm literally unable to exhale while raising my legs and ...
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One side stronger than the other in pull-ups

I've been doing full (regular) pull-ups for 4-5 months now. I never really did more than 7 reps per set, but my form has always been proper before. Today, during pull-ups, I noticed that my left arm ...
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Dips and pushups in the same week?

My routine on triceps and chest workout, as of now, is: every first week — pushups twice and dips once; every other week — vice versa. I can't do dips and pushups in the same day, so basically, that ...
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How to prevent hands-slipping from a bar?

I'm doing some hanging knee raises and honestly, they are not hard at all on my stomach or legs, but the problem is that I cannot keep my hands up there on the pullup bar, they are constantly slipping ...
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How fast should a rep be in strength, power, hypertrophy and endurance goal workout?

I would like to know what is the tempo for a rep in any kind of the four workouts mentioned above in order to gain the best result in the relevant workout. I don't know if it is correct to give each ...
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Suggestions for Wendler 5/3/1 template with calisthenics

I've been following 5/3/1 with the boring but big assistance template for about 3 months now. I hurt my knee playing soccer a couple of weeks ago, which got me thinking about the following. I would ...
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Staying strong and fit in prison?

I am a 32 year old male serving several years in prison. I am hoping to stay in good physical condition there and the security guards enforce a daily routine of 200 push ups, 200 sit ups, and 500 ...
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Difference between one month of calisthenics, and one month gym training [closed]

Would there be a noticeable difference in results between one month of training calisthenics, and one month of weightlifting at a gym?
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How to lose fat without losing muscle?

I have been doing Calisthenics for 2 months now. I can see that muscle increase from my arms, chest, legs, etc. The problem is that when I look in the mirror all I see is that fat covering my muscle. ...
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Working too hard

I have worked with calisthenics for over a month now, and now I want to work harder for my goal. I am 15 years old and my parents say that I work out way too hard. I exercise 6 times a week. My ...
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Push ups-Wrist strain?

I used to do 200 push ups a day but I have heard that they put a tremendous amount of strain on your wrists so I decided not to do them often anymore. Is this true, or just a myth?
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Effects of doing many push ups, pull ups, dips?

I am wondering if doing lots of push ups(100), lots of pull ups(50), and lots of dips(40) daily will build muscles. That's all. Thanks.
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Are chin ups or pull ups more beneficial?

So I am wondering about a question many others probably have. We all know that the mechanics of pull ups and chin ups are somewhat, but not very, similar, and we know chin ups activate biceps more, ...
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Should I include lightweight in my workout if I have an endurance based goal?

So I have goals involving bulking and getting stronger(increasing my bench, squat, curl, etc.), but recently I have put into action a goal to do 100 push ups in a row. Will lifting lighter weights ...
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Will chin ups hit my lats or biceps more?

When I perform a pull up, I feel like I am lifting with my lats. But when I do a chin up, it literally feels like its all in my biceps. However, the mechanism still looks like it should be hitting ...
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Working out at the playground?

So I am having financial trouble and don't want to pay for a gym membership, so I'm wondering about working out at the playground. I would probably be doing pull ups, decline push ups, one legged ...
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What are these types of “crunches” called and details about them? And are they harmful?

This may seem a little bit funny, because I don't even know if they exist! I saw this in the anime Dragon Ball Z. Goku, hanging upside down with his hands on his neck, touches his head to his knees ...
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How often should I do Calisthenic workouts?

I'm doing calisthenic workout for a year. So I'm not beginner. But I'm confused about the frequency of the routines. My workout program is like this: Monday: Lower Body Tuesday: Upper Body ...
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How to increase push ups

I started doing push ups three weeks ago and I can't seem to do more than 20 in a set. When I do 3 sets I always get stuck on 20. I am 65kg, I used to do 90 push ups, 30 reps, 3 sets. After I ...
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Can I take the core exercises out of a simple strength routine composed by squats, rows and push-ups?

I have been running every third day for six months now. About a month ago I added a simple, full-body resistance training workout each day before running: BW Squats progression Inverted Row ...
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How to improve this Workout

Workout has been updated I would like to create a fitness routine, using body weight movements. I really like the idea of calisthenics. Right now, I am doing 3 circuits of: Push-ups (semi-close ...
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Is my routine okay?

Fist of all: Height: 175 cm (5´9´´) Weight: 65.3 kg (143 lbs) Age: 15 years Well my workout is split in three days: Tuesday // TRICEPS and BACK Pull-ups: 8 reps Bent-...