Calisthenics – A short introduction

What is Calisthenics?

Calisthenics derives from the greek words kalosĀ (beautiful) and sthenos (power, strength) and basically describes the ability to move your body in a beautiful and efficient manner without the use of any additional weight but your own bodyweight.

Pull Ups, Dips, Squats, Sit-Ups, Leg Raises, Muscle UpsĀ just to name a few of the exercises you’ll be confronted with when training.

The benefits of Calisthenics

First of all, your muscularity will improve tremendously, leaving you with greater looks. People are prone to respecting you more when you look buff. Furthermore your confidence will grow as your muscles grow with you. Calisthenics isn’t just a Sport, it’s a Lifestyle choice, leaving its marks all over your life.Calisthenics Workoute

So in conclusion you’ll gain

  • Muscle mass
  • Confidence
  • Flexibility/strength
  • improved health

Functionality of Calisthenics

You won’t be training just to improve your physique, sooner or later you’ll find yourself enjoying great efficiency of movement as time goes bye. Looking good, feeling good, that’s what it is all about.

Nutrition

Utmost importance needs to be addressed to your diet. Great performance is directly correlated to a well balanced and healthy diet. Lean Proteins, healthy fats, and complex carbs will be needed in order for you to grow both physically and mentally.

Mental Health

A good looking body isn’t just the result of regular exercise, it’s a sign of discipline and commitment. It’s a sign of you leaving the comfort zone. Thus you won’t just grow into a new body, but into a new soul as well.

Lifestyle

Calisthenics isn’t just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle, you live it day in and day out. In order for you to reach your goal, you’ll have to turn your life upside down. Ranging down from your eating and sleeping habits to a whole variety of things influencing your journey, you can’t leave anything untouched.

 

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