Calisthenics workout programs PDF Book - plenty of bodyweight training routines for beginners, intermediate, and advanced athletes as well as gymnasts. Remedial programs included.
Do you want to lose some weight or get back into shape without having to spend a cent on equipment or a gym membership? If you answered yes, then calisthenics classes are the perfect solution! All ages and fitness levels are welcome and encouraged.
The video linked below explains an excellent tactic. I have been doing basically the same thing but with drop sets added in. My own triceps work usually goes like this:
Bodyweight triceps extensions, 8-12 reps
Diamond pushups, 8-12 reps
Triceps dips (aka chair dips or bench dips), 12-15 reps
The short link below leads to a blog post that links out to a wall chart PDF. It includes the names of each step in the "Big 6" progressions, progression goals, and a flowchart. Quite useful to print out and post on your wall or save to your phone. It is based on the first Convict Conditioning book.
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I have to agree with all of the points made in the below video, as well as the progression. The only exercise I'd add is bodyweight triceps extensions, which utilizes the same movement pattern, but with a deeper range of motion. I include a second video for this exercise.
In the video below, I demonstrate a calisthenics progression for Dragon flag, a technical, difficult, and cool looking movement credited to Bruce Lee. Rocky Balboa also used the Dragon flag as part of training for his fight with Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. Dragon flag works most (if not all) of the torso, as well as the hips and glutes. In my opinion, the Dragon flag most difficult bodyweight training exercise for the abdominals that I can think of.
One of the best calisthenics exercises for the chest is Jowett pushups, named after the strongman George F. Jowett. It provides a deeper range of motion and makes the exercise more analogous to bench pressing, especially if you are wearing a weight vest or sandbags. The idea is that the deeper range of motion puts you at more of a mechanical disadvantage, forcing your muscles to work harder to complete the exercise, therefore inducing more strength gains.