Blogs about Bodyweight Training

Karate approach to calisthenics

In my new YouTube video below, I demonstrated some exercises that strengthen the wrists, fingers, knuckles, and grip, in addition to the muscles of the upper body. Allow a realistic time frame for working up to the more difficult exercises. If you have already worked through basic progressions for pushups and pullups, and have good flexibility in your wrists, you're ready for hand specializations.

My arms and shoulders workout (May 7th)

Decline bodyweight rows - 10 Drop set of horizontal bodyweight rows - 5 Drop set of in

Minimalist Abdominal Workouts

You can get an insane abdominal workout in 15 minutes or less just using a picnic table. No machines, weights, or special equipment are needed, period.

Calisthenics workout programs PDF Book - plenty of bodyweight training routines for beginners, intermediate, and advanced athletes as well as gymnasts. Remedial programs included. http://tiny.cc/workoutpdf

Calisthenics classes

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.

Strength training video - heavy sandbags and calisthenics

I demonstrate various sandbag and weighted calisthenics exercises in the video. Visit the blog post below to view the video and read more about the exercises.

Triceps workout - calisthenics exercises

 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

Convict Conditioning PDF Wall Chart

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.

Personal training at Lake City Fitness Center

I am now offering personal training at the Lake City Fitness Center. If you would like to learn all about bodyweight training, please get in touch! I can design a program for any experience level, from beginner to elite athlete. Even if you have a tight schedule, we can try to get in short but intense workouts that will still push you to your limit and burn off the calories!

Best bodyweight exercises for triceps

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.