Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is calisthenics?
Calisthenics is a form of strength training that is based on compound movements where the person uses their own body as primary resistance. If you want to know more read our intro into calisthenics.
Can I build muscle with calisthenics?
Yes, by using progressive overload and optimal repetition range you can use calisthenics to build muscle. By choosing the correct volume and intensity for your workouts calisthenics is an ideal way to achieve hypertrophy or muscle growth.
Is calisthenics better than gym?
Calisthenics is better than gym because it is based on compound movements that engage multiple muscle groups at the same time which is ideal for developing functional fitness practical for everyday life.
How to start calisthenics?
You can start calisthenics by practicing the basic bodyweight exercises like push ups, pull ups, sit ups and squats in order to build basic strength. To make your workouts more challenging you can gradually increase the difficulty by adjusting leverage or adding weight to you exercises.