In this book, you’ll learn the history of calisthenics, which is exercise using just your bodyweight, why it’s so effective, and what exercises you can do to transform every part of your body
The story of calisthenics is ancient
Calisthenics was the exercise of the Greek olympians and Roman gladiators. This book explores how calisthenics went from being the workout of the gods to a less-popular choice after weightlifting and bodybuilding became a thing. Now, however, calisthenics is making a comeback in a big way, and has endured other workout fads for thousands of years.
Why is calisthenics good for you?
There are a lot of reasons why bodyweight exercise is so effective. The book will go over all of them, including how:
- You don’t need a gym and can do calisthenics anywhere
- You don’t need to buy expensive equipment
- It supports other forms of exercise like running and biking
- It’s safe, even if you have a history of injury
- It’s been shown to be great exercise for weight-loss
This book breaks down calisthenic exercises by parts of the body: upper, core, and lower
You’ll learn how to safely perform a huge variety of calisthenic exercises and their variations, like:
- Sit-ups and push-ups
- Squats and crunches
- Lunges and calf raises
Calisthenics can be great for cardiovascular health and flexibility, so the book will also go over exercises specifically designed for those purposes
Calisthenic exercises for your heart health involve a lot of movement, so you can get your heart rate up. Expect to see plyometrics, which means workouts that have you jump into certain positions, like squats and lunges. Calisthenics for flexibility focuses on dynamic stretching, or stretching through movement, which safe and effective. The book will also go over how to stretch properly, and when to do it.
A healthy diet fuels productive calisthenic exercise
To make the most out of your calisthenic workouts, what you eat is very important. This book explains how protein builds the lean muscle you want, what kinds of carbs you should be eating, and if protein powder is worth all the hype. You’ll even get a recipe for a healthy protein shake, what protein shake brands are best, and ideas for protein-hearty meals. You know exercise is good for you, and now you can actually get into without getting bored One of the best things about calisthenics is that it has been proven to be a safe form of exercise for just about anyone, and you can get a lot of variety into your workouts. There are so many calisthenic exercises, so if you get bored with one workout, you can easily start trying different variations on the classics to shake things up. The book provides sample workouts of exercises strung together, but you can just swap out new ones when it starts to get old. A huge reason why people give up on exercise is simply because they tired of doing the same thing over and over again. That will never again when you commit to calisthenics. With this book, it’s now possible to build the body you’ve always wanted, and significantly improve your health!