Body Weight Inner Thigh Exercise

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I spent years scoffing at people working hard to strengthen their inner thigh muscles. Turns out I was the crazy one for avoiding those muscles for so long especialy after discovering the inner thigh muscles are a critical part in all lower body training. Single leg squats are almost impossible if …

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Programing Supplemental Calisthenics Moves

The Fit Rebel All Calisthenics Posts, Leg Training, Progressive Calisthenics, Pull Up & Biceps Training, Push up Training, Suspension Training

Just like traditional weight lifting methods, calisthenics includes both basic compound movements as well as single joints moves like curls, shoulder raises and grip work. Even though you may not need these moves, they can shore up a few weak points and round out your physique. The trick is knowing …

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Answering Your Calisthenics Questions

The Fit Rebel All Calisthenics Posts, Methods & Success Mindset

I get many questions on the daily about how best to train calisthenics. All of these questions are great, they show people are really thinking and using their noodle. I love answering your questions! In this week’s podcast I tackle a collection of the best questions concerning calisthenics. I cover: …

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Programing Calisthenics for Fat Loss, Muscle Building & More

The Fit Rebel All Calisthenics Posts, Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Progressive Calisthenics

Calisthenics is a fantastic training method, but it can fall flat if you don’t know how to program your routine to accomplish what you want. The squat is a good example. You can use it to pursue any goal from building muscle to explosive training and even fat loss. It’s …

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Calisthenics Programing for Fat Loss

The Fit Rebel All Calisthenics Posts, Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition

  Burning fat doesn’t require a special routine or workout. Literally any form of movement will burn fat and contribute to weight loss. Seriously, it doesn’t matter what you do or how you do it. It all counts. Of course you want to optimize things don’t you? You want to …

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Programing Calisthenics for Endurance

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Training for endurance isn’t rocket science, but there are a few programing details you need to get right. Exercises like squats, jumping, lunges, push ups and rows are staples to an endurance program as are burpees, running, and hill sprints. The most important thing is to understand just what kind of …

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Programing Calisthenics for Strength

The Fit Rebel All Calisthenics Posts, Methods & Success Mindset

Calisthenics is a fantastic vehicle for building strength. After all, have you ever met anyone who can do a ton of handstand push ups or single arm pull ups who wasn’t strong? But don’t expect to build that kind of strength doing endless push ups and crunches. You gotta know …

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Clear Out Weakening Neural Friction

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If you want to grow bigger and stronger nothing is more important than the strength of your mind muscle connection. The better you can control your own muscles the more you gain from every single rep of your workout. Modern living, with it sedentary ways and repetitive motions, can highly …

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Build A Bigger Chest with Push Ups

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Push ups are a staple for anyone looking to build a serious set of pecs. Unfortunately, a lot of folks struggle to get their chest to even twitch, let alone rage with tension once their hands hit the floor. I was just one such person myself until I discovered the …

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How to Not Swing With Hanging Leg Raises

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Hanging knee and leg raises are the gold standard in core training. They require strength and stability along your entire spine as well as strong hips. They also demand flexibility in the lower back to complete the package. The biggest threat to your progress is the tendency to generate a …

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Erase Your Pull Up Dead Zones

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Dead zones are those points in your range of motion where your muscles are over loaded and even possibly turn off. This results in a shorter range of motion, slower muscle growth, less strength development and potential joint issues. The pull up is one such move that almost always has …

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Build More Muscle with L Pull Ups

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The seated, or “L” pull up is one of the most underrated muscle building tools in calisthenics. – It allows advanced pull up monsters to fine tune their technique. – It teaches you how to engage the upper back and shoulders more during vertical pulling moves. – It’s a great …

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Muscle Building Made Simple

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Building muscle isn’t complicated. It’s not easy, but it sure isn’t complicated. Just like with weight loss, building muscle is all about balancing two principal influences. The balance between the mechanical stress you place on a muscle and the recovery of that muscle is is what makes or breaks your …

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6 Body Weight Training Mistakes I See Every Day

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  These are 6 things I witness every day that hold back many people in their body weight training. Doing the opposite can help you unleash your potential. #1- Placing too much importance on reps.  “I can do 100 push ups”! “I can do 40 pull ups!” “I just did …

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Deadlift Strength From Body Weight Training

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Many claim that body weight training can’t build the type of strength you get from lifting a big, heavy-ass, weight off the floor. To a point, they are correct. After all the body develops according to the specific demands of an activity. Therefore, the only activity that builds the exact …

The Fit RebelDeadlift Strength From Body Weight Training