Calisthenics and body weight exercise is the cornerstone of Fitness Independence. It’s the perfect example of why lifestyle freedom is the driving force behind better results.
Calisthenic is an incredibly powerful means of training and conditioning. You can program body weight exercise to fulfill any fitness objective from weight loss, to muscle building to balance and flexibility. Nothing is out of your reach with calisthenics.
The power of calisthenics is due to a number of freedoms it instills:
- Freedom of location
Calisthenics frees you from the need to workout in a gym or use lunky and expensive equipment. You can exercise anyplace you find yourself which can save you loads of time, money and energy.
- Freedom of time
Body weight exercises take a fraction of the time to set up and perform. This makes your exercise much easier to fit into even the busiest of schedules You can workout whenever its easiest for you even if your time commitments are constantly changing. You can even pepper your training in little chunks throughout the day. These mini workouts keep your body and mind refreshed and alert all day long.
- Freedom of movement
Calisthenics gives you the freedom to move and position your body however you want. Every joint and limb is in the most perfect position for maximum comfort, safety and effectiveness.
- Freedom of resistance
It’s a common myth that you can’t make body weight training easier or harder. To the skilled calisthenics practitioner, there are many more ways to change the resistance than with conventional exercise. Every movement can be taken from incredibly easy to ridiculously difficult many different ways to perfectly match any fitness level.
What’s even better, these adjustments are very easy to change. You don’t have to change weights or even pull pins out of weight stacks. Just shifting your weight or moving your hands a bit gives you the freedom to adjust the intensity to the perfect level you need.
- Freedom of health
One of the biggest benefits of calisthenics is it’s ability to work your body very hard without beating it up. Even though you can work your muscles to a very high level, the stress on your joints and tissues is very low. This is why calisthenics is an ideal form of exercise for the beginner as well as the elderly. If you’re a seasoned exercise enthusiast, calisthenics ensures you’ll have a healthy body that will allow you to keep training as hard as you wish for years to come.
In addition, advanced calisthenics smooths out weakness and stiffness which can cause injury. It rebalances your muscles and ensures you build up the strength and stability to keep your body as healthy as it is strong.
- Freedom of function
Last, but not least, body weight training is incredibly functional for life and sport. A body built up by calisthenics can handle anything life throws at it and come out the other end smiling.
All of these freedoms not only mean you have more lifestyle flexibility, but you also have far more potential to train your body harder, longer, smarter and safer. If that’s not a sure-fire recipe for success, I don’t know what is.
Like all things in Fitness Independence, your potential depends upon the skills you build up over time. It takes a healthy dose of patience for anyone to become proficient at body weight exercise. But if you are willing to put in the effort, the rewards far exceed anything you’ve achieved before with far less lifestyle restrictions.
A great place to get started is the Triad Muscle Revolution which is a free bodyweight program that focuses on just 3 super-efficient exercises.
As always, if you have any questions just give me a shout and we can get you rock’n right away!