Calisthenics Programing for Fat Loss

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  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 Strength

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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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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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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 …

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Do This, Make Gains in Muscle & Strength

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There is only one thing you should focus on when you workout.  If you get it, you make gains. If you don’t you stay stuck. That thing is called progression. Problem is,there are 101 other things that are supposedly so darn important. Diet, supplement, routine, sets, reps, weight, lifting temp, rest periods, equipment selection, heart …

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Why Calisthenics Helps You Build More Muscle

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  Straight to the point; you can build muscle with body weight training. In fact, you may even find yourself building more muscle with body weight training than with conventional weight lifting.  Much of the is due to the fact that there are 4 rules that must be fulfilled in …

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3 Tools to Quantify Your Body Weight Training

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One of the biggest arguments made for using weights over calisthenics is that you can measure and track the amount of resistance you’re using. This is a pretty good argument because if you’re not able to quantify and track your progress every workout is nothing more than a guessing game …

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The Magic of Technical Convergence (v2.0)

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In the past I’ve touched upon the topic of technical convergence which is one of the big advantages body weight training has over weight lifting.  Now I’ve come to realize the benefits reach much further than just preventing injury and building some more muscle. Technical convergence may actually be one …

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The Center Line Principal of Advanced Calisthenics

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Understanding the center line principal is crucuial if you want to build more than just an average level of strength and muscle with calisthenics. Moving your limbs towards your center line had many advantages. It places more tension on your target muscles so they get bigger and stronger. It helps …

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12 Reasons You’re Not Building Muscle With Body Weight Training

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There isn’t a doubt in my mind that you can build a substantial amount of muscle and strength through body weight training. In fact, I train with body weight exercise because there are some massive  advantages body weight training has over weight training when it comes to building muscle. Still, some …

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How to Go From Weight Lifting to Body Weight Training

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If you’ve ever thought about trying to make the switch from lifting weights to focusing on body weight training then today’s podcast is all for you. 6 years ago I put down the weights and jumped up on a pull up bar and haven’t looked back. I’ve had much more …

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Are Barbell Squats Fake?

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I spent nearly 15 years living under a barbell to make my legs stronger. I subscribed to the idea that that barbell back squat was the undisputed king of leg training. When I shifted over to body weight training I prayed to the gods of leg strength that I wouldn’t …

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The Most Important Factor in Your New Diet or Exercise Program

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I often receive emails from folks who are new to fitness asking me what the most important factor is in their new workout or diet plans. I always give the same advice which is just concern yourself with establishing a consistent habit of training. Consistency is by far the biggest …

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I work at a Gym…and So Do You!

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I used to get a lot of folks telling me “I would be in great shape too if I worked at a gym all day.” I don’t know what these folks think about my work day, sure some days I have chunks of exercise sprinkled throughout the day, but some …

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2 Ways to Progress and Advance Your Pull Ups

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There are a million ways to progress and advance that classic pull up into a muscle-building, mass-exploding, strength-crushing move from hell. But where do you start? Many of the advanced moves are a massive leap away from the classic pull up so many folks never explore beyond the 2 arm …

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Training for Performance vs Training for Asthetics

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Some folks like to train for high performance. Other’s are training for aesthetics and to look good naked. One objective is all about being able to change how you look and the other is all about being able to perform at your peak. There is certainly a middle ground where …

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The Muscle Building Window

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In the past, I’ve believed the opportunity to tell my muscles they need to be bigger and stronger lasted throughout my workout. Now I believe there is a very narrow window of opportunity where I can pull that muscle building trigger. The muscle building window is a rather small amount …

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