Build More Muscle w/ Pull Ups

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Pull ups are a great muscle building tool. Even the most avid weight lifter can’t deny this body weight staple is an essential muscle builder. Still, you can’t expect much from just doing them, but rather how you do them. That’s why I made this video for you covering 10 …

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The Calisthenics Centerline Solution

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One of the basic methods of progressive calisthenics is to pull your limbs in closer towards your centerline. This results in the classic “close” handed push ups and pull ups as well as the close stance squats. I’ve been making this sort of training a staple for my workouts for …

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Programing Supplemental Calisthenics Moves

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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

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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

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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

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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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