Calisthenics | Methodology
Calisthenics are exercises that don’t rely on anything but a person’s own body weight. Exercises are performed with differing levels of intensity and rhythm. Sometimes these exercises are done with light handheld tools like bands, rings, ropes and weights.
Bodyweight exercises provide control and variety. Many strength training or cardio routines can get monotonous but with bodyweight training, you’re completely in control of your routine. You can change it up to include more challenging sets on some days, exclude them on recovery days, or simply switch the order to keep it fun.
These exercises get results partly because they often involve compound movements (meaning numerous joints and muscles are engaged in each move). Compound exercises such as push-ups/dips, lunges/squats and chin-ups/pull ups which are extremely effective for strength gains and performance improvements.
Bodyweight movements work a number of different muscle groups at the same time, helping you tone and strengthen your body from head to toe. Both upper-body and lower-body exercises help to improve core strength, which is essential to good posture, proper movement patterns, and injury prevention.