calisthenics

This week our essay from featured coach Paul Wade discusses the lost art of bodyweight training and the true strength that can be built on a simple program of progressive calisthenics.
While we normally interview our featured coaches, that was not possible with Paul Wade. No interview and no photos. Why? Because the "convict" in Convict Conditioning is no joke.
Looking for a new and interesting way to get your abdominal muscles warmed up before a workout or before BJJ/MMA training? Check out this kimura warm-up drill.
Coach Traver shows up the "dummy up." Taken from Jiu-Jitsu and MMA, this drill is a great calisthenic exercise to spice up your warm-up or exercise routine.
The squat is the most fundamental movement in CrossFit as well as Olympic lifting.  Here's a quick video outlining proper squat form.