calisthenics

Today we’re going to look at a few of the easiest ways to add difficulty to your bodyweight training in order to maximize strength and size. You just might be surprised at how effective these are.
To really get the most bang for your buck, you should be doing different types of chin-ups. And not just boring close grip or wide grip either.
If you’re a fan of the Convict Conditioning series, or of bodyweight training in general, you would be interested to know that this popular series from Dragon Door now includes a log book.
It doesn't matter what tool you use, your body get bigger because you apply a stimulus. You create an overload. Learn how to manipulate angles and exercises to build muscle with just your bodyweight.
The new book from bodyweight master Al Kavadlo requires no equipment, just dedication and focus. Learn how bodyweight movements can build your strength, and you can do it all without a gym.
This book and DVD provide great progressions for bar-based exercises. They also made me realized what a cool guy Al Kavadlo is. I just want to hangout with the guy now.
It's NOT all downhill as you near middle-age. If you've never tested your physical limits, there's still time. I've been able to get stronger than ever and avoid injury using bodyweight exercises.
Dear Coach: It's time for me to change up my routine. My question is, if I'm doing bodyweight exercises are they going to increase my muscle size/definition more than weight lifting?
Three times per week you can workout for free and equipment-free! Try our new bodyweight workouts, coming out every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Jay Cardiello may be a "celebrity trainer" but his book is an outstanding resource for bodyweight movements, and if you're motivated on your own, could be some great workouts, as well.
In the 1st Convict Conditioning the focus was on the 6 fundamental strength movements. In the 2nd book, the goal is “strength-calisthenics” and work on some of the more peripheral parts of the body.
There was one place that the old school calisthenics never died out; a place where the older systems were perfectly preserved, like an ancient insect trapped in amber - in prisons.
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.