Calisthenics is a system of training with physical exercises that are performed with your own body weight. In its purest concept, calisthenics is practiced without additional loads.
The athlete's own body is the one that exercises resis.tance, thus working both strength and cardiovascular capacity.
What exercises should you start with?
The first exercises that you must master are squats, push-ups and chin-ups, as well as all their variants. You will achieve basic strength by starting with the exercises in their most basic version, but little by little you will have to start practicing more challenging variants.
-Basic calisthenics exercises:
Basic calisthenics exercises are ideal for beginners. They refer to those exercises that we practice to strengthen certain areas of the body and allow us to gain strength in more advanced movements.
The first exercises that you must master are squats, push-ups and chin-ups, as well as all their variant
Some of the most common basic exercises for calisthenics are push-ups, pull-ups, squats, conventional crunches or leg raises.
The so-called "basics" help you improve endurance, burn body fat and increase muscle mass. As their name suggests, they are ideal for beginners and form the foundation for progress in calisthenics.
Much more advanced exercises that consist of maintaining a certain body position for a period of time. They are very colorful and spectacular activities.
Static exercises for calisthenics are quite complex and require great muscle strength
Static exercises for calisthenics are quite complex and require great muscle strength. Coordination and technique are also very important in avoiding injury.
The full planche, the flag, the front lever, the back lever or the L sit are some examples of static exercises for calisthenics. Forget any of them completely if you don't have a good foundation and a very advanced level of technique.
Finally we find dynamic exercises for calisthenics. Some movements that are incorporated into the calisthenics routine to improve agility and reflexes.
They can also be seen in other disciplines related to freestyle. Twists, swings, or bar jumps are examples of dynamic exercises.
These are highly technical and dangerous exercises. It requires strength, coordination and concentration. A small mistake can cause a spectacular fall and later an injury.