How to do a Plank

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The plank is a brilliant exercise for building core strength using only your own bodyweight. In this exercise guide, I will teach you how to perform the plank correctly, ensuring maximum gains without the risk of injury. The plank focuses on your core muscles: abdominal, back, hips, shoulders, neck. The plank is a great exercise … Read more

10 Simple Rules for Gaining Strength with Calisthenics

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Calisthenics is the best way to gain holistic strength. Calisthenics exercises always engage numerous muscles, encouraging balanced muscle growth and development. When you train with weights its easy to isolate muscles and over-focus on a single muscle or muscle groups; with calisthenics this is almost impossible. Gaining strength quickly and effectively requires exercising in a … Read more

How to do Dips

How to do Dips | Modern Calisthenics

Dips are one of the 5 basic exercises you need to master in order to progress in calisthenics. Along with push ups, sit ups, pull-ups and squats, dips should be at the core of your workout routines. In my opinion you should be doing these everyday. Even if you only have time and motivation for one set of each, do them everyday!

The rule is: the basics are the basics and you can’t beat the basics.” – Charles Poliquin – Strength training legend.

With Charles’ wise words fresh in our minds, let’s talk about how to do dips…

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How to do a Handstand

Handstand | Modern Calisthenics

Calisthenics involves more than just raw strength. If you really want to master the art of calisthenics and build strength then you need to incorporate balance training and gymnastics skills into your repertoire. Today I’m going to talk about how to do one of the most fundamental, yet undeniably tricky moves that you will need to know: the handstand.

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How to do a Push Up

Push-up Exercise Guide | Modern Calisthenics

One of the most fundamental exercises in the calisthenics repertoire is the push up. If you want to build strength through bodyweight exercises then get prepared to perform a lot of push ups on a regular basis.

The benefit of doing push ups is that they will help you build strength in your shoulders, chest and arms as well as toning your core and back muscles.

In this article, I’ll walk you through this simple yet effective exercise. I’ll explain exactly how to do a push up properly and point out common mistakes and how to avoid them. After you have read this article you will be able to perform the perfect push up.

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