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    From Bodybuilding to Calisthenics Meet Fran…

    By David (Jacko) Jackson

    Ever wondered whether you can use calisthenics to improve bodybuilding?

    Well, meet Fran – he can tell you the amazing benefits he’s personally found. We’re really excited to introduce to you another of our amazing School of Calisthenics students!

    Meet Fran from Italy. He’s been training as a bodybuilder for 22 years competing in the UK, US and Italy. He recently started to incorporate calisthenics and calisthenics progressions into his training schedule especially muscle ups, pulls ups and learning how to do a better scapula retraction and shoulder depression in order to feel his lats more as a bodybuilder.

    Fran has been on a couple of School of Calisthenics workshops having had no experience of calisthenics training prior to the first one. He’s simply only ever done bodybuilding.

    The thing that interested me the most about the School of Calisthenics was the interest in learning how to move the body in a more functional way.

    The difference and developments he’s seen over the last two years since coming on the workshop is simply breathtaking… but we’ll let Fran tell his own story.



    You might also like to read our blog “Building muscle with calisthenics” – click here¬†

    Hear from others about what it means to them to be part of the School of Calisthenics community – click here

    Have a transformation story of your own? Please get in touch we’d love to hear from you. Please email


    Big Announcement!

    Save the Date // School of Calisthenics Social

    14 June 2020, Nottingham, United Kingdom

    Come be part of the School of Calisthenics community, meeting other like-minded people and some of our special guests as we bring our podcast to life this year at the school social.

    Find out more – here