What is Calisthenics?
Calisthenics is a form of physical training based primarily around mastering your own bodyweight using minimal equipment.
It combines strength training and basic gymnastic movements that can be done anywhere; at home, in the park, at the gym or even in the office.
It’s the most basic form of physical training. The human body is designed to move and that very fact has enabled the human race to successfully survive a multitude of extreme events and challenges throughout its history.
But modern society and lifestyles are threatening the very thing that is at the core of our existence. Calisthenics represents a devolution of training, going back to basics and exploring what amazing things the body is capable of and in the process developing strength we can use in the world, not just within the confines of a gym.
History of Calisthenics
Calisthenics comes from the Greek words ‘kallos’ and ‘sthenos’ which mean beauty and strength. When the Greeks saw people mastering their own bodyweight all those years ago, they named it ‘beautiful strength’!
Getting started in calisthenics however is not easy. Not because it is complicated but simply because most people don’t know how to begin. It looks difficult and might even feel physically impossible. You are going to ask your body to move in ways it may never have done before, or at least not for a long time.
How can I get a Calisthenics body?
With something so new and challenging you are going to need some help and guidance to navigate the physical complexity. That’s why we have established the ‘School of Calisthenics’, to help you to learn something new. But it doesn’t end there, we’ll also help you to improve your physical fitness, conditioning, wellbeing, nutrition and maybe even change the way you approach the wider challenges you face in life. Calisthenics is not just good for our body, it develops mental strength and fortitude as well.
To help provide an effective progressive and systematic approach to calisthenics training and make program design super simple we have developed the unique School of Calisthenics Framework – Click here to find out more.
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