Bodyweight and calisthenics?

December 20, 2020
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Usually people here praise lifting weights, and trash talk bodyweight excersises and calisthenics. I Just tryna realise why and also im just into looks i font care about gaining strenght gains at the moment.

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Title Bodyweight and calisthenics?
Author Dimenzije90
Upvotes 0
Comments 7
Date December 20, 2020 7:57 PM UTC (4 months ago)
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[–]FinancialThanks14 points5 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

The only way to make your muscles bigger is to make them stronger. It’s easier to do that in the gym than with body weight exercises

[–]Dimenzije90[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy Link

Fair, but then why are gymnasts so jacked.

[–]FinancialThanks12 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Because the spend all day every day training only their upper body with bodyweight exercises from a young age

[–]kclanton802 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

You can make great gains with calisthenics. And you can add weight and resistance to said movements as well..

I have been back in the gym for a bit but honestly feel like I looked better doing my home workouts with high rep calisthenics. Weighted push ups pull ups. Dumbbells for shoulders....lunges for legs etc

[–]trpppp1231 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Calisthenics is about gaining bodyweight strength though. It can help you add muscle but can only take you so far.

[–]michael_in_chains0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Other then lifting/calisthenics I suggest taking boxing/muay thay classes etc., it'll only do you good.

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