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Calisthenic Workouts

Discussion in 'Health, Fitness, and Diet' started by Kitsune, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. Kitsune

    Kitsune Staff Member

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    Thought we could start a discussion and get some info together regarding calisthenic exercises and routines.

    I've always preferred home workouts, and often found a lack of space and patience for weights. At home, space is limited, so there's usually lots of changing things around (like plates and bars), minimally a bench of some sort, and room needed so you aren't knocking over tables or kicking the pet. :D

    In my search for a good weight free alternative, with options (!), I came across a program called Convict Conditioning. It's based off body weight workouts developed in prison.

    Six progressive exercises, that target the main areas and core, and get really intense. It's built to build strength, not size necessarily, though cut and build would be expected. And all packed into an easy enough routine to follow.

    There's a brief list of the progressions below, as well as some infographics on their site.
    http://convict-conditioning.com/convict-conditioning-progressions/

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    And here's some other helpful info regarding progressions;

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  2. Corvid

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    Thanks, I was looking for a good source for calisthenics exercises a while ago and couldn't get one. Mebs mentioned you had some from an older post. Will go through them and pick out a few basics. :D
     
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  3. Kitsune

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    Sure thing.
    I like it because it uses a lower intensity for the warm up, and then two higher sets for reps.
    I start with the main four, on a two every other day routine, and it works well. Quick, easy (enough :D), and you feel it after.

    Don't let the simplicity fool you though. Start low, and work up. You may pay for a couple days after if you go too hard.
     
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    Awesome!

    May have a go at some of these.
     
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    Do these work for a person with a bad back?
     
  7. BurtMeister3000

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    I think they would if you start with the simple exercises. But if you have any back pain maybe stop doing the exercise.
     
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