Today I will help you understand more about Calisthenic Workouts, so that you will start your own physical transformation and get in the best shape of your life.
Why should you do Calisthenics? Why should you train?
Everyone trains for different reasons. Some people start a physical activity because they want to look better, lose weight (…fat) or because they want to get that fabulous six-pack. I know people who train because they want to look good naked, plain and simple. So, what keeps you up at night? What do you secretly desire?
However, let me tell you why I started my total bodyweight fitness routine 16 months ago. Well, it wasn’t because I hated squeezing into airplane seats and sucking in my stomach to shed some virtual pounds to those around me. It wasn’t because I hated when my colleagues at work used to call me “the bright, but fatty engineer” or because my ex-wife referred to me as “mildly obese”.
It all happened when my daughter came home from school crying because the other kids were teasing her about her “Plus Size” dad. I felt miserable. I hated myself.
Sixteen months ago, those were my reasons. Do any of these reasons sound familiar to you? Needless to say, these were not all positive reasons because they where all centered on the opinions of other people. Nevertheless, I started training. I hit the gym, paid a personal trainer to give me the body that would give me confidence and start pumping iron. And Yes, it wasn’t fun. It was more like a chore. Many, many times I have lost motivation to work out.
Until one day, when I discovered the training routine that changed my life.
It was a total bodyweight training routine, based on the calisthenic workouts. So, no more weight lifting, no more boring repetition, no more personal trainer, no more running for hours.
I quit the gym and I decided to give it a try. Was it worth it? You should be the judge of that. After 16 months, I am still doing it. I lost more then 50 pounds, I am in the best shape of my life and my ex-wife tells everybody I am a hottie. What do you think about that? No, not about the “ex-wife thing”…
I do my calisthenic workouts 3 or 4 times a week for about 45 minutes and I am loving it. Did I get my six-pack? No, but I got my fabulous four-pack! Each and every session I am getting closer and closer to my main goal: Getting Stronger!
My reasons for training these days are much more positive and quite opposite from my reasons for training back in the day. I am no longer concerned with looking good for other people. Do not get me wrong, looking good is a great thing, but for me it is actually the side effect from training for strength. I too want to look good, but it is not my primary goal. It is just an added benefit from doing my calisthenic workouts and eating smart. Now I train because it is enjoyable. I train to get stronger, to see what I am capable of doing with my physique. I train to keep myself in shape so I can participate in other activities such as playing football, swimming, jogging and other sports.
Calisthenic workouts are one hundred percent free workouts routines. They are the fastest, easiest, but most effective bodyweight routines that will help you burn fat and build muscle at the same time.
Starting with the Ancient Spartan Warriors- the most feared and respected warriors of all time and continuing with today’s military forces, gymnasts, athletes, martial artists and Hollywood celebrities, they all used or still use Calisthenic Workouts as the vehicle to achieve a greater sense of what it takes to live life and live it well.
Calisthenic workouts were the solution to my overweight problem. And I am one hundred percent sure that it can and will be your solution, too!
Success comes to those who are willing to do what others will not! Are you willing? Off course you are!
Now that we have gone through that, here is the first thing I need you to do.
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