Have you heard of calisthenics? Calisthenics is a type of exercise consisting of a variety of simple movements usually performed without weights or other equipment that are intended to increase body strength and flexibility using the weight of one’s own body for resistance. Calisthenics or body weight training is compound exercises that are leading the world as the fastest growing fitness trend 2015.

These popular gymnastic moves are also known as street workout, “weight free” or “free hand workouts.” Calisthenics are great for when you do not have the time or money to go to a gym or use dumb bells. It is important that personal trainers have considerable knowledge in calisthenic moves as this helps them keep workouts interesting, to train people for outdoor fitness and has no access to fitness equipment.

The video below shows a street workout athlete demonstrate various difficult calisthenics moves in exceptional form and a periodic table of body weight exercises infographic listing all the popular moves. We hope you enjoy this impressive video segment.


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