Calisthenics, Body Weight Training – Outdoor Fitness
Calisthenics to Increase Body Strength and Flexibility
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, are compound exercises that are leading the world as the fastest growing fitness trend .
These popular gymnastic moves are also known as street workouts. Body weight exercises are great for when you do not have the time to go to a gym or just like to train in the great outdoors! It is important that prior to beginning any workout routine you hire a personal trainer. In this case it would be important that they have considerable knowledge in calisthenics exercise as this helps them keep workouts interesting, safe and you free from injury.
Example Program :
Burpees with a Push Up
Inverted Pull ups
Dips on bars (Lean forward to hit the pec)
Planks on Bench
Beginners Program with Modifications
The video below shows an athlete demonstrate various calisthenics moves and gives you different variations from beginner to intermediate.
Vancouver is known to be a very health conscience city with many outdoor activities all year round! Use some of the outdoor equipment at a park near you with your personal trainer! Beginners should always have a professional trainer review proper form prior to using the equipment on their own. There are usually instructions for how to use the simple machines for more advanced athletes.
Rain or shine, Vancouver’s natural magnificence can motivate you to stay fit and active at the same time that it soothes you with its beauty.
Outside of Vancouver Canada? Find a park in your area:
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