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Bodyweight Exercises aka
Calisthenics /ˌkaləsˈTHeniks/

Definition. Bodyweight exercises or calisthenics are a form of physical training that utilizes the weight of your own body. The word calisthenics comes from the ancient Greek words kállos (meaning “beauty”) and sthenos (meaning “strength).

Bodyweight exercises boast many advantages:
  • Functional fitness. By engaging multiple muscle groups simultaneously, body-weight exercises mirror real-life movements. They enhance practical fitness for everyday activities.
  • Holistic health. Regular movement isn’t just about physical gains. It reduces disease risk, elevates mood, and promotes overall well-being.
  • Effective. These exercises pack a punch. They enhance muscle strength, posture, strength, body composition, and flexibility all without relying on major equipement.
  • Efficient. You don’t need marathon sessions. Even short bouts of body-weight exercises yield results. A little goes a long way.
  • Convenient. Body-weight exercises offer unparalleled convenience. You can seamlessly integrate them into your daily routine—whether you’re at home, in a park, or traveling. No need for specialized equipment or gym memberships.
  • Cost-effective. Unlike pricey gym subscriptions or elaborate fitness gear, body-weight exercises require minimal investment. All you need is your own body and a willingness to move.
  • Approachable. The low intimidation factor makes body-weight exercises accessible to everyone. You won’t feel overwhelmed by complex machinery or judgmental glances.


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