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Fix your planche

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What is a planche? A planche is a skill in gymnastics and callisthenics in which the body is held parallel to the ground while being supported above the floor by straight arms. Being able to keep your body in a horizontal posture while balancing your entire body weight on your hands is quite a challenging move - requiring strength and great balance. Since the planche is a challenging move, athletes train for it by learning the simpler moves to progress - usually in the following order: the frog stand, advanced frog stand, tuck planche, advanced tuck planche, straddle planche, and...

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Pull-up tutorial | Starting Calisthenics

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If you’re doing bodyweight training, pull-ups are almost unavoidable in a typical routine. Pull-ups are great for building upper body strength and mass. It is a basic move that can be modified into many different variations as you advance in calisthenics. The pull-up is considered an advanced exercise. It’s more difficult than the chin-up, but the pull-up can be modified or done on an assisted machine for beginners, and you’ll still benefit from these variations. Pull-ups are great for strengthening the back, arm, and shoulder muscles. It can also improve your grip strength since your grip has to be able...

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Can't transition from frog stand to handstand? Try this!

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If you have trouble transitioning from a frog stand to a handstand, this article is just for you! When it comes to calisthenics, performing static movements may be easy once you trained your muscles to hold the position. But transitioning between different static movements require training on how you shift your weight to move from one position to another without losing your balance! The frog stand to handstand move is quite difficult when you are transitioning in between them because you have to move a lot of weight for a lot of distance. Upper body strength can be tough to...

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5 Calisthenics Exercises Everyone Can Learn

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There are much more to calisthenics than push ups, pull ups, and squats. When you master the basics, there are many more calisthenics exercises that you can master. Check out the video below for 5 calisthenics exercises that everyone can learn. These would be more for intermediate calisthenics trainers but if you are a beginner, you can also check out these moves to see which ones you want to work towards. Improve your strength, balance, and coordination with these 5 exercises and improve your calisthenics skills! Watch the video and good luck! https://youtu.be/QQCh9Pxh-vc Related blogs: 30-minute Kickboxing Workout | Cardio...

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Accelerate your back lever progression

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Here’s the best exercise for your back lever that you might not be doing – follow along and it’ll be the fastest way to learn how to do the back lever. Here’s how you can accelerate your back lever progression: start by using a band to help provide the support you need to help you get used to your body weight. Repeat and practice. Watch the video below to see it in action! https://youtu.be/r0fOEhlAWh8 Want to get into calisthenics? Check out our previous blogs: 10 basic strength exercises Build mass in your triceps

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