Your Ultimate Guide to Progressive Calisthenics — Body Weight Training Arena

[…]The principles of calisthenics involve gradual strength gain by increasing your capability to do exercises of increasing difficulty.

The name for this philosophy is known as “progressive calisthenics.” This involves beginning with the constant repetition of relatively easy exercises, which will increase in difficulty as your strength and bodily capabilities progress. As your body adapts to the stimulus, small changes are made to the workout or exercises to keep your body growing and not stay “complacent“.

However, here at Body Weight Training Arena, we’ll go deeper into the subject of calisthenics. Furthermore, our primary focus is going to be on the practical side of things or the calisthenics progression.[…]

Your Ultimate Guide to Progressive Calisthenics — Body Weight Training Arena

The Ultimate Calisthenics Progression Guide — A Shot of Adrenaline

One of the biggest problems with body weight exercises is that its difficult to make the exercise more challenging. When you use weights you can simply grab a heavier weight. When you use your own body weight most people just do more reps. Yet in order to get bigger muscles we need to do low reps. So how do we stay in low rep ranges without “adding weight”?

Answer: Do Harder Exercises

When you choose an exercise that is challenging you’ll automatically stay in a low rep range. As you get stronger the number of reps increase.

In order to build size and strength you must progressively overload the muscle with more and more resistance. If you lift weights its easy, right? Just grab heavier and heavier weights as your muscle gets stronger.

Yet when you use body weight exercises this presents a problem. You can’t make a push up harder in the same way you can make a bench press harder, ie- adding weight. However, you can make it harder in other ways by doing more challenging exercises.

The below Calisthenics Progression Guide is designed to help you build mass and strength by progressing from one exercise to the next.[…]

The Ultimate Calisthenics Progression Guide — A Shot of Adrenaline