Calisthenics can be done anywhere with no special equipment…. or none at all! You don’t need a gym to do a few calisthenics. Push-ups, dips, pull-ups, crunches are awesome ways to get your heart pumping. You don’t need a lot of room to perform these types of exercises. Calisthenics are an all over hard core workout no matter what. Being able to lift your own body weight is possible and calisthenics is the way to get you there.
Push-ups, you just need a flat surface.
Dips, you can do with a chair or your bed.
Pull-ups you may need to be a little creative with if you don’t have a pull-up bar in your house. You can always go to a park where there is a pull-up bar!
Crunches, again you can do these various ways but all you really need is a flat surface and some motivation.
Planks, there are a variety of planks you can challenge yourself with. Start off basic with just a forearm plank than advance to a straight-arm plank. I like to use a variety of plank exercises to get warmed up and charged up.
Lunges, why not lunge down your hallway? Maybe lunge on your way to the bathroom!
Squats, you can do free standing or against a wall. Make sure you perform with proper technique!
Handstand push-ups…… I know, I know! These are hard but you can try against a wall. Start with doing half a handstand push-up, in other words once your in your handstand position only bend your arms a little than back to starting position. Trust me, that alone is a workout! If this is clearly not possible right now, work your way up to it. Set it as a goal.
All it really takes is some motivation with determination. We all started at the beginning and beginning is a great place to start. Try making small changes and big changes will appear.
“The real workout starts when you want to stop” author unknown
“Motivate the mind; the body will follow” author unknown
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