Every man seeking strength was at least once in situation when bodyweight Dips and Pull-Ups become too easy to have any impact on his strength levels. As I wrote in this article, there are several ways out of this depressing situation:
- Add weighted vest
- Add backpack with some weights in it
- Move to harder exercise
- Add weight belt
First one is quite expensive while the most convenient.
Second one is great, simple and cheap while has certain limitations. Backpack can take only limited amount of weight and probably not more than 25 kg. It should be used primary for more convenient progressing to harder bodyweight exercises. Also it doesn’t stay tight with the body as weighted vest so it can be used only for limited amount of exercises. Continue reading
So you might be wondering why the F there’s only one post since December? Well, I’ve been really busy with my full-time job (yes, I have a full-time job) and with music (yes, I’m musician (and not to waste this awesome place without advertisement check my stuff out on SoundCloud)), and with my own training, so there was no time and energy for articles. But now I’m back and ready to kick some ass. So today’s topic is weighted calisthenics. I wrote an article on what is better: weights or calisthenics? You can check it out here. However, current topic is not about what is better. It’s about the ways to utilize external weights to make calisthenics more challenging and interesting, and how to make bodyweight strength progressions easier. Yep, that’s right.
How Did I Discover Weighted Calisthenics?
You might think: “Are you retarded or what? Every bonehead gym rat knows that you can add weight to bodyweight exercises to make them harder”. Well, I knew that too as well. Continue reading