Welcome to Calisthenics Guide, your free resource for working out with calisthenics. Calisthenics is another term for bodyweight exercises – a type of exercise which requires minimal equipment, and uses your own body weight to increase your strength, grow muscle, and improve your overall health and flexibility. Push-ups, pull-ups, dips, and sit-ups are some of the most well-known calisthenics exercises.

Chances are you performed these at some point in your life – most public schools around the world use calisthenics as part of their basic physical education. But have you considered that you can use calisthenics to get the healthy body you always wanted? Going to the gym and body-building are NOT the only option. Get Started Today!

Frank Medrano is one of the biggest names in calisthenics, and he's also a vegetarian

Frank Medrano got to this level ONLY through doing calisthenics. And he’s a vegetarian on top of it.

Our 21st century lives are busy. Many people don’t have the time, or the money to drive down to the gym every couple of days. Many others find the gym atmosphere discouraging. In contrast, calisthenics offers us a cheap and fast way to get in the best shape of our lives – with minimal equipment, in the comfort of your home or anywhere else.

Calisthenics can, and will help you lose weight, chisel your body for a ripped look, gain functional strength you can use in your everyday life, improve your flexibility, coordination, posture and cardiovascular endurance.

And above all, calisthenics movements are NATURAL –  they improve the ability to do what mother nature intended our bodies to do – carry things, traverse difficult terrain, and just in general – survive. They use our muscles the way they were used for thousands of years, and instead of isolating muscles, you use your entire body to perform exercises.

Interest in calisthenics is exploding in the 21st century. It is no longer a term spoken of in hushed voices and ridiculed by bodybuilders and gym-goers. Google search volume for the term “calisthenics” has risen rapidly in the past couple of years – it is truly becoming a global movement. Calisthenics is simple, natural, and it works.

Interest in calisthenics in Google search is spiking in the last couple of years

Google search volume for the term “Calisthenics” over the past 10 years.

Why not just lift Weights?

Besides the time and money sink of training with weights at the gym, there are other differences. For one, weight-training focuses on building mass and strength – the main goal of most weightlifters is to look big and strong. And if that’s your thing, then go for it. I have nothing against bodybuilding and weightlifting – in fact, I often admire the physique that some people are able to build through lifting weights. But that’s not for me.

Calisthenics can also build muscle mass and make you strong, but it is a much more complete approach to fitness. Instead of focusing on one area, calisthenics allows you to improve many things at once – build lean muscle, improve your endurance, improve your body’s flexibility, balance, posture, and more. Calisthenics is an all-around health solution that improves all of your body’s natural capabilities – not just muscle size and strength. That is why I choose it over lifting weights.

So what are you waiting for? Get the health and body you want, TODAY. Everything on this website is free. Complete beginner? no problem – head here to get started. Looking for a specific exercise, or workout routine? We’ve got you covered. Look around and you will find what you need. Welcome to the site and I wish you good luck on your journey.