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Best calisthenics home workout: 5 exercises and almost no equipment can get you ripped
Calisthenics has a big buzz around it in exercise circles, and with good reason. Let this calisthenics home workout for beginners be your entry to the world of muscle ups and moves like the human flag... Calisthenics uses compound bodyweight exercises and focuses on increasing strength, fitness and flexibility.

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Calisthenics

Calisthenics

Calisthenics is a form of fitness consisting of different movements that exercise large muscle groups: running, standing, grasping, pushing, etc.
You don't rely on anything but a person's own...

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Get your body ready

Before you start doing any exercises, make sure you're all warmed up.
Do 5-10 minutes of cardio, just to get your heart rate up a bit.
Motivation tip: Listening to music can hel...

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Mountain climbers

Mountain climbers

Muscles worked: abs, obliques, quads, hamstrings, deltoids, biceps, triceps, and the chest.
Start off in the standard push up position. Pull your knees up to your chest, one at a time,...

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Walkout push up

Walkout push up

Muscles worked: hamstrings, chest, triceps.
Start by standing up, legs a little bit less than shoulder-width apart. Bend over like you wanted to touch your toes, but instead, place you...

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Stationary lunges

Stationary lunges

Muscles worked: quads, glutes, calves, hamstring, core, inner thighs.
As you are standing straight, take a big step forward and bend your knee so your rear knee almost touches the floo...

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Triceps box dip

Triceps box dip

Muscle areas activated: triceps, delts, pecs, upper back.
Box dips can be performed almost everywhere where there is an elevated surface (a chair, a sofa, a low wall, etc.): Rest your ...

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Inverted rows

Inverted rows

Muscle areas activated: all your back muscles, biceps, forearms, core.
You need is a surface you can hang from with your legs extended in front of you. Start by hanging onto the bar, h...

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The P.A.U.L. method (10 minutes)

The P.A.U.L. method (10 minutes)

Choose one exercise for each of the following four categories:

  • P- Plyometric cardio (e.g., Jumping Jacks)
  • A- Abs (e.g., Plank)
  • U- Upper Body (e.g., Push-Ups)

A HIIT circuit (beginners and advanced)

  • Jumping Jacks: 20 reps or 40 reps
  • Squat: 10 reps or 20 reps
  • Incline push-up: 10 seconds or 20 seconds
  • Plank: 30 seconds or 40 seconds
  • Single-Leg Glute Bridge: 5 reps each leg or 10 reps each leg

Complete this circuit three times with a 30-second rest between each round.

The 3-HIIT wonder (10 minutes)

  • 40 Speed Skaters
  • 10 Floor Burpees
  • 15 Leg Lift + Hip Lift

Set a timer for 10 minutes and complete the circuit as many times as possible with little to no rest over the course of those 10 minutes.

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CrossFit definition

It's a training philosophy that coaches people of all shapes and sizes to improve their physical well-being and cardiovascular fitness through varied and challenging workouts.

Each day, t...

Scalable based on your skill

Every day there is a particular workout prescribed that is completely scalable based on your skill. For example, if the workout calls for barbell squats with 135 pounds but you can only do squats with the bar (45 pounds), then that’s where you’ll start.

CrossFit is perfect for...

  • Beginners to weight training: If you have never weight trained before, CrossFit is a great place for you to start, provided you have a great coach.
  • People looking for support and community: Every CrossFit gym has a really tight-knit community feel to it.
  • Fitness fanatics: The general protocol is 3 days on, 1 day off, but many CrossFitters end up at the gym more frequently. 
  • Masochists: You’ll often be in situations where you use all your effort to finish a workout and continue to push yourself beyond.
  • Former athletes: You get to compete with people in your class and go online to see how you did against the world’s elite CrossFit athletes.

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High-intensity interval training (HIIT)

Any exercise can be a form of HIIT, if it follows a specific regimen where you vary your speeds and intensity when doing it.
Example:

  • Jogging light...

HIIT home workout

HIIT workouts generally only last about 20 minutes, which makes them attractive for busy people (most of us).
A 20-Min HIIT home workout:

  1. Dynamic Warm-up
  2. Bodyweight Squats
  3. Push-ups
  4. Star Jacks (or other dynamic exercises)
  5. Inverted Row (or other pull exercises)
  6. Plank (or other core exercises).
  7. A stretching to cool down.