Calisthenics is the art of using your own bodyweight to get fit. There are many reasons to practice calisthenics such as improved strength and conditioning as well as improved balance and coordination with your body. When practiced regularly, and with proper form, calisthenics can be used to build a strong and fit physique.

One of the best things about calisthenics is that it can be done almost anywhere without any equipment. That means that you never have to worry about getting to the gym or missing a workout because you’re travelling. Your gym is with you no matter where you go.

You can work out your arms, shoulders, chest, back, core, and even legs any time by simply using your own body’s weight as resistance. There are also many techniques to progressively increase the difficulty of calisthenics including the angle of your body, plyometrics, and many others. 

Below is a list of articles that give tips and explain how to do the main exercises involved in calisthenics. I’ve broken them into two different categories; pushing exercises and pulling exercises.

Pulling Exercises

How to Do Your First Pull Up (Even if You Can't Pick Up Your Own Cat)

Pull ups are an awesome compound exercise that I recommend to everyone and you should start practicing it right away when you start on your calisthenics journey.

The Complete List of Pull Up Bar Exercises with Video Guides

Here is a complete list of every exercise you can do with a pull up bar and how to do them properly to sculpt your upper body.

5 Bodyweight Bicep Exercises That You Can Do Anywhere

Bodyweight bicep exercises are some of the most fun exercises you can do. Read on to learn how to do them anywhere.

How to Do Pull Ups at Home (Even if You Don't Have a Pull Up Bar)

Doing pull ups at home without a bar is easy if you just use some ingenuity. Here are a few of my best suggestions.

Pushing Exercises

How to Do Push Ups Properly

Push ups are one of the most fundamental exercises out there but unfortunately many people are doing them wrong. Don’t be one of them!

How to Do Dips Without a Dip Bar

Dips are one of the best upper body exercises you can do but at first it can seem awkward when you’re trying to figure out how to do them at home. Read on to learn how you can do them without any fancy equipment.