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10 Exercises for Learning a Freestanding Handstand for Beginners My best 10 exercises for learning a freestanding handstand on your own. #1 Crow Pose Strengthens wrists and shoulders #2 Press Ups Strengthens triceps and shoulders #3 Lying Leg Raises with Crunch Strengthens the core and hips #4 Wall Assisted Handstand Builds strong wrists and shoulders Facing in. Tuck pelvis in and engage the [...]

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How to Train for Calisthenics Skills?

FREQUENCY & DURATION Regardless of the whether you are a beginner or advanced, if your goal is to learn a skill, such as the handstand or muscle up, you should train for that skill at least 4 times a week for no more than an hour. The duration of your skill training session could be [...]

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Calisthenics, Handstands & Meditation

I believe there is a link between calisthenics and meditation. Some static holds in calisthenics can induce a meditative state. I'd describe that state as one of being present in the moment, having a clear yet focused mind and strong awareness of the physical body. Holding a handstand (and frog pose) has made me enter such [...]

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Bored of the Gym? Calisthenics is the Alternative!

Are you passionate about exercise but bored of going to the gym? Are you tired of lifting weights and doing repetitive movements using gym equipment? Has the atmosphere in the gym begun to demotivate you to work out? If you are looking for a different exercise-related activity that's going to not only bring back the [...]

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What is Calisthenics?

The word calisthenics comes from the ancient Greek words kalos (κάλλος), which means "beauty", and sthenos (σθένος), meaning "strength". Longman English Dictionary defines calisthenics as "a set of physical exercises that are intended to make you strong and healthy." Google defines it as "gymnastic exercises to achieve bodily fitness and grace of movement." Both definitions [...]

Fun Things To Do in Leeds This Summer

Do you want to do something fun this summer? A rewarding exercise-related activity that will benefit your health, well-being and physical fitness?  Fancy learning how to stand on your hands and other cool skills while the sun is shining over Leeds? My name is Vlad and I'm running outdoor calisthenics sessions which involve doing a [...]

Why Women Don’t Compete on Rings in the Olympics?

Women carry most of their weight and strength in the lower body. Performing on rings requires incredible upper body strength that only men can develop to a professional competitive level. Have you seen a woman do iron cross for instance? Further, performing on a horizontal bar also requires a lot of upper body strength. Women [...]