12 Oct 2021

Why You Need to Do Calisthenics?

There is no question that lately calisthenics has become a buzz in the fitness world. However, this sort of physical activity has been always been around. Just think about the burpees, push up, pull ups and dozens of other aerobic exercises we usually do besides weight training.Bodyweight exercises have always been an important part of bodybuilding and other sports.Calisthenics is the name given to repetitiveexercisesthat use the resistance of your own body to build strength, increase flexibility and burn fat. No equipment or weights are used in calisthenics, and theexercisescan be performed anywhere there is a floor and enough space to move in. The benefits of calisthenics effects are wide-reaching.The Benefits of Weight-Free Exercise
  • Increased Muscle and Tone
Calisthenics is one of the only ways to build muscle mass and strength without the use of weights. However, it might not be the choice for the hard-core body builder. Muscles are built on the principle of progressive resistance. You can only progress your resistance so far when your only weight is your own body. However, calisthenics can build a reasonable amount of muscle mass, and maintain it, especially for a beginner looking for moderate muscle growth. An added benefit is that calisthenics accomplishes this muscle growth without the tearing and trauma that weight training can inflict.
  • Flexibility
When you get stronger, you also become more flexible. In fact, you cannot become more flexible without building muscle strength. A strong muscle does not have to strain to contract as a weak one must to perform. This, in turn, allows muscles to extend and flex with more ease. Calisthenics is an ideal way to increase flexibility through muscle tone.
  • Weight Loss
Calisthenics tackles the problem of burning excess fat from two directions. First, the strength training builds muscle mass and tone all over your body. Increased muscle mass raises your resting metabolic rate, allowing you to burn more calories every moment of every day. Second, continuous calisthenics causes your heart rate to rise. It constitutesaerobic exercise, one of the most effective ways possible to burn off fat.
  • Endurance
One of the most beneficial effects of calisthenics is increased endurance.Circuit trainingcalisthenics requires you to do as many repetitions of an exercise as possible, without rest, until fatigued. Every day that you re-perform theseexercises, having allowed your muscles to heal overnight, your endurance will be increased. You will be able to perform more repetitions before fatigue is reached. When performed evenly within all muscle groups, the result is increased endurance throughout every part of the body, including the cardio-vascular system.
  • Full body training
Large part of thecalisthenics activities works the entire body. A simple example is pull up. While you do pull ups not only your back muscles work but also you arms, shoulders, lower back and abs. All these muscles should work together in order to complete the move and keep the balance. This develops your coordination and burns more calories considering that more muscles need more energy that your body burns.
  • A Natural workout
The movements you do are natural ones that are far better for you joints. Many people doing weight training suffer from joint problems because there are exercises that use the joints in an unnatural way.In addition, since many muscles work together, you can avoid the injury of one particular muscle. It is almost impossible to concentrate on one muscle if you do body weight exercises and therefore it ishard to over train a certain muscle group. Furthermore, it develops your flexibility as well.Lifeline Gym - fondly referred to as the neighborhood gym is almost in all of the neighborhoods within Abu Dhabi - Salam, Electra, Najda, Khalidiya, Muroor and ADNEC. We offer attractive, affordable and value for money gym membership packages.To know more about our packages please call us at 024459542/43 or mail us at [email protected]