AVOID THE GYM TRY CALISTHENICS
Lifting heavy weights and building a muscle bound body frame might not be everyone’s cup of tea. Maybe a lean ripped body is what you’re after and that’s completely alright. Doesn’t make it any easier to achieve though. You might not have to hit the gym as often but you will have to put in your effort.
If you want to avoid the gym and weights, calisthenics strength training is for you. But if you’re thinking it’s a shortcut to a fit body, you’ve got something else coming. Calisthenics is basically body weight training and it’s hotter than ever.
Before the invention of machines, barbells, and bench presses, mankind was getting strong and ripped using nothing more for resistance than bodyweight and it seems like we’re making a full circle. The feeling of owning your body, pushing it to the limits and building functional fitness as well is a major confidence boost.
The aesthetic appeal is a major factor that calisthenics trainers possess because the calisthenics body starts in the middle, because when you train with bodyweight, you use your abs for every single exercise— and it shows!
Calisthenics seems to be defining the new age of fitness. And we’re all up for it.
PHOTO BY: BIBHAS M. SUWAL
MODEL: RITESH SHERCHAN