🌟Calisthenics vs. Weightlifting🌟
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I've been doing calisthenics/bodyweight for about 4 years now. I used to lift weights but now I focus on functional movements. I no longer desire a big, bulky and uncoordinated physique. I don't care how much weight I bench press - I no longer use it as a measuring tool. I want the athletic physique. I want strength, control, explosiveness, mobility, and shreds.
🔹People always ask me🔹
DO YOU NEED TO LIFT WEIGHTS OR CAN CALISTHENICS GET YOU STRENGTH?
🔴THE PROOF IS IN THE VID🔴
I haven't lifted weights since I started calisthenics years ago.. The other day, after warming up, I decided to do some of my old weight workouts to see how my strength would compare.
I lifted heavier weight than I ever have in my entire life - more reps on bench press at 225, explosive strength in overhead presses and my "pull" game is🔝.
🔹HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?🔹
When using your bodyweight to workout, you put strain across the entire muscle region, attacking all muscle fibers. You always utilize your core and build incredible control. This will translate to weights.. but weights are static movements (not functional) so they don't translate to bodyweight in the same way.
There's a lot of benefits to both bodyweight AND weightlifting. There's no hating in this post because both have made me the athlete I am today.. It all depends what you want? If you want functional strength, mobility and to control your body in cool ways, choose calisthenics. If you want to bulk quickly and blast your muscles, weights may be the answer. However, you CAN use bodyweight to gain mass. It comes down to your diet and how intensely you target specific muscles.
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