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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fitness is Learning -- Calisthenics


When I hear calisthenics, I think military or boot camp. Calisthenics are exercises that use little to no equipment. These exercises are meant to promote physical fitness. Common calisthenics exercises include sit ups, crunches, push ups, pull ups and lunges.

I know most people hear calisthenics and think boring. Not me. Calisthenics isn’t something I would do on a daily basis but it is a great way to check in with yourself. I like the way I can use calisthenics to measure my fitness level. Within months I went from being able complete five push ups to doing two sets of 15. I went from barely doing 10 crunches to completing two sets of 60. This is the way I use calisthenics—to measure how my fitness level is improving.

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