So you think this is another fitness blog post, “Top 5 exercise for this”, “Top 2 techniques for washboard abs” … well, it’s not. It’s something much much better, it’s Callisthenics.
Callisthenics is the Ancient Greek method of fitness, it relies on the individual’s body weight and is a mixture of body weight exercises and acrobatics. Trust me it does wonders for your body and spirit cause you know those Ancient Greeks; they want both or nothing at all.
No.1 Handstand PushUps
This type of Calisthenic exercise relies on you rotating yourself 180 degrees and standing on your hands. Now do not be afraid, all you have to have is a wall and some faith.
After that, you just literally place your hands on the floor and kick back onto the wall. After you familiarise yourself just standing like that, try letting go of your feet from the wall. After that, all that is left is you to push into the ground and back up.
It will take trial and error and many efforts but eventually, you will be able to walk on your hands and have a killer body to show for it.
No. 2 PushUp
Then we have the good old fashioned PushUp, a lot of people know it, most dread it but most also do it wrong. If used correctly it can be one of the best exercises one can ever do. It activates your core, your back, your chest, your shoulders, your legs and well pretty much every single muscle fibre in your body. It also makes you keep and maintain balance by contracting not only muscle fibres Type I but also Type II.
The way to do them is by placing your hand’s shoulder-width apart on the floor.
Then you kick back your legs and maintain an incline.
Then, this is where most people get it wrong, you maintain a perfectly straight angle all the way from your head to the tips of your toes. It should be about 45 degrees.
All that is left is to push into the ground again and push yourself back up. It helps tremendously if you can see yourself in a mirror to make sure your buttocks do not stick up as that is the most common problem with doing a correct pushup.