March 26, 2015


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Why You Don't Need To Go To The Gym

As much as I enjoyed going to the gym it often posed a logistical problem in my daily schedule.  It just took up too much of my precious time.   About 1 year ago—after 8 years of holding a gym membership—I decided to stop going.  I still work out, but now I work out at home.  It was the best decision I’ve made in years, and I’m fitter than I ever was while going to the gym.  Most importantly, I enjoy exercise even more because of the simplicity of it all.

Calisthenic exercises rely on your body weight and require no equipment other than a chin up bar.  And yes, you get a killer workout – it’s what the Navy Seals use.  A painfully simple way to get an effective workout.  I can do them in the living room, in the park, or in a hotel room while traveling.  There are no more logistical problems or excuses not to work out.



Chin-ups = Biceps. Grab the bar with a palms facing forward grip shoulder width apart. Pull yourself up until your chin is over the bar and then slowly lower yourself back down till your arms are fully extended.

calisthenics pull ups

Wide grip pull-ups = Lats. Grab the bar with a palms facing backwards grip about twice your shoulder width apart. Pull yourself up until your chin is over the bar and then slowly lower yourself back down till your arms are fully extended.

calisthenics push ups

Push-ups = Chest. Place your palms down on the flow, just over shoulder width apart and aligned with your shoulders. Raise yourself using your arms until they are fully extended, then lower yourself back down. Do not rest your body on the ground in between reps.

calisthenics dips

Dips = Triceps. Palms down and knuckles forward, place your hands on the edge of stable chair. Extend your legs in front of you. Start with your arms extended, lower yourself as low as you feel comfortable. Slowly raise yourself back up.

calisthenics pike push ups shoulders

Pike push-ups = Shoulders. Position is similar to a pushup except the feet position is about half the distance to the hands. The body will be in a V shape. Lower the head to near the ground, then slowly extend the arms back up.

calisthenics squats

Squats = legs. Stand with your legs spread slightly further than shoulder width apart and feet pointing 20 degrees outward.  Slowly bend your knees and keep your butt sticking out and back arched in.  You may squat to just below 90 degrees between your legs and thighs.


Power jacks = warm up. A low impact alternative to jumping jacks, start with your hands at your side. Raise your hands above your head while simultaneously extending one leg to the side. Lower your arms back to your side while simultaneously returning your leg to the starting position. Repeat this while alternating the legs that you extend


Make them as easy or as difficult as you want.  Calisthenic exercises are easily modified to be easy or intense.  By changing my body position I can change my body weight leverage, thus increasing or decreasing the effective weight.

Examples of increasing difficulty for a shoulder exercise:

Beginner: Pike push-ups

Intermediate: Pike push-ups with legs elevated onto a surface

Advance: Handstand push-ups against a wall.


Here’s my simple routine:

Routine 1: 75 power jacks for warm.  30 chin-ups. 15 wide grip pull-ups.  30 dips. End with 75 power jacks.

Routine 2: 75 power jacks for warm up.  30 push-ups.  30 pike push-ups.  30 squats.  End with 75 power jacks.

For these calisthenic exercises, I do each set to my maximum (failure rate), and then as many sets necessary to complete the total reps desired.  I end up doing a routine 3 -4 times per week, always alternating between my routine 1 and 2.  I increase my total reps up ever so little each month: the incremental gains add up.  Next months target is 35 for each exercise.

I save so much time from working out at home.  Simplifying everything surrounding my workout has turned it into something I enjoy so much more.  As a result,  I exercise more often.   It was a great decision to start working out at home and I suggest you try it too.

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