Calisthenics refers to exercises that are done in a rhythmic, systematic way using body-weight for resistance. It helps build strength, endurance, and flexibility with minimal to no equipment.
Here are 5 Calisthenics Exercises you can try:
Pushups are a vital part of a complete body-weight workout routine. Typical pushups involve lying face down in a plank position and using the arms to raise and lower the body while keeping a flat back and a tight stomach. Tuck the elbows in close to the sides.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and toes pointed forward. Start the movement by lowering the hips then bending the knees into a squat position with your torso between your legs. Achieve the movement by thrusting the hips forward and straightening the knees to return to a standing position.
Lunges aim leg flexibility, stamina and strength. Similar to the squat stance, start the lunge movement by standing straight with the feet shoulder-width apart and the toes pointed forward. Step forward with one leg while bending at the hips and knees until you reach a lower position with both knees bent at no more than a 90 degree angle. Push up with the same leg used to move forward and go back to the initial position.
4. Oblique V-Ups
Start the motion lying on your right side with your legs outstretched from the hips at a 30 degree angle. Relax your right arm on the floor and place your left hand behind your head. Keeping them straight, lift your legs from the floor, bring the torso toward the leg, and then slowly return to the starting position. Complete repetitions as desired on both sides.
5. Jumping Jacks
Stand straight with the feet close together and the arms at the sides. Then bend the knees a little and jump while flinging the arms and legs outward to the sides. Land with the feet spread shoulder-width apart and hands reaching upward and then jump again to return to the initial position. Maintain good form by keeping the back straight and the knees bent.