Calisthenics or Weights – What to choose?
Are you curious about why you should choose Calisthenics or weights? Or are you interested in Calisthenics, but still lifting weights in the gym because you have some doubts about choosing Calisthenics over weightlifting? In this blog, and in the video down below, you will discover more about ‘Calisthenics or weights’.
Around 4 years ago we stopped going to the gym en started with Calisthenics in different phases. We started as beginners in our backyard, moved on to intermediate athletes, and since November 2019, we can proudly say that we opened our own Calisthenics Family Gym. With our experiences and knowledge, we help and inspire as many people as possible to start with Calisthenics.
After a long time training in the gym as well as doing Calisthenics for a couple of years (without going to the gym anymore) we thought it would be nice to show others our opinion. That’s why we share 5 important reasons whether to choose Calisthenics or weights and why you should do that as well!
Calisthenics or Weights – 5 important reasons
Reason 1 – More challenging than weightlifting
The first and maybe most important reason is that Calisthenics is more challenging. You can do way more different exercises in comparison with weightlifting. For example, in the gym you probably start with the bicep curl; 5 years later you will still do this exercise, the only difference is that you can lift more weight. That is definitely less challenging than Calisthenics, at which you constantly learn new skills. For example, you start with push-ups and then learn wall handstand push-ups and free handstand push-ups. So, with Calisthenics there is a wide variety of exercises that you can unlock which challenge you every day to do a workout. The challenging part was for us the main reason to choose for Calisthenics instead of weights.