How to exercise outdoors? Start calisthenics simple body weight training


"Strive for progress not perfection and eat for the body you want not the body you have"

Body weight training is the type of training when an individual lifts their own body against gravity. Usually, it does not require free weights or machines. Exercises are pull ups, push ups, sit ups, squats, lunges and many others that require you to lift your own weight and create resistance. This type of training uses simplicity, minimalism and utilize skills such as pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, twisting, balancing and dynamic moves. It translates easily to the real-world situations and our basic movement patterns.

One of the most significant advantages of the body weight training is that you will avoid many muscle imbalances and injuries. Bodyweight training makes your body more symmetrical and balanced. It also makes daily tasks easier to do; for example, picking up something from the ground.My advice, first do the proper form body squat and push up! I have seen so many gym goers squatting with a barbell, but cannot do even one proper body squat. The end result could be nasty injuries!

Our body is designed to move as one and by working multiple muscle groups at the same time.However, isolation barbell and dumbbells exercise performed in a gym not helping to perform your daily task.If we look at the typical gym goer, we could typically notice muscle imbalances, chicken legs, massive biceps, underdeveloped back and overdeveloped chest.The dirty gym bulking does not make you more functional in life. In the long term, it can be very counterproductive, expensive, unhealthy, increases muscle imbalances.

By doing bodyweight functional training, you will develop an aesthetic, beautiful, lean, simple, healthy  body type. More important, it will help you to change your mindset and relation with your own body, it's a type of mindful exercise.Also, it's compound movement patterns forces you to use every muscle in your body correctly and achieve the equilibrium in your mind and body at the same time. You will achieve freedom to exercise the way you want and where you want at anytime. Take it further and exercise more outdoors, this will help you to connect with the nature and environment!



Tomas Vaicelis