Let’s face it - when it comes to working out and training, cardio usually isn’t high on our list of priorities.
This is especially true if you participate in strength training and calisthenics. There’s a perception in this world that cardio is for “average” people, and if you’re serious about building muscle and strength, you shouldn’t waste your time with it.
So, if you’ve been resisting the treadmill for a while now, then this article is for you. Today we’re going to be talking all cardio, why it’s NOT a waste of time, and why it will actually improve your calisthenics training - if you do it right.
The Relevance of Sparta and the Benefits of Calisthenics
When you consider the many benefits of calisthenics, the popularity of this form of exercise is entirely unsurprising. After all, this simple and creative approach seems increasingly relevant and accessible in such a fast-moving world. In fact, recent studies suggest this popularity is set to continue with the number of participants in calisthenics rising at an incredible rate over the past five years.
If you’re reading this article, you probably already know about the tremendous benefits of calisthenics.
You know all about the importance of strength, balance and explosiveness - and you know that calisthenics are one of the best ways to go about building it.
However, one of the other draws of training this way are the “aesthetic” benefits, and many trainees flock to the bar because they see it as a way to attain a very specific “look” - a look that they believe is different from the kind of body produced by other training methods.
So, what’s the deal here? Do calisthenic exercises produce a different physical appearance than, say, bodybuilding?
Or is muscle just…muscle?
Also, there is no risk of getting injured when you do bodyweight exercises – I’ve known about a lot of people who’ve suffered from serious neck injuries and back injuries when lifting weights in the gym. Calisthenics is as safe as it gets.
Here’s the thing though, just exercising regularly won’t help you much. There has to a plan behind it and the most important component of your calisthenics training regime for burning fat, building strength and stamina is your calisthenics diet and nutrition plan.
Getting into the best shape of your life is 20% about your exercise routine and 80% about the diet and nutrition plan that you follow. In this article, I’m going to tell you all you need to know about the optimal and high performance diet and nutrition plan for calisthenics training. Ready? Read on!