Calisthenics, tell me more...

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  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper Tele-Afflicted

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    I've been watching a few calisthenics videos on yt, looks interesting.

    I never caught the bug when I was younger, but now at 60, out of shape with medical complications, I see something that looks promising if you put in the time and effort.

    Who all here are into calisthenics?

    Recommend some beginner exercises...

    I will be getting a dip station soon, until then I will use my walker... :(
     
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    I gave up my gym membership a few years back when my schedule changed and have relied on home body-weight exercises since then. It’s hard to go wrong with the classics. Also hard to give personal recommendations without knowing your particular circumstances, but push-ups, pull-ups, leg raises, squats, calf raises, planks, etc. are pretty effective.
     
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    I'd suggest Jazzercise, but some people don't like Jazz. Honestly, if you have health challenges, you should be asking a physical therapist ... you could hurt yourself, dude.
     
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    I came late to the moving the body game, so I'd suggest starting easy, and w/ some guidance. The gym I joined encourages a meeting w/ a trainer every 6 weeks to review current routine, confirm the moves are safe/appropriate, and suggests a few changes to keep tings fresh.

    Lifting your own body weight is a good test of progress - pull ups, push ups, curl ups, planks, single-leg-stands . . . but there are time when a smaller weight can be useful, esp when starting (and I still consider myself a starter)
    @basher reddit list looks great

    Good on ya, @DrPepper

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    I slept better and relaxed better when I did exercise. Proper exercises specifically to strengthen my back muscles relieved common back pain too. Everyone thinks it's discs or bones but often back issues are the muscles. It's the muscles that hold you up. But, I just cant seem to exercise anymore. It's just boring and hard! Maybe something like jazzercise would be easier. I have joint issues so cant run, even on a treadmill. But can sit and do a bike no problem.
     
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    I have been doing restorative exercises since March, and started a few dumbbell exercises a few weeks ago. Last week, I started tracking calories and macros in an online app. My weight loss has stalled while tracking calories to figure out my BMR.

    i'm a beginner, not a first for me, but when I commit, I'm OCD... Looking forward to getting toned and stronger.
     
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