Calisthenics and building muscles

Discussion in 'Bodyweight' started by mikhael, May 13, 2019.

  1. Zack

    Zack Triple-Digit Post Count Certified Instructor

  2. Kozushi

    Kozushi More than 2500 posts

    Actually, the registered nurse at my doctor's office told me when I asked her about starting a weightlifting program (S&S) a few years back, to eat MORE so as to stay healthy. She says lots of people try to eat less when lifting weights and they get into some trouble health-wise.

    I'm always 100kg. I can't gain and I don't care to lose it. If it's 100kg of strength and power, it's fine.
     
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  3. pet'

    pet' More than 5000 posts

    Hello,

    @Kozushi
    I tend to be a simple guy: If I am hungry, I eat more, if not I eat less, as long as I stay healthy.

    Maybe this video will interest you, from Mike Dolce:


    As far as bodyweight goes, most of the old timers were proponent of a strong muscle control, which is trying to use the only muscles required. For instance, Max Sick had an excellent book about that called "Muscle Control" and did pretty impressive feats of strength.

    Another could be Adrian Peter Schmidt:
    Illustrated hints for health and strength for busy people; : Schmidt, Adrian Peter. [from old catalog] : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
    15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

    I do not know if they actually solely trained with these routines.

    Kind regards,

    Pet'
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2019
  4. Chrisdavisjr

    Chrisdavisjr Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    @pet' I love the Adrian Peter Schmidt book: the illustrations are amazing and some of those exercises really do feel good.
     
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