Welcome to my Website, and welcome to the world of Calisthenics. The purpose of the this website is to document my fitness journey primarily using Calisthenics. I plan on performing effective/efficient workouts that are 15 MINS OR LESS in order to get back in shape. So if you are short on time and need to get in shape, this is the place for you.
I’m a proud Army veteran who served in the early 2000s. I joined right before 9-11 and got out to pursue other interests in 2004. Throughout my high school tenure I was into fitness, so the Army was not a stretch for me. I played soccer, field hockey, I swam, and joined the cadets.
Like many other Americans, the demands of life, i.e family, work and school often makes staying fit challenging. My fitness cycle looked something like; get fit for spring and summer, keep it up in the fall then fall off during the winter. Don’t laugh, you’ve done it. lol. I am from Jamaica where the weather is conducive to working out but now I am in the North East US and I hate the cold and have been using that as a crutch for too long. In the winter of 2015, I went into my chill cycle (off season if you will) but I never started back up for spring…lol. What happened? IDK, but I will blame it on my MBA for now (currently taking one of my last 2 classes this semester).
I could go on and on since this website is on a blog platform but I won’t, I’ll just jump into the matter at hand and mark the “post first entry” block on my to-do list as complete.
The plan is that calisthenics ” a form of exercise that consists of a variety of gross motor movements, often rhythmical, generally without using equipment or apparatus, thus in all essence body-weight training. They are intended to increase body strength, body fitness and flexibility through movements such as pulling or pushing yourself up, bending, jumping, or swinging, using only one’s body weight for resistance. They are usually conducted in concert with stretches. When performed vigorously and with variety, calisthenics can provide the benefits of muscular and aerobic conditioning, in addition to improving psychomotor skills such as balance, agility and coordination.” will cover 70% of my work out plan (used in a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) format), yoga will cover 10%, Tabata will cover another 10% weights and the last 10% everything else including Bar-workouts (basically anything high intensity). Calisthenics has given me the fastest result over the years so I won’t abandon old faithful. For those new to calisthenics don’t worry I will either provide demonstration links or explain in the post below the pics/vid. I will also provide a warm up routine and the recommended sets for each workout. Standard disclaimer: If you chose to perform these workouts, please consult a doctor as I am not liable for any injuries that may occur. But beyond that I want to make sure you are being safe and that you are healthy enough to workout vigorously. ALL my workouts will be 15 MINS OR LESS!!
Right now I am completely (well not quite) out of shape so I will chronicle what it takes to start the conditioning process, achieve max fitness and maintaining and building on that base. I will definitely still keep my seasonal approach but instead of completely stopping I will do lighter workouts. I will also post tips on nutrition (yes, abs are made in the kitchen) and my thoughts on general stuff.
I have been on many workout websites but they are all so confusing, so I plan on streamlining this site so you can easily access the right information.The best place to start is my “workout” page, from there look for a section that says “getting fit” or if you are not a beginner and would just like to chose a workout, please click on any one of the workout links.
Thanks for reading and I hope this website is useful to you.
Let’s get it!!!