This Ain’t Your Momma’s Calisthenics!
If you spend any significant time on Instagram you have for sure seen more than a few trends, some of them funny, some disturbing, and others down right amazing. I couldn’t help but to notice the amazing handstands that kept coming up on our Instgram roll and some of the most amazing of them all Over and over again I started seeing guys (and gals too…. Dang is that acceptable these days?) making what looked like gymnastics to me… Look Cool!
I was like, “Man, when did tatted up dudes with beards start doing gymnastics with Hip Hop tracks blasting in the background?!”
It’s break dancing B-boy meets Olympic Bars Competition
It got my attention!
Emmanuel discovered calisthenics in 2013. After training 7 years in Muay Thai, one if his friends invited him to try a bars workout.
I decided to give Calisthenics a try, and after a few weeks of training I start to see the progress and I liked the results. Soon, I quit Muay Thai to just train in calisthenics exclusively. It wasn’t long before I saw a video of a guy doing a muscle up and I started to train to do one myself. My form improved to the point where I was able to do muscle ups with very good form.