So /fit/, what do you think ?
I'm usually boxing 3 times/week, thought I would add this between my sessions.
>>no heavy loads on your spine and joints
This is somewhat false.
Barbell is way easier on your wrists than bodyweight is. Especially those diamond and wall push ups.
Otherwise, weight is weight, be it machine, barbell or your own body.
If you are serious about making any kind of noticeable long term progress gym equipment is indispensable.
And don't give me the "I don't have money for gym" excuse. There are gyms as cheap as $10-20 per month, if you can't afford that you should kill yourself anyways.
>mwf fit doesnt know shit about calisthenics
bodyweight stuff plenty of muscle you ding dongs, just go check youtube guys like Fortress, Calisthenicmovement and FitnessFaqs
Pic related, they only do calisthenics
i agree, but you never lift 400lb using calisthenics. at most you can lift your bodyweight using one limb for the equivalent to 2x bodyweight, and that's shady because many barbell exercises move the body anyway. so overall it's harder to lift as big a weight as with barbells
I did it.
Maxed out the squat, leg raise and plank progressions after 3 months and progressing slowly on the others.
Except for the ability to do pistol squat box jumps (neat party trick), it didn't do shit.
Still looked exactly as skinny-fat as before.
So I started lifting weights instead.
>calisthenics for 5-6 years
>one year of lifting
Those bodies are not impressive. The difference is endurance and more impressive moves, but if you want the bulked look you need to lift, simple as that.
If I can vouch for one thing in my life. It'll definitely be for the benefits of body weight routines, whether weighted or just strictly body weight. I've grown so much from basic pull up push up routines, yes I'm in the gym benching and squatting, and also training muay thai, and body weight movements help in every aspect. Do it.