Downsides of bodyweight routines: back muscles

I originally planned to write a single post on some of the downsides of bodyweight routines, but as I started collecting notes and writing I realised that it was probably better to write individual posts, each focusing on areas where bodyweight routines seems to be inferior or at least needs some attention to compete with … Continue reading Downsides of bodyweight routines: back muscles

Having bodyweight goals with barbell routines

This is fifth part of a series of posts about going from bodybuilding/barbell training to bodyweight/gymnastics(BG), the first part is here, second part here, third here and fourth here. So we arrive at integration. How to incorporate these more complicated movements into our existing barbell routine. This is where the fun begins, where critics and … Continue reading Having bodyweight goals with barbell routines

Moving on from basics, starting on straight arm strength.

This is fourth part of a series of posts about going from bodybuilding/barbell training to bodyweight/gymnastics(BG), the first part is here, second part here and third here. Now moving into the more advanced and fun parts of bodyweight/gymnastics(BG). Here you are no longer only looking for complementary exercises. You may still have aesthetics/bodybuilding rather high … Continue reading Moving on from basics, starting on straight arm strength.

Starting with basic bodyweight isolation movements

This is third part of a series of posts about going from bodybuilding/barbell training to bodyweight/gymnastics(BG), the first part is here and second part here. So how do you attack the bodyweight/gymnastics movements? What is a good way to start? And probably even more important, are there any bad ways to start, that you may … Continue reading Starting with basic bodyweight isolation movements

Should you incorporate bodyweight or gymnastic exercises into your barbell routine?

Second post in my mini classic barbell vs. bodyweight/gymnastics series, first post is here. So, why incorporate more bodyweight exercises into your bodybuilding/barbell routine? Why not just keep it as it is. Can you find "better" exercises with bodyweight or are barbells and dumbells superior in every way? Can you build a better bicep with … Continue reading Should you incorporate bodyweight or gymnastic exercises into your barbell routine?

Barbell bodybuilding to bodyweight gymnastics

Over the next coming weeks, I plan on doing a little mini-series, on going from "classic" barbell strength work, to implementing some bodyweight gymnastics, to form a hybrid or perhaps go all the way and stick to only bodyweight exercises. I will touch upon the "why", giving you some pros and cons, on implementing a … Continue reading Barbell bodybuilding to bodyweight gymnastics