What is Calisthenics?
At The Brave Shapes Co, we teach bodyweight training (also known as Calisthenics) using the proven gymnastics method of mastery.
How It Works:
The mastery method relies on progressively introducing harder exercises upon the mastery of the previous exercise.
If you are getting good at doing N Sits;
We will push you up to doing L Sits:
At this point, L Sits will be a struggle to you, and you will need to spend time mastering the movement.
Mastery in the Calisthenics/Gymnastics paradigm is defined as:
Being able to perform exercise with relative ease - demonstrating good mind muscle connection
Being able to talk or sing through your exercise - demonstrating enough core strength and capacity, as your core is well used during most bodyweight exercises
Being able to enter and exit the movement quickly - demonstrating that your efforts are productive, as well as demonstrating competency and movement intelligence
These are other examples of Exercise Progression:
Another example for leg exercises is the Side to Side Squat. The Side to Side Squat is considered a fundamental exercise.
Although the pistol squat is difficult to achieve, there are a lot more “steps” or progressions that make it easier to accomplish.