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My Daily Calisthenics Workout Routine.

Figuring out a workout routine can be an overwhelming task. After getting a few headaches I decided to approach it with the K.I.S.S (keep it simple stupid) method.

Consistency is one of the main things you want to focus on when looking for a routine, so choosing something that you can do every day for at least 30 days is extremely important.

The push-up, pull-up, sit-up, and body squat are all you need to start with. Those 4 exercises will work the biggest muscle groups and provide a full-body workout when done together.

Here's what my workout routine looked like in the beginning.

Push-Ups: 20 repetitions no matter how many sets it may take.

Pull-Ups: 10 repetitions as many sets as it takes.

Body Squats: 20 repetitions as many sets as it takes.

Sit-Ups: 15 is a good starting point, but doing them until failure is great and that's what I did most days. Side note: if you can't do a situp then doing crunches is just fine.

You don't have to do those in that order. in fact, I would start with a different exercise each day. Whatever you start with, make sure you end with the last one you started with the day before.

Once you get to where you can get those repetitions in with relative ease you can then start to increase the number of them. If you get really good you can also do the whole workout over again.

I really liked this as a beginning workout for a few reasons.

One, it was easy to stick to, because it was the same exercises every day. Two, it only took me about 10 minutes to do the whole workout.

Three, it was convenient because I can do it at home with no equipment.

This was my routine for 30 days. The results were intriguing to say the least. I dropped a few pounds. My cardio went up, and I became a lot more agile than I was when I started.

To me, that was the most note-worthy change from this routine. My muscles became more accustomed to moving my weight, which benefitted me tremendously in my daily life.

This routine is okay for people brand new to body-weight exercises. However, if you do experience a lot of soreness in the muscle groups at first then feel free to take a day to allow your muscles to recover.

For example, if pull-ups from the day before have your lateral muscles sore(the ones below your shoulder blade) then take a day off from pull-ups. Eventually, your recovery time will decrease, and you'll be able to do the routine daily.

If you're ready to take control of your health then go ahead and give this routine a shot. I am no one special by any means so the results that I received can be obtained by you as well. It will take time and effort, but the results are well worth it.

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