Blogs about Bodyweight Training

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 • Lake City, SC 29560
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
In my new YouTube video below, I demonstrated some exercises that strengthen the wrists, fingers, knuckles, and grip, in addition to the muscles of the upper body. Allow a realistic time frame for working up to the more difficult exercises. If you have already worked through basic progressions for pushups and pullups, and have good flexibility in your wrists, you're ready for hand specializations.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 • Lake City, SC 29560
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
Decline bodyweight rows - 10 Drop set of horizontal bodyweight rows - 5 Drop set of in
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 • Lake City, SC 29560
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
You can get an insane abdominal workout in 15 minutes or less just using a picnic table. No machines, weights, or special equipment are needed, period.
Saturday, April 30, 2016 • Lake City, SC 29560
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
Calisthenics workout programs PDF Book - plenty of bodyweight training routines for beginners, intermediate, and advanced athletes as well as gymnasts. Remedial programs included. http://tiny.cc/workoutpdf
Saturday, April 30, 2016 • Lake City, SC 29560
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
Do you want to lose some weight or get back into shape without having to spend a cent on equipment or a gym membership? If you answered yes, then calisthenics classes are the perfect solution! All ages and fitness levels are welcome and encouraged.
Friday, April 01, 2016 • Lake City, SC 29560
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
I demonstrate various sandbag and weighted calisthenics exercises in the video. Visit the blog post below to view the video and read more about the exercises.
Friday, April 01, 2016 • Lake City, SC 29560
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
 The video linked below explains an excellent tactic. I have been doing basically the same thing but with drop sets added in. My own triceps work usually goes like this: Bodyweight triceps extensions, 8-12 reps Diamond pushups, 8-12 reps Triceps dips (aka chair dips or bench dips), 12-15 reps
Friday, April 01, 2016 • Lake City, SC 29560
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
The short link below leads to a blog post that links out to a wall chart PDF. It includes the names of each step in the "Big 6" progressions, progression goals, and a flowchart. Quite useful to print out and post on your wall or save to your phone. It is based on the first Convict Conditioning book.
Friday, February 26, 2016 • Lake City, SC 29560
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
I am now offering personal training at the Lake City Fitness Center. If you would like to learn all about bodyweight training, please get in touch! I can design a program for any experience level, from beginner to elite athlete. Even if you have a tight schedule, we can try to get in short but intense workouts that will still push you to your limit and burn off the calories!
Friday, February 26, 2016 • Lake City, SC 29560
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
I have to agree with all of the points made in the below video, as well as the progression. The only exercise I'd add is bodyweight triceps extensions, which utilizes the same movement pattern, but with a deeper range of motion. I include a second video for this exercise.