Blogs about Exercise

Saturday, April 30, 2016 • Lake City, SC 29560
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
Sweat gets in the eyes And you wonder if you have any reps left! Do them anyway!
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.
Monday, April 04, 2016 • Denver, CO 80222
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
Monday, March 07, 2016 • San Diego, CA 92103
GREGinSD's Fitness & Massage Blog
5 Reasons to Never Miss a Monday Workout    1. You’re more likely to work out the rest of the week.
Sunday, March 06, 2016 • Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Health is Life
It’s no secret that as we age, our bodies begin to change. Our energy decreases as our muscles and bones weaken. We may notice that activities we used to find enjoyable or easy are now more difficult, or that somewhat involuntary things such as balance or gait may be off-kilter. Also, our internal systems, including circulatory and cardiovascular, start to work at a less efficient pace and memory and sight begin to wane.
Friday, February 19, 2016 • Lake City, SC 29560
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
In the video below, I demonstrate a calisthenics progression for Dragon flag, a technical, difficult, and cool looking movement credited to Bruce Lee. Rocky Balboa also used the Dragon flag as part of training for his fight with Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. Dragon flag works most (if not all) of the torso, as well as the hips and glutes. In my opinion, the Dragon flag most difficult bodyweight training exercise for the abdominals that I can think of.
Friday, February 19, 2016 • Lake City, SC 29560
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
Of course, while this is not strictly about calisthenics, the way he explains shocking the muscles can definitely be used in calisthenics. What he describes is essentially "drop sets", where you perform an exercise that is difficult for you personally for reps then drop to a less difficult one for reps. You could drop multiple times as a method of muscle exhaustion. As some old timers would say, the first few reps are for strength and the last few for size.