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.
I have heavily updated the bodyweight workout program PDF, which is totally free! It now includes a remedial program. The books also includes strength training and bodybuilding programs for beginners, intermediate athletes, and advanced athletes. Training tactics are also detailed at the end.
Want to get in great shape without having to buy any equipment? How about having fun learning cool new skills? Calisthenics classes are just what you need! The focus is purely on natural bodyweight-only movements - you are your own gym! There is no strict age limit - families are welcome and encouraged.
Before joining a gym or buying expensive exercise equipment, look at what you already have available to you in your neighborhood. With creativity, just your own bodyweight, and the right training progressions, you can get in a challenging workout any place.
We all want to improve our speed and strength – plyometric exercises can be very handy here! Do not start any of these without making sure your GP is OK with it and without a few months of strength and aerobic training. Plyometrics tend to become intensive very quickly and, due to their explosive nature, it is easy to get injured.
The journey from Lincoln High School to New Mexico State to the NFL was a crazy ride. The summer heading into college i just started lifting weights and had "bulked up" to a massive 5'9" 155 pounder. When that 17 year old showed up at NMSU completely raw without any hype or technique and was the laughing stock of everyone for being so small i never backed down or quit.