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What was your vision for BTX when you created the programme? Do you think it’s evolved since its first launch?
My vision when creating the BTX was to put out a very perfect calisthenics programme that brings you through progressions.
The planche is one of the most difficult bodyweight skills to learn in calisthenics, this is due to the strength and dedication required to truly master this skill. The planche has a few variations which are straddle planche, full planche (straight legs) and the maltese planche. Planche training is extremely frustrating as it takes such a long time to master, dedication, flexibility and hard work are all required if you are serious about learning how to planche.
Once I had decided that I wanted to start calisthenics the next step was to work out what I needed to learn to build up my strength so I could start skills training.
If I’m honest this was quite daunting as there’s a wealth of information out there and I really wasn’t sure where to start. I think I took the standard approach here and searched for “How to start calisthenics as a beginner”, “Beginner calisthenics workout” etc.
Could This One Mistake Be The Reason You Can’t Transition To The Handstand?
So you’ve been trying for ages to transition from frog stand to handstand and just can’t get up?
The biggest mistakes made are incorrect technique or strength and sometimes a mixture of both.
My training history was very varied before starting calisthenics, there isn’t much I haven’t tried in regards to sports/training.
I have taken part in various types of martial arts training including, MMA, Thai Boxing, Boxing. I have also played rugby and american football.
Flexibility is one of the most important parts of any bodyweight workout routine, more often than not flexibility is either left out entirely or not used to its full potential.
There are so many benefits to stretching and it some times surprises me the number of people that will start a rigorous workout without even warming up.
Picking the top 5 calisthenics skills that we all want to master was a hard choice as there are so many impressive calisthenics skills, these five skills are the most popular for beginners and intermediate calisthenics athletes.
There are many ways to learn each skill and everyone approaches them differently, there is no wrong or right way, the only proven way is hard work and dedication.
Workout equipment like dumbbells and Kettlebells, among others, take up a lot of space. They are also expensive to acquire and do not offer the flexibility of being mobile and are limited on the number of muscles you can work out.
We have compiled the most commonly asked questions from our users and answered them from a beginners perspective.