Legs and calisthenics

Why people still say you can't build your legs with calisthenics when there are hundreds of exercises with different levels of intensity/difficulty for both quads and hams?

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because people do it for a week, cry like little b***hes over the DOMs and swear it off.
    My ancle and hip mobility is absolute shit, and I just can't seem to fix it, so I started doing standing dumbbell and bulgarian split squats instead and it worked out much better for me.
    Sure I'll never get to squat ten plates, but split squats made sprinting up-hill fun for me.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >so I started doing standing dumbbell and bulgarian split squats instead and it worked out much better for me.
      Wow really? I shall try.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        The ">Fixes everything" meme is real. It won't compare to barbell squats, but you can easily gas yourself out.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Sure I'll never get to squat ten plates, but split squats made sprinting up-hill fun for me.
      It generally doesn't matter how many pl8s you can squat, what matters more is the movement itself. Health and longevity-wise.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, that's how I look at it. I fricked up my back up three years ago, not directly from lifting though, but heavy lifts are simply a no-go for me now.
        Don't get old lads.
        t. 34 year old boomer

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yup same here. Mobility never ever got better and it was always a hindrance. I just do Bulgarian split squats now. Frick everything else

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine doing all that moronic shit just to avoid putting a bar on your back. And still having small legs in the end.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because nothing is more effective and better than doing sets of fahve squats and adding 5 lbs each time. And some of these variations might be "hard" but none of them can get anything close to replicating the loading of a heavy squat.
    Barbells. Are. King. And. Calisthenics. Is. Cope.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >none of them can get anything close to replicating the loading of a heavy squat.
      Said doctor who?

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    you can barely make visible gains lifting weights as a natty lmao
    frick off with the calisthenics meme

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Think about how much weight you can lift with your legs as a peak natty. How do you come anywhere close to even half that amount of loading with calisthenics? You can do single leg squats, which is basically like doing a squat with your bodyweight, but minus the core involvement.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do single leg ssisy squat right now.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >bro just do the limbo while you squat one leg
        You’re only proving my point; calisthenics requires compounding complexity to progress whereas, weight is weight

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Nta but that's kinda the point, with body weight you changed the leverage to get more out of the movement.
          Also your first post was about totally strength gains and then you say it about complexity vs weights

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            I’m saying that getting stronger/bigger requires a lot more work to get the same result if you’re doing calisthenics and also you will experience diminishing returns much sooner because you’re only ever using your own bodyweight at a maximum. It’s not a bad idea to use calisthenics to get in better shape, and they can even be used in conjunction with weights for great results. Weighted pull-ups and dips are goated.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              From what I understand isn't it the same after a point for weight as well? I have read programming for barbells and after ss they kinda go crazy just to get a 2.5lbs increase. I have nothing against them but I don't like commuting to the gym and don't feel like spending money to but them.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                In the year or two it will take you to max out linear progress with weights, you will have made more than twice the gains in your legs that you would have if you did calisthenics for legs, except calves probably.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >In the year
                Huh about the same time to get a 5 count nordic curl

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Holy frick do callisthenic keks really need a year to do 5 (FIVE) bodyweight hamstring curls lmao?

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Anyone who is opposed to adding weights into their routine, especially in calisthenics, should not be taken seriously. Dyels absolutely believe weightlifters don't do weighted calisthenics for accessory exercises

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >weighted calisthenics
                No such thing

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                When I say five count means 5x5 with 5 5 seconds pause

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >which is basically like doing a squat with your bodyweight, but minus the core involvement.
      and what forces ur pelvis not to turn and ur torso not to fall on the unworked side bot?

      u can also do lunges till u puke like ronnie "the cripple" coleman

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        It’s still nowhere near the involvement that you get with a barbell squat.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          but i don't want "involvement" of abs especially in crunched position, i want static flex in my entire back and stable pelvis and controlled motion and deeper than u but never losing tension during my squats and that ain't all i want
          oh! u gotta push with balls of your feet to the sides, god it fricking made huge difference

          abs are made with planks and lying leg raises bot - u know that, i know that, everybody knows squats aren't growing abs
          >just brace moron
          i will brace on a shitter bot, flexing abs statically in stretched position is about 15000% better than heaviest of squats, there is no comparison that's why i said 15x

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

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            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              are u sure u're 18 bot?
              are u trying to say u're yapping here is illegal?
              rofl

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                You type like this guy I know who has been in and out of prison for the past decade. Read a book Black person.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                honey bubu, bot's don't "know a guy", Black person bot lol

                btw, all of it here is u bot save for my few musings, that is patently obvious

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >u can also do lunges till u puke like ronnie "the cripple" coleman
        u can lie on ur back and lift ur torso with ur legs - the hips stretch/burn for some reason is almost pleasant, u can do it one legged also
        that's why i never dread lifting anything heavy - i've got hams and lower back to support it, did i mention mobility?
        >but u can't straight up curl 50 kilos
        yes i can lol

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >many of the following exercises can be very DANGEROUS!
        Because you aren't going to do them constantly several times a week for years without snapping something.

        Even simple pistol squats can feel somewhat unstable every now and then.

        It's not the same. There are no exercises that build strong lower back without involving some sort of weights.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Single leg jump for height

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        This is a good exercise but it’s definitely not something you’re going to be able to keep up as you age.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I was talking about totally strength but you can stay pretty good with just constantly training

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Pretty sure you won't be able to keep up your lmao 3 plate squat either

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I made okay leg gains simply by running and walking a lot, it would have been even better with some basic leg calisthenics probably, but I never did them. If you cant go to the gym right now or simply don't want to, don't be discouraged, of course it would be way easier to built muscle at the gym, but it would be a lot worse not to do anything at all. So I think calisthenics are okay, even if they won't turn you into a mass monster or anything

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Mirin.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Mirin.
        thanks!

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I made okay leg gains simply by running and walking a lot
      Larp. Those are not runner legs

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >le 50k steps a day man

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >>le 50k steps a day man
        Yeah...only 22k today. I am trying to give it up

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I remember u man, and those fukked up feet of yours mirin dem legs though

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        thanks anon!

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I made okay leg gains simply by running and walking a lot
      >it's him
      Now tell them the whole story jej

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Now tell them the whole story jej
        They're not that fricked up anymore

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >They're not that fricked up anymore
          Anon you have blood stuck under your skin and your heel is falling apart

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            You must be American. Have you never got blisters from walking a lot? Lol.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      What's that thing hollow thing when quad meets the abdomen called? Looks sick. how do you train it?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        hip flexors? probably leg raises

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Mirin legs.

      So, 50k steps per day plus pull ups seems to be enough for a comic book/vidya hero build. Not too shabby.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Mirin legs.
        >So, 50k steps per day plus pull ups seems to be enough for a comic book/vidya hero build. Not too shabby.
        Thanks. Who knows. it all depends on the person, but its better than nothing. The gym is always the more convenient and efficient way to build muscle though. 50k steps a day is a moronic amount of steps and doing a set of squats can achieve the same thing in 10 minutes, instead of walking for 11 hours or something. I started doing bodyweight and some dumbell exercises 3 months ago because I had no muscle on my upper body and the results are okay, even though I look like fricking shit, it will probably get better if I cut below 15% bf. I wish I could go to the gym though

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Is that you?

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    would love if someone could help here

    i can't even do one proper squat, i walk with my knees locked out, my thighs are weak as shit and i have awful mobility. i'm 6'5 and 22 years old. any advice?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do strech and mobility work then?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        theres 9999 videos. can you send a good one?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Is it really that hard to choose one and do it? Or do different one every day and create your own stretching routine after practicing.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >i can't even do one proper squat
      Why?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      How did you let it get this bad man? Just start small, you can hold onto a door frame or other solid support object and squat like that.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do you sit down with your knees locked out too? If no, do sets of 20 chair sits, progress to sitting on something lower like a foot rest, progress to proper squats, progress to single leg chair sits, etc.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just found a baby pidgeon at my door this morning when I went to work

    I placed him inside a plant vase, so he would be out of the ground.

    Got back now and he was still there... picked him up and found out he has sprayed legs, both legs
    he cant walk or jump branches

    how do I help him? how do I teach him to eat?

    He is in PTSD mode now so I placed him inside a box with a cotton with water and some white coocked rice

    poor creature

    any experience with this situation? I want to help him but I dont know how

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Eat him for deez gainz.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Throw him away.
      Pidgeons are winged rats.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's stopping someone that mostly does calisthenics from squatting with a barbell?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Many reasons: it's not cheap, takes space, hard to carry with you etc.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >it's not cheap, takes space, hard to carry with you etc.
        i mean so does furniture but you still see calisthenics dudes have furniture inside their house

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >he carries his book shelves with him so he can read the books any time

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >he can't buy bookshelf because its not cheap, takes space, hard to carry with you etc.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            homie, calisthenics dude have to travel somewhere to workout. why are oyu acting like calisthenics dude always carry their equipment just to workout?

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              You'd be surprised to learn that you can do pull-ups, dips and pushups almost anywhere, even when there's no convenient bars.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                you'd also be surprised to know calisthenics people still use equipment that is bolted to the ground

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >isn't it sus how calisthenics guys all have furniture?
          what else is there to squat? I can't afford barbells nor carry them with me

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Kettlebell.
            Sandbag.
            Rocks.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I can't afford barbells
            Then why say you can't carry equipment when the only reason is that you can't afford it? Calisthenics seems like a huge cope for being poor now

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Notice that this guy still has tiny legs. All of these feats do require a degree of strength, but instead of making himself exceptionally stronger, he's made the movements easier by lowering his bodyweight.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >tiny legs
      You have mental illness(es). You no longer live in reality with the rest of us.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        i think the anon means the guy in the video. the dude in the video is an absolute dyel.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >hundreds of exercises with different levels of intensity/difficulty that is basically equivalent to weightlifting
    You might as well argue the intensity is the same when doing bw pullups vs weighted pullups

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Calisthenics is better if your goal is to train your body comprehensively

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >train your body comprehensively
      this is the most dyel thing i have ever heard in my life.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >narrow thinking
        Hypertrophy isn't the ultimate goal

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >automatically thinks everyone in the gym is huge
          >youre narrow minded
          way to double down on the fact you are an absolute dyel

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >comprehensively
      >limiting your lower body training to bizarre contraptions to do moronic cope versions of a leg extension instead of just doing squats and deads

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can expect to have this kind of strength on calisthenics
    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/DNx56fKCTgM

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    There are more like two or three of those exercises that are any good for calisthenics
    >pistol squats
    >split squats
    >sissy squats
    >isometric squats
    >nordic curls
    You'd have to weight them if you don't want to do a billion reps.

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    bodybuilders have unnatural bulky legs, look at any athlete (except freaks like bicyclists) and they all have well proportioned thin legs.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >bodybuilders have unnatural bulky legs
      That's kinda the point... They have unnatural bulky everything.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      yeah except track cyclists, sprinters, rugby players, throwers, wrestlers, speed skaters, american football players, and olympic weightlifters. basically everyone who's actually strong and powerfull.

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Every calisthenics leg exercise I see is a guaranteed tendon snapper for anyone bigger than 155lbs which is why I've never seen someone over 155lbs doing shit like full nordic curls.
    >hurrr filtered hurrrr
    Locking your joints during a multiplane movement is literally the worst possible thing to do to a tendon. You created this massive, as big as possible moment arm pressuring the frick out of your tiny tendon and it doesn't even build muscle. Just fricking sprint. Running is still pretty injurous but at least it doesn't work against your own biomechanics.

    Bodyweight bulgarian split squats are not an exercise by the way. So don't show me that shit, that's basic flexibility and balance. Ignore me if you want, idgaf but enjoy your acl injury or being some bobbleheaded 130lbs prison-b***h weight.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I forgot something, the problem is tying yourself to something and then doing shit like this. That's what causes the tendon snappy. This is the problem. Then all those one legged dyel exercises like natural leg extensions or pistol squats are just unbalanced pressure on your knees. Completely unbalanced, inferior movements compared to just climbing stairs or sprinting.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I've never seen someone over 155lbs doing shit like full nordic curls.

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