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Hey tribe! As you know the Team at Calisthenics Academy has been hard at work to bring together a brand new app – a gamified platform for skill-based training that will not only bring fun and a new dimension of motivation to your training – but all the more will take you on the journey to be healthier, stronger, leaner and more mobile.
As we are getting ready to launch the app publicly, we are starting a blog series showcasing some of the features, answering all your questions and showing you why this new training is unlike anything else.
Today we want to talk about what moves you will be learning inside the app and how are they structured.
Note that the way training works is that you are working towards certain skills and they represent a specific level of strength, mobility and flexibility you achieve. But at the end, it’s just a more effective way to reach your goals of losing fat, building muscles and getting insanely strong.
And we have over 100 new moves you will be learning with the app all organised on a big map of movements.
Before we go into that though – we just wanted to remind you that there is still time to snap a lifetime access deal. If you are interested in joining us in building an amazing product and have a lifetime access to current (over 100 moves) and ALL the future updates – check it out. If you buy today you will get access to beta and you will be considered a part of our team forever.
Back to the moves!
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Deconstructing the moves
As you know, we approach the movement from a very scientific point of view. Our team of coaches and physios deconstruct each move understanding what goes into it – what muscles, flexibility, mobility, strength, skill and then create a step by step path that can take anyone from zero to performing that move (we will talk about deconstruction in next blog post).
We think about our physical potential as a journey- you start with simple moves, build the foundation, learn the basics, make sure your joints, your muscles and your tendons are ready to handle higher loads and more complex moves and once they are we lead you towards the harder and harder moves.
Turning movement training into a game you can’t lose
Think about it as a map of treasures and quests – just this time the moves are the quests. The system carefully guides you through all those little important things through a personalised training plan. Step by step helping you unlock harder and harder moves.
Note that we are just getting started and even though we have over 100 new moves in the app the library will be growing as we go along as well as offered assessment and complexity of the app.
Taking you safely from zero to advanced moves
So how do you safely take someone from zero to planche? muscle up? front levers? backflips? You lead them, constantly assessing where they are on those different attributes and adjusting training daily making sure that the progress is effective and safe.
With our team, we created a whole map of moves – all interconnected where we map exactly what you need to develop to safely move forward.
We also categorized the moves based on complexity ensuring that we keep the playfulness, feeling of constant progress and holistic approach to overall body development.
Below is an outline of how the moves are divided and what moves you can expect to learn in current app.
100 calisthenics moves you can start today
The moves you will be learning are divided into different categories.Just like in the game we have:
“Main Missions are the main moves in gymnastic and calisthenics. They require lots of preparation and progressions and usually take a ong time to achieve”
Main missions are divided into fundamentals and advanced. They are very important as a make a base for all the advanced moves.
Once you achieve the fundamental moves you unlock harder & harder moves – so
Back Fundamental unlocks Back Lever and Bridges Progression,
Wall Handstand unlocks – Handstand Pushup and Free Standing HAndstand and so on…
The way system is structured is that not only it makes sure that you develop all the attributes that are prerequisites for a given move – keeping you safe. But also that every single day you are making effective progress towards your goal. Once done with fundamentals that are obligatory you are able to choose what you want to be working on.
Some of the advanced moves that you will see in the app are
– Human Flag
– Back Lever
– Front Lever
– Handstand Walk
– Handstand Push-Up
– Sitting Press
– Muscle Ups
– Ring Dips
… and more.
“Side quests are additional moves that still require progressions but they are not a core of your program. They are usually small and fun moves that help you develop strenght and skill”
Just like any move in our program – these moves also have prerequisties and are unlock as you go along.
Some of the side quests in our new app are:
– Backwards Roll
– Elevated Bridge
-Freestanding Handstand Pushup
SINGLE MOVES (VARIATIONS + TRANSITIONS)
“Single moves don’t have progessions. They include everything from one off moves eg a corow, variations of particular exercises, to connecting two different exercises (transitions) to connecting multiple exercises – what we call flow”
Some of the single skills that you will be learning inside the app:
-Pushup Variations eg. Aztec Pushup, X Pushup, Superman Pushup, Decline One Arm Pushup,
– Cartwheel Variations
– Pull Up Variations
– Handstand Variations
– Forward Roll to Handstand, Front Lever to Back Lever, Handstand to Planche, Handstand to Bridge etc
– Combining Handstand to Bridge to Walk Over etc
ONE OFF MOVES
– eg Crow, Knee Scale, Grapevine, Bear Walk, Pike Jump
We are opening moves library to experienced trainers to create a filled with creativity library of different moves you can be learning
READY TO GET ON TEH JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME?
See what our users are saying:
“Would you rather have the ability to boast of bench pressing 300 pounds or to do a one-arm pull-up? To me, pulling my entire body up with one arm is much more impressive. – Michael – Calisthenics Academy User”
“Calisthenics Academy is not the kind of program that demands you to be this physically fit to be able to perform. Instead, it caters to your own strengths and capabilities and keeps track of your progress.”
“Stick with it! It is hard at first, especially if you are stuck on a lower-level, high rep exercise. But persevering is worth it! Finally reaching each goal is so exciting.”