I have been enjoying the calisthenics/body-weight exercises as of lately. I swear they increase joint mobility/flexibility. Handbalancing is fun but frustrating at the same time. Generally speaking i do 5-20 reps of something ‘hard’ then gobs of high rep basic movements.

So today looked like: 10 weighted pistols each leg. then 10 sets of: 10 Bulgarian split squats, 10 squats, 10 single leg bridges, 10 side lunges, 10 single leg deadlifts.

On other days i may do 250 squats(in sets of 50) and 250 bridges(in sets of 50 as well)


Upper body days look like: weighted dips-ladder down 5,4,3,3,3. Then deck of cards.


Deck of cards: draw a card, do that many reps. Face cards = 10, joker(that bastard) = 20. Exercises are: pushups, suspension rows, ball crunches, and 10 kettlebell swings(10 regardless of the card drawn) 54 sets in all! Takes about an hour, its also cardio as well. Total reps: 1680. 380 each lift plus 540 swings. Hamstrings are a little sore, other than that, gaining some size.


Want to try but cant do so many reps? Easy. One suit of cards is 85 reps. Or one could shuffle and cut the deck into half, third, whatever. Be creative!!!