Never Plateau – How Calisthenics Will Help You Overcome Every Training Obstacle

One of the biggest struggles people come across in their training is the dreaded plateau, where you get to a certain point in your development, and suddenly everything stops.


No matter how hard you try you just don’t seem to be getting any further.


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Getting past this point can be quite difficult because without any guidance you can be going round in circles for months, even years on end, never getting anywhere!


Use Calisthenics To Beat Your Plateau


With calisthenics you can avoid this stalemate by implementing incremental changes to your training programme, gradually upping the difficulty as you progress, without having a 5 kilo ring laughing at you as you finish your curling.


The beauty of calisthenics is that it is a learning curve. You start at the bottom, you get your foundation set then you start moving up to levers and isometric exercises that are constantly challenging you in different ways.


How Do People Plateau Anyway?


The reason a lot of people plateau is because they are neglecting parts of their body. It is hard to increase a weight if you haven’t got all of your muscles at that level.


The lifting goons don’t see this because they think their curls and skull crushers are all they can do to train up their arms, but this leaves other parts of their arms under trained and lacking sufficient strength to up their game.


Calisthenics bypasses this by training the body as a unit. The only reason you will stop progressing is if you stop challenging yourself.


Signs You’ve Hit A Plateau


  • Stop forcing yourself to do more
  • Stick to the same exercises
  • Don’t work all moment types
  • Stop training altogether


But if you are working different body parts, using different exercises and movements, you will never plateau! you will always be improving and, with calisthenics, you will notice the change, not just in size, but in ability. This is how calisthenics is really measured.


Sure you can bench press your bodyweight, but can you do a handstand press up?


Obviously the bench press is going to be easier, you have a nice rest to lay on, you probably have someone spotting you, and you can probably hit your target without doing other exercises. Just bench pressing.


That Isn’t Development Is It?


I guess it is, in a way, but you wait a few months and see where the bench press takes you.


You won’t develop the coordination, the stamina or the strength to do a handstand push up by benching all year.


But, I guarantee you if you can do handstand presses, you could bench your body weight!


And once you can get your handstand press down, you are probably pretty close to planching, or at least you could progress there pretty quickly because you have laid the solid foundation.


You will never learn to planche by bench pressing, you just arent working enough of your body to be able to do such an impressive strength exercise. You need to train everything, including your tendons and ligaments, you need to look after your joints and you need to take the time to develop all of these aspects of your training.


Too many people are distracted by big rings on bars, but the only thing you need to have on a bar if you want to continue to develop, is your hands.


With your hands on a bar you can do isometric exercises that work your whole body, you can do pull and push exercises that increase the power behind those movements through your entire body.


What is the use of having big arms if you have damaged your rotator cuff muscles in your shoulder?


What is the use of being able to bench press your body weight if you cant hold your body off the ground?


Suddenly it becomes irrelevant.


If you are doing isolated weight training you will eventually plateau. You will eventually get bored, or you will hit a point that you cant get past because there are little discreet muscles in your body that haven’t been worked properly, and aren’t strong enough. Or worst case scenario, you could do some serious damage to yourself that may stop you training altogether!


That isn’t to say that weight training is all bad, you could overcome your plateau by getting a better training partner who will push you to the limit, or you could do different exercises for a period to focus on the other areas of your body you have neglected, but this can be very hard to diagnose!


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