The Best Calisthenics Exercises for Beginners: Introduction to Basic Calisthenics Exercises


Hey guys! It's David here again, your friend from the mats and the guy behind GoRollBJJ. Today, I want to introduce you to some of the best calisthenics exercises for beginners and give you some tips on how to incorporate them into your routine.

Calisthenics is a fantastic form of exercise that uses your own body weight to build strength, flexibility, and endurance. But if you're new to calisthenics, it can be a bit overwhelming to know where to start. Here are some of the best calisthenics exercises for beginners:

  • Squats: Squats are a fundamental exercise for developing leg strength. They work the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. When doing squats, make sure to keep your back straight and to lower yourself until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
  • Planks: Planks are a great exercise for developing core strength. Although it might seem easy, holding a plank for a minute or more can be a real challenge. Make sure to keep your body in a straight line during the exercise.
  • Push-ups: Push-ups are a great exercise for developing upper body strength. They work the chest, deltoids, and triceps, and also engage the core muscles. Make sure to keep your body in a straight line during the exercise and to lower yourself until your chest almost touches the ground.
  • Pull-ups: Pull-ups are a bit more challenging, but they're great for developing back and bicep strength. If pull-ups are too difficult at first, you can start with assisted pull-ups or negative pull-ups.
  • Parallel Bar Dips: Parallel bar dips are a great exercise for working the chest and triceps. If you don't have access to parallel bars, you can do dips on a chair or on the edge of a bed.

To start with a basic calisthenics routine, you can do one set of each of these exercises, resting a minute between each set. As you start to feel stronger, you can increase the number of sets or repetitions.

Remember, the key to progressing in calisthenics is consistency. Don't worry if you can't do many repetitions of these exercises at first. With time and practice, you'll become stronger.

At GoRollBJJ, we believe in the power of calisthenics and BJJ to transform lives. These disciplines inspire us every day in the creation of our products. We invite you to visit our store at and discover how calisthenics and BJJ can inspire you to surpass yourself. And remember, we are offering free shipping and a 15% discount on all products.

Stay strong, be consistent, and keep challenging your limits. The journey towards calisthenics is a journey worth taking.

Until next time, keep rolling!

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