Calisthenics vs bodybuilding?

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Jan 13, 2013 1:01pm
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Which is better?
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Jan 13, 2013 1:07pm
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Whats calisthenics?

13 Jan
Check it out on youtube. It's like workouts mainly on strength :)
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Jan 13, 2013 1:43pm
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I do a lot of calisthenics only bc I want longer leaner muscles but I also lift weights. I think its great to mix it up so your body doesn't get too comfortable :)

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Jan 13, 2013 1:50pm
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Perfect answer for both more muscle mass and keepin it fit
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Jan 13, 2013 1:52pm
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Plus it keeps your heart rate up and your burning fat while creating lean muscle. I love calisthenics!!!!

13 Jan
I wanna gain fat xD but i truly think calisthenics gives more strength than bodybuilding
13 Jan
Oh I agree. Lifting weights, in my eyes, is more about the look. It gives a more chiseled look but really it doesn't me you have the strength behind that muscle. I know plenty of guys who look strong but they aren't lol.
13 Jan
More functional strength, yes.... Unless your function is lifting
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Jan 13, 2013 2:02pm
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I do both personaly and cross training your body needs constant challenges to stay growing. "NO SURRENDER"

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Jan 13, 2013 3:48pm
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But it's putting weight on u so how does it help growing?
13 Jan
The more muscle u have the more fat u burn and remember that muscle is denser than fat
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Jan 13, 2013 3:50pm
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Ya but it give the muscle mass which means more power ;)
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Jan 13, 2013 4:38pm
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Well depends on the muscle's mass really
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Jan 13, 2013 5:58pm
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When I was running, I noticed how easy it was to work off the fat protein shakes put on. Shin splints and Compression later, I had to do something about the lack of cardio fitness and extra fat. Calisthenics... Hard... Non-stop. Keeping the body moving and calorie burning like running.

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Jan 14, 2013 12:54am
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I love calisthenics - my favourite! But I also do weights. It's good to mix things up but if I had to choose I'd say definitely calisthenics as bodybuilding alone builds stiff, inefficient muscle that is easily fatigued. Calisthenics on the other hand increases dynamic strength and strength-endurance.

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