Calisthenics vs. Weights: Choosing the Best Workout for Your Goals
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Calisthenics VS Weights | Which One Is Better?" by THENX
TLDR The video discusses the differences between weight lifting and calisthenics, highlighting that both can build strength and muscle, but the choice between the two depends on personal preference and fitness goals.
The process of building muscle and strength is the same in both calisthenics and weight training, through progressive overload and muscular hypertrophy.
Combination of both calisthenics and weights is usually the best answer for achieving specific fitness goals.
Calisthenics is better for functional strength and carrying your own body weight, which can be more practical in real-life situations.
"They built their inside muscles instead of their outside." - This insight suggests that calisthenics focuses on developing internal strength rather than external appearance.
Weightlifting is preferred for building mass, especially for the lower body, as it is believed to be more effective than bodyweight exercises.
Weightlifting puts on a different type of mass than calisthenics, but calisthenics is better for fast twitch muscle fibers and sports performance.
"With weights, I'll build more muscle faster than I will do without weights."
Progressive overload is easier with weights compared to calisthenics because you can easily increase the weight in small increments, while in calisthenics, progressing to more advanced exercises may require a larger jump.
Weight lifting and calisthenics both build strength and muscle, but weight lifting may be more effective for certain muscle groups, while calisthenics are best for body control, balance, and achieving specific goals.