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  • - What's up elite THENX athletes?

  • It's Chris Heria.

  • Welcome to another video of official THENX.

  • Today we're gonna be continuing the series

  • How I Got So Strong.

  • And today we'll be covering calisthenics versus weights.

  • Let's get into it.

  • (techno music)

  • Alright guys, so let's get started.

  • So today we're gonna be going over

  • weights versus calisthenics.

  • Continuing the how I got so strong series.

  • Now before we begin I just want to tell you guys

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  • Alright, so let's get into this video.

  • So today we're talking about calisthenics versus weights.

  • Well, let's begin by defining both of them.

  • Calisthenics is when you are training with your body weight.

  • You are using your body weight to work out.

  • Weight training is using an external resistance.

  • Using weight to work out.

  • When you're training with calisthenics,

  • its gonna focus more on body control and body engagement.

  • Relative strength, how strong you are

  • relative to your body weight.

  • Now weights focuses more on targeted muscles.

  • Specifically your maximum strength.

  • How much maximum overload force you can produce.

  • Now when you're training calisthenics

  • you're really gonna be engaging your fast twitch muscles,

  • body control, and your core engagement.

  • These are the main things

  • that you're gonna be developing with calisthenics.

  • When you're training with weight

  • you're gonna be developing your power specifically.

  • How much force you can possibly exert

  • on an external weight, external resistance.

  • Now, let me give you a hypothetical situation.

  • You see a lot of guys in the gym

  • and they can bench 400 pounds.

  • They can row 400 pounds.

  • Whatever, and do massive amount of weight.

  • They have crazy amount of power, right?

  • But then you tell them to go do 20 pushups,

  • and they can't even do 20 pushups.

  • They can't even do 10 pull-ups to save their life.

  • Why? That's because weight training

  • does not translate into calisthenics.

  • It does not translate into body weight control,

  • body weight training relative to strength.

  • However, someone training in calisthenics.

  • Training the right way with the right programing.

  • Is actually gonna be able to use the skills

  • and the strength they applied into the weight room.

  • Because when you're training calisthenics

  • you're creating a body connection.

  • You are mainly engaging your core

  • whenever you are doing any exercise.

  • Involuntarily, whether you like it or not

  • you're strengthening your core with every exercise.

  • And, you're gonna have a body controlled.

  • You're gonna have this body awareness

  • where you're gonna be able to

  • use your core to help with your lift.

  • Use your core to help with your press.

  • Use the leverage of accessing other muscles

  • in your body to use your body as one unit

  • to apply strength and force

  • that is gonna have you produce the moves

  • that you want to do.

  • Which is obviously gonna get you to the next level.

  • You're lifting heavier, you're doing more repetition,

  • you're getting stronger.

  • Now, even though calisthenics translates

  • into the weight room.

  • And there are aspects that you would gain from calisthenics.

  • Such as the body awareness, the core engagement,

  • and the fast twitch activations

  • that are gonna help you in the weight room.

  • It doesn't mean necessarily that you're gonna go in there

  • and be lifting crazy amounts of weight.

  • Because to acquire that, you must be lifting heavy.

  • And you cannot necessarily do that in calisthenics

  • because you're using body weight training.

  • You can only train as much as you weigh

  • or as much weight as you can put on your body

  • when it comes to calisthenics or body weight training.

  • That's not gonna be nearly as much as the weight

  • that you can put on a barbell or the amount of weight

  • that you can hold in your hand with a dumbbell.

  • That is why it is so much easier

  • to put on a lot more mass with weights.

  • And it's easier to create more power with weights.

  • Cuz you're gonna be able to use

  • a lot more external force to your advantage.

  • Now, there's not one training style

  • that's better than the other.

  • There's certain aspects that you're gonna get

  • from one training style,

  • and certain aspects that you're gonna get

  • from the other one.

  • And specifically, excercises.

  • There's some exercises, calisthenics exercises

  • that are gonna benefit you so greatly

  • that you can never do with weight training.

  • And there are weight training exercises

  • that are gonna greatly benefit you

  • that you're never gonna be able

  • to reproduce through calisthenics.

  • And I'm gonna show you that in this workout

  • that we're gonna do today.

  • So to sum it all up. What you get from calisthenics

  • is relative strength, body control,

  • core engagement, and activation of your fast twitch muscles.

  • Being able to reproduce (snaps fingers) boom

  • power as fast as you can.

  • And weights will help you increase mass

  • more efficiently and easier.

  • As well as gain your maximum strength

  • and power by targeting specific muscles,

  • and giving it a maximum overload.

  • An amount of weight that you can never do

  • with calisthenics on isolated muscle groups.

  • So now I'm gonna show you guys the workout

  • that's gonna bring best of both worlds, alright.

  • If you're just doing one calisthenics

  • you're not gonna get the benefit from weight training.

  • And if you're just doing weight training

  • you're not gonna the benefit from calisthenics.

  • You gotta do both to become the ultimate athlete.

  • In fact do as many things as you can.

  • Don't just do weights and calisthenics.

  • Do skateboarding, wake boarding.

  • Whatever it is that gets you active.

  • And that kicks you outta your comfort zone.

  • Takes you outside of the box,

  • and has you activating your body

  • in new ways that you have never done before.

  • It's normally the things that you never do

  • those are the things that you need to do.

  • So now we're gonna go for this whole body workout.

  • We're gonna start off with muscle-ups. After our muscle-ups,

  • We're gonna go straight into clean and press.

  • From there we're gonna do some around the worlds.

  • After that we're gonna go into deadlifts.

  • Then we're gonna go into L-sit front lever.

  • Then we have squats.

  • And we're gonna finish of with wall-walk, handstand, press.

  • So if you guys are ready, I'm ready. Let's get started.

  • Alright, so we're gonna start of with some muscle-ups.

  • Now this is the move right here like I was saying before.

  • You can't replicate this with weight training.

  • This is a specialized calisthenics move

  • that's gonna get you to the next level.

  • Have you engaging your whole entire body.

  • Giving you that body connection, body engagement.

  • Here we go.

  • (upbeat techno music)

  • Alright, that's a nice little warm-up. So, right there.

  • If you guys need help doing your muscle ups

  • If you can't do a muscle up,

  • you can always use a resistance band.

  • We just made our

  • original, custom resistance bands.

  • So if you guys need them