Strength training and resistance training is the basic activity of using your muscles against resistance, which makes them bigger and stronger. Commonly Strength Training is associated with lifting weights, but there are many ways to do strength training. You can also do calisthenics, which uses your own body weight as resistance.

Both are different forms of strength training that can give you different results, you can choose calisthenics or weightlifting in your daily workout. The best choice is depend on your fitness goals. To determine the best choice for your needs, read on. We all explore the difference between weightlifting and calisthenics, along with their benefits.


BENEFITS OF CALISTHENICS:-

Calisthenics is a type of bodyweight exercise in which you can totally depend on your bodyweight to perform an exercise so you don’t need any special equipment. You will, however, need a pull-up bar or dip bar when doing pull-ups, dips, or other calisthenics exercises.

But only you can change your body position to modify the challenge of an exercise. The benefits of calisthenics depend on your fitness level. For beginners who are only able to do 10-12 repetitions at a time, the workout helps build muscle strength. Once you are able to do more reps, calisthenics help to increase muscle mass and endurance.


If you can increase muscle strength you can perform different exercises or the same exercise with max reps.
You can add extra weights and extra reps to modify an easy exercise to a difficult one.
Calisthenics may also help to make your body more flexible.

SOME COMMON BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES INCLUDE:-

  1. PUSHUPS
  2. PULLUPS
  3. SQUATS
  4. LUNGES.
  5. CRUNCHES

1.) EASY TO AFFORDABLE AND CONVENIENT:-

Calisthenics can be done without equipment, it’s affordable and convenient. You can do it anywhere where enough space is available.

2.) MODIFICATION:-

Bodyweight Exercises are also easy to modify, but it takes some creativity and practice.
You’ll need to develop a better understanding of how your body moves to determine the workout effort.

3.) USE DIFFERENT MUSCLES GROUPS AT ONCE:-

A major benefit of calisthenics is that it involves compound exercises. This means it uses different muscle groups at once. It requires a high amount of movement, allowing you to burn a lot of calories in a short period of time.

4.) IMPROVE COORDINATION, FLEXIBILTY AND MORE:-

Calisthenics can also improve:-
flexibility, endurance, strength, balance.

calisthenics
Calisthenics

Benefits of weightlifting:-

In Weightlifting you can use weighted objects as resistance. You repeatedly lift the weight, which challenges your muscles. This can be done with free weights and weights on a machine.

Some benefits of weightlifting are:-

  1. it can boost your confidence level.
  2. It can keep you stronger.
  3. It can easily cut the fat.
  4. It can build your brain.
  5. it can prevent injury.
  6. It can improve your endurance.
  7. it can fight for aging.
  8. it can Makes You Stronger and Fitter.

Examples of weightlifting moves include:

  1. bicep curls
  2. triceps extensions
  3. shoulder presses
  4. leg presses
  5. bench presses

1.) FAST PROGRESSION:-

Compared to calisthenics, progression is faster in weightlifting. Because you can simply use a heavier dumbbell to make your workout harder.

2.) CAN ISOLATE SPECIFIC MUSCLE GROUPS:-

Performing isolated exercises is easier when weightlifting. These movements use only one primary muscle group, which works against all the resistance. This concentrated load can make it easier to increase the size of specific muscle groups.

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Anupam Sharma

Hi Everyone This is Anupam Sharma. I have experience of 6 years in gymnastics and calisthenics and I am the author and content writer of this website.

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