Hi, is this your first visit to MuscleMecca?
Register
  • The Facebook Platform
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Member Vickeree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Height
     
    Weight
     
    Biceps
     
    Chest
     
    Waist
     
    Posts
    33

    Body building vs calisthenics

    What do you think about those videos in YouTube pitting a bodybuilder against a calisthenic guy? Who is the better athlete?

    Similar Bodybuilding Threads:

     



    •   bodybuilding Post Icon
      MuscleMecca Sponsors

      MuscleMecca Bodybuilding advertising
      MuscleMecca.com
      Your Bodybuilding,
      Diet, Nutrition and Fitness,
      Steroids, Testosterone and Bodybuilding Chemical,
      Muscle Building Community

        

        
        Support MuscleMecca Bodybuilding Forums and Visit Our Muscle Sponsors




  2. #2
    MuscleMecca God
    KaiGold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Height
     
    Weight
     
    Biceps
     
    Chest
     
    Waist
     
    Posts
    1,391

    Re: Body building vs calisthenics

    Quote Originally Posted by Vickeree View Post
    What do you think about those videos in YouTube pitting a bodybuilder against a calisthenic guy? Who is the better athlete?
    What is your definition of better? In terms of business overall health I would give it to the calisthenics guy.


    The musclemecca bodybuilding news guy


  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Height
     
    Weight
     
    Biceps
     
    Chest
     
    Waist
     
    Posts
    11

    Re: Body building vs calisthenics

    I think that both calisthenics and body building are legitimate ways to gain muscle. Calisthenics will only get you so far without the added weight however, whilst with body building you can build your body to much higher levels than your body can supposedly use by just training with your body mass. I think just the fact that someone is training with weights is good enough.


     


  4. #4
    Junior Member Lewriter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Height
     
    Weight
     
    Biceps
     
    Chest
     
    Waist
     
    Posts
    6

    Re: Body building vs calisthenics

    Quote Originally Posted by Vickeree View Post
    What do you think about those videos in YouTube pitting a bodybuilder against a calisthenic guy? Who is the better athlete?
    Well dear Vickeree, I'll say it would be the bodybuilder, but -obviously- I have a big bias because this is what I practice. Maybe if I were to practice calisthenics with a passion for some years my perception could change.

    Right now I can tell you that this is one of the most complete sports in my opinion. While there are real disasters in terms of disproportion with practitioners of some sports because of their inherent repetitive use of the arms, back and generally the upper body (or conversely, the lower body is disproportionately used instead), in bodybuilding all the muscles get to be used in the natural course of your training, something which on itself is already very advantageous from my point of view.

    The results from moderate bodybuilding being a more harmonious body than in a plethora of other more-specialized sports.


     


  5. #5
    Member Fortachon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Height
     
    Weight
     
    Biceps
     
    Chest
     
    Waist
     
    Posts
    53

    Re: Body building vs calisthenics

    Well, I really felt attracted to this thread so here's my opinion.


    I used to be a skinny guy one year and a half ago, I was really depressed because I somehow wanted to get buffed, but I did not really want to go to a GYM, I basically was afraid of doing so, however, one day I just decided to go to a local GYM that is close to my residence, the point is that I paid the subscription and everything was fine, eventually, I spent six months working out really hard and I basically looked the same as before I started the GYM, it definitely did not help me at all, some months later a friend of mine invited me to a park where some guys attended to for practicing calisthenics and stuff, I was kinda interested because the sport is absolutely attracting, so I started working out with the bars, then after four months my whole body had completely changed, I was somebody different, I will not say that I became super muscular, but it was a really big change for me, there's where I realized that Calisthenics is way better than the GYM, it might depend on the person, but I think it was better for me.


     


  6. #6
    Junior Member Hades_leae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Height
     
    Weight
     
    Biceps
     
    Chest
     
    Waist
     
    Posts
    10

    Re: Body building vs calisthenics

    I have seen so many of those competitions. I can't say that I think they are relevant at all, but just for entertainment. Every time I watch one, it's always the body builder who does better.

    There was this one calisthenics guy who had the biggest ego, well all of those guys for that matter, and the body builder always won at every weigh lifting challenge because they use weights, and not just their bodies. There was one man who was all about the upper body, and he was able to do lots of muscle ups, and swore he could be the body builder who was able to dead lift more than 600 pounds, do pull ups with 3 - 45 pounds plates, bench more than 500 pounds, and much more.

    They were trying to see who had the most stamina while repping certain weights or doing things like who can hold 400 pounds the longest "strongest grip", it was always the body builder. Entertaining though.


     


  7. #7
    Member Fortachon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Height
     
    Weight
     
    Biceps
     
    Chest
     
    Waist
     
    Posts
    53

    Re: Body building vs calisthenics

    Calisthenics could not be compared to bodybuilding, we do not use any kind of weight when training, not either special equipment, we only use gloves to prevent the damage in our hands, other than that, it's a full body work, therefore, the bodybuilders are partially stronger when it comes to weight lifting, but most of them can't lift their own weight.


     


  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Height
     
    Weight
     
    Biceps
     
    Chest
     
    Waist
     
    Posts
    25

    Re: Body building vs calisthenics

    I have to give it to the calisthenics guy, too. I think it all depends on your main goals in the end, and that will determine whether calisthenics or body building is best for you. They both have their advantages and it all comes down to a matter of personal preference in my opinion.


     




    • MuscleMecca Sponsors

      MuscleMecca Bodybuilding advertising
      MuscleMecca.com
      Your Muscle Building,
      Power Lifting, Weight Training
      Steroids, Testosterone and Bodybuilding Chemical,
      Bodybuilding Forum

        

        
         We stand behind our bodybuilding products and assure QUALITY






 

 

collapse Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
By agreeing to the above you are also agreeing to our Terms of Use and our Privacy Statement.