If you’re a longtime follower of this channel, you may lean towards a certain type of training. There isn’t any shame in that, as everyone trains differently, hopefully doing the thing that they enjoy the most. Tuning into the exercising world however, you may have been exposed to plenty of debates on what form of training reigns supreme. In viewing the sphere of calisthenics and comparing it to a realm such as weight lifting, you may run into differing ideologies. You may hear one side advocating their method, possibly putting down the other as inferior- but does that have to be the case? Join Chris Heria as he asks people on MIami Beach what they think is best between Weight Training vs Calisthenics.
Generally, it all boils down to what your goals are. Calisthenics has a greater focus on relative strength, whereas weight training builds more on absolute strength. Relative strength is the maximum force exerted in relation to body weight or muscle size. Absolute strength on the other hand is the maximum force an athlete can exert with his or her whole body- or part of the body- irrespective of body or muscle size. In viewing those two definitions, what each training style focuses on seems like a no-brainer, but you don’t necessarily have to only focus on one. Again, depending on your goals, you may want to focus on one style, or even possibly merge the two.
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