- You prefer to work out at home, or do not have time to commute to a gym - You prefer to use a minimal amount of equipment - You desire functional strength in all basic human movement patterns
- You have access to a fully stocked gym (squat rack, barbells, dumbbells, plates, bench press) - You understand how to mimic functional movement patterns using weights
- You want to develop a very strong well-rounded body - You like to add variety to your training - You have access to a gym, but you also would like to master working out on the go
So what are the advantages and disadvantages of training with your body weight versus weights? Calisthenics provides four major advantages to weight training.