Benefits of Parcourse and Calisthenics

May 5, 2015 in Fitness, Parcourse

Being more than a fun activity, Parcoruse and Calisthenics offer tremendous health benefits for any fitness level. Parcourse was designed for this purpose in mind especially combined with calisthenics.

Here are some examples:

Improves cardiovascular health and increases in muscular endurance, speed and power.

Increases flexibility and range of motion.

It is free and available to use anytime.

It’s a growing awareness and is becoming more popular to the average person.

The first Parcourse that was created in the U.S. was in San Francisco in 1973.

Two primary forms of fitness used at the Parcourse are calisthenics and isometrics.
Calisthenics are a form of exercise consisting of a variety of exercises, often rhythmical, movements, generally without using equipment or apparatus.

They are intended to increase body strength and flexibility with movements such as bending, jumping, swinging, twisting or kicking, using only one’s body weight for resistance.
They are usually conducted in concert with stretches.

Calisthenics when performed vigorously and with variety can benefit both muscular and cardiovascular fitness, in addition to improving psycho-motor skills such as balance, agility and coordination. Isometrics are a type of strength training in which the joint angle and muscle length do not change during contraction. Isometrics are done in static positions, rather than being dynamic through a range of motion.

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