In Case You Needed A Reminder: The Human Body Is Amazing

Here's someone that will probably make some of us feel bad about our own workouts: a calisthenics bodyweight expert called Frank Medrano. He's pretty good at showing us some of the awesome things the human body is capable of.

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It's kind of absurd, the things he can do—as Chris put it to me, the dude is like a skeleton made of sinew. Observe:

Cripes.

Oh, and he has a girlfriend—she's called Antoniette Pacheco. They HAM together while working out, even sneaking a few kisses in here.

Hopefully watching something like this motivates you a little bit, since that's Medrano's intention—to inspire! But if not, hey, it's still cool to just marvel at it all.

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BadassNoor

Welcome to the world of calisthenics! You'll see a lot more progress than if you simply weight-lift like everyone else. Hopefully I'll have his level of definition in a couple of months. Though I don't work out for looks, but for simply meeting benchmarks. I just reached 200 pushups in a row 2 days ago and my goal is for it to be 300 by the end of the year. I can do about 70 one arm-pushups each arm, and somewhere above 30 pullups. Pullups are probably where I am lacking and I'll also try to reach a goal of 1 one-arm pullup by the end of the year. Why am I typing this? Off to the park where I hopefully don't look like a pedophile on the monkey-bars :p