11 Calisthenics Arm Exercises Trainers Love

No weights required.

The best calisthenics arm exercises you can do, according to trainers.


Calisthenics are a type of strength training that uses your body weight versus equipment, says trainer Oscar Colon IV. Since they’re often compound, functional movements, he says they’re an ideal way to train the arms. Here are some calisthenics arm exercises trainers love.

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Bear Crawl

Colon says this is a great beginner’s exercise for the triceps and shoulders.

- On all fours, lift your knees and hover an inch off ground.

- Move one hand and opposite foot to move forward.

- Alternate sides to crawl.

- Stay low to ground.

- Do 3 sets of 30 seconds.