Calisthenics: a Look at We’re Working Out App

· 6th August 2018
Calisthenics allow you to use your body weight to exercise. To get the most out of this technique, we recommend using the terrific calisthenics app: We're Working Out.

Calisthenics is a “new” fitness discipline that allows you to workout without any equipment or accessories. All you need is the weight of your body. While there are plenty of options when choosing a calisthenics app for your smartphone, We’re Working Out is an especially popular and effective product. In this article, we will tell you all about it.

The calisthenics app: what you need to know

Al Kavadlo is one of the world’s foremost calisthenics experts. After publishing several books (some of them best-sellers on Amazon), he decided to create an app for learning calisthenics. The result: We’re Working Out.

Woman doing calisthenics

The app is both fun and eye-catching, with Kavadlo rendered as a cartoon trainer explaining each exercise. In addition, it is clear, useful, and will help you to achieve your goals in the best possible manner.

You can download the app for free – there is also a more complete option for 10 euros – and workout daily to get all the benefits that calisthenics has to offer.

The app includes different kinds of routines. It starts with warm-up exercises (very important for the joints and muscles), followed by highly original, and often short sessions focused on goals such as, “abs of steel.” If you cannot imagine working out without weights and accessories, there are also routines designed to be performed with equipment.

The options include, “Starting Static,” which focuses on isometric exercises, where the goal is to maintain a posture for a certain amount of time. There is also the, “101” program, featuring increasing difficulty levels. You can even do the complicated “Human Flag.”

As if that was not enough, you also get access to an exercise library. Here, the techniques are explained by an animated version of Kalvado. It is perfect if you get bored of your routine or  you want to add some more action to your workout journey.

More calisthenics apps

In addition to We’re Working Out, the iOS and Android app stores also feature a number of options for calisthenics and similar techniques, including the, “street workout.”

If you want to workout at home or in the park, and favor this discipline because it does not require additional gear, we recommend downloading one of the following apps:

1. Street Workouts Calisthenics

With a personal trainer inside your phone, you will receive highly detailed explanations via YouTube videos provided by the app.

This app features a guide with more than 100 exercises, and gives you the choice of different routines organized by your level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced). You can complete challenges and sets of exercises (squats, curls, etc.), and follow a diet of between 1,800 and 4,000 calories a day.

Woman doing squats outdoors

2. Thenics

This app features exercises explained through moving images, so you will not have any problems understanding the techniques.

It is not ideal for those who are new to calisthenics, as the routines are quite challenging. You can choose full-body sessions, or ones targeting specific areas, like the legs. The app includes more than 90 different exercises.

3. MovesDb

With this app, you can register your results, create routines, cycles, sets, or interval sessions. It also offers a number of calisthenics tricks, and includes a heart rate monitor for the isometric exercises.

4. Madbarz

This is one of the most popular apps among calisthenics devotees.

You will have access to various training routines adapted to your specific needs.

The sessions were designed by expert calisthenics trainers, and you also have the option of creating your own routines.

It includes videos to ensure a proper technique, a repetition counter, previews of the muscles targeted by each exercise. It also includes a community with whom you can share your progress.