Street Workout is both a physical activity and a sport which has its foundation in calisthenics.
Calisthenics is one of the oldest methods of working out which has been used throughout history by many of the most elite athletes; from ancient warriors up to present day militaries, to achieve excellent levels of strength and fitness by using bodyweight as the main form of resistance. The word calisthenics actually comes from the latin ‘callos’ (beauty) and ‘sthenos’ (strength).
Over the last decade, aided by the rise of the internet, calisthenics has seen a surge in popularity in outdoor areas like cities and parks, and has developed into a sporting activity which we can now refer to as Street Workout.
Street workout is growing all the time and is now used by millions to get fitter and stronger but also to have fun, to socialise and even to compete. The sport has become so popular that various organisations arrange competitions around the world. These competitions are often split into categories for strength, power and endurance (fitness) and for freestyle displays (involving various skill moves). Strength and endurance categories might include exercises like pull ups and muscle ups and freestyle displays often include a mix of static movements like the front lever and 360 degree spins on pull up bars. Notable organisations include the WSWCF (World Street Workout and Calisthenics Federation) and the WCO (World Calisthenics Organisation).
At Street Workout World, we believe that street workout is one of the best ways, and maybe THE best way, to achieve great physical strength and fitness while having fun, getting outdoors and developing an athletic physique. We believe that it should be inclusive and open to anyone and that it will only continue to grow in popularity as a sport.
Our primary goal is to help promote street workout around the world by making articles, training and nutrition programs available as well as clothing, equipment and accessories in our online shop.