Can You Do Calisthenics Everyday?

To answer this question as simple as possible, well it depends, from the person asking it.

If you don’t have a lot of training experience and your body doesn’t know this type of stress you will overtrain.

But if you do have training experience, you can try it and if you like the results and stick with it.

If you don’t have good results, change your routine, try something else, but don’t quit.


There is a thin line between pushing your limits and overtraining.

You should try to break the limits from time to time, but not every time you are training.

Invest some time for your nervous system also, because it takes longer for the central nervous system to recover than the muscles them self.
Symptoms of overtraining:

  • Insomnia
  • Depression and loss of motivation
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Getting sick very often
  • Increased rate of injuries

If you are familiar with some of those symptoms, take a day off or a week, decide for yourself.

Stretching during the day offs is a good idea.

And that is what I do actually, whenever I feel stressed out, suppressed I’d like to take a week off training and start stretching everyday(even though I stretch when I train too).

I will do a stretching program and I will do it every day( and even though it is only stretching I count it as a workout because I said to myself that I will train every day, no matter what).

You have to train hard of course, but also don’t forget to train smart too, because you have to learn to know your body and listen to it as.

You will do some mistakes along the path but at the end you will know your body and you will master it.

New To Training?

If you are new to training at all than stick with the basic 3-4 workout a week, with the basic exercises like pull-ups, dips, push-ups and squats(those are just the basics).

So let’s say you have training experience and you want to train everyday.

You should know that you have to follow a strict routine(if you don’t know how, check out here).

Because your muscles will get overtrain if you do the same muscle group every day or (even the same muscle).

In order to train everyday, you have to train different muscle group everyday.

Workout Routine for Doing Calisthenics Everyday

For example here is a simple routine for a week.

  1. Monday – pushing exercises(dips, push-ups)
  2. Tuesday – pulling exercises(pull ups, chin ups)
  3. Wednesday – core exercises(Hanging leg lift, dragon flag progression moves)
  4. Thursday – leg exercises(Pistol squats)
  5. Friday – pushing exercises(dips, push-ups) with emphasis on triceps exercises(triceps extension, diamond push ups)
  6. Saturday – pulling exercises(pull-overs, pull up bar pull downs)
  7. Sunday – Core exercises

Try to mix it up, it is not necessary to be in that particular order.

Your main goal is to leave your muscles at lease 2 days to rest.

If you are around 16-18 and you workout for few months now. 

This should be fairly easy for you.

If not don’t put pressure on yourself.

Focus on quality workouts 2-4 times a week.

If you are older than 35 and you just start working out…

Stick with 3-4 workouts a week.

And focus on learning how your body reacts to this type of training.

Measure your results to see the progress(or lack there of) and to see what is working and what you should change.

What is your current workout routine?

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