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Salute to everyone, I am 27 years old and up until this age I had been through two body transformations. The first one occurred in high school when I gradually started to reshape my body from skinny and athletic to muscularity. I was a professional swimmer for years and then I switched to gym and weightlifting at 16. I did it for a couple of years till I quit everything and became sedentary for another couple of years. Once I was able to swim 12 km a day and then after I lost my physical condition, I wasn't even able to jog more than 4 km. After this period I got pretty fat and thus, I started to run for almost an entire year to get rid of about 10 kg of stored fat. I've become skinny again weighing 72 kg. This turning point was crucial because in absence of any money, I needed to do something to gain mass, pure muscles. Weightlifting was simply out of the question and at that point, I also get tired of the egocentric people therein. Therefore, outdoors training suddenly became my religion. I started to workout everywhere I could around the city, regardless of how the environment looked or what it had to offer. I improvised a lot. Then I found out this culture as a name, calisthenics. So I was kind of involved in bodyweight training performed outdoors, more like a Street FItness thing but without any fancy moves. I always kept it simple by doing compounds only like pushups, pull-ups, dips, squats, running, sprints, leg raises, jumps etc. From 72 kg I gained around 18 more. I currently weigh 90 kg, more or less. I achieved them by training organically and all natural. Proper nutrition and adequate sleep were part of my daily discipline. I trained 5 times a week, month after month, year after year. I changed methods and styles but always kept it simple. Now, I made this thread just to present briefly my personal story and maybe to motivate you in a way or another. And if someone is curious about something I do, I am here to reply with positivity. I made a video, very short, of 2 minutes, where I put all my best images. Here you can see my progress and also my fitness level. I hope it is not against the rules and thanks in advance.
I originally started working out in the gym using weights and machines but after finding out about calisthenics and bodyweight traing I have switched to purely that. And I think if you want a change of routine then you should also try out calisthenics. It is much cheaper than the gym it can be basically free if you want it to be. You can workout in your garage or in your house easily. It allows you to have full control over your body and build up some serious strength. And it can also make you look really cut and ripped, if you eat right. So I would highly recommend looking up some beginner calisthenics workouts online or on youtube and get started. Or read up on it here http://fullbodycalisthenics.com/index.php/2017/09/28/the-basic-exercises-of-calisthenics/