Article last updated: January 2020 by Oskar Faarkrog, ISSA Certified Trainer
I’ve never been an athletic person.
Back in school I never played sports or did remotely fitness related. I preferred to take naps and stuff large amounts of doritos in my face. Fitness just wasnt for me. I’d never have those broad shoulders or nice abs or anything. I just didn’t have the “genetics” for it. I had accepted it.
Being out of shape isn’t bad but it’s the feeling of helpless and low self esteem that really causes issues. Just purely due to the way I looked I got bullied and harassed quite a bit. I looked like a target, so why not. All that changed when I found Oskars website.
For the first time here was someone who understood my pain, who’s been through what I have. I related to each and every word. I started training the way he said and yes, I’ve made mistakes here and there. But calisthenics has absolutely changed my life.
I look good in clothes and better without them. My face is defined and my shoulders are wide. I have that v shape, I always wanted. People automatically treat you better when they see you’re fit. It’s kind of sad. If it wasnt for Oskar I’d have done some cookie cutter starting strength rip off and likely injured my back. Making no gains and looking worse in the process. Oskar changed my life
My physique is entirely calisthenics aside from some dumbbell work for my chest. Working with Oskar is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. Take that first step
You won’t regret it
- Umar Alam (Instagram: @umarrwrites)