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Calisthenics can be done in more locations, and there's the possibility of learning cool movements.
Gymming lets you progress more easily, and it's arguably superior if size is your main goal.
Since this subreddit is dominated by gym rats, of course we are going to recommend getting a gym membership and starting with free weights. Based on your goals this route is the best way to achieve them.
/r/bodyweightfitness/ for more info about bodyweight exercises. Look at the sidebar for the recommended routine.
The main drawback I always found from bodyweight routines is the lack of emphasis on the lower body. There’s only so many bodyweight exercises you can do to target and build strong legs, and weightlifting just offers you so many more options. Maybe I’m wrong though, and someone can tell me why.
Both. In the gym start with free weights, and by the end of your workout do bodyweight. For example starting with bench press, going through your workout, then ending with push ups and dips.
Both. Do both.
Before lifting I did the recommended routine from /r/bodyweightfitness for 3 months. It helped me get disciplined and gain a good starting point before entering the gym.
Starting with either is fine. Calisthenics are good for getting toned and building muscle while also doing awesome things like hand stands and muscle ups (after a pretty long time) while the gym will help you build muscle and get bigger overall, faster.
I do both.
Currently working on Front, Back lever and V-sit progressions. During my deload i'll try doing muscle ups. At some point i'll start on planches and hand stand pushup progressions.
I also do weighted pullups and dips.
Bodyweights are HARD. You absolutely can get very strong by doing them. The main issue is legs. They are too strong to train easily with just your bodyweight after a certain point, but you are nowhere near it now so I wouldn't worry about it.
Bodyweight is okay to start off with if you're out of shape.
But there's no comparison between bodyweight exercises and using free weights. Pretty soon you'll get to the point where bodyweight squats and pushups are cardio, at that point you should get a gym membership and start lifting real weights and then you'll make a noob gains pretty fast.
I think the main thing is that you can do calisthenics everywhere, without any preperation
Both. But bodyweight is cheaper.
both are great. start with something and then progress on depending on your goals. Working out at home will prove difficult for pulling movements unless you do bent over rows with weights and find apparatus that attaches to your door for pulls.