Calisthenics has become more and more popular in recent years. And with it’s tremendous growth we get some people whom manage to perfect the sport.
These athletes are an inspiration to many. With their YouTube videos and appearance on social media they influence people to train like them.
So let’s take a look at the top 10 calisthenics athletes!
Also keep in mind that we don’t put the list together to represent the best to worst. This list include some of the most popular and well recognized calisthenics athletes and personas.
Frank Medrano is one of the most well know calisthenics athletes. Frank has been doing calisthenic workouts since 2010 after he saw videos of it on YouTube. He has also said in a interview with BaristiWorkout that one of those YouTube videos was from Hannibal For King , another well know calisthenics athlete.
Right now Frank Medrano has some of the most viewed videos on YouTube about Calisthenics and it’s very likely that you have seen them.
It should also be noted that Frank is a vegan which makes his accomplishments even more impressive.
Hannibal For King
Hannibal For King (yes, that’s what he calls himself) was one of the first to upload videos to YouTube about calisthenic workouts.
His first videos date all the way back to 2009, however he has become more inactive in recent years, the last video from his YouTube channel was uploaded over 1 year ago.
However you can still see him in newer videos from other calisthenics YouTube channels.
Hannibal for King has also been known for his extreme and intense calisthenics workout videos. We recommend you to check them out on his channel.
Barstarzz is also one of the most well know calisthenics athletes. I was gonna say that most of his videos are informative training and exercises videos, but he has so much more than that.
His videos are both informative, inspiring and fun to watch.
Barstarzz is also a workout team founded by Edward Checo. In recent time, Barstarzz have been collaborating with other big YouTube fitness channels, one of them include the famous bodybuilder Steve Cook.
Also known as Pavel Rudometkin, has been making YouTube videos teaching people how to master various difficult calisthenics exercises.
Pavel has lots of experience and has been doing calisthenics since he was a teenager.
Now Pavel has a family and doesn’t upload as frequent as he used to. You can still see some of his fitness/family vlogs on his YouTube channel
Calisthenics & Weight Training
Calisthenics & Weight Training also know as Kris Karlsson is just what his channel name say.
Kris makes videos on both calisthenics and weight training and how to get a shredded physique doing so.
With over 15 years of fitness experience Kris makes instructional and motivational videos on his YouTube channel. Although he doesn’t upload as frequent as he used to, it’s still a good watch.
Dominik Sky is one of the more hardcore calisthenics athletes.
His has some instructional videos on how to perform various difficult calisthenics exercises. But most of his videos features him doing some insane parkour/calisthenics tricks.
As you can see from the gif above, Dominik does some impressive stunts.
You can see more of his training and stunt videos on his YouTube channel.
Calisthenic Movement is a team from Germany who make some of the best instructional videos on how to train calisthenics.
They state on their Facebook page that their goal is to get people reach their goals and get a healthy lifestyle.
You can watch more from Calisthenic Movement on their YouTube channel.
Corey Hall is not one of the biggest calisthenics YouTubers, but defiantly noteworthy.
He has been making videos for over 4 years and still at it.
Although he may not have so many videos with millions of views, he still got some good motivational and instructional videos you should watch.
Corey has since got a wife and kids and sometimes upload training videos with his family. You can check Corey Hall’s YouTube channel for more.
BaristiWorkout is one of the bigger calisthenics YouTube channels and is not focusing on one person or athlete.
Founded by Dennis Ratano, the YouTube channel has everything you want from a calisthenics video channel and more. Both instructional and motivational videos can be found on the YouTube channel.
BaristiWorkout also have interviews with several major calisthenics athletes, including Hannibal for King and Frank Medrano (as mentioned previously in this post).
The calisthenics world championships are also featured on the YouTube channel. All in all it’s a great channel for anyone who are into calisthenics. You can check it out for yourself on BaristiWorkout’s YouTube page.
Brendan Meyers is one of the newer channel compared to others on this list, even though he’s been at it for over 3 years.
Brendan has one of the most popular calisthenics transformation video on YouTube. But he is also know for his training videos featuring advanced exercises for the more experienced people.
Brendan Meyers is actually one that uploads quite frequently, in fact he uploads almost every day to his YouTube channel.
Hope you enjoyed this list of the top 10 calisthenics athletes. And remember this is not a countdown list from best to worst. This is a list of ten calisthenics personas which provide you with quality and inspirational content.
Let us know in the comments what calisthenics channel inspired you the most and if it was not listed here add the YouTube channel with your comment!