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The Calisthenics equipment you’ll need in the beginning

Starting out with calisthenics training can be daunting at first. Many beginners tend to have the impression that it only involves one’s body and no equipment at all. This may not necessarily be the case though. Luckily there is a range of different equipment which you can use for getting more out of your exercises. In this article we will be looking into the training equipment you will probably need when starting out with calisthenics training, how to use them and which exercises they are good for.

Pull-up bar exercises with the Pullup & Dip bar for beginners & pros

You want to get your Pull-up workout to the next level? Check out our top 35 pull up bar exercises on the Pullup & Dip bar.

How to do the perfect muscle-up - Top 5 tips

Muscle-ups are one of the most challenging calisthenics exercises around, not only because of the challenge it presents for your muscles but also because of the balance and transitions needed in order to do one successfully. Luckily there are various tricks available for doing muscle-ups that can help you learn and adjust better at your own pace of training. That being said, it is also noteworthy to mention that muscle-ups are one of the most rewarding exercises available in terms of improving your upper-body strength and muscles. In fact, doing a couple of sets will improve your chest muscles, back muscles, shoulders, abs, biceps and triceps! This is due to the fact that it combines both a push-up and pull-up. In this article we will be covering muscle-ups and giving 5 hot tips when doing them.

7 tips for building muscle with bodyweight training

When people think about bodyweight training they seem to imagine themselves doing lots of exercises and reps. Unfortunately, doing this without any strategy won’t help you build real muscle on the long-run. Forcing your body to get results quickly is never the ways to go either. As with most things in life, a combination of sorts tends to give one the best results. In this article, we will be looking at seven tips for building muscle through bodyweight training.

More Pull-ups - Top 5 Assisting Exercises

Doing pull-ups can be challenging and exciting in the beginning but you may need to switch things up along the way, especially if you are looking to challenge yourself more. In other cases, you may find yourself not being able to do enough pull-ups which can lead one to look for different workouts and exercises available in order to improve things. Luckily there are a range of pull-up exercises that will help you train whilst adding variation to your workouts. In this article we will be looking at the top 5 exercises that you can include in your workout in order to do more pull-ups.

Pull-Ups vs. Chin-Ups: How are they different and which is better?

When it comes to bodyweight workouts, few exercises are as well-known as the pull-up and the chin-up. But what's the difference? After reading this article, you will know!

The top 10 gymnastic rings exercises

When people hear gymnastics, they tend to think about the Olympics. Well, the truth of the matter is that you don’t have to be a professional athlete to do gymnastics. In fact, doing gymnastics can help you in several ways throughout your training. In this article we will be covering ten exercises that you can do by using gymnastic rings.

9 Fitness Mistakes Everyone Makes When They Start To Work Out

Ouch! That’s the result when people usually start working out without knowing all to well what they are doing and getting themselves into. Luckily there are blogs such as these to help guide you in the early days of your workouts. Fitness mistakes are quite common but don’t always need to be made. In this article we will be looking at 9 common fitness mistakes that people make when they start to work out. So be sure to read all the way through in order to be aware of these potential pitfalls.

Pull-ups for pros - 10 more advanced pull-up variations

Every now and then you might feel like trying something new during your workout exercise. When it comes to doing pull-ups, there are various techniques available for you to try out and master. However, there are also advanced pull-up variations for those who want to take their training to the next level. In this article we will cover ten of these variations, including: Weighted pull-ups, Archer pull-ups, Typewriter pull-ups, One arm pull-ups, Muscle-ups, Clapping pull-ups, L-sit pull-ups, Towel pull-up, Around the world pull-ups and Kipping pull-ups. In the following section we will cover each of these in detail.

Best 7 bodyweight exercises to train your glutes

Don't rely on squats alone to get a perfect butt. Try these seven effective bodyweight exercises to train your glutes and get a nice butt.

Top 5 resistance bands exercises on the Pullup & Dip bar

Premium resistance bands are ideal if you like to bring your workout with you while you're traveling, if you need support to train different exercises, or if you exercise at home. Not only are they extremely portable, easy to store and very lightweight, but a pull-up band also comes in multiple resistance levels and can be used with your Pullup & Dip bar for an effective full-body workout! While there are many exercises that you can do with a pull-up band, these five resistance band workouts will get you fit in no time.

8 Different Grip Positions for Pull-Ups

The pull-up is a tried-and-true exercise that’s popular with both newcomers and advanced athletes alike. But there’s more to this classic exercise than meets the eye. Whether it’s changing your grip width, your hand positions or your range of motion, switch it up and explore these eight pull-up variations. Your Pullup & Dip Bar lets you conveniently incorporate these pull-up variations anytime and anywhere, blasting every major muscle group in your upper body from your lats to your traps to your abs.

Pull-ups vs. Lat Pull-down – The Differences

Many people think about their dietary intake, supplements they may need and training exercises to perform when starting out. Some opt for the easy exercises whilst others choose to go for more intense ones to build muscle faster so to speak. When strengthening the upper-body muscles it is important to consider two sets of exercises that give you a great workout: pull-ups and lat pull-downs. You have probably done some pull-ups recently but what about lat pull-downs? Which exercise is the best one for you? In this article we will be looking at pull-ups compared against lat pull-downs, highlighting the techniques used behind the exercises and their benefits.

5 Tips for more Grip Strength on the Pull-up Bar

When getting started with weightlifting, workouts and body training, many notice that they are unable to endure properly. This is often times due to handgrip strength. In this article we will be exploring several tips for improving your grip strength, which is key when doing pull-ups on the Pull-up Bar.

Top 5 Benefits of Calisthenics to start training today

For those that are not familiar with it, Calisthenics may sound like something complex that only the pros do during their workouts. However, even though calisthenics exercises can be demanding at times, they tend to yield some of the best results in terms of physical training and strength improvement. Doing weight training all the time can also become a bit monotonous, hence why not try calisthenics for a change of rhythm and pace? It can be a good experience for some or a challenging one for others, however one should not be discouraged to try out new things when it comes to training. If anything a new workout can be a great indicative of your current strength and limits. In this article we are going to give you the top five benefits of calisthenics to start training today. We hope that you will consider these and include them in your next training workout.

Calisthenics Training: The Do’s and The Don'ts

Let’s talk calisthenics! Calis what? Yes, Calisthenics!

Although many people have practiced it for ages, some are still unfamiliar with the word. Calisthenics simply refers to any and all training activity that does not rely or include weights and support tools.

How to train biceps on the pull-up bar - 5 effective exercises

Training your biceps can be a very fun and rewarding exercise, unless you’re eating a crunchy bar like the Nutty Professor while you’re at it. Most people start off using dumbbells and move on to other exercises. Several of these can be done using the pull-up bar which is precisely what we’ll be covering in this article. Not only do pull-ups help you work the back muscles but the biceps are also trained. Depending on the chosen exercise, you will be able to focus more on training the biceps. We will be looking at the various exercises that can be done on the pull-up bar, including a description of how to perform them.

10 tips how to do more Pull-ups

Pull-ups are also known as chin-ups. They can be executed in different variations (overhand grip, underhand grip, neutral grip, wide-grip, close-grip, …) and belong, next to push-ups and a couple other exercises, to the supreme disciplines of bodyweight training. Many people who work out think that the number of repetitions are an indicator for masculinity. Of course, this is nonsense, but someone who can do many pullups can be certain to be admired by other sportspeople. Pull-ups are suitable as a back exercise for a wide upper body. Apart from this, pull-ups also engage the muscles of the arms to an extent that should not be underestimated. This means the biceps and the brachioradialis muscle also profit from pull-ups.

How to achieve 20 pull-ups in a row - top 7 tips

Achieving a full set of 20 pull-ups isn’t something everyone can do when starting out. Only doing a couple of “ugly” reps, say 5 or 10 isn’t going to get your muscles going too much either. Doing around 20 reps per set sounds like you’d be taking things seriously though. Nonetheless, achieving this is not as easy as it may seem. This is the part where people give in and go for another exercise due to the sheer (perceived) difficulty of doing so many pull-ups in a row.

In this article we will look at several tips for achieving a full set of pull-ups. Part of a good workout is not necessarily to force your body to the point of collapsing but to improve your body’s endurance and strength in order to perform the techniques wanted. Another core principle is performing techniques properly. Here we list seven tips and tricks for doing pull-ups sets you can be proud of!

The five biggest mistakes in pull-ups - and how you avoid them!

Pull-ups are not called a supreme discipline for the back for nothing - although they look easy at first glance and many still know them from their school days, they prove to be extremely nasty in their execution as well as in the course of a regular training program. Even as a pure weight training (so-called body weight exercise, for short: BWE), pull-ups often cause worry lines - they are almost indispensable both as back exercises and through their character as a compound exercise.
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