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Calisthenics / Street Workout

Calisthenics, also known as Street Workout, is the modern art of bodweight workout in a public space and outdoor environment. Calisthenics workout combines classic gymnastics exercises like pull ups, push ups, squats and dips, with creativ modern, urban outdoor sports like parkour, breakdance and freerunning. The movements vary from explosive transfer moves between pull up bars to gymnastics peak performances on parallel bars. The one calisthenic exercise, which stands for street workout like no other, is the bar muscle up. It's a high pull up which transfers into a bar dip. For a lot of athletes a neverending love story, since there are so many different ways to perform this particular exercise. Other well known moves are the human flag, front lever, back lever, planche, handstand push ups which often play a big part in various street workout videos on the web.

This kind of sport requires whole body tension, pure strength, dynamics and coordination. As a nice side effect you do not only get stronger while doing calisthenics, but you also gain more visible muscle mass and a better defined body shape.

The origin of this sport is, as is often the case, found in the parks and streets of New York. Athletes have been exercising here since generations in outdoor exercise parks, which are widely spread all over the city. A similar workout culture also exists in Eastern Europe and Russia. The people here call it Ghetto Workout, as well as Street Workout. Many outdoor gyms with high bars can be found in public parks and backyards of large apartment buildings. Internet video platforms, e.g. YouTube, helped to pave the way for this particular fitness trend. In the early 2010s, videos from workout crews like Barstarzz, BarBarians, Bartendaz and Baristi Workout spread rapidly all over the world. Their videos often go viral and it's not unusual for them to reach more than a million views.

Calisthenics Parks – Professional outdoor exercise fitness parks for bodyweight workout

In order to reach great results with your training, you need to know where the best workout spots are. In this case you want the detailed knowledge about the best pull up bars and parallel bars in your area. Many cities have trim trails, exercises stations, outdoor gyms and calisthenics parks located somewhere near the city center. To get your workout plan done efficiently you need fitness locations with the right bodyweight exercise equipment. This can be high bars for muscle ups, parallel bars, incline benches, low bars, monkeybar, swedisch wall bar, ab benches, pole bars, gymnastics rings and a lot of other workout gear. For street workout training a fitness park with many pull up bars and p-bars, is the best way to achieve great calisthenic workout results.

In many countries the concept of outdoor fitness workout is a central part of the urban city planning. Workout parks can be found pretty much everywhere. Nowadays there is an increasing amount of companies which manufacture great parks for calisthenics athletes, like Barmania.PRO, RVL 13 or Playparc - just to name a few. These parks are only made for the purpose of bodyweight workout.