Bodyweight Exercises

7 Bar Bodyweight Variations You Can’t Do

October 7, 2014
Updated April 12, 2018

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Parallel bars are a classic piece of gymnastic equipment that shouldn’t be left to gymnasts, but incorporated into the bodyweight training of all trainees.

There are many parallel bar bodyweight exercises that the average fitness enthusiast can perform to increase core strength, coordination, and muscular endurance, these are not those exercises.

We are convinced that you cannot perform these 7 parallel bar bodyweight exercises, they are not for the novice fitness trainee nor the faint of heart. Be warned!

Only attempt the following bodyweight exercises if you are experienced with advanced bodyweight training…or you know…if someone dares you.

Good luck!

Bar Bodyweight Exercise #1: L-Sit to Handstand

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Bar Bodyweight Exercise #2: L-Sit to Planche

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Bar Bodyweight Exercise #3: Bent Knee Planche Push Up

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Bar Bodyweight Exercise #4: L-Sit Dip

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Bar Bodyweight Exercise #5: Explosive Transfer Push Up

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Bar Bodyweight Exercise #6: Traveling Transfer Push Up

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Bar Bodyweight Exercise #7: Frog Stand Transfer

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