February 07, 2021 3 min read

Calisthenics is one of the most popular and trendiest fitness movements in the world at the moment. Basic calisthenics exercises are easy enough for most people. However, the more complex calisthenics requires a lot of practice, stamina, and balance -like the two-finger handstand. Now, there are exercise bands to aid people in their daily calisthenics exercises.

The exercise bands are an extension of calisthenics equipment like Parallettes and R200, which can be ideal for achieving great bodies and used for many purposes. These bands are mostly made out of the best latex and are available in many shapes, resistance levels, and sizes.

Using calisthenics equipment on its own without exercise bands can be a challenge, especially if you are new to this whole concept or experiment with a home workout. That is why we decided to briefly guide you on using exercise bands for calisthenics full-body workouts.

Five ways to use exercise bands

Pull-ups:

Pull-ups are an essential calisthenics exercise that almost everyone does while following their workout routine. However, most of the time, people find them hard (especially if they are newbies) because it is not easy to lift yourself without support for the body or hands on the pull-up bar. Due to this reason, it is highly recommended that an exercise band be used for support. And once you have mastered the necessary steps, you can use the band for more complex steps.

Dips:

Doing dips is another essential part of doing calisthenics. They are not particularly difficult to do, but using an exercise band will provide extra support to the knees and hands for holding some of your weight. It will work as a seat for your knees. Looping the band over the bars will furthermore help improve your body’s form and physique.

Push-ups:

Anyone who is into exercising knows how to do push-ups. The only issue is that once you regularly start doing push-ups, then they become easy and less effective for your body. So, if you can do 50 push-ups in one rep and are not particularly feeling the burn, then you need to add some resistance to your exercise so that it bears fruit.  Use an exercise band and wear it around your back to make things harder again, and just like a plank, your push-ups will be rewarding once more.

Front lever:

This is a bit difficult calisthenics move because it can be mastered only if you know how to do pull-ups successfully. A front lever involves a person holding their body horizontally in the air by holding on to a singular bar. It requires immense inner strengths, a last and strong core. Since it is so difficult to do, attaching a band to the bar is ideal. Because the band provides support to the feet –making the exercise somewhat easier.

Planche:

A planche is usually performed on parallettes. –best of which is available here. It is not as difficult as it might seem because all it requires is a little balance in the lower back part of the body and equal weight distribution on both sides. However, if you are not skilled in equally dividing your weight to both sides of parallettes, then attaching an exercise band to it while also looping it around your feet will help you in doing it efficiently.

Jean Ducournau
Jean Ducournau



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