Street Workout Parallelettes: The Complete Guide!

Street Workout Parallelettes: The Complete Guide!

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Welcome to another article devoted to a flagship product in the field of Street Workout and Callisthenics: parallettes.

After producing the ultimate guide on elastic bands, we're going to bring you the ultimate guide to Street Workout parallettes. An exclusive program awaits you at the end of this article! 💪

In this article, we'll be covering:

1 - The role and benefits of parallettes

2 - The different exercises

3 - How to choose the right parallettes

4 - Tips for avoid injury

5 - Exclusive circuit

Let's go! 🔥

The role and benefits of parallettes

Many people may wonder what the point of parallettes is.
explain in detail the importance of this equipment of calisthenics.

These small parallel bars can be used for a wide range of exercises: handstand, push-ups, L-sit, V-sit... we'll go into more detail in a later section. This makes it possible to target different muscle groups the pectoralspectoral triceps or the shoulders. In addition to progressing in terms of skillsthe parallettes help you build an athletic body andthe best of yourself.

Range of motion The parallettes allow a greater range of movement, particularly for exercises such as dips or push-ups. This increased amplitude leads to deeper stretching and a stronger contraction contraction of muscles, which can help to increase strength and flexibility.

The parallettes will help you progress in a number of ways. First of all, you'll gain muscle in your upper upper part of your bodyyou'll also become more powerful. This can be explained by the greater amplitude of movement as the parallettes are raised. Also, the flexibility and mobility can also be improved.

This street workout equipment is ideal for protect wrists. During movements such as push-ups or the handstand, they are put to great use. Thanks to the parallettesthe wrists will be in the same axis as the arms, which will improve on the one hand balance but also reduce stress on this part of the body. It's an excellent equipment for progress and avoid injury !

Last but not least parallettes help you progress to the next level. The advanced figures such as the handstand or the L-sit will no longer hold any no secrets for you. What's more, you'll be able take them with you, thanks to their lightweight and portability.

The different exercises

Parallettes allow you to perform a huge number of bodyweight exercises, here's our list of the best exercises with the muscles they target to become a real war machine : 

  • Push-ups - Muscles exercised: pectorals and triceps.
parallel pumps
  • Dips - Muscles exercised: pectorals and triceps
parallette dips
  • L-Sit & V-Sit - Muscles exercised: abdominals, hip flexors and triceps.

v-sit parallettes

  • Tuck & Straddle Planche - Muscles exercised: shoulders, abdominals, forearms and glutes. 

straddle planche

  • Handstand and Handstand Push-up - Muscles exercised: triceps, shoulders, trapezius.

hanstand parallettes

  • Pike Push-ups - Muscles exercised: deltoids, triceps, upper trapezius and upper pectorals.

pike push-up parallettes

  • Frogstand - Muscles exercised: shoulders, triceps and forearms.
Frogstand parallettes

These exercises will help you improve a number of areas: 

  • Strength
  • Stability
  • Mobility
  • Body balance

How to choose the right parallettes


There are different types of parallettes wooden wood or steel. The choice depends on several factors and the user's preferences. Let's take a look at a few essential criteria for choosing the right parallettes.

With regard to material wooden parallettes offer a natural gripthey are known for combining sturdiness, durability and aesthetic appeal.

The steel laths are also extremely robust and durablethey are generally taller than wooden ones.

Ideal parallet dimensions

The height is very important, as it will determine the exercises that cannot be performed on the parallette. The high parallettes enable dips, V-sit or the L-Sit. The low rollers are best suited to pumps and for people who prefer to be closer to the ground, especially when handstand.

The diameter should be between 4 and 4.5cm. This is the diameter used in Street Workout.

Stability and grip

The stability is surely the most important factor for these bars, a fall can happen very quickly if the parallette is not properly anchored in the ground. You therefore need non-slip pads placed on or under the feet of the parallel bars to ensure a firm grip and stability.

Parallel bar design

Finally, design is a plus, but it can also be a factor. Having parallettes with beautiful branding will make you want to train and push yourself even harder. 

Tips to avoid injury

When training on the parallettes, your muscles and joints will be put to the test, so before starting each exercise, we advise you to warm up thoroughly. For this, you can use elastic bands which are the best way to avoid injury. If you don't have any equipment, you can also use wrist reels and shoulders or flexion/extension of elbows. Here's a video for a complete warm-up: click here.

Program with parallettes

Here is an exclusive circuit that we've prepared for you so that you can become a machine on the street workout parallettes. It can be performed with high parallettes or low at home, outdoors or in the gym.

Feel free to save the image on your phone.

Let's go!

parallettes circuit

We've selected 4 exercises that will give yourupper bodythe best possible workout . The 1st exercise will be either dips or push-ups, we recommend opting for dips if you have high parallettes and push-ups if you have low parallettes.

For dips/push-ups and the pike push-up, if you easily reach 15 reps, we recommend aiming for 80% of your maximumnumber of reps . Going to failure is not ideal for these exercises, as you'll then have to repeat the circuit 6 or 8 times. So don't burn out too quickly...

For the L-SIT and Handstand, try to do more than the previous time, while remaining well sheathed and with a very clean execution.

all for this article, I hope you enjoyed it 😄

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