18 Bodyweight Exercises Parallel Bars Outdoor Fitness Equipment

The Elite Parallel Bars are part of MoveStrong FitGround product line. This special designed Outdoor Fitness station offers more exercise options than standard parrellel bars. They offer five different handle bar positions to grab that accommodate a wide range of bodyweight exercises. Making the Elite Parallel Bars more versatile and scaleable in exercises from complete off-ground training or ability to regress exercises with feet down making this outdoor fitness station more accessible to all fitness levels.

Below are examples of exercises that can be performed on the different bar positions of the MoveStrong Elite Parallel Bars.

Parallel Bars are a staple calisthenics training. The upper bars allow for all the traditional Parallel Bar exercises like, dips, knee-ups, L-Sits, press-ups, walks, and more

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The lower U-shaped bars at ends near ground are great for push-up and dip variations. Elevating the upper body slightly with feet planted on the ground gives a nice method for scaling variations of push-ups and dips making it less challenging for all fitness levels. And perform more advance exercises like the Kick through with Push-up And Dip for a great upper body and core strength movement.

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The Angled Bars are ideal for regressing exercises like Push-ups so the user can perform in a more upright position making it ideal for beginners or as part of a circuit interval workout when exercises need to be scaled back to make it through the time and intervals of the workout. They also are great for recline rows allowing for pulling exercise with feet planted on the ground.

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Learn more about MoveStrong Functional Fitness Equipment for indoor and outdoors at www.movestrongfit.com/fitground

Total Body Functional Fitness Exercise with MoveStrong GRT Lunge To Press

Functional strength exercise that’s a total body movement with a lunge to press with an angled Olympic bar and Ground Rotational Trainer.

A great unilateral lower body move with the reserve lunge to target quads and glutes with balance to transition to an overhead press that challenges functional strength to stabilize to complete each rep. Shown here using the MoveStrong GRT Handle with an Olympic bar and added plates for resistance. GRT handles rotate to allow easy transition of ground to overhead movements and comfort in pressing overhead. GRT (Ground Rotational Trainer) Is directly mounted to wall to allow the Olympic bar to pivot freely. The GRT is an optional feature on all MoveStrong Nova FTS models and works great solely as a wall mount for all your angled barbell training.

Instructional Tips For The MoveStrong Salmon Ladder

Here are a few tips for learning the technique to develop strength and skills to conquer the MoveStrong Salmon Ladder.

A bodyweight strength and power obstacle made popular by Ninja Warrior training, the Salmon Ladder takes some practice to master. Learning some of the basic tips will help in mastering the movement with strength and skills needed to make it a fun and safe way of training for calisthenics, ninja, obstacle course, and functional fitness workouts.

The MoveStrong Salmon Ladder offers side Dual Height bonding pull-up bars to work on the strength and power needed by jumping from bar to bar. This allows you to practice the kipping motion of the legs as well that helps drive you up the Salmon Ladder. A descent from a anchored climbing rope at the top makes for a safe return to the bottom.

The MoveStrong Salmon ladder is part of the NinjaStrong and MoveStrong Obstacle Course product lines.

Learn Different Methods To Monkey Bars For Upper Body Strength

MoveStrong offers Monkey Bars on most Functional Training Station Models. Here is a tutorial for tips and progressing your strength to take on this challenge. Performed in video below on the MoveStrong NOVA XL

First work on grip strength. It all starts with your grip. If you don’t have the grip strength to hold your bodyweight with one hand, you are not ready. Start with hanging holds and practice by releasing one hand then alternating hands on the same bar.

Work on pull-ups. Pull-up strength develops the shoulders, lats, and arm strength needed to carry over to monkey bars. If unable to do pull-ups, perform the negative, lowering movement of the exercise, along with alternate one hand grip holds.

Start with lateral, side-ways, monkey bar climbs on horizontal overhead bars. Moving laterally can actually be easier and more comfortable for some due to the neutral hand grip position. And allow for arms to be more involved to transition quicker from bar to bar.

Forward climbs are the traditional method. Once mastered the horizontal forward climb, you can perform on a staggered height or incline to decline bars. This requires more strength to reach up with one hand as you climb.

Backwards is another advance options for Monkey Bar climbs. Although t can be easier going backwards with moving up an incline of bars.

All monkey bar options on the indoor MoveStrong Functional Training Station models offered varied height bars. Install your monkey bars at to height options for high, low, or a staggered height position.

WARNING- The Monkey Bars are an advance level obstacle that should only be performed for those possessing excellent skill and strength. If you can not do a strict pull-up, you probably should not be attempting the monkey bars. Always seek advice of a trainer with experience in mastering the Monkey Bars before attempting.

Band Run-out variations for Speed, Power, and Conditioning

Want to increase your speed? Get more power in your lifts, out on the field, the pavement ... or wherever it is you “MoveStrong” by adding in conditioning work with band resisted run-outs. Here are some ideas on drills for speed , power , agility, and most definitely some conditioning fun! T

The MoveStrong Wall Training Post shown are great space efficient functional training tool to anchor many accessories like the bungie cords shown in first video.

Other functional training features as part of these MoveStrong Wall Training Post include the Ground Rotational Trainer (GRT, a.k.a landmine) located at the base of the Post used with an Olympic bar.

U-Loop anchors are standard on the Training Post for anchoring resistance bands on the Wall Training Post

Other options like the Adjustable Dip also available to customize this functional training wall post.

See images below for more training options on the MoveStrong Wall Training Post

Pull-up Lateral Walk Workout

Here is an intense pull-up workout to add into your mix! Working those bars with some lateral climbing with neutral grip pull-ups as @jmkurisko moves along the incline/decline monkey bars of the MoveStrong Pullup Bracket System👊💪. Impressive work with this pull-up finisher!😅

Learn more about MoveStrong Functional Fitness Equipment and Pull-up Bar Wall Mounted options at www.movestrongfit.com/shop

Power and Strength Garage Workout With DynaBell and DSL Bar combo

More split stance functional strength development and power with the MoveStrong DSL bar and DynaBell!👌

Split stance deadlift, w/rear leg straight, paired with split stance DynaBell over-shoulder-throws.👍 Slow an controlled movement with the split stance deadlifts to focus on that that glute and hamstring, while lengthening that hip flexor of the back leg. Immediate followed by same leg forward split stance grasping DynaBell handles while forcefully, with control, lift and swing DynaBell upwards and across body over to opposite shoulder. Shown here using the 50lb DynaBell really puts some emphasis of stability as you move the weight diagonally to challenge core strength and getting some rotational power work.👍💪😅

Bodyweight Upperbody Strength and Core Exercises
Using the MoveStrong M3 Bars for some upper body static holds with bent knee variations. The alternate toe tap to straight leg is a great regression to performing the L-Sit hold and great exercise to train for upper body and core strength!

The MoveStrong M3 Bars are a great functional fitness training tool to add to your arsenal. Ideal for bodyweight exercises including a variety of push-up variations, static holds, handstands and hand balancing exercises including yoga poses.

Visit our MoveStrong video library for many more exercises and tips for the M3 Bars

10 Balance Beam Stability and Strength Exercises

Here are 10 different balance beam exercises performing on the MoveStrong Zig-Zag Balance Beam. Challenging your stability and strength with emphasis on balance as you work your way forwards and backwards performing these movements on the beam. Give them a try individually or as a full circuit workout without rest on the beam! Wanna ramp it up even more! Try grabbing a Dumbell or kettlebell while performing some of these movements for even more challenge!

See more MoveStrong outdoor products on our FitGround page

Cannonball Alley Ninja Warrior Obstacle With MoveStrong Hanging Globes


Did you know we now have OVER 500 videos in our customer online video library for marketing, install, tips, and workouts! Available complimentary to MoveStrong customers to help get the most from our products and stay current with training tips and info.

Here is a short video clip with tips for using the MoveStrong Hanging Globes to set-up and prepare for the famous CannonBall Alley seen in Ninja Warrior training! Our Globes come with a 24" webbing strap to adjust length and choose from three diffrent size globes! Start with 3.5" globes then work to the 6" and then take on the KING Globe at 8" diameter!!!

Visit our website under Resources for the MoveStrong U page to get more info on our marketing and educational resources availble to our customers!

MMA Strength And Conditioning With Zercher Squats and Carries Using DSL Bar

Combat athlete getting put through a strength and conditioning session at Bulldog Strength & Conditioning Freehold, NJ.

Using the MoveStrong DSL Bar for a complex of Zercher Squats and Zercher Carries. The special patented design open back functional training trap bar allows for countless exercise options. The open back and round tube design allows for comfort to perform Zercher carry and squats as shown in the video along with many single leg squat and deadlift variations without the interference of a closed back trap bar.

Learn more about MoveStrong functional fitness strength training equipment at www.movestrongfit.com

9 Functional Strength Exercises With Loadable MaceBell

This is just a few functional strength exercises using the MoveStrong SledgeBell. Nine exercises to challenge your stability, mobility, and core strength as you lunge, squat, swing, and rotate your way through the movements.👌

The MoveStrong SledgeBell is made in the USA, patterned after the old-time strength training tool the MaceBell, and is fillable and can be loaded with steel shot to get the desired weight. This 8” diameter SledgeBell shown has about 20lbs of steel shot. And 4’ in length makes for a challenging offset load with a handle length to vary grips to adjust leverage on the bell and perform even more exercises.

9 movements shown:

•Bottoms-up lunge

•Bottoms-up Squat w/press out

•Barbarian Squat

•Dynamic Curls

•10 to 2s

•Tricep press




Watch to the end for an out-take!😂 Don’t forget to choke-up on the handle as needed to offset the weight!🤣😁

Bear Crawls Outdoor Low Parallel Bars - MoveStrong FitGround

Wanna add more challenge to your Bear Crawls? Try performing on parallel bars to enhance the need for balance and stability as you crawl forwards and backwards slowly with control across he bars. Perform both with hips high and low contra laterally by moving opposite foot and opposite arm at same time. Also try remaining stationary and lifting opposite arm and leg to challenge core and shoulder stability. 

The video below shows Bear Crawls performed on the MoveStrong FitGround Low Parallel Bras. This require balance, mobility, and upper body strength to crawl in different manners forwards and backwards.

MoveStrong manufactures a dedicated line of outdoor fitness equipment, FitGround. Ideal for functional fitness training, calisthenics, obstacle course, military training, and general fitness.


Functional Trap Bar Strength Workout With Single Leg Exercises

Here is a complex of functional strength training exercises using the MoveStrong DSL Bar. The open back trap bar patent pending design makes it ideal for performing more single leg exercises while stabilizing weight at your sides with a neutral grip position.

Split leg deadlifts w/straight back leg, Single Leg Deadlift, Lunge, Reverse Lunge, Drop Lunge, Bent row, and RDLs are shown.

Learn more about the DSL Bar visit here

Reach Backs With Climbing Rope- MoveStrong Video Library

NEW Exercises are being added to our Customer Video Library!

Did you know MoveStrong customers get access to our Video Libary on our website with over 400 videos organized for your viewing!?

This video shows some scaled variations of exercises using the MoveStrong Climbing Ropes. Can be performed on MoveStrong outdoor or indoor equipment that holds a climbing rope. The Grip knots offered on the MoveStrong climbing ropes are great for scaling these exercises even more for those working to improve grip strength.

SledgeBell Functional Strength Circuit Garage Workout

The SledgeBell is a multi-use unbalanced training tool for increased core strength, stability, and functional training. Here are a few exercises that can be performed in a strength circuit workout. Bicep Curl side lunge, Shoveling lunge, Strikes, and Jack press.

The SledgeBell comes in two sizes and is fillable to desired weight using steel shot.

Learn more about MoveStrong SledgeBell here

Garage DynaBell Functional Strength Circuit Workout2

Functional training strength circuit using the DynaBell with Squat-to-Overhead press, Swings, Windmills, Row, Press, Shovel Lunge!

This functional training dumbbell offers multi-grip positions with rotating handles making it ideal for multi-directional movements. And combine countles exercise options as seen with dumbbells, medicine balls, kettlebell, and ab wheels, all in one fitness tool!

Learn more about the DynaBell at www.movestrongfit.com/theDynaBell

Garage Circuit Workout With The DynaBell- Snatch-RDLs-Swings

Short functional training strength circuit using the MoveStrong DynaBell for with Snatches, Single leg RDL to press, and hand-to-hand swings!

This functional training dumbbell offers multi-grip positions with rotating handles making it ideal for multi-directional movements. And combine countles exercise options as seen with dumbbells, medicine balls, kettlebell, and ab wheels, all in one fitness tool!

Learn more about the DynaBell

Outdoor Obstacle Course Challenge on MoveStrong FitGround

A obstacle course challenge was set up using the MoveStrong T-Rex FTS and FitGround stations. Outdoor obstacle course and functional fitness workout was created to test strength, ability, and stamina to make it through each obstacle and exercise. A great way to incorporate OCR style workouts and push yourself through with a time challenge against others!

Course Challenge stations include:

  • Plyo Box jumps
  • Spiderman Push-ups 
  • Monkey Bars
  • Battle Rope Power Slams
  • Parallel Bar Walks
  • Parallel Bar Crawls
  • Agility Post Hop Overs
  • Sprint to finish