Gold Medal Bodies – Parallette Training Level 1 and Level 2
Parallette Training Level 1: Essential Pressing Strength Development
Parallettes One is our beginner/intermediate introduction to pressing strength and inverted skills. It’ll build muscle and control through your entire body and make you feel absolutely solid.
Parallettes One Creates Full-Body Strength & Stability
Let’s just go ahead and be honest: there are hundreds of exercise programs out there… What sets P1 apart from the rest?
In a nutshell, it’s one simple thing:
P1 is the gateway to a whole world of exercises that don’t just make you sweat; this program actually teaches you to be better at using your body.
Yeah, you’ll get strong and your shirts will start fitting different because of the extra muscle around your chest and shoulders, but more important, you’ll develop greater control over your entire body in any position, from regular pressing exercises to inverted balancing and more.
It also includes bodyweight-only lower-body exercises so you don’t end up with the dreaded chicken legs.
So, that’s all cool and everything, but you might be wondering what exactly the deal is with parallettes and why you should bother with them in the first place.
Here’s what parallettes are really great for:
The bars give you greater leverage to control the distribution of your body’s weight over your hands and work your muscles in different ranges of motion. That means more options for adjusting the difficulty of each exercise for continued challenge.
Extra Ground Clearance
A few extra inches makes it easier to practice certain skills you might not have the strength or mobility to perform on the floor. You’ll especially appreciate the extra room as you challenge your shoulders to press down during L-sits…
Neutral Wrist Position
Stiff, sore wrists are a common complaint in bodyweight workouts, but gripping P-bars puts less stress on your wrists, so you can get more training without damaging your joints. Over time, your wrists will get stronger without the damage.
Parallette Training Level 2: Hand Balance Transitional Strength
Parallettes Two is an intermediate-level strength program for developing straight-arm strength and increasing control in inverted positions.
Stronger Handstands & Inverted Presses
Elbow Conditioning for Planche Work
Intense Shoulder & Torso Strength Development
Combinations & Flow Between Positions
4+ months of progressive strength exercise and joint conditioning to prepare you for advanced hand balancing skills like handstand push-ups and the planche.
Parallettes Two is the Gateway to High-Level Hand Balancing
There’s a lot of goals you might have that could have brought you to this page, but the biggest one we hear from our clients considering P2 is, without a doubt, the planche.
P2 is precisely the step-by-step program you need to strengthen and condition your body for the stresses of planche and advanced hand balance training.