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How to Train for a One-Arm Pull-Up

January 1, 2018

Happy New Year, Rubberbanditz! It’s officially 2018. Time to set new goals for yourself. Perhaps you want to be able to run an obstacle course race, or hit 10 pull-ups in a row. But why not aspire to do the impossible? Why not set the ultimate goal, like getting your first one-arm pull-up? ...Read More
How to reheb shoulder injuries with bands

December 27, 2017

Muddy water up to my nips, humerus out of my socket and 5k left. I found myself with a dislocated shoulder yet again. It’s that moment you realize you aren’t Superman. First thing on my mind was to finish the race then address this issue....Read More
#HowIBandIt

November 6, 2017

LET'S BAND TOGETHER! Collaborate with the community and show the world how you put your bandz to work for you. Here is all you need to know to enter the #HOWIBANDIT challenge during Nov 12-28....Read More
What The Heck is Calisthenics?

September 24, 2017

Calisthenics is the practice of using your body weight with the intended purpose of developing strength, health, and coordination. The great thing about calisthenics training is that it can be done just about anywhere and requires little to no...Read More
Bodyweight Strength + Power

September 5, 2017

  Tick, tick, boom! After much anticipation, we are proud to announce the launch of the Bodyweight Strength + Power program we created in partnership with 12 Minute Athlete. With minimal bodyweight exercise equipment, this mobile-friendly program is like a virtual trainer that enables you to...Read More
#PoleExpoChallenge

August 31, 2017

  Headed to Pole Expo in Las Vegas this year? Make sure to submit your post in the #PoleExpoChallenge! Winner will receive a powder coated X-Pole, a free pass to the 2018 Pole Expo, and a full suite of pole training bands. That's over...Read More
Fitness Band Squat Training

August 22, 2017

    Combining weights and fitness bands is the perfect way to attack your strength training regimen.  Exercise bands provide a logical substitute or supplement to traditional powerlifting exercises that improve joint stability and muscle endurance. Instead of stacking on weight try adding a resistance band into the mix. Not only do you not need a full weights set, but...Read More
The Balancing Act- Straightening Up Your Handstand Part II

July 15, 2017

You’ve put in the hard work at this point. Your shoulders and hips are becoming more open and starting to move more freely. Or you just happen to be mobile and are able to move in all the ways I described in Part I, and you get to ‘skip’ the...Read More
Read Between the Lines: Straightening Up Your Handstand Pt 1

June 24, 2017

You might be able to overhead press your body weight, you might be able to planche, you might be able to do a bend back with your legs straight, and yet, for some reason, your handstand still ends up lacking. Why is that? It is because handstands are a combination of balance, strength, mobility, control and practice. Having any less...Read More
Planche Grinding You Down? Calisthenics Resistance Bands to the Rescue

May 26, 2017

  Everybody can plank. But what about the plank’s buff cousin, the planche? Chances are the answer is no (or yes, and I am a gymnast). It can be tough to know where to start with all theinformation floating about on places like Instagram. Gymnasts will practice something, and those practicing calisthenics will focus elsewhere. One thing that they can all...Read More
Spice Up Your Pull Up Training

March 20, 2017

Two questions that we keep getting asked is, 'how do I correctly do assisted pullup using bands' and 'I'm getting board of the same old pullups, how do I add variety?' Thought we'd try and take that bull by the horns and break it down for you in plain English. Let's have a look at proper pull up technique...Read More
Learn to Human Flag with Logical Progressions

February 6, 2017

• Before jumping into a flag hold you want to make sure that you are able to stabilize your shoulder for this inverted hold so as not to injure yourself. • Begin facing the vertical bar or pole while positioning the arms. The top hand can be in a cup grip, twisted grip, true grip or in the case...Read More
How to Improve Your Front Lever with In 4 Gradual Progressions

January 26, 2017

In the world of calisthenics most static [still] and dynamic [movement] exercises require a tremendous amount of strength. The front lever is one of the most challenging and represents a measurable milestone along your calisthenics journey. The front lever is a move that requires herculean shoulder, lat and core strength. This article covers the basics and provides a solid starting...Read More
Warm Up and Cool Down Your Shoulders on The Pull Up Bar

December 26, 2016

This section covers a significant number of warm up exercises.  Depending on how intense your stretching session will be and how much time your body needs to warm up you can pick and chose which exercise to work into your warm up and how much time to spend on it....Read More
4 Tips for Wintertime Outdoor Strength Training

November 30, 2016

Every wintertime workout warrior knows just how difficult it can be to stay motivated when temperatures dip. Facing the cold just doesn’t seem appealing when you can curl up with some hot cocoa and watch Netflix. But if you’re focused on strength training, you’ll lose a lot of ground if you regularly skip workouts during the winter. To help motivate...Read More
Why Using a ‘False Grip’ Is Critical For Muscle Ups

November 22, 2016

Ever noticed how people who perform those controlled, strict muscle ups, tend to grip the bar with their wrists almost on top of the pullup bar? This technique of hand placement is called a ‘false grip’, and is one of the most important teaching points in performing a strict muscle up....Read More
How to Improve Your Static Calisthenics Exercises

November 10, 2016

Calisthenics – Bodyweight Training – Street Workout. Regardless of the term, many of us have a general understanding of what it is. We can thank Instagram and YouTube for the rapid dissemination of this “seemingly new” modality of strength training. Some of the most recognizable first movers in this sport are Hannibal for King and Frank Medrano. Their viral videos...Read More
Making Noticeable Improvements On Your Handstands with Resistance Bands

November 2, 2016

Do you ever find yourself struggling with Handstands? Are you looking for a way speed up your progress? Turns out our Resistance Bands provide an excellent set of training wheels for support to help guide you into correct position. They help support part of your bodyweight so you can focus on improving your form and increasing strength....Read More
How To Increase Your Pull Up Reps

September 28, 2016

Pull up assist bands offer a great advantage in every aspect of your training. The most important thing is that with resistance band exercises, you will be able to do the specific exercise in the correct movement pattern. The reason why this is so important is because it solidifies your muscle memory. Muscle memory is the way the...Read More
Quick And Easy Ways To Get In A Calisthenics Workout

August 30, 2016

    Getting in a workout during a busy day can be challenging, but for those who work in office jobs or sit for most of the day, it’s imperative to get up and get moving at least once an hour. Sitting for long periods of time can increase the risk of heart disease and other illnesses, so finding...Read More
3 Reasons Resistance Bands Boost Calisthenics Bodyweight Training

August 24, 2016

Growing populations of fitness enthusiasts have found street workout inspiration on Instagram or YouTube but often the videos they discover only display the difficult dynamic movements such as muscle ups, or static movements such as front levers and planches. These exercises require a tremendous amount of strength and stability, making them near impossible to perform for novices. Exercise resistance bands offer...Read More
10 Calisthenics exercises to make the most out of your Resistance Bands

April 15, 2016

Our friends over at Calisthenics 101 (https://www.calisthenics-101.co.uk) have put our assisted pull-up bands to good use to showcase 10 different assisted exercises you can try to get the most from your bands. Give their article a read and let us know what you think....Read More
9 Ways to Make Yourself Like Exercising

March 4, 2016

As a fitness blogger it’s only natural I love fitness, so I’m always shocked when I hear my boyfriend complaining about how he hates exercise. But when I hear his workouts I can’t really blame him, they seem like torture just not like a whole lot of fun. While workouts should be aimed at getting yourself in shape, they don’t...Read More
5 Sneak Times to Use Your Resistance Band

March 3, 2016

When you’re busy, finding time to exercise can be difficult. But Rubberbanditz is all about functional fitness. So even when you don’t have time to do an entire workout in one time block, you can break out your band and use it during the day. Wondering how that would work? Here’s the best times to break out your Rubberbanditz resistance band...Read More