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May 26, 2017 11:08:00 AM

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 agree on is that using resistance bands can open new doors in planche training, especially for beginners.

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Jan 26, 2017 2:27:00 PM

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 point.

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Nov 21, 2014 4:50:40 AM

Finding the perfect gift can be a huge challenge. But with the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to start looking! If you’re checking our website, you’ve probably got a CrossFitter’s stocking to stuff. Don’t worry, we’ve put together the perfect CrossFit gift guide for any fitness junkie. It’s so good, it might as well have been their letter to Santa.

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Aug 9, 2012 8:46:13 AM

Wish you could jump higher and sprint faster? You may need to work on your explosive power. Explosive power is the measurement of the maximum force an individual can exert in a certain amount of time. Increasing your explosive power is a great way to improve overall athletic performance.

I know you’re interested by now, so read on to learn how to do so.

Power= force x distance.

This means to increase your explosive  power you need to increase one or both of those factors. Luckily we have bands and workouts to help you do this.

Where do the bands come in?

Our dynamic speed and vertical training bands enhance athletic performance by harnessing the power of elasticity to target all three of these factors. The bands offer ascending resistance throughout your entire range of motion, providing a synergistic relationship with your muscles. As you jump higher, the bands stretch farther and the resistance is increased, making your legs stronger with every hop.

Look below to see some sample workouts that will help increase your vertical jump and dynamic speed:

 

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