Recommended Equipment

One of the benefits of calisthenics training is that it requires little to no expensive or bulky equipment. However, there are some movements that do require some minimal equipment in order to perform them properly. If you’re in need of equipment for a specific movement, we recommend the items below:

Doorway pull-up bars:

These pull-up bars are fantastic options for being able to do pull-ups and chin-ups at home. They are low-cost and don’t require any hardware installation or screwing/mounting anything to any part of your home. The biggest difference between these two is the width of the bar. Make sure to measure the doorframe you’d like to use to determine which bar will work for you.

Pull-up assistance bands:

The information on the product page below includes a guide on which band to purchase based on your weight and how many pull-up reps you’re able to do. These bands are extremely helpful in building strength for many of the more difficult calisthenics movements. Using assistance bands is one of the BEST ways to build strength for full-body pull-ups and chin-ups.


Looking to build strength for those signature or advanced skills? Parallettes are a must-have to help with these movements!

Dip bars:

This dip bar is a fantastic option for a portable dip bar station that can be used indoors or outdoors.

Suspension Trainers:

These straps & handles can be suspended from either a pull-up bar or even just a closed door in your home. Useful for a variety of movements including dips, rows, etc.

Gymnastics Rings:

Gymnastics rings can be suspended from a variety of locations and provide a highly flexible and adaptable workout setup. Pull-ups, chin-ups, dips, rows, and more can be accomplished with these rings.

Free-standing combination tower:

If you have plenty of space inside or if you’re looking for a balanced, all-around option for outdoor or garage-based training, check out this combination tower with options for dips, pull-ups, chin-ups, and more.

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