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Power Systems is a fitness gear company with an absolutely enormous catalog available to fitness enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes. And I must say that there is plenty of Power Systems Exercise Equipment available for calisthenics trainers who want to make progress with their bodyweight exercises. Check out some of the best ones they offer below!
- 7 different color-coded resistance options (Extra Light-thru-Super Heavy)
- 41 inches long
- Latex rubber material
The fact that there are many resistance options available means that you can increase or decrease the added resistance when you’re using them (if you buy more than one). So, if you’re struggling with pullups, get a higher resistance, hang it over the bar and step on it with one foot to assist you! On the other hand, if you’re ready to increase resistance when doing pushups, get a lighter band, strap it around your back and press the ends into the floor. Resistance bands are extremely versatile for calisthenics training and Power Systems makes an extremely dependable product that is very durable and long-lasting.
- 3 different color-coded resistance options (Light-thru-Heavy)
- Available for purchase at 6 or 50 yards
- Non-latex material
- Can be cut
- Comes in dispenser box
These are also great because you can buy 50 yards’ worth of them, and they can be cut to a length of your liking. Since they are not looped, you will have different ways to train as opposed to the looped bands above. Cutting at different lengths opens up many possibilities – flies, bodyweight rows, hamstring exercises, and more. They are less expensive than free weights but can give you an equally great workout – even better in my opinion (yes, I’m biased), since you can improve flexibility AND strength with them at the same time, and not just strength.
- Small amount of filling inside to keep it from rolling away
- Burst-resistant material
- Holds up to 300lbs.
- Package includes ball, pump, workout DVD, and manual
- Can be inflated between 55 and 65 inches
Stability balls are amazing for so many reasons in calisthenics, including improving balance, performing tough exercise variations, and a wide range of core workouts. The Power Systems exercise equipment catalog has a number of stability balls available, but this one is their best, in my opinion. Although it is a bit more expensive, you get much more bang for your buck due to the extra specs and the workout DVD. It’s just more worth it than the others, in my opinion – it doesn’t roll around on its own, it’s extremely sturdy and tough, and it comes with a pump (others don’t).
- Dimensions: 43.25” L x 39.5” W x 19” H
- 33lbs. for shipping
- Mounting tools not included
- Side-attachment allows for a second pullup bar to be added on
I wish I knew about this pullup bar before! Simpler is better, and this is as good as it gets. Although it’s wide enough for most wide-grip variations, it’s cool that you can buy a second (or third) bar and attach it for a wider length, or to do pullups with a partner. It’s extremely sturdy and well-made, and you’ll notice that immediately when you assemble it, which will take at least 30 minutes. I suggest two people set this up together, since it’s pretty heavy and you’ll want to mount it pretty high up.
- 6 different color-coded resistance options (Extra Light-thru-Ultra Heavy)
- 48 inches long
- Latex rubber material
- Foam grips
Resistance bands with grips are great for doing different progressions for pushups and pullups with a wall, but they also offer many other options. I like to hook them over a pullup bar for flies and standing on them for extra resistance during squats and lunges. This a great brand of resistance bands all-around, since they are so strong and will need a LOT of effort on your end to break. I always bring resistance bands with me when I travel.
- Padded nylon material with velcro
- 3 weight options – 10lb., 20lb., & 40lb.
- Includes sandbags in pouches that can be removed
- 40lb., vest includes twenty 2-lb bags, the other two have 1-lb bags
Can you tell that I love weighted vests? These vest options are so great for many reasons. The first is that you don’t feel over-encumbered while you wear it, as you can still move your limbs freely and do pullups, pushups, etc. without any struggle (other than the added weight). It’s also great that you can easily remove the sandbags to adjust how much you’re pulling and pushing with your calisthenics workouts.
- Made of steel
- 8.5 lbs. each
- Dimensions: 24.25″L x 14.25″W x 13″H
- Grip is 1.25″ diameter
Built strong enough to hold several hundred pounds of bodyweight, these parallettes are no joke! Parallettes are great for working on progressions for dips, handstands, pushup, and certain static holds. The Power Systems pair won’t wobble due to their weight and lengthy base bars, so don’t be afraid to show off all your skills on them. It’s also nice that they don’t take up too much space, so you can get them out of your way once you’ve finished your workout.
Power Systems Exercise Equipment – Calisthenics Equipment Overall
One final commendation I need to give to Power Systems is that they maintain a high standard of quality and customer service. They stand by their products, so you can rest assured that any Power Systems exercise equipment you buy is made of the best materials and that any problems you may have will be promptly addressed. I think they are overall an excellent fitness gear company, and this list is only scratching the surface of what they offer. From a calisthenics perspective, the items listed here are phenomenal products that will help you achieve your bodyweight training goals in new and unique ways.
Do you have any Power Systems exercise equipment in your home or gym? Let me know what you think of it in the comments below! And for other calisthenics training equipment reviews, click here. And hey – remember to stretch!