A Parallel Bar Power Routine to Lean and Sculpt Your Body

You’ve knocked out workouts with dumbbells, medicine balls, and kettle bells. But what about a set of parallel bars?¬†At a conference earlier this year, Crush editors worked up a sweat during a demo with Lebert Fitness, makers of the Equalizer Bars. We saw firsthand how these light, simply designed, workout tools can take your body weight routines from decent to Day-um! And of course we wanted to share it with you.

Fitness pro Ewunike Akpan, owner of Washington, DC-based LOTUS Fitness, designed a routine that’s impeccable for fat loss and strength and conditioning. Watch below. And if you like what you see and want your own set, Crush readers get this exclusive deal: $30 off of any Lebert equipment order! Make sure to use code Regina30. You’re welcome!

The Workout:


Perform all three agility exercises for 1 minute and repeat for 3 rounds, resting 30-60 seconds between each round.

  • Lateral High Knees
  • Front In and Out hop
  • Lateral In and Out Hop


Perform two cardio moves for 1 minute each for 3 rounds.

  • 5 Jumping Jacks combined with 2 Front Lunge Torso Twists
  • Crawl and Bar Leap (For an alternative to jumping over the bar, simply run back to start and repeat crawling through for time.)


Perform each strength exercise for 10 reps each for 3 rounds, resting 30-60 seconds between each round

  • Pull Up (Make sure to keep your hips raised for entire set)
  • Push Up (Push up can also be done from the knees)
  • Hip Bridge

Total Body Finisher

Complete this final move for 1 minute for 3 rounds, resting 30-60 seconds between rounds

  • Burpee Frog Leap

Rest and stretch!

Stacy Julien is editor in-chief of Crush Magazine.

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