GMB Parallettes One
P1 is a beginner-level program for building fundamental pressing strength along with body control and balance.
Build Healthy and Rock-Solid Shoulders
Develop Powerful Pressing and Pushing Movements
Increase Body Awareness for Inverted Moves
Get a Full-Body Workout with One Piece of Equipment
3-4 months of pressing and inverted exercise scalable to any fitness or experience level. P1 builds the foundation of strength and control for more advanced skills.
P1 is appropriate for beginners but will also scale well for intermediates who are new to inverted work.
After 3 to 4 months of P1, you’ll be noticeably stronger through your entire torso, especially in the shoulders, chest, and core.
Is P1 The Right Program For You?
Parallettes One is Our Introduction to Full-Body Strength and Control
Let’s just go ahead and be honest: there are hundreds of exercise programs out there… What sets P1 apart from the rest?
In a nutshell, it’s one simple thing:
P1 is the gateway to a whole world of exercises that don’t just make you sweat; this program actually teaches you to be better at using your body.
Yeah, you’ll get strong and your shirts will start fitting different because of the extra muscle around your chest and shoulders, but more important, you’ll develop greater control over your entire body in any position, from regular pressing exercises to inverted balancing and more.
It also includes bodyweight-only lower-body exercises so you don’t end up with the dreaded chicken legs.
So, that’s all cool and everything, but you might be wondering what exactly the deal is with parallettes and why you should bother with them in the first place.
Parallettes Offer Three Big Advantages for Building Strength and Skills
You’ve probably seen videos on YouTube of people using P-bars like glorified push-up bars… well, those people are doing it wrong.
Here’s what parallettes are really great for:
- Leverage – The bars give you greater leverage to control the distribution of your body’s weight over your hands and work your muscles in different ranges of motion.
- Ground Clearance – A few extra inches makes it easier to practice certain skills you might not have the strength to practice on the floor.
- Neutral Wrist Position – Gripping P-bars puts less stress on your wrists, so you can get more training in before your joints begin to fatigue.
These simple advantages allow more rapid strength increase without overstressing joints as well as more efficient skill acquisition while your strength catches up.
Parallettes are also dirt-cheap to make, or you can order a pair hand-built to our specifications.
How GMB Programs Work
Our coaches have worked with thousands of recreational and pro athletes in a variety of sports, and our clients span all ages and backgrounds, so we’re able to build programs that are accessible and adjustable to you.
Full-Body Training with a Single Apparatus
People ask all the time about combining parallettes with ring training… well, you don’t need to. Each apparatus has its uses, but either one can provide the full range of movements needed for balanced, effective strength development.
Yup, That Includes Legs…
Since P-bars are basically a pressing tool, we’ve included a bodyweight leg training module that will build explosive leg strength in every direction. And yes, if you prefer to squat and deadlift, that’s fine too – it’s all covered in the manual.
Completely Adaptable to Your Needs
Though “cookie-cutter” programs fail to adjust for individual needs, P1 provides a template that allows you to determine the appropriate sets, reps, and intensity levels for you by teaching you to “autoregulate” as you work the program.
A Program that Grows with You
Unlike some programs that give you a single workout to repeat forever, GMB recognizes that you’ll require different strategies as your strength and skills develop. That’s why Parallettes One includes four program phases, each building on the previous one to keep you making consistent progress.
1. Strength Development
Strength is the foundation of increasing your movement capabilities, so P1 begins by building your strength in the basic movements everything else is built on.
3. Flow Acquisition
Once you’ve developed the basic level of body control to execute each skill, we begin building combinations that offer even greater challenge and stimulation.
2. Skill Development
As you continue building strength, Phase 2 introduces more skill focus and complex movements that will ingrain new motor patterns, developing balance and agility.
4. Flow “Mastery”
After several weeks of strength and skill practice, you’ll work to smooth out the transitions and cut down the rest time for more efficient applied movements.
Great Programming Gets Great Results
Here’s what a few of our clients have achieved with Parallettes One:
About the Materials – Here’s what you get with your downloads:
We know that providing great information isn’t enough on it’s own. After all, the internet is loaded with info, but here you are looking for something more organized and easier to use.
The videos and instruction manuals you’ll download in P1 are arranged to make the program and exercises as clear as possible.
- All videos are filmed in HD quality and compressed to a reasonable download size without losing detail.
- PDF manuals look beautiful and are easy to read. All the required theory is explained in plain language you can easily understand.
- We’ve completely spelled out twelve weeks of sample workouts with charts that allow you to choose the appropriate set/rep ranges for your level.
No other program displays this much attention to detail in terms of either production quality or learning experience. We’ve refined our approach based on feedback from thousands of clients and updated the program to reflect the best methods.
P1 is not only a great program – it’s a quality resource you’ll love learning from.
Parallettes One Has All You Need For:
Formidable upper-body strength and stability…
Inverted balance and comfort in unusual positions…
True core strength and control for any athletic activity…
Conscious control of each and every muscle in your body…
Start Building the Essential Strength Foundation for Advanced Pressing and Inverted Balancing Skills
Choose from the options below:
- 12 Weeks of Workouts
- Essential Strength Foundation
- Pressing & Inverted Skills
- Everything in P1
- P2 Advanced Parallettes Course
- Bonus Conditioning Workout
- Pick Up Where P1 Finishes
- Develop Hand Balance Skills
- Planche Strength & Conditioning
One of the main advantages of a digital program over books or DVDs is that we can keep improving things. Every few months, we update all of our programs based on client feedback and new things we’ve learned. You’ll never have to pay for the most recent version.
If you do the work, you will get results. With thousands of successful clients, we’re extremely confident in this program. Take 60 days to really give P1 a go and see for yourself. If you aren’t happy with your progress, we’ll give you a full refund.
At GMB, “support” doesn’t mean sending you to a forum where a bunch of anonymous newbies give you bad advice and sarcastic snark. If you ever get stuck or need help, you can easily send a message and get expert support from one of our coaches. We’re here to help.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve also taken the liberty of including answers, because the questions aren’t very enlightening on their own
What equipment is required?
All you need is a set of sturdy parallettes. We’ll show you how to make your own, but you can easily buy them online too.
Am I too old? Too fat? Too inexperienced?
If you’re healthy enough to workout, you can do P1. We have clients in their 90s, and P1 is accessible for beginners. You simply need to have realistic expectations and plan to take extra time at each phase of the program.
Will I build muscle on P1?
Yes. Your chest, arms, and shoulders will love P1, and there’s very little that builds stronger abs than the L-sit.
How long do the P1 workouts and program take?
We designed P1 to require three 45-minute sessions a week for 3 months. Of course, that’s adjustable and you may need more time, especially while you’re still learning the movements.
Is P1 a good program for women?
Oh hell yes! P1 will strengthen your core and glutes, improve your posture, and increase definition in your arms, back, and shoulders.
Can I combine P1 with other training programs?
Sure. You’re a grown-up. But you’ll need to prioritize something, and you’ll make better progress on P1 if you prioritize P1. If you want to continue other workouts, we address those adjustments in the program manual.
What moves will I learn?
The video at the top of this page gives a good idea: L-sits, inverted presses and stands, push-up variations, dips, and more.
Won’t all that pressing cause muscle imbalances?
P1 isn’t “balanced,” which is fine, since it’s designed for cycling after three months. If you’re concerned about balance, we’ll show you how to add pull-ups to your routine.
Still have questions? Just let us know, and we’ll get you hooked up.
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