Top Parallette Training Questions – Can I Use Kettlebells in Place of Parallette Bars?

Kettlebells are great, but they don’t belong in your parallette training workouts. Here’s the deal:


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Can I use my kettlebells in place of my parallettes?

Short answer?  No.

Pick a kettlebell up off the floor, give it a swing, and press it up over your head. No doubt about it, kettlebells are great for getting you strong and building muscle. But they weren’t designed as a stable platform for you to perform gymnastic moves on. That’s what parallettes are for. Using the wrong tool will only hold you back. So make sure you use parallettes for your gymnastic parallette work. They’re really cheap to make and not to mention, they don’t tip over.


Proper parallette training requires a stable platform to perform movements.


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Other Common Parallette Questions

What’s The Proper Hand Placement on the PBars?

How High Should I Set My Parallette Bars?

Are Parallettes Just For Upper Body Strength?