Meet the Street Workout Kings of Tbilisi - VOGUE
13 January, 2017
VOGUE published an article along with an awesome footage demonstrating Georgian boys ,known as the team called Bar Warriors, performing street workout in Tbilisi.

For those who are unfamiliar, street workout is a pared-back exercise regimen, a mix of calisthenics and gymnastics, which requires little equipment except for a stray pull-up or monkey bar. There are lots of freestyle takes on repetitive push-ups, handstands, and pull-ups. It’s popular throughout Eastern Europe, from Ukraine to Russia to Moldova. I am told
by one of the boys that it was widely popular during the days of the Soviet Union, but has become a rekindled trend over the past several years—possibly due to a struggling economy, which makes gym memberships or buying sporting equipment more difficult. Street workouts are, after all, free: You just need your own body weight and lots of dedication.

“Street workout is the real workout,’” says 25-year-old Saba Khizanishvili. “A real workout starts in the street, not in the playground.” Noted.

Another reason the phenomenon is spreading may have to do with social media: Search Instagram for the hashtag #StreetWorkout and more than a million videos and images pop up. There are hundreds of thousands of YouTube views on videos set to DJ Khaled tracks, which include sights like a guy balancing on a pull-up bar with his neck, or B-boy variations on the chin-up, or the Bar Brothers, two otherworldly men who have taken the street workout to a testosterone-doused level, which is guaranteed to give anyone not just a six-pack, but a mean—even freakish—eight-pack.
So what does this “real workout” look like? First, the boys do their warm-ups, starting with rapid swimming motions to loosen up their arm and back muscles. One young lad, 20-year-old Lasha, starts doing pull-ups on the monkey bars, seamlessly flipping himself into a plank, and performs a push-up while still on the bars—several times. There are more moves on the bars, like minute-long handstands, smooth flips, and one-arm pull-ups. Overall, everything looks alarmingly difficult but insanely cool.
Photos by Tamuna Karumidze

We then move to a more isolated area, which looks like a postapocalyptic construction site. The boys don’t mind, though: They start doing synchronized headstand-meets-push-ups on ledges. I look over and spot our photographer snapping a shot of 17-year-old Amiko curling his bicep to hold up his friend, 15-year-old Tornike—who is laterally balancing on Amiko’s arm. For a moment, they look serious, with stone-cold expressions. But after Amiko lets Tornike down? It’s all laughs—and monstrous muscles. Turns out, in Tbilisi, you don’t need much to have a fulfilling—and fun—workout after all', - VOGUE reports.

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