Bar Brothers is a worldwide fitness movement that focuses on calisthenics training and has members from different countries all over the world. The founders of Bar Brothers are Lazar Novovic and Dusan Djolevic.
The two are known for their impressive ability to perform advanced calisthenics exercises. And they are also known for their well-ripped physiques that they claimed to achieve through calisthenics training only. Lazar and Dusan are the creators of the popular calisthenics training program, Bar Brothers – The System. This program was designed to help anyone lose fat and build muscle with bodyweight training while getting the motivation to reach all your goals in life.
Lazar Novovic said he got introduced to calisthenics in Serbia by Ivan Markioli. After that, he left Serbia to move to the United States. However, he did not train because he wasn’t that motivated.
When he met Dusan Djolevic, he introduced him to calisthenics. And it wasn’t too long after that they started team Bar Brothers, and it grew as a worldwide movement really fast.
Bar Brothers Workout
According to the Bar Brothers founders, their training is based on constantly making their workouts more challenging, which is the key to getting results from bodyweight training.
They said in an interview: “Our type of training pushes your body to new levels. Therefore your mind is challenged and forces you to focus in on your regiment even more. The level of focus needed to perform some of these moves is ridiculous. It takes weeks of training and dedication. This builds the blocks to your fundamentals that can be carried on to any aspects in your life”.
“We train 3-5 days depending on how much energy we have. When we workout we push ourselves until failure each time. That way we are always challenging ourselves and becoming stronger week by week. Some days we rep out to the max and some days we practice fun freestyle moves”.
Bar Brothers Movement
The movement is a worldwide network of calisthenics groups representing Bar Brothers in different countries. The Bar brothers movement comprises of male and female calisthenics enthusiasts pushing each other day by day to be the best that they can be. “It has grown worldwide and it is growing exponentially which we are very proud of”. Said Lazar Novovic.
A large number of countries in the world have Bar Brothers representative groups, and that number is continuing to grow. Countries include US, UK, Canada, Australia, Spain, France, India, Japan, China etc. In some of these countries, you’ll find also different Bar Brothers groups representing specific states, cities and towns. So the movement is very big.
Bar Brothers Requirements
Anyone who is interested in starting a group to represent Bar Brothers in their country must show their dedication by completing the Bar Brother’s Requirements. According to the founders “It is a test we designed where it’s a constant flow of the fundamental calisthenics exercises that need to be performed in a certain time range. But for the most part they were made to show that the person is at a certain advanced level of training when they complete them”.
Here are the Bar Brothers Requirements taken from their website:
For men: “7 Muscle Ups, 25 Push-ups, 10 Wide Grip Pull-ups, 25 Dips(On parallel bars), 10 Full Leg Lifts, 20 Pistol Squats (10 Each Leg), 7 Muscle Ups.”
Bar women: “1 Muscle Up, 10 Push-ups, 10 Pull-ups, 10 dips, 10 Full Leg Lifts, 50 Squats.” (This all has to be done in less than 4min and performed with clean form. Also, once you start an exercise it has to be done in a row, meaning you cannot rest in-between reps, only in-between sets.) Persons are required to record themselves completing the workout, then upload it to Youtube where Lazar Novovic and Dusan Djolevic watch and review. The will then send you a response that you can represent Bar Brothers or that you need to improve your requirement video.
The Bar Brothers system was recently created by Lazar Novovic and Dusan Djolevic. It is their official program for helping anyone, whether it’s members of the movement or none members, get fit and motivated with calisthenics. It is a step by step calisthenics program that will transform your mind and body”.
The program is geared towards anybody who wants to use calisthenic workouts to get in good shape both mentally and physically. It contains workout guides, nutrition guides, motivation tips and hundreds of tutorial videos to teach and guide you.