Watch this video and gasp at how thrilling and skillful this sport is. Yes it’s the great sport of Street Workouts which is something you can see in any NYC Park that has parallel bars set up for it. The video however is a highlights coverage of the recent World Cup stage held in NYC prior to the World Cup Finals in Oslo in Norway this year in November and the athletes on view are amongst the best in the world and boy, does it show.
Those who do street workouts use calisthenics, athletics and sports technique to do spectacular moves mostly up in the air on parallel bars but also done on the ground. It relies heavily on the use of body weight to build strength. Apart from the great value of being free, athletes love it because it is a fun and fantastic way to build phsyique and fitness. It’s quite a new sport in a formal sense. The first World Championships were in Latvia in 2011. Now there are World cup heats happening all over the world and the New York one has just held one. Another one of those powerful forms of slef expression that have come from the streets like, Hip Hop and other dance forms and street art. Good luck in Oslo to the New York Winner.