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A Motivational Bar Brother Story About You

You know this.

You know what it takes to become a Bar Brother.

You know it’s in you.


I don’t want to sound like some kind of motivational speaker.

Because I’m not.

What I am? Someone just like you.


Let me tell you something about you…



Bar Brothers


Make It Your Story


No excuses.
No procrastination.
Now or never.

Either you do or you die.


Beast mode ON!



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33 thoughts on “A Motivational Bar Brother Story About You

  1. I am doing pull ups of 5 each using the 2 types of grips several times a day. Don’t really do a warm up, I first hang from the pole for about 10 or 15 seconds before I start the workout. Any advice. Also, I ride my bike as much as possible with wrist weights on. Sometimes strap the wtist weights on before I begin a work out. Good or bad?

    1. Hey Mike,

      A good warming-up is essential or you may injure yourself. 15 seconds of hanging is not enough. What you really need to do is loosen up your wrists and elbows and shoulders, because those joints are really stressed during the workout.

      While riding your bike is a really good way to start (leg warm up), you don’t really use the wrists and elbows enough to properly warm them up. What you can do is 30 seconds of jumping jacks, some crawling, some simple push ups a little hanging and what is also really helpful is to move the joints one by one, starting with your wrist, just make circles, then going to your elbows and then to your shoulders, front and back (Airboxing is also a good alternative).

      This should prevent most of your injuries regarding your upper body, take 5-10 minutes to do them. While it might seem long, you will benefit in the end.

      Beast Mode ON!

  2. i really like what you guys are doing i am trying to get more muscle for a lomg time and after getting to the point my muscle is visible i stopped growing now i am doing some of your training routines and it really gives me the motivation i need thanx alot greetings xandeer springer please add me on fb

    1. Hey Xander,

      That’s a good challenge to even train harder. You need to up your intensity to shock the muscles and make sure you eat the proper food, which keeps your insuline levels low.

      Awesome to hear that it has helped you in becoming more motivated.

      We have a facebook page which you can like to receive some daily motivation!

      Beast Mode ON!

  3. I can’t wait to get started. However I am recovering from shoulder surgery and I am only about four weeks into recovery. It’s driving me nuts because I see how great and challenging the works outs are. I showed my best friends your web site about 5 weeks ago and he has been going strong now for those 5 weeks. Thanks for all the updates and words of encouragement.

    1. Hey John,

      I know that feeling, I’m still recovering from a fractured wrist. Remember that patience pays of and you will be hanging on those bars in no time, right now you are collecting so much motivation that you will go crazy once your injury is gone :D!

      Thanks for the comment bro. A Point of advice, since you injured your shoulder, go do some ab/leg routines. When I couldn’t do any push ups or pull ups, I just did abs and legs every single training and some isometric exercises for my wrists.

      Beast Mode ON!

  4. Hey there Rich,

    My name is Romano. I’m from Den Haag.
    I’ve read the e-book and lots of other info from
    The barbrothers website. I just started the 6 month training plan. I can already say that i’m feeling good. I’ve wanted to do this for a long time since i’ve watched barstarzz back then. Now i’ve found the BarBrothers movement and this is
    What i want to be. I need this cause i was born for it. If i’m not doing it i will regret it. It’s a part of me that i already had inside, but just now discovered. I know i still have a long way to go, but i made a beginning. I will not give up, cause i will never forgive myself if i do. I’m here for the long run, not for the short walk in the park. So as a new Bro, i can use all the support and valuable info to keep me running into the right direction.
    Well i’ve said enough for now,,, i’ll keep in touch.

    Sincerely, Romano

    1. Hey Romano!

      Awesome to hear that this website has helped you in feeling better and becoming stronger.

      Haha, you definitely were born for this. True, this is one of those things you will benefit from your entire life. We are all in this together, brothers and sisters world-wide, for the long run so never give up!

      Of course the road is long, but it’s worth it. All I can say is thanks for showing your dedication and motivation, keep inspiring others the same way the movement inspired you and spread the word!

      Beast Mode ON!

  5. Very Inspiring and Motivating, thank you for posting this, somewhere along the road we all get tired and frustrated but quitting isn’t an option, this has given me more motivation and reminded me of where I want to be, 2015 is going to be the year, BEAST MODE ON!

  6. Awesome, joined the bar brothers early 2014 and am ready to step up my game, this is a great post to keep us focused on the journey ahead, I am spreading the word. Bar Brothers salute.

  7. I think your program is incredible. I have started and I am a beginner. I feel like I have wasted enough years trying to gain strength by using weights. Granted, I am sure others have but it has not worked for me. Also, your bodyweight training is perfect for my medical condition. I am curious do you have an older age group following you. I will be 52 in two months, but I feel the benefits your program has given me. I hope to be able to complete at least the three chinups and two pull ups with out assistance by my birthday. Wish me luck.

    1. Hey Maria,

      That’s wonderful to hear!

      Primarily youngsters are huge fans of the movement, but it’s really true to say that older people can really benefit form this type of training since they don’t need any gym.

      Great, I wish you the best of luck and keep going doing what you are doing right now!

      Thanks for the inspiring comment!

  8. I’m in Mechanicville, New York. Been looking for an alternative to weights and your routines are the best I’ve used so far. I love working out my upper body and I’m getting great results using only your beginners routines. My biggest problem is making sure I workout my legs just as much as my upper body. Any advice or certain routines I should be doing?

    1. Hey Edd,

      Alternate between routines. So combine a leg routine with an upper body routine.

      Do two routines every training, with regard to leg exercises check the beginner routines.

      I usually combine upper body movements with leg movements to hit both areas, legs are really important for your mobility and overall strength. Unfortunately a lot of people focus on the aesthetics of the upper body.

      My advice: Alternate between routines and do 2 routines every training, if you haven’t reached that level yet do one of both every other day.

      Beast Mode ON!

  9. Ive joined the Bar Brothers community and I think the program is awesome but i don’t have a bar to do half the exercise shown and I’m really struggling to put on weight, I eat so much but nothing happens and I workout when ever I have the chance but again nothing happens. Any advice? Thanks

    1. Hey Jacob,

      That’s great to hear!

      Remember, training and eating are both important, if you do one or the other suboptimal, you will get suboptimal results.

      1) Don’t expect great results if you are not doing everything you should do. This is how it works in reality:

      If you are good, you get average results.
      If you are great, you get good results.
      If you want to get great results, you need to be excellent (which means, doing everything, every single day)

      2) Work around the routines you cannot do, instead of pull ups, do handstand holds against the wall to develop shoulder strength and eventually do handstand push ups.

      3) Start doing the workouts completely, follow the 6 month plan:

      Beast Mode ON!

  10. Hi Rich,

    This is Tushar from India. One of my friend show me some photos of bar brothers and now I madly crazy about workout. I have your video of workout wherein you mentioned all body part workouts but I found that it is little heavy and as I am beginner, I am not able to do more than 2 times. So could you please give me any specific routine so that I can follow it and improve my muscles and strength.

    Thanks in advance and you a GREAT Bro.!!!!

  11. Wow. Bar brothers is amazing. Before I got a workout program, I started by doing simple workouts (pull ups, chin ups, push ups, etc) to get the core muscles stronger. I’m up to 3x1oz pull ups, 3×10 chin ups, and 3×40 push ups (1 wide, 1 reg, and 1 close hand). My question is this. I work pretty hard, and am reaching my temporary plateau, how long would you say before I should attempt a muscle up. This is my primary goal I’ve set myself to reach. I haven’t tried one yet cause I think I’m still a little weak and don’t want to fail. The weakness of course is the transition from the pull up to the dip on the bar. That middle point on a muscle up that I’m just not sure I can handle ad of yet. You have any time frame on when the “average” can successfully do a muscle up, and do you have any direct advice on the middle point transition of the muscle up?

    1. Hey Travis,

      You are doing really awesome already!

      It is quite difficult for me to say when you can attempt a muscle up (since I cannot see your training in person), what you can do is check out the 6 month schedule, it will give you the core strength which you will need for a muscle up. For the middle point you need strong triceps to push you up, you can get them stronger by doing dips. I needed around 2-3 months of training before I did my first muscle up, some people need a week. But on average it takes about 2-3 months.

      More, get used to failure, because if you want to succeed you will need to get used to failing. I actually fail almost every training, because I’m trying new things and pushing my limits. This might suck, but it will make you stronger. Of course you shouldn’t do this recklessly, but don’t make safe choices, because they aren’t going to push you forward as much as you want.

      Beast Mode ON!

  12. i want to ask you about something.i heard that bruce lee could perform 50 reps of one handed chin ups for the biceps.can you do so?because i see you are more strong and more muscular than him.

    1. Hey Monyeh,

      Haha, good question!

      I think few people on this planet will ever reach a Bruce Lee level of strength (If any). Because you see, strength is not jus muscle, strength is much more than just muscle volume/size. As time progresses you will discover for yourself that the biggest guy is far from the strongest. But to get back to your question I can’t do 50 by a long shot, but I can’t speak for other Bar Brothers.

      Perhaps a good goal to write down for yourself ;).

      Beast Mode ON!

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