Pull ups are a great way for you to boost your physical fitness level. You work the upper body and can easily build muscle and exercise in the privacy of your home.
The most important thing to look for is a pull up bar that securely fits into place, has the specific functions you are looking for and works perfectly for your body type.
Below I have reviewed the best pull up bars available in 2015.
ProSource Doorway Chin Up and Pull Up Bar
The ProSource Heavy Duty Doorway Bar has some very good selling points: it is very versatile with a multi-position design that enables you to exercise shoulders, chest, back, arms and your stomach muscles.
It is made of high grade steel.
And it is inexpensive.
This is a very powerful combination that has made it a great seller.
For most users this bars simplicity, versatility and durability makes it the best doorway pull up bar available today.
It can be installed anywhere you have a sturdy door frame, and it needs to be installed in a doorway 24”- 32” wide.
Steel frame: This is a high grade steel bar.
High weight capacity: It features a heavy duty construction that is durable for a person up to 300 pounds.
Secure grip: Comfortable and secure handles help to reduce the risk of injury while using the bar.
Easy installation: You won’t have to worry about damage to your door. The bar installs without causing any kind of damage. When it is properly installed, it won’t fall from the doorway.
Sunny Health and Fitness Doorway Chin Up Bar
The Sunny Health and Fitness Doorway Chin Up Bar is a very basic, but pretty flexible pull up bar. The bar extends from both its ends which makes it easier to make sure the handles are in the centre.
Besides pull ups you can use it as a foot anchor for sit-ups.
It is very basic, but sturdy and cheap!
It features an adjustable length that will fit most doorways. Fits doorways up to 32″.
This is great choice if all you are looking for is a robust and safe pull up bar without the extras.
Steel construction: This chrome plated, cold rolled steel chin up bar has a maximum weight capacity of 220 pounds.
Padded grips: The grips help to improve stability and to maintain a firm grip.
Permanent installation: You should note this requires a permanent installation into the doorway. Safety brackets help to secure it into place for easier use.
Perfect Fitness Pull up Assist Exercise Equipment
There are times when you need a little extra help when you’re working out. The Perfect Fitness Pull up Assist exercise equipment can do that. This tool helps you to get the full benefits of a pull up, without struggling with your form.
The unit attaches to your body with a nylon strap. It then gives you 50 pounds of assistance with a 3 band system.
This is great if you are struggling with your pull ups. Getting some help with the weight enables you to focus more on technique. It can also enable you to do slower pull ups that activates all those small muscles in your body.
It is simple to attach and highly durable.
Ultimate Body Press Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar
Some prefer to mount a pull up bar on the wall rather than the doorway, and then the Ultimate Body Press Wall Mounted Bar is a great choice.
The pros of the wall mounted pull up bar is that it is extremely steady, but as it is mounted on the wall it is permanent.
If you weight more then 220 pounds, and have lots of space on the wall, you might prefer this.
The Ultimate Body Press Bar has been selling great, and is in my opinion one of the best wall mounted pull up bars available.
You can also add accessories to it, such as push up rings and gymnastic rings.
Steel construction: It is made from heavy gauge steel.
High weight capacity: Anchor points are used to improve the strength of the bar. When installed properly, an individual of up to 300 pounds can safely use it. This bar can also withstand heavy use.
Great grips: The grips are long lasting and designed for regular use. The bar is listed as a gym quality bar, but designed for use in the home.
Big Mike’s Fitness Deluxe Doorway Pull-Up Bar
The Big Mike Fitness Deluxe Doorway Pull-up bar is made from heavy duty steel. It is a great option if you are looking for a cheap and basic doorway pull up bar.
Compared to the other cheap, basic option, the Sunny Fitness Bar, it holds more weight, 300 pounds vs 220.
The bar itself can install securely in door frames from 24” wide to 36” wide. When snapped into place, it will hold secure until you take it down.
Multiple uses: It is designed for aerobic conditioning and chin ups. When mounted high, you can use it for pull ups. A low mount option is designed to improve your sit ups. You do need to move the mounts if you are moving the bar from one setting to the next.
High weight capacity: Screw in safety brackets help to protect you when working out. They securely fasten to the door and will allow the bar to hold up to 300 pounds.
If you have lots of space on wall, and stability is very important to you, you might want to go with a wall mounted bar, like the Ultimate Body Press. It is versatile and very durable.The ProSource Heavy Duty Bar is a good choice for those who are looking for an all around piece of doorway mounted equipment that is very versatile but still very durable. The price is also very good.
Keep in mind that the Sunny Health Bar only supports 220 pounds vs 300 of Big Mikes.
If you struggle with the pull ups, or want to ease the stress on the muscles, options like the Perfect Fitness assistant will help greatly.
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