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Fitness Equipment

Best Pull-Up Bar

One may think a pull up bar is simply a pull up bar but the truth is subtle differences can make the difference between a viable piece of exercise equipment and another waste of money and space. There are multiple versions of pull up bars to suit the needs of any user whether they’re apartment dwellers, home owners, or garage exercisers. The pull up bars on this list made the cut because of their ease of installation, a minimum 300lb weight bearing capacity, safe and comfortable hand grips, and a suitable amount of options for grip placement.

Ultimate Body Press Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar

The Ultimate Body Press pull up bar comes with very few parts and the mounts are perfectly spaced to fit most walls. It’s incredibly easy to install this pull up bar and if there was a complaint to be made it’s this pull up bar is only tested up to 300 pounds. Otherwise this pull up bar can sustain an exceptional amount of weight for something attached to your wall. This bar offer three different grip positions to maximize your pull ups and padded foam handles offer both exceptional grip and comfort during your workout.

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar - Extreme Edition

The Iron Gym functions as a pull up bar, goes easy on your surroundings, and compact enough for easy storage or taking with you anywhere. It only takes a few minutes to put the Iron Gym together and a few seconds to mount it in a doorway. The Iron Gym features steel manufacture and should support up to 300 pounds, but just keep the durability and strength of your doorway in mind.

The grips on this pull up bar are extremely comfortable with padded ends and the three grip positions increase your range of pull up possibilities. Another benefit to the Iron Gym is it can also double as a push up bar and foot holder for sit ups. The Iron Gym also comes in cheaper than most other pull up bars on the market.

Stud Bar Pull Up Bar

While the Stud Bar comes in only one shape, it comes in three different sizes. In order to ensure structural integrity, Stud Bar offers versions for 8, 9, and 10 foot ceilings instead of making a single adjustable version which could make the bar unstable. The solid 14 gauge steel construction paired with 14 gauge steel is guaranteed to support up to 600 pounds which is a serious amount of weight.

It’s relatively easy to construct and mount this pull up bar with an average time from box to ceiling in about 1/2 an hour. The powder coating on this bar makes it smooth and comfortable on your hands while allowing a safe and comfortable grip. The only real downside to the Stud Bar is it’s only a single straight rod but this can be overcome by adding some rings or bands.

Maximum Muscle Trainer Pull Up Bar

The Maximum Muscle Trainer is a solid, wall mounted pull up bar which is surprisingly easy to put together. It mounts to the wall with just a few lag bolts and can hold up to 300 pounds as long as you bolt it into the wall studs. It has a straight bar for traditional pull ups, powder coating for a smooth and comfortable grip as well as specialized foam-covered grip handles for comfortable neutral grip pull ups. What this pull up bar lacks in weight capacity it makes up for in price as one of the least expensive wall mounted pull up bars you’ll find.

Rogue Fitness PV-6 Garage Pull Up System

Rogue Fitness PV-6 Garage Pull Up System

Rogue Fitness specializes in products for the serious weight lifter and the PV-6 is one of them. This mounted pull up bar can be easily mounted to the wall or ceiling joists with a few lag screws. The PV-6 has been weight tested to 1000 pounds which means even the Hulk can do a pull up on this thing. This model is 30 inches from the mount meaning even on 8 foot ceilings most individuals will have enough space to do a proper pull up. While it’s just a single straight bar, this is easily remedied by using supplementary bands or rings. The bar is comfortable but a little too smooth, making it difficult to maintain grip with sweaty hands.

Arthur Thares
I am a certified personal trainer with 4 years of experience in the field, as well as a degree in Health and Exercise Sciences from the Minnesota School of Business. I have been operating my own in-home personal training business for 2 years providing my clients with my knowledge and continuing education on topics like, exercise, weight loss, nutrition, and supplements. My experience in the field as a business owner has provided me with extensive knowledge of the versatility, durability, and performance of multiple forms of exercise equipment.

As a certified lifeguard through both the Boy Scouts of America as well as Red Cross I have spent years on the water both inside and out. Living in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes has afforded me plenty of time to enjoy the pleasures that outdoor water sports provide. Through my years on the water I have been able to study and use many of the best products that have ever been used on the water.I have been writing for my own blog and online websites like healthmad.com for a little over a year. I have also been approached to write reviews on exercise and nutrition related e-books, while publishing my own reviews on many popular fitness and nutrition books, and DVDs.
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