A pull-up bar is a fitness training equipment that is ideal for building excellent upper body strength. Changing your grip will allow you to do different exercises to work on different parts of your body (arms, back and core). Read our tips on how to choose a pull-up bar.
There are two types of pull-up bars: those that fit onto a door frame and those that hook onto a wall. Those that fit onto a door frame are held up by pressure. This means they are removable and do not require drilling any holes. To choose between these two types of bars, there are five criteria to consider: solidity, versatility, compact design, ergonomic grip and ease of installation.
The solidity of the bar and frame resistance are the keys. Remember to look at the weight the different models can hold onto (the maximum weight generally varies between 130 kg and 150 kg). For removable bars, good grip is essential: resistant rubber that is well affixed to the bar ensure that you can train safely without damaging your home.
You should choose your bar based on the part of your body you want to work on. Be sure to look at the number of possible grips and the suggested exercises: chin-ups, push-ups, dips, shoulder and arm work, etc. For more intense workouts, opt for a bar with wall attachment. This kind of bar is more stable and sturdier so that you can do a wide range of exercises and even weigh yourself down with a weights vest or belt.
Certain pull-up bars are easy to store, can fold up and fold down against the wall. This can be an important feature if you're looking to save space!
4. Ergonomic Grip
Be sure to test the comfort level of different bars. Those that feature thick, durable foam ones will be more comfortable, especially if you plan to do many different exercises. These are great for a comfortable grip.
5. Handiness To Assemble And Dismantle
Bars that can be installed in a door frame are very practical because they require no holes to be drilled. The pressure system allows you to easily and quickly put it up.