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All my Daughter Wanted is a Pull Up Bar

Updated on December 1, 2020
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Tawnya is a freelance writer and mom of a tiny gymnast. When it comes to buying gymnastics-related gear, I'm an industry pro.

Another Great Pull Up Bar Alternative


How Many Little Girls Want a Pull Up Bar from their Dad?

My 9-year-old daughter is getting ready to start her third year of competitive gymnastics. She is in the AAU and will begin Xcel Silver in just a few weeks. At her league championships a few weeks ago, she scored a 9.8 on her vault, which landed her a first place finish in that event. After the meet, her dad told her he would like to buy her something to commemorate the occasion. Many little girls might take this opportunity to ask for a pony, a shopping spree, or a new leo, but not my little girl, she knew exactly what she wanted.

All I Want is a Pull Up Bar

Without missing a beat, my daughter exclaimed that she knew exactly what she wanted ... a pull up bar. As soon as we came home from the meet, my hubby went online and ordered this pull up bar for our little gymnast. Although, online, it is referred to as a chin up bar.

The Sunny Health & Fitness Doorway Chin Up Bar is Easy to Install and Use

My house is relatively small, so I was a bit concerned about where we were going to put the chin up bar. However, my husband reassured me that this bar would be easy to take up and take down as needed. When the package arrived, I was anxious to see how well the chin up bar was made. After careful inspection, I decided the pull up bar was very well made and even came with comfort grips. The installation was incredibly easy and all the hardware needed to complete the installation was included with the purchase.

We opted to place the chin up bar in the doorway between our kitchen and our front room. After all, my front room already has gym mats and a balance beam, so what's one more piece of equipment? The best part about this pull up bar is the fact that my daughter can take the bar down and put it back up on her own. When we first bought the pull up bar, my daughter was only doing two chin ups at a time, now she is up to ten, so it was definitely a great investment and one that I expect she will be enjoying for a very long time.

Check Out My Daughter in Action

My daughter was so proud of her pull up progress that she created a video for her YouTube channel featuring her brand new skill.

Pull Up Bar was the Perfect Alternative to Practice Uneven Bars

If you think a pull up bar is a strange request for a little girl to make, you have to remember she's a competitive gymnast, which puts the request into better perspective. Due to low ceiling and no space, we couldn't add uneven practice bars to her home equipment.

At the time of this purchase, she was working night and day on how to master her kip. She was convinced that she needed more upper body strength and had to practice transitioning her hands. While she couldn't quit perform a kip on the pull-up bar, she was able to increase her upper body strength and practice her hand transitions on the pull-up bar.

After just a few weeks of using the pull-up bar regularly, she mastered her kip and then closely after mastered her long-hang kip as well. Although she has had those skills for over a year, she still regularly uses the pull-up bar. I'm also impressed that the pull-up bar has lasted through tough, everyday use for well over a year now, which makes it a great investment, in my opinion.

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