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The Best Home Pull up Bars

Updated on October 26, 2011

Finding the Perfect Pull up Bar

A doorway pullup bar or a chinup bar can be a great option if you do not have access to a gym or if you want a quick workout at home. Learn about the best pull up bars here.

A pull up bar workout can be a prime way to maintain or gain impressive upper body strength. When looking for the perfect pullup bar, there are many considerations. There are many different kinds of doorway and home pullup bars, each having its own pros and cons. Read on for a list and reviews of recommended or innovative home pull up bars.

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Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

by Pro Fit

This pull up bar is a great basic door frame pull up bar. The bar secures itself to the frame through leverage and does not need to be screwed in. Although most 'as seen on tv' fitness products do not actually work, this pull up bar does, and will serve almost all of your needs. Its entry level price and versatility make it a great chioce for anyone. It is also a great choice for use in a college dorm room.

Pros: Cheap, does not need to be screwed in, can be used anywhere

Cons: Lacks some of the innovations present in other pull up bars

GoFit Elevated Chin Up Station

by GoFit

The GoFit Elevated Chin Up Station is really quite innovative. Many people find that doorway pullup bars sit quite low, forcing users to bend their legs. The GoFit Elevated Chin Up Station solves this problem by building on top of the standard leverage pull up bar, extending the bar up above the leverage point. This elevated platform allows you do pull ups in a more natural position. However, it might not fit into your door if you ceiling is too low.

Pros: Innovative systems allows a more natural pullup position

Cons: Might not fit in all door ways

Black Mountain Products Pull Up Bar

The pull up bar from Black Mountain Products is a great option for those looking for a versatile and adaptable piece of equipment. The bar itself gives many options on how to grip the bar and has a variety of ways you can use it. Black mountain also makes different attachments and products that you can use in conjunction with the chinup bar. This bar fuctions on the same principle of leverage, and easily removes from the door without permanent attachment. Also look for all-in-one packages.

Pros: Many attachments, adaptable, non-permanant, variety in use

Cons: Can be more expensive

Sunny Health & Fitness Door Way Chin Up

For those who want a more permanent chin up bar, there's the Sunny Health & Fitness Door Way Chin Up bar. This bar has attachments that screw into the door frame. the bar itself expands to fit these attachments.

Pros/cons: more permanent solution

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      JackNorbridge 4 years ago

      My favorite quick workout routine is doing pull ups. I like the door frame mounted pull up bars because I have a constant reminder to do pull ups each time that I walk into our bed room.