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Know your pull up bars

The variety of pull up bars is important to understand as each pull up bar will have different benefits and uses. Trying to find the correct pull up bar for one’s workout could make a huge difference in the quality of one’s workout. Know the pull up bars Pull up bars come in a large variety of sizes and designs. There are primarily four different bar types: Door Frame Leverage, Telescopic Bar, Wall Hung, and Joist Hung. The Door Frame Leverage bar type is designed to hang inside any doorway. These bars range from 24 inches to 36 inches to fit most door sizes. Telescopic pull up bars are also designed for door frames, but these are the only pull up bar which can reach up to 40 inches. These bars have a weight limit of 250 pounds. Wall Hung bars are great for a workout, and can usually offer more room above and around the user, but these bars require installation. Joist hung bars also require installation as well, but these can be hooked to boards above the user. Price doesn't always mean quality Quality in pull up bars does not necessarily translate directly with the price of the bar. Key qualities to look out for would be weight limits and features of the bar. It is never recommended to use a bar designed for outside one’ weight range. Too much stress on the bolts of the bar could cause breakage.


Find the best features All these pull up bars come with a variety of different features. Finding the best bar is important to get the best workout. Features include 3 grip position bars, 5 grip position bars, padded foam grips, and even wide grip support. Most bars have a weight limit range from 220 pounds to 350 pounds. Know the workout Finding the best bar for a workout doesn't mean one will get the best workout. Knowing the proper exercises makes a huge difference with one’s workout. Many people start with the flex hang, which is holding one’s self above chin level with the bar. It’s best to start with an underhand grip, using a bench or partner to steady one’s self into position. The goal is to simply hold one’s self above chin level on the chin up bar. It’s best to tense every muscle in one’s body to get the best and strongest workout. If the flex hang is too much to start with, the dead hang is a good alternative. One simply holds one’s self underneath the bar with a strong grip.

Know your pull up bars  

Pull up bars come in a large variety of sizes and designs. There are primarily four different bar types: Door Frame Leverage, Telescopic Bar...

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