One of the most popular exercise equipment used at homes is the pull up bar.
This calisthenics equipment is available in a wide variety and overwhelm people when deciding which is the best to purchase, but when selecting a pull-up bar, here are some factors to watch out for:
1 The price
You must consider the cost of the equipment to find the one favoring your pocket. The best thing is that there are pull-up bars for everyone.
Here are some pull-up bar prices categorized by the type
– The Leverage Pull Up Bar cost around $ 15-75.
-The Joist Mounted Pull Up Bar is available at a cost $ 30-70.
– The Doorway Pull Up Bar cost is around $ 10-50.
-The Ceiling Mounted Pull Up Bar cost is around $ 60-225.
-The Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar goes for a around $ 35-650 depending on the size and the weight it can withstand.
– The Free Standing Pull Up Bar is the most expensive and goes for a higher price starting from $ 100-475, but the price is worth as the equipment is durable and can withstand more weight. It will serve you for quite a long time.
2 Consider the length of the bar.
The length varies from 24 to 48 inches. For better exercise, it is good that you select a longer bar that is more than 32 inches to have a wider grip when exercising.
3 Check the Diameter
A Pull Up Bar comes with a varying diameter ranging from
3/4’ to 1. When you compare bars with less diameter, you will find that pull up bars with a wider diameter provides a stronger grip. Thus, it is good to select the one ¼ or 1 bars. If you prefer a bar with less than 1 in diameter, then they should have the foam grips.
4 Consider the Supported User Weight
Be aware of the maximum weight of a pull-up bar. Most of them vary from 200 to 600 lbs. So it is good to know your weight first before purchasing, and it is always good to buy the one that is at least 50% more than the user weight.
5 Consider Removable or Permanent
There are just a few removable doorway Pull up Bars like the Leverage mounted that do not require some permanent fixing. All the other types require some permanent fixing which is also the best idea as the pull up is strong and fixed tightly to protect you from falling while exercising.
6 The Measures of your Door Frame
You need to measure the width of your door frame and also the trim thickness to determine whether you will go for the wider or the standard pull bar thus making sure you buy the appropriate pull bar to avoid returning it to the store.
7 The Type of your Exercise
Determine the type of exercise you need to perform. A more diverse pull up bar is usually more expensive, so this is budget consideration as well.