Best Pull Up Bars

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 29, 2017
We all want to have a healthy and good looking body but sometimes have no opportunity to go to a gym. This problem can be solved by using a pull up bar, which is a sports gear allowing to work out the torso muscles at home. The bar models we’ve reviewed are the best for you to choose from. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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MAXIMUM WEIGHT LOAD
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Suggested Physical Exercises
Dimensions
 
PROS
The mounting plates are placed 16 inches from each other, which ensures the compatibility of this pull up bar with standard 16-inch wall mounting fixtures.
CONS
The bar installation requires availability of pre-drilled holes.
OUR VERDICT
This wall mount chin up bar is highly durable and long-lasting due to the use of welds in its steel structure. The materials and the design render this product a reliable sports equipment to use for many years to come.
detailed parameters
Mount Type
Wall Mount
MAXIMUM WEIGHT LOAD
Up to 300 lbs
Material
Gun-metal gray, powder coated finish, Padded foam grips, Heavy-duty steel construction
Suggested Physical Exercises
Pull-ups, abdominals
Dimensions
12" D x 40" W x 4" H inches
PROS
The ProSource bar is equipped with 12 handles, two of which have PVC textured coating. For a more secure bar mounting, you can opt for the J-mounts included.
CONS
May damage the doorway frame when installed.
OUR VERDICT
The ProSource pull up bar offers a great number of variations in terms of hand grip width from a very wide to a closest possible. This bar suits both beginners and advanced athletes perfectly.
detailed parameters
Mount Type
Doorway 24" - 36" wide
MAXIMUM WEIGHT LOAD
Up to 300 lbs
Material
Steel construction, Foam and PVC grips
Suggested Physical Exercises
Pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, dips, abdominals
Dimensions
16" D x 41.25" W x 9" H inches
PROS
The simple procedure of bar assemblage takes approximately 15 minutes. The surfaces of this chin up bar that contact a doorway frame material are rubberized to protect the door frame from damage.
CONS
This pull up bar can be installed only on the doorway trims with the width of up to 3.5".
OUR VERDICT
This Iron Gym pull up bar is highly portable. It can be installed in a doorway in a few seconds. The bar design allows you to use it for doing push-ups and crunches on the floor in addition to classic pull ups.
detailed parameters
Mount Type
Doorway 24" - 32" wide
MAXIMUM WEIGHT LOAD
Up to 300 lbs
Material
Metal frame, Foam padding for gripping at various positions, Rubberized door frame protection
Suggested Physical Exercises
Pull-ups, push-ups, chin-ups, dips, crunches
Dimensions
13" D x 36.6" W x 11" H inches
PROS
The supply package of this pull up bar includes 3 mounting brackets. The bar is equipped with wide non-slip foam handles to ensure efficiency and comfort of doing your pull ups.
CONS
Has no parallel grip handles.
OUR VERDICT
This model is a classic retractable doorway pull up bar, which provides you with a tool for performing different pull ups in an effective way while accommodating a minimum space for its storage.
detailed parameters
Mount Type
Doorway 26" - 36" wide
MAXIMUM WEIGHT LOAD
Heavy-duty door mounts: 300 lbs Medium-duty door mounts: 200 lbs
Material
Chrome steel construction, Foam grips
Suggested Physical Exercises
Pull-ups, chin-ups, hanging leg raises, situps, crunches
Dimensions
Maximum Length 39" inches
PROS
This sports product offers two bars positioned at a different height, which provides an equal comfort in using the bar to both tall and short people. The Ab strap eyebolts are included.
CONS
The first assembling of this fitness machine takes quite a time.
OUR VERDICT
If you need something more than just a pull up bar the Elevated Chin Up Station was created for you! It is surely a multifunction equipment with a freshly patented design that will tickle everyone's fancy.
detailed parameters
Mount Type
Doorway 26" - 36" wide
MAXIMUM WEIGHT LOAD
Up to 300 lbs
Material
Molded steel construction, Foam grips
Suggested Physical Exercises
Сhin-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, dips, abdominals
Dimensions
11.5" D x 36" W x 10.5" H inches

What is a Pull Up Bar?

Speaking frankly we all want to have a nice, fit and cut body. However, many of us encounter a constant lack of time for going out to a gym, which makes us finding a way out of this situation and trying to work out at home. A pull up bar happens to be the best option for strengthening and developing the major muscle groups of your back, the muscles of abs, chest and arms. Pull up or chin up bars are sports equipment, which offers you an opportunity to perform a whole range of exercises even at home. In addition to muscle development and stress removal, exercises on pull up bars greatly help reverse the effects of poor posture and correct the alignment of your body. Frequent exercises on a pull bar contribute to normal growth of children or even making them taller a little bit. The following review will focus on a comparative analysis of the performance and important parameters of the best pull up bar models to inform and assist you in choosing the best fit.

At the same time those of you who decided to lend variety to their home exercise routines should definitely check such sports gear as dumbbells. It is well known that using dumbbells enables you to effectively work out your biceps, triceps muscles, chest and back muscles, the muscles of your scapular waist, including the deltoid muscles and even leg muscles.

As additional gear for making your muscles and joints strong we recommend using kettlebells, the review on which you can find on our website.

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Ultimate Body Press Wall Mount Pull Up Bar

An Exercise Machine to Serve You for Many Years

The Ultimate Body Press is a typical yet advanced representative of wall mounted pull up bars. Among the main advantages of this sports equipment model are high structure rigidity and reliability of installation. The strength and durability of the chin up structure is credited to the welds used for its fabrication and the powder coating applied, which enable the bar to last for many years. Moving to the reliability of the mounting, we notice that the structure securely fastens to a wall with 4 metal lag bolts. The design and materials of this wall mounted pull up bar allow it to endure the maximum load of 300 lbs. However, it is important to notice that the mounting of the Ultimate Body Press pull up bar also allows for the bolting to a ceiling. This alternative installation method is especially effective and relevant for the users with small free space in their houses.

The Ultimate Body chin up bar gives you enough room for the variation of your exercises as you can combine the use of 4 different grip positions with different grip types (normal, reverse, mixed) to target nearly all the muscles of your upper body. This pull up bar model has its handles positioned 10, 24 and 36 inches apart for more convenience. As an addition to this perfect pull up bar we recommend using a wall mounted knee bend leg.

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Ultimate Body Press Wall Mount Pull Up Bar
Ultimate Body Press Wall Mount Pull Up Bar
 

ProSource Multi-Grip Chin-Up/Pull-Up Bar

A Convenient Grip for Everyone

You might have already noticed that when doing pull ups on a bar you can use normal grip, reverse, parallel (holding two parallel handles) and mixed grip. But that is just a part of the whole picture because you have to take the grip width into consideration. After taking a look at the ProSource pull up bar we realized that this model offers all the grip types. However what is more important is that the bar permits to combine easily different grip types with different grip width. To achieve such flexibility this doorway pull up bar was equipped with 10 handles covered with cushioned foam called Comfort Grips and 2 PVC textured handles. Therefore using the ProSource chin up bar enables you to build effectively nearly all the torso muscles, namely: brachial muscles, lats, traps (trapezius muscle), biceps, triceps, pectoral muscles, teres minor and major muscle, and serratus anterior. Though the bar provides you with the means to perform not only conventional pull up-oriented exercises and dips. The ProSource design permits its dismounting from a doorway and placing it on the floor so that you can do sit-ups and push ups with the bar to accentuate the triceps work more. You should keep in mind that the wider the grip is the more you target back muscles and the closer you put your hands the more you involve arms muscles and pectoral muscles.

For more comprehensive and comfortable workout of your abs while lying on the floor we highly recommend you to consider buying a good mat.

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ProSource Multi-Grip Chin-Up/Pull-Up Bar
ProSource Multi-Grip Chin-Up/Pull-Up Bar
 

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

Get Strong…Get Ripped…Quick!

If you are looking for some home equipment for doing pull ups in different variations than the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar may be your endgame solution! Judge for yourself: first, when doing exercises on the bar you can target the overwhelming majority of muscle groups of your upper body. As many bigger peers, the Iron Gym allows performing pull ups with normal, reverse, parallel and mixed grip, though it can also be used for push-ups and standard crunches on the floor, which will effectively sculpt your abs. Second, this Iron Gym pull up bar is not only compact but also very portable owing to its leverage used for holding against the doorway. This mounting type makes it possible to install and unmount this doorway pull up bar when and where you need it in a fast and effortless way. Isn’t it convenient? We also liked the manufacturer making the bar surfaces that touch a doorway trim rubberized that prevents trim material marking and keeps them intact.

Finally, we would like to point out that the whole bar structure can be assembled approximately in 15 minutes that is why after receiving the product you will be able to use it almost in no time. Summing up all the mentioned advantages of this model we can recommend it as a fitness machine that will help you become stronger and faster with your muscles more cut and well developed!

As a perfect addition to this chin up bar you may use ab straps, using which you can do hanging leg raises to effectively develop your abs.

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Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar
 

Garren Fitness Pull-up Bar - Doorway Pullup / Chinup Bar

Nothing in Excess

If you decided to do exercises at home and aim for a pull up bar that would combine a high usability, efficiency and comfort you just can’t look over the Maximiza bar by Garren Fitness. Want to know why? Well, let us rate its usability first. The Garren pull up bar has an ultra-compact design and is manufactured as a steel bar designed as a minimalistic classic structure with door mounts, which is very popular among the home pull up bars. The only limiting factor of the versatile use of this doorway pull up bar is a doorway width, which needs to be in the 26” - 36” range, which is pretty standard. Thus, for using the bar you need to install the Garren Fitness Maximiza chin up bar between two vertical doorframe boards using one of the three supplied screw-in door brackets. 2 brackets are designed to carry the maximum load of 300 lbs, while 1 bracket provides a moderate loading capacity and endures the pull ups of a person weighing up to 200 lbs. Note that availability of 3 mounting brackets allows for switching between 3 different installation places in your house if it is necessary and for dismounting the bar in a quick and simple way. The minimalistic design and compact size of this arguably the best pull up bar in terms of the compactness greatly reduces the bar storage space comparing to analogous home solutions.

As for the claimed use versatility, this doorway pull up bar enables you to perform all the classic pull ups and their variations but it also gives you an opportunity to do such exercises as hanging leg raises with different variations to target and develop abs muscles. The non-slip foam grips greatly facilitate your training on the bar making it possible to concentrate on exercises only.

Put it in a nutshell, it is safe to say that this Garren model is a perfect pull up bar for those people who first of all want to work out at home comfortably and without paying for any extra features which are not demanded by them. However, we find that the Bear KompleX 2 hole gymnastics grips and crossfit hand grips made of genuine leather are great not only for protecting your palms from tears and rips but also for helping you get a much better grip.

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Garren Fitness Pull-up Bar - Doorway Pullup / Chinup Bar
 

GoFit Elevated Chin Up Station

More Than a Pull Up Bar

Many of us imagine a highly specialized pull ups-oriented training machine when they hear a “pull up bar” phrase. Let us widen this narrow and stereotypical view! The GoFit company has done its best in creating a whole multifunctional fitness complex that allows you to perform a wide range of exercises. Indeed, with its new patented design the Elevated Chin Up Station provides a means for performing chin-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, dips and abdominals with maximum efficiency. The coolest thing is that you can do all these exercises at home! Though the versatility of this home pull up bar consists not only in its ability to target the upper body muscles comprehensively but also in the availability of two bars, which are positioned one above the other to allow shorter people use the bar comfortably. It is interesting that such versatile equipment of a pull up bar is quite portable. The GoFit station can be easily installed/uninstalled in a standard doorway frame with 32” - 34” width with no need for any tools application. There is another advantage the Elevated Chin Up Station offers. The bar design provides for special pads used in the points of bar-doorframe boards contact, where the pressure on the boards rises to its peak value to protect your doorway frame from pressing through and scratching. That is why on buying the Elevated Chin Up Station you get something more than a pull up bar!

Even a versatile piece of sports equipment can be complete with useful accessories, such as abdominal straps, which we recommend using with your pull up bar. Moreover, the Ab Strap eyebolts that are very easy to install are included with the ECS. Using the straps allows you to pair leg raising exercises with crunches on the floor to maximally work out abdominal muscles and obliques.

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