When looking for a pull bar, there are plenty of options to choose from. Understanding the types of exercises you want to overcome, the amount of machine space required, and any design limitations (such as height limits or weight limits) can help you make the best choices.
But first things first, you’ll want to think about the security features. Fitness Pro & ACE Certified Personal Trainer TJ MentosAny tape you install in your home should be firmly secured in place and “cannot be removed,” he says.
He adds, “Make sure it has enough capacity to hold your body weight, and there shouldn’t be any compromises.”
Typically, the pull rods are about 1.25 inches thick, but some are sometimes wider in diameter. For Mentus, the latter will be more difficult, which you may or may not like, depending on your goals.
Termination is another different factor to consider. Menuts says energy-coated bars are even softer, especially for sweaty hands. Instead, he recommends a raw steel bar, noting that it “works better” because of the textured handle.
Stability is also essential. Certain movements, such as kipping pull-ups, will need more force to ensure your safety. Finally, you’ll need the best pull-up bar that fits the space. Over-the-door installation may be preferred if space is limited, but if you wish to involve additional body movements or heavier lifting, a more stable wall or ceiling-mounted system would be preferable.
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