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Mounts to Your Ceiling or Wall the Stud Bar pull up bar Get the Stud Bar What is the Stud Bar? The Stud Bar, the original ceiling or wall mountable pull up bar, is made of welded 14 gauge steel with triangular gussets for added strength. The included mounting hardware will allow you to safely and securely mount your pull up bar to the existing studs of a ceiling or wall. The Stud Bar has a Hammertone powder coated finish and a lifetime warranty. With a 1 ¼ inch diameter for comfort, a 48 inch length for wide grip pull ups and a 600 pound weight capacity, the Stud Bar is ready to take whatever you’re ready to throw at it. Turn your ceiling into a gym. Vary your workouts. Add gymnastic rings  or fitness bands to your Stud Bar. Look good. Feel good. Prepare for the 20 Pull-ups Challenge. Get the Stud Bar Pull Up Bar. Product highlights Sturdy, fixed-mount pullup bar perfect for serious pull ups, chin ups, and kipping pull ups 1 1/4″ pullup bar diameter for a comfortable grip and 48″ width allows for wide grip pull ups Gym-quality pull up bar made from welded 14 gauge steel with triangular gussets for added strength 600 lb. weight capacity 3 different sizes to accommodate different ceiling heights, with mounting holes that center on existing ceiling or wall studs Hammertone powder coated finish with a lifetime warranty

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What is the Stud Bar? The Stud Bar, the original ceiling or wall mountable pull up bar, is made of welded 14 gauge steel with triangular gussets for added strength. The included mounting hardware will allow you to safely and securely mount your pull up bar to the existing studs of a ceiling or wall. The Stud Bar has a Hammertone powder coated finish and a lifetime warranty. With a 1 ¼ inch diameter for comfort, a 48 inch length for wide grip pull ups and a 600 pound weight capacity, the Stud Bar is ready to take whatever you’re ready to throw at it. Turn your ceiling into a gym. Vary your workouts. Add gymnastic rings  or fitness bands to your Stud Bar. Look good. Feel good. Prepare for the 20 Pull-ups Challenge. Get the Stud Bar Pull Up Bar. Product highlights Sturdy, fixed-mount pullup bar perfect for serious pull ups, chin ups, and kipping pull ups 1 1/4″ pullup bar diameter for a comfortable grip and 48″ width allows for wide grip pull ups Gym-quality pull up bar made from welded 14 gauge steel with triangular gussets for added strength 600 lb. weight capacity 3 different sizes to accommodate different ceiling heights, with mounting holes that center on existing ceiling or wall studs Hammertone powder coated finish with a lifetime warranty

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What is the Stud Bar? The Stud Bar, the original ceiling or wall mountable pull up bar, is made of welded 14 gauge steel with triangular gussets for added strength. The included mounting hardware will allow you to safely and securely mount your pull up bar to the existing studs of a ceiling or wall. The Stud Bar has a Hammertone powder coated finish and a lifetime warranty. With a 1 ¼ inch diameter for comfort, a 48 inch length for wide grip pull ups and a 600 pound weight capacity, the Stud Bar is ready to take whatever you’re ready to throw at it. Turn your ceiling into a gym. Vary your workouts. Add gymnastic rings  or fitness bands to your Stud Bar. Look good. Feel good. Prepare for the 20 Pull-ups Challenge. Get the Stud Bar Pull Up Bar.

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“If you have a doorway pull-up bar and a floor to do push-ups on, you’ve got everything you need for a complete upper body workout.”—Al KavadloDoorway pull-up bars are sturdy, easy to assemble, easy to use, and inexpensive fitness tools that anyone who exercises should have in their home. I spoke with Al Kavadlo, bodyweight strength guru and author of the definitive book on pull-ups, Raising the Bar: The Definitive Guide to Pull-up Bar Calisthenics. He said, “A doorway pull-up bar is the simplest and most versatile piece of fitness equipment you can buy for your home. If you have a doorway pull-up bar and a floor to do push-ups on, you’ve got everything you need for a complete upper body workout.” The six units I tested all offer potential benefit for those looking to improve shoulder, back, arm, and abdominal strength. Some of them offer advanced options for experienced users, while others offer options for people who can’t do a single pull-up yet.

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Footnotes: 1. First, there are wall or ceiling-mounted varieties. These are incredibly sturdy (and capable of handling the dynamic action of a kipping pull-up) because they must be mounted to the studs (wooden structural beams underneath drywall) or joists (overhead wooden beams above ceiling). The Stud Bar is a highly acclaimed example of this type of bar. We chose not to test these because we were aiming for simplicity of setup for the average user; thus, we didn’t want to involve a bunch of tools. Also, for folks who are renting, we didn’t want to recommend a product that landlords wouldn’t allow. If, on the other hand, you have a garage or basement and don’t mind doing a bit of drilling, I would highly recommend these sturdy units. The second type of unit is the telescoping pull-up bar. Historically, this was the first offering in the doorway category, and it is a very simple/no frills product. Here’s the well-reviewed Big Mike’s bar. We saw several problems with these types of bars. First, they need to be drilled into the doorframe for safe use. While some of them claim to use drill-free, suction-type connection, beware of safety issues. Here’s an example of the suction failing while in use. Secondly, in order to put them high enough on the door for the user’s feet to get off the ground, they must be installed near the top of the doorframe where it’s easy to bonk your head when doing a pull-up. Finally, they don’t offer any variation in grip position. The third type of unit is the free-standing pull-up bar. This type of unit can be really nice and also include dip bars and abdominal exercise options, but they are large pieces of stand-alone equipment that eat up space and typically cost more than $100. Plus, they also require a more involved setup process. The Stamina 1690 Power Tower is a really popular and affordable example of this type of pull-up unit and includes dip/ab options as well. The fourth type of pull-up bar is the home-built type of unit. These can either be mounted to ceilings or walls using gas pipe flanges, metal pipe, etc, or they can be built in a backyard. While these tend to be sturdy and affordable, they obviously require some handyman skills and a significant investment of time. Here’s a tutorial on building an at-home unit if you’re so inclined. The fifth type is the door frame type, which we covered extensively due to their ease of installation and use. Jump back.

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The best pull up bar is the one that fits your life and home gym situation. That said, getting a chin up bar / pull up bar isn’t going to immediately turn you into a sculpted god. Pull ups are one of the best exercises you can do for your upper body fitness, but you have to DO THEM. So get a pull up bar that you can install in a place where you’re going to see it and be compelled to use it.  A doorway pull up bar in the middle of your home can definitely help you achieve your fitness goals. The next step is yours.

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As pullup workouts can fatigue the user quickly, I opted to do 15-minute workouts where I would do some pushing exercise (push-ups or a couple of handstands) and then circuit through the various pull-up units mounted on three different doorways in my house. One day, I would do five pushups, then go and do one pull-up (same grip) on each of three bars being tested. On the next round, I would do five push-ups, then do two pull-ups (from a different grip position). Round three would be push-ups followed by three pull-ups on each unit (again using a different grip position). Then I would go back down the pyramid: push-ups followed by two pull-ups; push-ups followed by one pull-up; and then start climbing the pyramid again. This method of working out would allow me to go for 15 minutes continuously by managing fatigue with low-rep pull-up sets. It also gave me a chance to get lots of pull-ups in over the course of the 32 15-minute workouts I did on these units.

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It’s important to state from the start that my evaluations of these products is based upon their use as pull-up bars. Although almost all of these doorframe units can also be used for push ups, dips and sit-ups, I stuck with just testing for pull-ups. If you wanted to do pushups, dips or sit-ups, you are forced to take down the pull-up bar and put it back up again to do the other exercises. We decided this isn’t worth it for the average person who just wants to do pull-ups without a lot of fuss. I was fine with just dropping down to the floor and doing regular push ups in between pull-up sets, and we think most users will be fine with that too. Same with any abdominal work that I wasn’t doing on the bar in its pull-up position. While I love doing dips, doing dips on the units isn’t great because of their limited range of motion. Some users say they elevate their feet to get a more hard-core dip, but again, I found all of this to be too much effort when I was aiming for convenience and functionality.

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