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Choosing The Best Pull Up Bars for Your Trips

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Keeping fit is no longer a luxury but a necessity. We have to keep fit in order to be healthy and achieve the body of our dreams. There are many ways of keeping fit and one of the ways is by using pull up bars. Pull up bars are mainly used for building and strengthening your upper body. Pull up bars are made in such a way that they make the back, chest and arms to activate at once in a full repetition.

Choosing The Best Pull Up Bars for Your Trips

Types of pull up bars

There are four main types of pull up bars based on the kind of installation they require and the space they will take. The door way pull up bars are the most common. As the name suggests, they are used on the door way and can either be hooked on top of the door frame or in between the uprights of the door frame. They are not complicated to use and can always be removed from the door when not in use.  It should however not be used on door ways that are too narrow, wide or with a weak door frame.

Wall mounted bars are mounted on a wall as the name suggests. They can either be installed directly onto brick walls or the studs of a dry wall. They are more permanent in nature and hence may not be appropriate if you are looking for a pull up bar you can travel with. Ceiling mounted bars are mounted on the ceiling. Freestanding bars are flexible and can be carried around and used anywhere. They can be easily assembled and move but the downside is that they take up a lot of space.

Choosing a pull up bar

Different kinds of exercises require different kinds of bar and thus the best pull up bar will depend on your needs. Some exercises for example cannot be done on doorway bars because of limited space on the other hand if you want a bar you can also do pushups and triceps dips you will have to go for a freestanding bar. Your need therefore will determine the most appropriate bar.

What you weigh will also determine the appropriate bar for you. Most pull up bars will come with a manual that will give you the weight restrictions. That will make sure that you are safe on the bar.

In purchasing a pull up bar you should keep in mind that you will need additional equipment such as pads to provide you with additional comfort. Gloves would be important for protecting your hands from harm and damage. In some cases adding weights to your pull ups will help you challenge your muscles for more versatility. Medicine balls and weighted bands can also be used. There are many additional equipment’s that can be used it will depend on your preference and need. You should however keep in mind that the additional don’t come with the bars upon purchase.…

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