10 months, 2 weeks ago Imogen PercivalMember
Doorway push ups have become increasingly popular over the last few years. With the explosive popularity of Crossfit and at-home fitness programs like P90X, both of which, rely heavily on the exercise, we have some tips to help guide you through the buying process. These bars are particularly appealing if you are just beginning or are limited in space. See you don’t need a fitness room or even a garage to install it.
For anyone who is thinking of choosing one, below you will find some thoughts to consider before you make the purchase.
The Height of Your Ceiling
The height of your ceiling can affect your ability to use it. Of course you certainly wouldn’t want to buy one if it couldn’t be reached with a small hop. You could have a small step ladder to go up up, but that isn’t exactly ideal.
Marks on the Door
My husband and I noticed the black marks on our door frame as the bar rubbed against the door. It was not a major problem, and required a small amount of touch up paint before we moved.
Placement in Your Home
When we had a doorway pull up bar, this was my favorite feature. Since you can hang it in a doorway, it is easy to simply do a quick pull up each time you pass the bar. Now you may not always be able to, but its mere presence makes you much more likely to practice often.
Small, Affordable and Portable
Should you be renting your house, or live in a smaller residence, this door hanging bar is a sound solution. It commands very little space and can be stored if company is coming over. The price of the doorway pull up bars are also quite attractive. The other bars could set you back a few hundred dollars, but the doorway bars can be very affordable at $30-$50, depending on your model. Among the best qualities is its mobility. Simply raise one side and lift and your bar has been uninstalled. This is not so easy if you have drilled your bar into your wall or cemented into the ground, like you would need to do with the other models.
The doorway pull up bar is a great starter bar if you are interested in doing pull ups. Whether you decide on a doorframe bar or one of the other heavy-duty bar, simply doing the exercise will give you an amazing workout.