Pull Up and Chin Up Bars
Bodyweight training is one of the fastest and easiest ways that you can lose weight and get in shape. Plus, you don't have to have a lot of fancy or expensive equipment - and you don't even have to leave your home to get toned.
There are several different types of exercise tools you can get to help you get fit right in your own living room. One of these items is a pull-up bar. You can use just your hands to do the pull-ups or you can use a towel or a rope to add to the workout.
Grip positions are important in bodyweight training and can maximize the use your body's natural resistance. Look for bars that allow you to use at least three grips.
A pull-up bar like the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar works various muscle groups. You can work your upper body muscles - including your back muscles.
The bar is made to be placed snuggly into any standard doorframe. It doesn't take up much space and it allows you to work out using different grips. You can use it for wide, neutral or narrow grips.
The pressure of the bar is what holds it in place so that you don't have to permanently attach it by drilling holes in your doorframe. You can also use this tool on the floor for other exercise moves - such as pushups and sit-ups.
You can also use it for tricep dips. The bar is designed to hold bodyweight that's up to 300 pounds. You can also use the Sunny Health & Fitness Door Way Chin Up bar.
This steel bar can hold 220 pounds and it allows you to use the strength of your own body for a more maximum workout. It has padded hand grips and the length is adjustable up to 36 inches, which means it can be placed into any regular width doorframe.
The bar does come with brackets for better stability. You'll get a multitude of workouts with this bar. You can use it for leg lifts or to help keep you anchored when you're doing floor exercises such as sit-ups.
The Stamina Doorway Trainer Plus is another recommended pull up bar that's helpful when used during bodyweight training. You can use this bar with five different grip holds.
This allows you to really work out your upper body muscles. It's good for pull-ups and for push-ups, sit-ups and triceps dips. It has comfort grips and can hold a weight of up to 250 pounds. It's a quick set up and disassemble when you want to use it.
Pull up bars help you tone your body quickly, which is one of the reasons that you want to use one. If you've had trouble building muscle in the past, taking part in bodyweight training will help.
Lifetime fitness is a goal for everyone, and you can learn more here about the ways that bodyweight workouts can help you to achieve this, in our section dedicated to how to do BodyWeight Exercises
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