A pull up bar provides you with the right exercise tool to build your upper body as well as your back. This is also an excellent tool for building-up core strength.
There is a wide variety of pull up bars that are available today for home use. This means that you no longer have to trek to the nearest gym just so you can do your pull up exercises.
The size of pull up bar exercise tools that you can find today is basically designed to fit standard-sizes doors, ranging from 24 up 32 inches wide. Usually, the size of pull up bar is adjustable which allows you to fit your specific pull up bar into most door frame sizes.
Size of Pull Up Bar
When looking for a size of pull up bar that is ideal for you, there are two things that you may want to check: the maximum weight capacity that the pull up bar can support and the door size that it can fit into.
There are pull-up bars that you can install in door frames or place on the floor if you wish to do push-ups or sit-ups. The size of pull up bar for this type is usually around 20.5 inches in length by 8.3 inches in height by 3.7 inches in diameter.
This size of pull up bar can support a maximum weight of up to 300 pounds and is designed to fit most standard door frames, from 24 inches up to 32 inches wide and a maximum door trim of 3.5 inches.
There is also a size of pull up bar that can support users of up to 350 pounds and this one measures approximately 27 inches in length by 2.5 inches in width by 2.5 inches in diameter.
The adjustable feature allows you to fit this one through door frames of up to 40 inches wide.
Exercising with a Pull Up Bar
There are several exercise variations that you can do with your pull up bar. Other than the usual pull-ups where you stop once your chin reaches the bar, you can also add free weights to your pull ups.
You can use either a dipping belt or you can also hold the free weights with your feet as you go up and down on the bar. You can also do a behind-the-neck pull up where instead of stopping once the chin reaches the bar, you stop when the back of your neck reaches the bar.
There are several other variations that you can try but always, seek the advice and help of a professional trainer to ensure that you will not be hurting yourself as you add variations to your pull ups.