What is the best alternative to Maximiza Pull Up Bar?
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Pull-up bars installed in the doorway etc can often restrict your movement when you are going for a full bar workout, not just the regular pull-ups. This bar stands 32 inches from the wall. If installed so that there's some distance to the ceiling aswell, then this bar can be used for any pull-up excercise. See More
The foam padding intended for the wide grip is right outside the frame rest, and for people with narrow shoulders it's just too wide (your hands should be just outside your shoulders when doing wide grip pull ups). For some reason, there isn't any foam in between the middle and outer edges of the bar, which prevents you from comfortably doing wide grip pull ups the proper way. See More
This pull up bar 'grips' your doorway from both sides, using a padded crossbar that goes above the top molding, and two padded supports that hold it on the sides on the opposite end. You don't need to drill any holes in your wall or molding to hold it in place, and the pads will protect your molding from dents and nicks. See More
If this bar stands at a slight angle due to the specifics of your doorway, the lower side of the frame rests can rub against the molding. Fortunately, you can do a quick DIY fix for this issue, by adding some extra foam on the lower parts of the frame rest by sticking an extra layer of foam over it. See More
There are step-by-step instructions with pictures included in the box, and Perfect Fitness even provides the tool to put it together with (in case you don't own any Allan wrenches yourself). The included Allan wrench can be stored in the back of the molding crossbar, so you can easily access it when you need to tighten any screws on the pull up bar. See More
The plastic support that hooks over the top of your door frame is made from cheap plastic, and has been known to snap or arrive already broken. There is also some risk with pull up bars that don't require screws and mounts to keep them in place- if the bar is not tightly assembled at all times, or by regular every day use, it can unhook itself from the door frame, leading to a fall. See More
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