Most of the people are looking into the idea of creating their home gym so that they can perform workout in the comfort of their home. Creating a home gym is a good idea but only if you have some money in your pocket as you will need it for buying exercise machines. Buying an exercise machine is not a bog job but installing it is surely difficult especially if you are not a technical person. Every exercise machine has its own installation method; this article will focus only on installation method of pull up bars. Following are a few things you must consider before installing a pull up bar in your home gym.
Your Height: Most of the people make a very big mistake while installing the pull up bar. They do not consider their height while mounting the pull up bar. If you are a beginner who is going to use pull up bar for the first time then I must tell you one thing. The bar should be mounted above your height. It is because your body move upwards when you do pull ups but if you will mount the bar at less distant place then your feet will keep touching the floor even if you try to move your body upwards. You must mount the bar at a height where your hand cannot easily reach but do not mount it too far as this will make it difficult for you to reach it. If you are 5 foot 3 inches then mount bar at 5 foot and 6 inches away. If this bar is for all members of the family than you will have to mount it keeping in mind the height of tallest person of your family as it is the only way all members of the family will be able to use it.
Type Of Pull Up Bar: Another common mistake people do while installing is that they do not check which type of bar they have. You cannot mount a doorframe pull up bar on a wall or a wall pull up bar on a doorframe. Some people select the wrong wall and doorframe for mounting their bars and they realize this mistake afterwards when the wall or doorframe gets damaged. Here, it is important to mention that not all the walls and doorframes are suitable for the pull up bar. Prefer mounting on a wall which is neither too hard not too sensitive. Doorframe bar can only be mounted on the doorframe whose dimensions match that given by the manufacturer.
Installation Manual: You must consider an installation manual before installing the pull up bar. Some people do not bother to read manual or to check instructions for installation thinking that they can easily install the bar. Most of these people end up damaging the doorframe or wall and also the pull up bar so it is highly suggested reading the full manual before installing a pull up bar so that you can mount it in the right possible manner.
These are a few things you need to consider while installing a doorframe or wall pull up bar at your home.