Posts Tagged ‘pull up bar’

Pull Up Safety

Pull ups are very beneficial, but you should take into account the following safety reminders in order to avoid injury.

  1. Do Not swing or bounce when using your pull up bar.
  2. Do Not attempt to hang by your feet or legs from your pull up bar.
  3. Do Not use a doorway pull up bar if you weigh over 300 lbs.  Try a pull up station instead.
  4. Do Not use a doorway pull up bar if you are unsure about the stability of the doorway or door jamb.
  5. Do Not allow children under 18 years of age to use a doorway pull up bar unless supervised by an adult.
  6. Ensure that you test to make sure your pull up bar is completely secure in the doorway before using it.
  7. Make sure you maintain a controlled motion when performing pull ups or chin ups.

Pull ups and chin ups are great at-home exercises, but you need to take these precautions to ensure that you avoid injury.  Now get back to your workout and add some reps!

Posted on July 4th, 2009 by PullupMan  |  No Comments »

Doing Push Ups with a Pull Up Bar

Fitness instructor Danielle demonstrates how to perform push ups using your doorway pull up bar.  It is important to have a variety of exercises in your workout plan to ensure that one muscle group does not get overworked, giving you an unbalanced appearance.  Danielle demonstrates and explains how narrow grip push ups and wide grip push ups will target different muscles giving you the balanced appearance you are after.

Watch the video below:

Posted on June 15th, 2009 by PullupMan  |  No Comments »

Added Benefits of Hanging Knee and Leg Lifts

In the last video segment, Danielle demonstrated how to hanging knee lifts and hanging leg lifts from your doorway pull up bar.  These are very beneficial to your abs.  In the video below, Danielle elaborates on some of the added benefits of this exercise.

Posted on June 14th, 2009 by PullupMan  |  No Comments »

Hanging Knee Lift and Hanging Leg Lift Video

Hanging knee lifts and hanging leg lifts are an excellent abdominal workout that can be performed with your doorway pull up bar. Watch the following video as Danielle demonstrates and explains the benefits.

Posted on June 13th, 2009 by PullupMan  |  No Comments »

Pull Ups and Proper Form

In this video, Danielle talks about pull ups and the importance of using proper form. Poor form can result in unwanted injuries. Watch the video for a demonstration.

Posted on June 11th, 2009 by PullupMan  |  No Comments »

Pull Ups vs. Chin Ups – What’s the Difference?

Pull ups and chin ups are similar in nature, but differ in the hand grip and the muscles that they target. Chin ups are typically easier to do than pull ups, because you get assistance from the biceps. Pull ups target more of your back muscles and get less assistance from the bicep.

Watch the following video where Danielle explains the differences between pull ups and chin ups, and the muscles that they target.

Posted on June 10th, 2009 by PullupMan  |  No Comments »

How to set up a P90X Pull Up Bar

Hanging a P90X Pull Up Bar on your door frame is simple. Danielle demonstrates this in the second video of the instructional series. This pull up bar will fit up to a 32" door frame and trim is required. See the video below.

Posted on June 4th, 2009 by PullupMan  |  No Comments »

Doorway Pullup Bar Instructional Video

Here is the first video in a series of instructional fitness videos by personal trainer Danielle. This initial video talks about doorway pullup bars, and the benefits to be gained by using them. Subsequent videos will contain demonstrations, tips, and techniques on developing upper body and core strength and definition.

Posted on June 3rd, 2009 by PullupMan  |  No Comments »