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How to Choose a Ceiling Pull-Up Bar?

A pull-up bar is the simplest yet most effective tool for exercising the upper half of your body, especially your back muscles. You can even choose from several options, depending on how much space you have at home. You can place a pull-up bar almost anywhere – even on the ceiling. Ceiling pull-up bars are drilled into the wall, the same as wall pull-up bars, but offer more varied exercise options. With a ceiling bar, you will not be limited by walls or door frames, meaning you will be more free in your movements. You can also use the bar for hanging a punching bag or a suspension trainer, making it a multi-purpose accessory for your home gym.

To attach a bar to the ceiling, you’ll need a drill and wall plugs. When affixing the pull-up bar, make sure you don’t drill into an electric circuit or damage the structure of the ceiling. Before you begin exercising, make sure the bar is firmly attached to avoid dangerous falls and injuries.

If you want to buy a ceiling pull-up bar but are not sure how to pick one, you have come to the right place. In this guide, you’ll learn what to watch out for and how to differentiate between separate models.

First, consider the weight limit

Bars drilled to the ceiling usually have the highest weight limits. A high-quality ceiling pull-up bar should therefore have a significantly higher weight limit than a door bar or a wall bar. All inSPORTline ceiling bars have a weight limit over 200 kg.

How and where to attach a ceiling bar?

Carefully measure the area where you want to place the pull-up bar to make sure you have enough space to attach it. Plan exactly where to drill holes and make sure you don’t drill into an electric circuit. The more screws are needed, the more stable, and therefore safer, will the bar be. High-quality ceiling bar should be affixed by at least 6 screws.

Think about the bar height

The bar should be positioned in such a height that you can easily reach it and start exercising. At the same time, there should be sufficient distance from the ceiling, so you can perform the exercises you want without having to worry about hitting your head on the ceiling. That’s why we recommend buying a ceiling bar with adjustable bar height for different types of training and ceiling heights.

And which ceiling bar will you choose?