You don't have to go to the gym to do pull ups. With the Ultimate Body Press pull up bar
, you can get all the benefits of pull ups at home, in a hotel room or anywhere where you can find a doorway.
Pull ups work the muscles in the neck, shoulders and back, but unlike exercises that target those areas individually, doing pull ups as part of your workout works on all of them simultaneously. When doing pull ups, be sure not to use your legs to gain momentum; you'll get the most out of the exercise if you use only the muscles in your arms and shoulders to hold your weight.
Over time, pull ups can help you achieve a 'v-shaped' body, with well-developed, toned arms and shoulders and a narrow waist.
The position of your arms on the pull up bar
can also change the muscle groups the exercise focuses on. Normally, your hands should be shoulder-width on the bar, but varying your hand position produces different results. Wide-set arms (about twice the length of your shoulders) is good for working on lats. Keeping your hands only 6-8 inches apart to focus on the lower lats.
The Ultimate Body Press pull up bar fits in most doorways and can extend up to 32 inches wide. As with all Ultimate Body Press products, it's lightweight, portable and quick to assemble (and all the hardware you need is included), all while being surprisingly sturdy. It can be used for normal pull ups, chin ups, body weight rows (reverse push ups) and more. By adding push up rings or push up stands
to a pull up bar, its versatility increases. Our free workout videos showcase the Ultimate Body Press lineup, including the pull up bar
, in action and give you several great ideas for using different products in tandem.