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We Have The Safest and Most Durable Chin Up Bar for your Home Gym

Doing chin-ups and pull-ups has long been a part of every man’s daily workout routine. Gyms and other fitness establishments would include pull up bars in their power tower or racks as a complementary accessory. If you are planning on building your personal fitness space at home, making sure that you include a chin-up bar in your design is neither a hassle nor a burden. Let Home Gym Australia show you different ways on how you can do your chin-ups at home using durable and space-saving home gym equipment and accessories.



Frequently Asked Questions

Chin Ups and Pull Ups: What’s the Difference?
You may have heard of these two terms, and some may interchange its uses. We cannot blame them since these two exercises can be performed using one equipment or gym accessory, as well as having the same stance during the workout. However, there are certain differences that these two have that we need to address.

Hand position. When doing chin-ups, your hands grip the bar from under, where your palms are facing you, making your hands in a supine position. Pull-ups are done the reverse way, holding the bars in front of you, with your palms facing out (prone position).

Movement. With chin-ups, since your hands are technically in a neutral position, the way you come back down from a vertical pull is with your elbows in front. With pull-ups, on the other hand, your drag-up movement allows your elbows to stay on your sides.

Muscles targeted. Because both exercises are vertically pulling your body from gravity, their effect mainly involves muscle development and strength of your biceps and back. However, chin-ups allow your arms to work your biceps more than the pull-ups would. On the contrary, you can be sure that your lats (swimming muscles) will definitely improve its strength and size as you perform pull-ups more than chin-ups.

Types of Chin-Up bars
When you search for different chin-up bars online, you may be confused that most of the results are pertaining to pull-up bars. Well, when it comes to the equipment or gym accessory used to perform these two workout routines, they are only one and the same. So, it does not matter if they affect your muscle-building strategies differently. What’s important is that you can use just one equipment to do them both!

 If you are planning to create your own fitness area in the comfort of your home, no matter how big or small your home gym space would be, a dependable chin-up bar is always a good fit. Here are the different pull up or chin-up bar models that you can consider and can be ideal for your gym design.

Door Chin-Up Bar. This is the handiest and basic type of chin-up bar. All you need to do is to place it on a well-built doorframe, and you are all set. You can choose between the easy-to-install telescopic-type or the one with a frame that you would install on the beam or border of the door. You can choose whichever fits the design of your doorframe or entryway for your fitness space or garage. Either model can deliver the same benefits and stability that you expect from a clever chin or pull-up bar.

Wall Chin-Up Bar. Another sensible choice is one that requires the exercise bar set-up to be screwed to the wall. This type also requires less space and can be considered more stable than door chin-up bars, especially if installed in a concrete wall. A wall chin-up bar can withstand heavier weights and force since they are securely bolted to a strong foundation. 

Ceiling Chin-Up Bar. If the space you wanted to transform into a home gym has a well-built and high-enough ceiling, then this model may be beneficial for you. What is great about this alternative, aside from its expediency and similar capacity to allow the performance of your chin-up bar workouts, is the fact that it is versatile. For instance, you can place a punching bag or a heavy-duty suspension system if you are not using the chin-up beams, especially of the connection of the fitness bar frame is strong and durable. 

Free-Standing Chin-Up Bar.  This type resembles a power rack, where a high bar is located on top of the equipment, and handles are placed near the waist. The whole frame of this free-standing set-up can handle your whole body weight so you can steadily perform your workout without the machine or contraption bolted on any surface. Although this may need more space in your gym area compared to the first types we mentioned, it can be more advantageous since there can be more exercise variations that you can do with it, allowing you to optimise your workout even more.

Exercises that you can Perform with a Chin-Up Bar
We are not lying when we say the chin-up bars are versatile and ideal for different exercise variations for your upper body strength and muscle definition. Here are the most common exercises and workout routines that you can do while using a chin-up bar.

  • Pull-ups
    • Standard
    • Weighted
    • Behind-the neck
    • Mixed grip
    • Commando
    • One Arm or Hand
    • Sternum level pull up
  • Burpee pull up
  • Climber’s chin up
  • Extended leg pull
  • Supine row (Australia pull up or reverse push-ups)
  • Hanging knee raise
  • Hanging leg raise
  • Knees-to-elbows exercise
  • L-sit
  • Muscle-up

Allow Home Gym Australia to assist you in determining how to perform these exercises safely and efficiently using your chosen chin-up bar. Our partner gym consultants are all willing to guide you in performing these workout routines. Contact us today!