Any strength program that lacks a pulling movement is an incomplete one. And a great way of including this essential element is by buying yourself a pullup bar.
Even if you can’t do entirely unassisted pullups or chin-ups yet, there are plenty of options for you. Paired with a resistance band, you can slowly work your way towards doing pullups with your full bodyweight. If you don’t yet have any of the Resistance Bands from the Again Faster range, you can simply use a chair or box to help you to the top of the repetition to focus on a slow eccentric movement. Eccentrics are a great way to help build strength.
If you are already a pullup ninja, there are countless variations of pullups you can do, from weighted pullups, all the way to mountain climber or towel-grip style.
One mustn’t forget that many different kinds of toes to bar variations are also a possibility with this setup.
There are different types of pullup bars available that are suitable for the home gym. Simple doorway setups or wall mounted bars are one of them and would be best for someone looking to be careful in budgeting for their home gym to start with, or do not have a need for all of the accessories that come with the other Again Faster rigs. If you were extremely space conscious, the doorway/wall mounted pullup bar is good too. If you’re looking to get as much training equipment as possible with a single purchase, a full wall-mounted or standalone rig would be a good move. As well as pullup bars, these Competition Rigs boast a squat rack, spotting bars or straps, space for rings to be used, a place to mount a wallball target and slots in the rig for a dip bar add on. If you’re interested in being as efficient as possible with your setup, going with one of the Competition rigs will be your best bet. If you are space conscious, Again Faster also offers wall mounted fold up rigs. These more complex rigs are obviously more costly but have a huge payoff. And now that Again Faster has introduced Zippay, you can own the rig for as little as two coffees a week.
Make sure you don’t miss out – figure out which option is best for you and get your hands on a pullup bar!