Of course, either pull up bar coating option for your rig will work fine for doing pull-ups, hangs and holds. However, there are a couple of differences you might not be aware of.
Painted pull up bars can look really good in your gym if you plan to paint your rig to match your gym’s branding. Cleary, the steel bars are coated with an industrial coating that will help prevent rust caused by moisture in a gym environment,i.e., sweat. Having said that there is a tradeoff if your training methodology includes high-intensity training or gymnastics bar work which zinc coated bars cater better for.
Zinc coated pull up bars still offer great rust prevention, although, ask anyone who trains high-intensity functional fitness and they will tell you that zinc coated pull up bars offer far superior grip when performing movements like, kipping pull ups, butterfly pull ups or bar muscle ups. As a layer of gym chalk builds on the zinc bars, the grip properties increase exponentially. The one caveat here is, of course, that you are more likely to tear your skin on large sets of bar work.
Look it’s not rocket science we’re talking about here. Either type of bar will work for a workout, although, most athletes will tell you they prefer the zinc bars during workouts. We can also arrange painted pull up bars if you prefer.
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