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TOP 13 Best Wall Mounted Pull Up Bars for Bodyweight Fitness Strength 2020

A pull up bar is a must-have for any bodyweight workout routine and there’s not a lot of equipment out there that can work so many muscles for such little cost.

In fact, if you add a TRX or suspension system to your wall mounted pull up bar you will have a full-body workout using very little space.

A pull up bar is a must-have for any home or garage gym, and a wall-mounted pull up bar is ideal because they can hold more weight and be mounted at a greater depth than the doorway pull up bars and take up less space than free-standing pull up bars.

I did some research and gathered the data, and the verdict is in! Here are the winners, the 13 BEST wall mounted pull up bars for 2020 you can get.

I also included a short buying guide and FAQs so you can pick the right wall mounted pull up bar for you and get all your questions answered.

TOP 13 Best Wall Mounted Pull Up Bars 2020

Rogue P-4 Pull-up System

Rogue P-4 Pull-up System

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Review: The Rogue P-4 wall mounted pull up bar is made of the same sturdy 1 by 2 inch steel their rigs are made from. In addition to that, this pull up bar has support arms for added security and to prevent lateral movement of the bar.

This pull up rack is so strong, you can use it for kipping and gym rings, too.

The width is customizable up to 48 inches, making it easier to mount if you have irregular stud spacing, and the bar is 30 inches from the wall, so you can do exercises from the inside of the bar, even muscle-ups.

Pros

  • Made in the USA.
  • 30” depth from the wall.
  • Customize width, up to 48” inches.

Cons

  • This bar is large, wide and bulky.

Takeaway

Solid, sturdy and large a favorite Rogue Fitness wall mounted pull up bar.

Gronk Fitness Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar

Review: This Gronk Fitness wall mounted pull up bar is one of the most popular multi-grip pull up bars available. It is built solid, holds a lot of weight and is nice and wide, making it ideal for much more than pull ups.

You can get a wide grip to hit the lats, and there is plenty of room for leg raises, reverse crunches and hanging a TRX or gym rings.

Pros

  • Grippy powder coat finish.
  • Multiple grips hit muscles from different angles.
  • Holds up to 800 lbs if installed properly.
  • 48 inches wide.

Cons

  • Included lag bolts are not great.
  • Challenging to install, takes planning.

Takeaway

Extremely versatile, one of the best wall mounted pull up bar for home with multiple grip options.

Valor Fitness CHN-Multi Pull Up Bar

Review: This Valor Fitness pull up bar is offered at a great price and can be used for pull ups and much more.

It has dip bars and three different grip positions, plus it can be installed as a wall mount or ceiling mount.

Pros

  • Value priced.
  • Can be used for dips, if installed with enough clearance.
  • 3 grip positions.

Cons

  • Only holds up to 300 lbs.

Takeaway

Good, multi-grip wall mounted pull up bar for the money.

Rogue P-5V Garage Pull-Up System

Rogue P-5V Garage Pull-Up System

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Review: The PV-5 Rogue pull up system is unique from the PV-4 because it has less depth and is closer to the wall. Not only that, you can choose to install the bar at a depth of either 14 or 22 inches.

The bar and brackets are made from the same high-quality material as Rogue racks and can easily support big guys, TRX systems and gym rings.

This system is expandable and can be installed in a series, so you can have one long extended bar if you want a setup like that.

Pros

  • Customize depth of either 14 inches or 22 inches.
  • Matte black finish has an excellent grip.
  • Can be installed in a series with multiple brackets.
  • Can install two bars, one at 14 and one at 22 inch depth.

Cons

  • Hardware to mount the bar is not included.

Takeaway

Sturdy, solid, expandable pull up bar from Rogue Fitness.

Titan HD Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar

Review: This Titan HD wall mounted pull up bar is a tough yet economical choice. It holds up to 500 lbs, enough for most anyone’s needs.

This unit is expandable and you can install several side by side. Each bar is 53 inches long, and the width between brackets is customizable so you can install it in wood studs easily.

Pros

  • Includes 53 inch wide bar.
  • 500 lb capacity.
  • Customizable width, easier to install properly.
  • Expandable.

Cons

  • Mounting hardware not included.

Takeaway

A high-quality wall mounted bar without the high prices of the competition.

Ecotric Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar

Review: This Ecotric heavy duty pull up bar is perfect for basic pull ups and muscle ups, and can be used with a TRX system or gym rings.

It is one of the least expensive options but it does not feel cheap, it is a solid, sturdy bar you will be proud to have in your home gym.

It can go as wide as 53 inches and is 32 inches from the wall so you can do exercises from the inside of the bar. Overall, this hefty basic pull up bar is a great value.

Pros

  • 500 lb capacity.
  • Includes mounting hardware.
  • Great price.

Cons

  • Poorly packed for shipping, may arrive scratched.

Takeaway

Large, basic, budget-priced wall mounted pull up bar with plenty of depth and width and room to move.

Pullup & Dip Wall Mounted Pull Up & Dip Bar

Review: This portable indoor outdoor pull up bar and dip station is quite unique. It allows you to mount an adapter to your wall inside, and use the pull up bar there, then dismount it and use it with the outdoor adapter attached to a tree, so you can take the bar and use it to exercise outside.

This versatile bar has handles for both pull ups and a dip station and can be used for over 35 different exercises.

Pros

  • Indoor/outdoor model can be used on a wall or outside on a tree.
  • Portable.
  • Can be used for over 35 exercises.

Cons

  • If your wall is not concrete or brick, you may need to mount on wood attached to the studs.

Takeaway

Versatile, portable wall mounted pull up bar that can be used indoors or outdoors.

Rogue Jammer Pull-up Bar

Rogue Jammer Pull-up Bar

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Review: The Rogue Jammer pull up bar is a simple wall-mounted pull up bar designed to install directly to the wood studs in the wall right above a door frame.

This pull up bar includes the hardware to mount to wood studs. The bar itself is not too deep, making it great for small spaces like apartments and small homes, where a large bar is not practical.

This bar allows pull ups in a door way which saves space in tight quarters and reminds you to bang out a few pull ups every time you are coming or going through the doorway.

Pros

  • Space-saving mounts in the wall above the doorway.
  • Includes mounting hardware for wood stud installation.
  • Has knurling similar to the Rogue Barbells.

Cons

  • Challenging to install in anything but properly framed doorways, owners of older houses be warned.

Takeaway

A space-saving pull up bar that is mounted on the wall up over a standard doorframe.

Titan Fitness HD Multi-Grip Pull Up Bar

Review: This multi grip Titan Fitness wall mounted pull up bar is an excellent choice for your home or garage gym. It has multiple grips for wide, narrow and angled grips.

The 600 lb capacity that can be utilized for straps, rings and suspension trainers as well as standard pull up bar exercises.

It is quite wide at 48 inches and sits 30 inches from the wall so you can use both sides.

Pros

  • Price and quality that cannot be beat.
  • Multiple grips for narrow, wide and angled grips.
  • 600 lb capacity.

Cons

  • The width of the brackets means unit may need to mount on wood supports or concrete/brick walls.

Takeaway

Best multi-grip Titan Fitness wall mounted pull up bar for the money. Excellent quality and utility.

Ultimate Body Press Wall Mount Pull Up Bar

Review: The Ultimate Body Press wall mount pull up bar is an affordable solution that offers wide and neutral grips.

As for mounting, you can mount in either 16 inch or 24 inch on center wall studs, depending on which way the brackets are positioned.

It sits just 18 inches from the wall, making it a little more compact than others, and the space between the parallel grips is a comfortable 20 inches.

Pros

  • Fits 16 or 24 inch on-center wall studs.
  • Upgraded heavy-duty hardware included.
  • Affordable wall mounted pull up bar.

Cons

  • Would really benefit from some lower support bars.

Takeaway

Easy to install multi-grip pull up bar at a reasonable price.

7Blacksmith Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar

Review: This simple wall-mounted pull up bar gets the job done at a fair price. It sits far from the wall, with a 30 inch depth so you can use both sides of the bar. It is 50 inches wide so there is enough room to move between the brackets.

It is on the large side, so this is not a pull up bar for small spaces, but it is a great bar for small budgets.

Pros

  • 30 inch depth.
  • 500 lb capacity.
  • Matte black coating, good grip.

Cons

  • Mounting instructions need work.

Takeaway

A decent basic pull up bar for a good price.

Rage Fitness R2 Wall Mounted Pull-Up Bar

Review: This Rage Fitness wall mounted pull up bar has one of the deepest depths available for wall mount pull up bars, which means it sits out far from the wall.

It is made from sturdy steel, and can withstand the weight even as it sits far from the wall. This bar has a 440 lb capacity and is perfect for bodyweight exercises.

Pros

  • 36 inch depth.
  • Made with heavy-duty 11 gauge steel.
  • Includes hardware for installing.

Cons

  • Bar bends a bit under really heavy weight.

Takeaway

Great wall mounted pull up bar for the price, sturdy and has good depth.

OneTwoFit Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar

Review: The OneTwoFit multi-grip pull up bar allows you to get a narrow, wide or neutral grip and the grips are made from soft neoprene.

Keep in mind, this unit is 53.5 centimeters, or a tad over 21 inches wide, which may be too narrow for some, but if you have a compact or narrow space, this wall-mounted pull up bar may be perfect for you.

Pros

  • 440 lb weight capacity.
  • Multiple grip positions.
  • 21 inches wide.

Cons

  • Challenging to install on wood studs due to the bracket width.

Takeaway

Narrow wall mounted pull up bar for small spaces.

Buying Guide to the Best Wall Mounted Pull Up Bars

man with hands on pull up bar at the gym

Mounting Your Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar

The first question you need to ask yourself is where you will mount the wall mounted pull up bar, into wood studs or on a concrete or brick wall?

Wood Studs Behind Drywall

If you plan to mount to wood studs, you should know that most new homes in the US have wood studs either 16 or 24 inches apart.

Therefore, the mounting brackets should be 16 or 24 inches apart, or they should be width adjustable so you can easily mount into a stud.

You also need to make sure the wall mounted pull up bar comes with lag bolts, or pick up some of your own to mount the pull up bar.

You will also need a stud finder to make sure the studs are exactly where you think they are and a drill. Remember, in older homes, the studs may not be standard widths, so always check before you drill.

How do you install a wall-mounted pull up bar in wood studs?

This video shows you how to install a wall-mounted pull up bar into wood studs behind drywall.

Brick or Concrete Wall

Brick or concrete walls are a little more straightforward, but you will need a hammer drill and concrete/masonry drill bits to install the pull up bar.

You can use just about any width wall mounted pull up bar, because you do not need to worry about spacing of the studs.

How do you install a wall-mounted pull up bar in concrete?

Check out this video for tips on which screws to use and how to install things into brick and concrete.

Grips

Basic pull up bars have just one bar where you can do pull ups, chin ups, muscle ups, etc. You can usually get a wide grip if the bar is wide enough, and this type of bar is sufficient for most.

However…

There are several multi-grip bars on the market that allow for angled grip, extra-wide grip, hammer grip, close grip and so on.

Why get a multi-grip pull up bar?

Some say changing up the grip is better for your shoulder if you grip in a neutral or partially supinated position. Supinated is when your palm faces away from you.

A supinated position also puts more emphasis on the bicep muscle.

Getting a really wide grip allows you to target the lats more than a narrow grip.

A neutral grip, where your palms face each other, allows for more engagement of pecs and back muscles.

It’s easy to see that multiple grips allow you to focus on muscles differently and offer a lot of benefits.

muscular man doing pull ups at CrossFit gym

Distance From the Wall or Depth

Some wall mounted pull up bars sit just inches from the wall, while others are at a depth of 30 inches or more from the wall.

Why?

Shallow Depth Pull Up Bar

Wall-mounted pull up bars that are close to the wall are designed to be used on one side only, and are generally used above a door frame, like this Rogue Jammer Pull-up Bar.

This type of pull up bar saves space and is ideal for smaller home gyms because it utilizes the open space of the doorway to allow you to move. But you will not be able to do muscle ups with this style, and you may feel your head is too close to the ceiling, since it is mounted over a doorway. Measure first before you decide on this style.

Deep Depth Pull Up Bar

Contrast that with a pull up bar that is positioned 30 inches from the wall. This pull up bar will be much larger and take up more space, but it can also be used on the inside and out.

The deeper depth feels more comfortable to use, does not require a properly framed doorway to hang, so it can be hung lower, and is usually wider, which is nice.

Max Weight Limit of Your Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar

Think about how much weight you plan to load onto the bar. For most people, that’s probably just their body weight, and a bar that accommodates 300 to 500 lbs is more than enough.

You may also use the bar for a suspension trainer, gym rings and pull up assist bands, but those are also used with no more than your body weight, so you are fine with a bar that has a capacity of 300 lbs or more, provided you weight under 300 lbs.

Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar FAQs

man doing pull up workout

What is the Best Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar?

My favorite basic wall mounted pull up bar is the Titan HD wall mounted pull up bar because it is sturdy, inexpensive, wide and far from the wall.

My favorite multi-grip pull up bar is the Gronk Fitness wall mounted pull up bar because it holds a lot of weight and is quite wide.

How Much Space do You Need Above a Pull Up Bar?

You need to mount the pull up bar 18 inches below the ceiling to have enough room for your head. If you plan on doing muscle ups, you need more room than that.

If you use the pull up bar for muscle ups do this:

Measure from your pecs to the top of your head. Add 5 inches to that measurement. That is the minimum length away from the ceiling you need to install the pull up bar.

Wrap Up…

I hope this roundup of the best wall mounted pull up bars helped you find the best pull up bar solution for your home or garage gym.

If you are still on the fence about installing a wall mounted pull up bar, this list of pull up alternatives might do the trick in terms of exercising the arms, shoulders and back.

Or…

You might consider a free-standing power tower with a pull up station to avoid drilling holes in the wall.

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