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TOP 13 Best Wall Mounted Pull Up Bars for Bodyweight Fitness Strength 2021
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 2021 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.
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.
Made in the USA.
30” depth from the wall.
Customize width, up to 48” inches.
This bar is large, wide and bulky.
Solid, sturdy and large a favorite Rogue 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.
Grippy powder coat finish.
Multiple grips hit muscles from different angles.
Holds up to 800 lbs if installed properly.
48 inches wide.
Included lag bolts are not great.
Challenging to install, takes planning.
Extremely versatile, one of the best wall mounted pull up bar for home with multiple grip options.
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.
Can be used for dips, if installed with enough clearance.
3 grip positions.
Only holds up to 300 lbs.
Good, multi-grip wall mounted pull up bar for the money.
Rogue P-5V Garage Pull-Up System
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.
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.
Hardware to mount the bar is not included.
Sturdy, solid, expandable pull up bar from Rogue Fitness.
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.
Indoor/outdoor model can be used on a wall or outside on a tree.
Can be used for over 35 exercises.
If your wall is not concrete or brick, you may need to mount on wood attached to the studs.
Versatile, portable wall mounted pull up bar that can be used indoors or outdoors.
Rogue Jammer Pull-up Bar
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.
Space-saving mounts in the wall above the doorway.
Includes mounting hardware for wood stud installation.
Has knurling similar to the Rogue Barbells.
Challenging to install in anything but properly framed doorways, owners of older houses be warned.
A space-saving pull up bar that is mounted on the wall up over a standard doorframe.
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.
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.
440 lb weight capacity.
Multiple grip positions.
21 inches wide.
Challenging to install on wood studs due to the bracket width.
Narrow wall mounted pull up bar for small spaces.
Buying Guide to the Best Wall Mounted Pull Up Bars
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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