18 Jun, 2013
If you could only have one piece of equipment in your home gym
When you think of workout equipment to build and tone muscles, you may think of big box peck decks, weight machines, ab machines and other space hog meat head equipment. If you were to outfit your home gym with all of these machines, it would cost you thousands of dollars. Fitness as we know it has changed with the advent of Crossfit. Modern athletes are well rounded and can outperform those who don’t train functionally and focus on everyday human movements. If you look at a Crossfit box they are open space and simply stocked with basic equipment, yet produce hi caliber athletes through natural human movement and prescribed workouts. When I built my garage gym installing a pull up bar was my first step.
Yes, You Can Get a Full Body Workout with the Stud Bar
Pull up bars are endlessly versatile, with some creativity and accessories a full body work out is possible. Stud Bar pull up bar is wider and can support more weight than other types of chin up bars. Our pull up bar is affordable and can be installed anywhere in your home, you can easily not only find the time to work out (5 minutes) but utilize small spaces, as well. On top of all of this, there are just two different types of exercises you need to know to get a full body workout…pull ups and hanging leg raises.
Pull ups on a pull up bar is a given. There are several different ways to do pull ups and something as simple as changing or widening your grip can work out different muscle groups. For example, if you use your pull up bar with your palms facing away from you, you will be working the muscles in your upper back, your biceps and your forearms. When you put your palms towards you, you will be giving your arms an intense workout as well as your chest muscles. When doing both these methods, you will also be working your abs! Other variations, like one palm facing, one palm away, work different muscles as well.
Hanging Leg Raises
Another exercise you can do to get the full body work out on the Stud Bar is a hanging leg raise. With this exercise, you will simply grip the bar with both hands, hang underneath, and bring your knees to your chest. The angle in which you bring your legs up will determine the muscles you work. For example, bringing your knees up from the side will work your oblique’s, eliminating your love handles. Of course, these exercises also will help your legs, especially when adding ankle weights.
As you can see, you can obtain a fully body workout when you use a pull up bar. These are just a few of the many exercises you can do, in a matter of minutes, from the comfort of your own home when you use the Stud Bar.