What size bar is best for pull ups?
1.25″ is the standard size for pull-up bars. Anything thinner than that may end up causing you some stability and/or durability issues. A slightly bigger bar won’t make that noticeable of a difference until you get up around a 2″ diameter which is standard for a fat grip bar aka thick bar.
How do I choose a pull up bar?
How to Choose a Door Pull-Up Bar?
- Measure twice… The most important thing is to find out which pull-up bars will fit into your doorframe. …
- Think about the bar’s weight limit. The weight limit is of course an important aspect when choosing a pull-up bar. …
- Finally, pick the type you find most suitable.
Is a thicker bar better for pull ups?
A thin barbell is 1” (2.54 cm) to 1 1/16” (2.70 cm) thick (diameter). Meanwhile a thick (or fat) barbell has a diameter of usually 2” (5.25 cm), but can go up to 3”. Thick bars are supposed to increase muscle activation and help improve strength gains.
Is it OK to do pull ups everyday?
Performing pull ups every day is not recommended for beginner fitness levels. Rest and recovery time is needed to ensure you avoid stress and strain on your joints and muscles. Add pull ups to your regular fitness routine, and perform them every two to three days to see the most benefit.