Pull Up and Push Up Bars

Pull Up Bars, Push Up Bars

At Decathlon, you’ll find a range of equipment to get the most out of your bodyweight workouts including pull up bars for a full upper body work out, dip bars and even push up bars to maximise your press-ups.

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Home Bodyweight Workouts: Using Push-Up and Pull-Up Bars

Much less hassle to use and install than you might think, we’ve compiled this guide to help you get started with push-up and pull-up bars

Looking for arm, shoulder and chest exercises that get results without going to the gym? Push-ups are the perfect mix of easy and effective, and incorporating push-ups bars into your routine will minimise the impact on your joints and amplify the results. Pull-ups are similarly a great way to get strong up top, and because you have to take the weight of your entire body on your arms, using a bar will help mobility and endurance too.

Advantages of push-up and pull-up bars

Did you know that using push-up and pull-up bars isn’t just great for your upper body - they’re a great route into a full-body workout (in particular your core and glutes, which have to work hard when you push and pull yourself up). Another advantage of using push-up and pull-up bars is that they’re small and compact, ideal for travelling - even if that is just out to the garden - and easy to store at home. Many of our pull-up bars are adjustable and can be placed between walls or a door frame and removed in seconds. They also provide better grip than your hands, thanks to non-slip bases and handles that provide traction, even when you’re sweaty, and can be used to perform lots of different exercises (more on that further down!).

How to use push-up bars

Get onto all fours, so your hands are holding onto the push-up bars just beneath your chest. Then, stretch your legs out behind you, grounding down through your toes. From here, you can do your first push-up, which entails lowering your whole (engaged) body in a straight line towards the floor - be sure to take a big inhale of breath - and then using your arms to push back up again, while exhaling slowly. Once you’ve mastered regular repetitions of normal push-ups, you can try wide press-ups, which focus on your chest, tight push-ups, which have an excellent effect on the arms, and reverse push-up (turn your hands the other way on the grips) for a challenging tricep workout. On leg day, you could try dips.

How to use a pull-up bar

A pull-up is, in theory, simple. But that doesn’t mean managing your entire body weight with your arms isn’t tough. Strength is obviously key, as is technique. Grab the bar with your hands shoulder-width apart and your fingers pointing away from you. Your arms should be fully extended and your knees bent. Arch your back a little and tense your shoulders while you lift your body up until your chin is in line, or over, the bar. Start off with 10 and build up to more. Be careful not to just drop down afterwards, as that’s how sprains and worse happen; instead, slowly lower yourself back to the starting position and step onto your feet. Want to mix things up? Turn one of your hands so your fingers are pointing in the opposite direction and pull up - the small twist in your position will work your abs.

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