The Stud Bar pull up bar is known as one of the highest quality pull up bars on the market. Having used many different solutions over the years and also having owned the Stud Bar for over 3 years now, I can definitely say that it lives up to the hype.
If you are looking for a bar that will simulate what you might find in the Marine Corps or other branch of military, the Stud Bar is for you. The picture above shows the actual Stud Bar hanging in my home gym. As you can see, it’s bolted to the ceiling with sturdy lag bolts and doesn’t move at all when using it. It also comes in different sizes depending on the amount of space you have in your workout area.
The Stud Bar comes packaged in 2 separate boxes. As you can see from the pictures below, one box contains the frame and the other box contains the actual bar. It is packaged quite well so you shouldn’t have to worry about any damage. Of course, even if there is damage to the box, there likely won’t be any damage to the parts inside since they are made of 14 gauge steel.
Mounting the Stud Bar…
The pull up bar comes with all mounting hardware require to secure it safely to your wall or ceiling. However, you will need a few additional items to make the process a little easier including a drill, ratchet, stud finder, tape measure and pencil. They provide an installation tutorial on their website. I would suggest watching this video before actually mounting it.
Once the mounting process is done, the fun part begins; workout out!
If you are used to working out on a door frame bar or other type of flimsy solution, you will be in for a real treat the first time you use this one. Not only is it more sturdy, but also wider than most solutions, allowing you to do a broader range of exercises.
The bar is a little slick as you can see from the picture above but this has never been an issue for me or most people. If it is too slick for your taste, Stud Bar recommends lightly sanding it in order to give a rougher surface. You can also use athletic tape.
Overall, the Stud Bar has been the best solution I have found for doing pull ups at home. I am serious about this exercise and use my pull up bar nearly every workout. Whether I’m using it for pullups or for anchoring my TRX, it’s the handiest piece of equipment in my home gym.
If you have ever been to Marine boot camp and experienced the bars hanging in the barracks, this one is very similar. It’s sturdy and feels good in your hands allowing you to get a great workout.