Last Updated on March 3, 2018 by Assistant Editor
The Maximum Fitness Gear Doorway Chin Up Bar has all of the exercises that you are looking for in a pull up bar with this design. It has three grip positions for chin-up/pull-ups. You can utilize overhead or underhand grips at narrow, neutral and wide positions. This bar also has two positions of the hammer grip, which will really help you isolate the muscles in your back and shoulders.
You can move the Doorway Chin Up Bar to the bottom of the door and use it as a support for sit-ups and crunches or move it to the floor for dips and propped push-ups.
The Maximum Fitness Gear Doorway Chin Up Bar is a durable bar with a weight capacity of 300 lbs. You’re sure to be able to utilize all of the exercises for a long time.
- Professional quality, heavy duty and portable chin-up/pull-up bar
- Thick padding and non-slip comfort grips
- Included Top 20 Exercises to Six Pack Abs DVD included
- Maximum weight limit of up to 300 lbs.
- Width: 24” to 36” wide
- Chin Up (Reverse Grip)
- Pull Up (Overhand Grip)
- Hammer Grip Pull Up (Palms Facing)
Pull Up/Chin Up Grip Positions:
- Push Ups
- Triceps Dips
- Sit-Ups & Crunches
Assembly and Installation:
Assembly is easy with the Maximum Force Gear Doorway Chin Up Bar despite a lot of reviewers commenting that the instructions aren’t the best. Overall, chin-up/pull-up bars aren’t that difficult to put together and assembly should take you about 15 minutes.
About the Manufacturer:
Maximum Fitness Gar is a manufacturer of various home fitness products. They provide well-designed, effective, premium quality home gym products that are ideal for all fitness levels. Some of their products include chin-up/pull-up bars, resistance bands and yoga mats.
What We Love About the Maximum Fitness Gear Doorway Chin Up Bar
We outlined most of the great features of the Maximum Fitness Gear Doorway Chin Up Bar above. It has a lot of grip positions which allows you to get a full upper body workout through many different exercises. Another great thing is the size of this bar. There are a lot of bars that claim to fit a 36” doorway but don’t deliver. Not here, this bar is 44” wide and will easily span the distance.
What Isn’t So Great
There are a couple of drawbacks with this bar, one of which is pretty concerning. There were quite a lot of reviews that stated that the two curved pieces didn’t match and thus it hung unevenly. For some people this made the Doorway Chin Up Bar completely unusable. Others found a way to make it work. This says something for the quality of this product. The other drawback was that again a lot of reviewers stated that it damaged their doorframe. This is common with a lot of chin-up/pull-up bars, but it’s never nice to see so commonly in reviews.
Final Word on the Maximum Fitness Gear Doorway Chin Up Bar
The Maximum Fitness Gear Doorway Chin Up Bar retails for $39.95. This is reasonable for a bar of this design. You get a lot of exercise options from the bar including two different hammer grip positions. There are some very concerning drawbacks to this bar, so I would suggest buying from a trusted retailer in the event that you would like to return the bar.