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Portable Pull-up Bar - aka...My WorkHorse


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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works well!
I really like the Workhorse. Like a lot of folks, there's no way in @#$% that I can do pull-ups hanging from my door frame. I'm too old and too out of shape for that. But I CAN do pull-ups on this thing. It gives the perfect amount of burn-- it's hard enough that it's really a work out, but not so overwhelmingly difficult that I'd give up on using it and chunk it under...
 
Published on June 4, 2012 by Jloft
 
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Works but slides around too much
This product does what it's supposed to. It allows you to work up to doing pull ups by doing inverted rows or "let me ups" without access to a squat rack or power rack/cage. It is made of metal so the pieces themselves are sturdy. It's wide enough for everyone that should be using it to fit underneath and do the moves. I am 5'8" and have long arms and it is plenty tall...
 
Published 18 months ago by Pamela Lund

  

 

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Works but slides around too muchDecember 10, 2012
By 
Pamela Lund "ThatPamChick" (Orange County, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
This product does what it's supposed to. It allows you to work up to doing pull ups by doing inverted rows or "let me ups" without access to a squat rack or power rack/cage. It is made of metal so the pieces themselves are sturdy. It's wide enough for everyone that should be using it to fit underneath and do the moves. I am 5'8" and have long arms and it is plenty tall enough for me to extend fully as well.

The Work Horse also folds up easily so it could be put in a large closet, under the bed, or prop it against the wall. But, it is not a small apparatus so don't buy it thinking that you can put it in a coat closet because it is much too large for that.

My only real complaint is that the feet are hard plastic so the unit slides around on my hardwood floors while I'm using it. I had to get a very thin yoga mat to place underneath it. This problem could easily be solved if the feet were made of rubber (even better if the rubber had a bit of tread for grip). Without that modification being made I can't recommend you purchase this if you have hardwood floors unless you want to buy a mat or rub for it to sit on when you use it as I don't think it's safe to do body weight training while the Work Horse scoots around your room. For $100 the manufacturers owe it to the buyer to provide a better solution for the feet.

 

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works well!June 4, 2012
By 
Jloft - See all my reviews
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
I really like the Workhorse. Like a lot of folks, there's no way in @#$% that I can do pull-ups hanging from my door frame. I'm too old and too out of shape for that. But I CAN do pull-ups on this thing. It gives the perfect amount of burn-- it's hard enough that it's really a work out, but not so overwhelmingly difficult that I'd give up on using it and chunk it under the bed forever.

I like that I can do a couple sets of pull-ups, then just turn over and do push-ups. In ten minutes, I can do pull-ups, push-ups, and crunches/leg lifts, hitting all the major upper body muscle groups.

If you're a body builder, this thing isn't for you. But if you want a good training aid to help you get into decent shape without breaking the bank, then this might be just the ticket.

I'm about to start P90X and I think this will be really helpful with that.

 

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product. Great customer service.June 22, 2013
By 
AlBundy -  
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
i cant hang a bar from a door frame, so i sought this out as an alternative. One of the bars arrived misshaped. I emailed the company, and the owner got back to me promptly and shipped out a new one. Great customer service. The product feels sturdy and does what its supposed to. Its a little small for me, but im a tall guy.
 


2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful but varies in qualityAugust 5, 2013
By 
Townsend J Smith -  
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
I picked up one of these because I know 3 other people that have them and they work very well.

Most of them are really nice and sturdy, well aligned and comfortable. I happened to get one that was slightly less perfect... still fully functional and strong, especially when opened... just not 100% perfect like my friends'.

Pros: Sturdy, Well designed, Folds up for easy storage, Makes inverted rows easier, Portable

 

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs better workmanshipJuly 4, 2013
By 
Joseph Wood -  
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
I had to do some work with a file and screwdriver to get it togeather once that was done it did what it was supposed to. I did'nt return it becauce with return shipping and restocking fee would have cast me more than it was worth. Do not buy
 


2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad but!!March 12, 2013
By 
Jo-Rell "The Word" (Washington Heights, NYC) -  
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
First of all i cant stand the grips and the bottom of the of the workhorse its like made of cheap plastic but it overall works for doing pull up great.. i just wished they added better plastic floor and hand grips .. but you can see the changes i did for the grips on the pictures. As for the workhorse its great; not as simple as it looks in the videos but you get use to it after a week or two. second you do need a yoga mat or something other then your wooden floors. The metal is very strong and can really hold weight very well. Max weight is about 300lbs if im correct but it can do more then that since i was trying it out with a weight vest close to a total of 320lb to 340lb. my only reason for not giving this workhorse a 5 star is cause i had to do some changes to it. As well one of the sides to do push up from is not even. It doesnt matter to much for me since ill just do them on the perfect push up.
 


4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent replacement for the table!April 14, 2014
By 
Fahad Alrashed "My best self is still ahead .... (USA) -  
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
This is very sturdy piece of equipment and it works better than my kitchen table. Highly recommended if you do so many pull ups.
 


5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy Pull-Up Bar, Works WellApril 5, 2014
By 
Los Angeles Master (Los Angeles) - 
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
This is an excellent inverted pull-up bar. It's high enough that you can get a full arm extension. It's sturdy, easy to fold, and well-designed. I use mine on a rug-covered floor and have never had any problems with stability or slipping. If you get to the point where doing three sets of 50 inverted pull-ups on this bar is too easy (and you will already be quite strong at this point), you can try elevating your legs by resting on a chair to increase the weight load.

It's maybe a little pricey for what it is, but it is so solid and well-designed I expect it to last me for my lifetime. So from that perspective it is probably quite cheap for the use you can get out of it.

I don't use the pushup bars and didn't even bother to attach them (I just do regular pushups), so I have no comments about that part of the equipment.
 


5.0 out of 5 stars Good, solid product. Well-made and portable.March 29, 2014
By 
Vighpyr -  
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
This is a very good piece of equipment, and of decent quality. We beat the heck out of it, too. We primarily use this as a part of a hing-impact fitness boot camp circuit. As such, it gets constant use, and from women who are just at 100 lbs to men who are mid to high 200's. It stores nicely and is easy to set up. We use it on top of fitness mats and it is pretty steady. Though I haven't tried it, I would be curious to see how it performs as far as not sliding around on a hard floor. Overall, a very good investment. While it hasn't occurred with us, I can see how the latches might wear over time as was stated in some of the other reviews, but we have not experienced this to this point. We also like the fact that the hand grips can be adjusted to allow for different builds.The max weight is stated as 300 lbs, but we've had a person a tad north of 300 using it and it didn't budge. The only hiccup we had was that one of the plastic feet popped out one day when it was being put away, but we popped it back in and kept moving.

Pros:
Solidly made and sturdy
Easy to put away and set up

Cons:
Would be nice to have rubber feet for use on hard floors
 


4.0 out of 5 stars It does just what it saysMarch 23, 2014
By 
PLJPAR (Pittsburgh, PA) -  
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
This is a great little tool.....I'm having trouble with full pullups and this has been a great tool to bridge my strength to that next level.
Would recommend it and would buy it again!
 




5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Star Rated EquipmentFebruary 28, 2014
By 
John H. -  
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
A very well built quality item. Extremely easy to assemble. The equipment preforms to exactly what I hoped for-pNp training. KUDOS to the design and manufacturing team on the equipment configuration.
 


5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little InvestmentFebruary 11, 2014
By 
Ldtay "Ldtay" (Texas) - 
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
I love it! Just the right size for my small area. Very easy to assemble and very easy to use. Although it's easy to use you do get a great workout!!
 


4.0 out of 5 stars Pull-up BarFebruary 7, 2014
By 
Jimmy Goodwin -  
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
Good training tool for those that can't do full body weight pull-ups, especially for those of us that have a couple of extra pounds riding with us and have more than a few years since working out was our routine. The unit folds quick and takes up little to no space. Assembly is quick and easy.
 


4.0 out of 5 stars I THINK IT'S PRETTY GOODFebruary 4, 2014
By 
michael peck -  
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
I bought this for P90x and I have no problems except for the left leg is a little stiff when I open and close it>
 


3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I wanted!March 23, 2013
By 
JD "JD" -  
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
Good design, as I wanted something to use in my bedroom during the frigid winter months. Folds for easy storage under the bed. I need to do inverted rows, to balance out the push ups, which are made easier for my wrists, due to the floor handles. It is ideal for inverted rows. I am just under 6' and the bar is slightly out of palm reach, which is fine. I wear 34-35 length shirt sleeves, for reference. I can feel my back touching the top bar at full extension when doing push ups inside the frame, but you can opt to do them from outside the frame, and the frame is still stable. Good product!
 


1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good investment-December 10, 2013
By 
Ami L -  
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
Like a couple of other reviewers I had some trouble getting the pull-up bar into the legs, and once put together it doesn't sit quite flat on the floor. Otherwise, it's a great piece of equipment! It feels very sturdy and I am comfortable using it. I bought it to use with a bodyweight strength training program, and I think it's going to be a fantastic investment for that. The plastic feet are smooth-it can slide a bit-it would be better if they were rubbery like feet on a stool, but it's far more comfortable (for me anyway) than trying to do inverted pull-ups using the edge of a table. I'm still working my way up to full push-ups!
 


1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!August 29, 2013
By 
Kimerly Hodges -  )
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
I broke my foot last month and wanted to continue with my workout regiment so I decided to purchase this Portable Pull-up & Push-up bar. When it arrived it was easy to assemble by simply matching the letters accordingly. Not heavy at all and one can easily close and slide under the bed, against the wall or place in the closet. You'll get a great workout. I recommend those who like to use their own weight as resistance to buy this equipment.
 


1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It good for people who can't pull upMarch 25, 2013
By 
Raymond -  )
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
I use this for my P90X and its awesome never been able to do a pull up so this is an excellent replacement
 


1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Tool for Inverse RowsJanuary 26, 2013
By 
Mike -  
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
I wanted something to supplement dumbbell back exercises without having to go to the gym and this tool is just the ticket! Made of sturdy metal bars and tubes, the unit can easily handle my weight and stays in place when I do pull-ups (I haven't attached the push-up handles). It folds for storage so I can hide it away when not in use. A very good bargain for the price.
 


1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars get for out of shape p90x folksNovember 9, 2012
By 
the Truth (maine) -  
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
these are much better than the bands in p 90 x . and i can actually do a few real pull ups now, when i started it was impossible. highly reccomeded for p90x folks i can easily do 15-25 on this thing.
 




5.0 out of 5 stars Good Back WorkoutFebruary 27, 2013
By 
Angela Ralano (Johnson City, New York United States) -  
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
I wanted to get this so that I could get a good back workout. I don't belong to a gym and I don't have anywhere to do pullups and I didn't want to get an over the door pull up bar because I live in an old house that doesn't have standard door frames. So, I ordered the Work Horse Pull Up bar. I can do the pullups on this, but they aren't very easy for me (which is exactly what I wanted). I don't have a whole lot of upper body strength and this is perfect for me. The bar is very sturdy and was easy to put together too. It also provides a great forearm workout as well.
 


0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great idea, great piece of equipment, needs help with quality especially with assembly,December 11, 2013
By 
ValinMaine -  
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
This thing is perfect for a burst of intense exercise. The set delivered to me was difficult to put together, for the horizontal rod. The hole on the supports where the horizontal bar is inserted was not wide enough and needed the help of a hammer to force it through. Be careful, the support rods can injure your fingers if it gets caught - while I was trying to assemble the equipment forcing the rod through with a hammer, my finger was caught and cracked my nail across. VERY painful. I did manager to assemble it and have been using it for a few weeks. I am a heavy guy that cant do pull ups but I can do push ups. This is perfect for building my back muscles.
 


2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS PIECE OF CRAPNovember 20, 2013
By 
Pearl Prophet -  
This review is from: Portable Pull-up & Push-up Bar - For Inverted Pull-ups (Misc.)
This item arrived with a broken black plastic tension knob. Upon further inspection of this tragedy, I discover that the item is poorly designed with a defective and irrelevant folding mechanism that a two year-old with engineering aspirations could see is neither feasible nor necessary. So. Instead of sending this defective piece of junk back to the seller and deal with all of that shipping hassle, I 'fix' the problem by unscrewing some unnecessary screws and yanking out some unnecessary metal tubes. But wait! My problem has not been solved yet! When I attempt to assemble the device, I realize that I cannot because someone did a sloppy welding/soldering job and left a lump of metal in one of the support leg channels that the pull up bar is supposed to slide into. What do I do? I order a set of files from Amazon to file that huge metal bead down. Once I spend an additional $25 for said files, I wait for them to arrive. A week later, I use the files to file the metal blockage in the support leg channel down and the pull up bar now easily slides into the pre-drilled hole. Yet another problem that I solved before being able to use a device that I had already spent over a hundred dollars for in the first place. Bottom-line: Do not buy this product. Whoever is making these things clearly does not have a quality control step in place in the production process; like, put the frakking thing together before sending it to paying customers, dude. Unreal! Never again.

I wish, Pearl had called us we would have shipped him another one, at our expense, and sent him a Return Label.