Whether you’re trying to build your own home gym or just want to have a super heavy duty towel rack, a wall mounted pull up bar is a great first step. They tend to be more stable and are obviously more permanent than the doorway pull up bars that have risen in popularity in recent years. You can do a variety of exercises with a wall pull up bar to get shredded without risking your doorframe in the process. The Ultimate Body Press Pull Up Bar is a bestselling wall mounted chin up bar with some nice stats. With regular use, it’s a great start to getting the defined shoulders and arms you’re working towards. For some people, however, it can be a little expensive, especially if you’re not sure about your investment. We’ve done our research and come up with an alternative mounted pull up bar that is available at a sweet low price: the Titan Fitness Wall Pull Up Bar, which is very similar to the Ultimate Body Press Pull Up Bar.
The Ultimate Body Press Pull Up Bar is a heavy-duty steel wall pull up bar with a weight capacity of 250 pounds and multiple grip options for different exercises. Compared to the Titan Fitness Wall Pull Up Bar, it has a greater depth clearance, making it easier to use in tandem with weights and other fitness accessories, and it has reversible risers. The reversible risers allow you to drill into the studs regardless of if the distance between is 16 or 24 inches. The Titan Fitness Wall Pull Up Bar is still a great pick for most at home athletes as well as experienced strength trainers, but if an extra 3.5 inches of depth clearance is important to you, you may prefer the Ultimate Body Press Pull Up Bar. We believe the Ultimate Body Press Pull Up Bar is a slightly better option for experienced strength trainers looking for a weighted workout.
The Titan Fitness Wall Pull Up Bar is like a brother to the Ultimate Body Press Pull Up Bar: it is also made of heavy-duty steel, has a 250-pound weight limit, and several grip positions. It also weighs two pounds lighter, which is a plus if you want to keep as much strain off your walls as possible. While it lacks reversible risers, this isn’t really a problem if you pre-measure your stud distances in comparison to the Titan bar’s mounting specification of 19 inches and it should fit most wall studs. The Titan Fitness Wall Pull Up Bar’s shallower depth clearance may not be significant if you intend to use mainly your own bodyweight when you do pull ups and chin ups with the bar. The Titan bar is a great option for beginner to intermediate exercisers, as well as more advanced weight trainers who have maintained a basic routine. Plus, we like the Titan bar’s low price.
The Ultimate pull up bar is constructed from heavy-duty steel. We like steel--it is resilient, long-lasting, and doesn’t have any surprises.
The Titan pull up bar is also made of heavy-duty powder-coated steel for that nice lack of bendability that is very much preferred in exercise equipment.
The Ultimate pull up bar has a weight capacity of up to 250 pounds. If you want to use weights with this wall pull up bar, check to make sure you are within that weight limit when the weights are in use. Although 250 isn’t a “hard” limit, it’s something you shouldn’t play fast and loose with when it comes to a wall mounted bar.
The Titan pull up bar also has a weight capacity of 250 pounds, so it can be used safely by most people. Sticking close to the weight limit keeps stress off the pull up bar and your walls and studs. Safety is always overrated until you’re lying on the floor, wondering why there’s a big hole in the wall where your bar used to be!
The Ultimate pull up bar has a total width of 42 inches and a distance of 24 inches from the wall to the grips. This depth clearance means you have more exercise variant options and a fuller range of motion that makes it easier to work out with weights and other accessories. If you have long arms and legs, you may find the Ultimate pull up bar more comfortable to use.
The Titan pull up bar is 35.75 inches wide and a distance of 20.5 inches between the wall and the grips. This 3.5-inch difference compared to the Ultimate pull up bar may not be as significant for people with a smaller build or who don’t intend to use workout accessories. However, you can still use it as a mount for various resistance straps and bands.
The Ultimate pull up bar has four grip positions for wide, hammer, and close-grip pull ups and chin ups. Switching up your grip keeps your muscles from getting complacent and helps to hit each muscle equally.
The Titan pull up bar also has four grip positions to help you target different muscle groups in your workouts. For instance, the hammer grip position tends to target your forearms more than a regular pull up grip.
The side and front grips on the Ultimate pull up bar have foam coatings to help you hang on when the going gets tough. Foam seems to offer more grip than rubber or textured handle grips and is easier on the hands overall.
The Titan pull up bar only has foam on the front grips, although we imagine you could DIY your own for the side grips. We found that the metal side grips weren’t hard to hang on to, although they were less comfortable than the foam grips.
The Ultimate pull up bar’s universal wall mount has reversible risers, meaning you can mount your bar to 16-inch wall studs or 24-inch wall studs. Newer homes often have the 24-inch stud spacing, and 24-inch spacing is more common in the interior walls of many homes.
The Titan pull up bar can be mounted to wall studs with a distance of 19 inches. If you know your wall stud measurements match the Titan pull up bar’s specifications, it may not matter that it lacks reversible risers, since it is still installable. Concrete or brick walls would be the best option for both of these wall mounted pull up bars.
To install the Ultimate pull up bar, find the studs behind your wall, drill some holes, and boom--you’re done. Of course, we’re simplifying a bit, but as long as you have a stud finder or a hammer, you should be fine. The bar can be mounted into concrete and other tough materials if you use concrete lag bolts and the proper tools.
The Titan pull up bar has the same basic installation process that mainly requires a stud finder and a drill. We have discovered that “measure twice, cut once” should also be applied to using power drills--you’re welcome. If you’ve never put holes in your wall on purpose before, it’s a fun but somewhat daunting experience.
The Ultimate pull up bar weighs 14 pounds. This is only a small increase in the stress on your walls and studs, the Titan pull up bar is a lighter weight but it's not likely the 2lbs will be what stands between you and a failed install. Installing the bars into concrete or something similar like brick will lesson this already minimal difference.
The Titan pull up bar weighs 12 pounds, or two pounds lighter than the Ultimate pull up bar, despite having the same weight limits and construction materials. Besides the small decrease in stress on your walls, the lighter weight does make the bar a little bit easier to install, especially if you are doing the install solo.