Are door frames safe for pull-ups?
Yes, as mentioned above, a decent quality door pull bar is a safe home gym equipment. On the other hand, it doesn’t matter if your pull up bar can hold 135 kg if the door frame caves in under 100 kilos. It’s recommended that you test the frame/pull up bar before use just by hanging with a soft mat under you.
Does pull up bar damage door frame?
Considerations. In order to avoid damage to the door frame and surrounding areas, place a towel or rag between the frame and the bar. When performing pull-ups, typically there will be a lot of jarring of the bar, which could damage areas where the bar may rub.
Is pull up bar safe?
Whether you are training to be the next American Ninja Warrior or just staying in shape, beware of so-called “no-attachment” pull-up bars. These home exercise “as seen on TV” devices are potentially dangerous. Their key selling point – that they can instantly turn any doorway into a home gym – is also a potential flaw.
Can a door hold my weight?
In general, an interior door in a residential house can hold between 45 to 100 pounds. An exterior door with robust hardware can withstand anywhere from 200 to 400 pounds. Some commercial-grade doors are able to hold even more.