Powerbar 2 Review – Is this the ultimate home pull up bar?
Update: I’ve been using the Powerbar now for just over a year now and it’s holding up fine. One of the best pieces of gym equipment I’ve brought and tested.
The new Powerbar 2 is the ideal home training tool perfect for developing your pull up and chin up technique. This is our independent and impartial review of the Powerbar 2. I have tested the Powerbar 2 myself and at my max testing weight, I was 110 kgs (242 lbs).
Powerbar 2 Review
The Powerbar 2 is a pull-up and chin-up bar that fits perfectly in most doorways. The foldable design means that no assembly is required. Unlike other similar bars, the Powerbar 2, is usable straight out of the packaging. Just unfold the two bars, hook on a suitable door frame, and you are ready to go.
Not needing to screw anything together makes this bar superior to the other bars on the market! Just unfold and pull up!
What makes this bar better than the rest?
- Foldable design
- No assembly required
- High chinning position
- Moulded supports to protect door frames
- Fits 99.5% of single doors/doorframes
- Supports up to 20 stone
- Tested up to 30 stone
What exercises can the Powerbar 2 be used for?
- Pull Ups
- Chin Ups
- Press Ups
The Pull Up Bar in Action
I’ll be adding photos from my trial of the product soon.
The Company behind the Powerbar 2
Innovation Fitness is the company behind Powerbar 2. Innovation Fitness was started in 2004 with the goal of developing compact and innovative fitness products. The Powerbar 2 is the latest in a line of such products and aims to provide an incredibly effective and practical solution to allow you to perform real pull-ups and chin-ups at home.
They are a UK based family business and provide highly competitive pricing as a result. They believe simplicity and good customer service is the key to a successful business and that’s what they strive to provide every day.
Why buy the Powerbar 2?
– From the original UK Inventor Selling For more than 12 years
– The only pull up bar with a Fully welded Frame
– All spare parts can be purchased Seperately
– Can be folded and stored and transported easily
– The only bar with welded construction Built to last
Powerbar 2 Delivery
Innovation Fitness states that they will deliver the item in 2 working days. I received our Powerbar 2 the day after ordering via courier. Very quick delivery.
Where can I get my own Powerbar 2 Pull Up/Chin Up bar?
You can get the Powerbar 2 which is dispatched and sold by the inventors company Innovation Fitness.
A little routine you can use the Powerbar 2 to get your first Pull Up & Chin Up
If you’re a complete beginner to pull-ups and chin-ups then you may be a little nervous of trying to work on building up to your first one in the gym or around other people. I know I was.
When I first bought my Powerbar 2 I decided to work hard to get my first pull up.
So I got a chair, placed the chair just off-centre underneath the Powerbar 2, and attempted to do pull up negatives. A pull up negative, is just standing on the chair, holding yourself up against the bar (in the top position of a pull up) then slowly lower yourself down to the ground. Then you repeat, stand back on the chair, hold yourself in the top position of a pull-up and slowly lower yourself down.
Repeat this regularly until you can do 10 negatives in a row using your Powerbar 2. Once you have 1 set of 10 reps then build up to multiple sets of 10 reps.
A pull up negative is considered to be one of the better ways to build towards your first bodyweight pull up.
Once you’re able to do 3 sets of 10 reps of negative pull-ups regularly, you’re well on your way to getting your first full bodyweight pull-up.
Answers to your questions
Here are some answers to questions I get asked most about from this article, Powerbar 2 Review – Is this the ultimate home pull up bar?. I'll try my best to answer any relevant questions that get sent to me when I can. If you have any questions just drop them in the comments below.
How do you set up the Powerbar 2?
I've owned other at home pull up bars and they all required screwing together bits of metal. Actually talking of that, another brand pull up bar I bought, I actually busted a screw on the bar and had to find a unique screw to replace it. Which sucked! The Powerbar 2 just folds out and hooks on to your door, no assembly required. So put that screwdriver away!
How much weight can it hold?
Max weight I tested it at was 110kg / 242 lbs. The manufactures say it supports up to 20 stone and max tested up to 30 stone (which is how much the strongman Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, known as Thor, weighs!)
Have you reviewed other pull up bars? Or is the Powerbar 2 review the only one?
This is my only one. I only review products and services I use and trust. This Powerbar 2 review is genuine and I have bought 3. 1 for myself and 2 for friends.
Did Innovation Fitness create the Powerbar 2 or are they are copy cat company?
Yes, Innovation Fitness did create and invent the Powerbar 2 12 years ago. It's a tried and tested home pull-up and chin-up bar.
Where can I buy a Innovation Fitness Powerbar 2?
You can buy a Powerbar 2 online at Amazon. It's affordable with good delivery options. Got to love Amazon for its convenience.
Will this pull up bar damage my doorframe?
From my experience, no. It actually doesn't put weight on the door frame but transfers your bodyweight into the wall. It doesn't hang the weight off the doorframe.
Does it move when you do pull ups and chin ups?
At my heaviest, around 18stone, the Powerbar 2 didn't budge an inch when I was learning to do pull ups. Now I weigh 80kg, it still doesn't budge when I am banging out rep after rep, set after set. It's solid.
Is the Powerbar 2 good for beginners?
I think so, yes. If you're on the heavier side or a complete beginner then doing 'negative' reps using a chair is a great starting point. Don't be too eager to do as many reps as you can when you first get it otherwise you'll have some serious DOMs the next day!