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This piece of equipment may look a bit complicated or like a contraption that may land you in hospital but it works just fine providing you spend some time putting it together properly and putting it in place properly.
It is also fairly cheap compared to other apparatus of tis kind, it is also pretty comfortable to use privding you have put it together as instructed.
I have had this piece of equipmetn for some time, basically im a bit of a cheap one and do not want to pay out for gym membership, so I have been collecting all the equipment that I would otherwise use in the gym for my home. I noticed that a weight bench that I had and the dumbell bars etc were not really enough to work all my muscle groups easily, especially my lats and shoulders. So I bought the Playwell door gym and prayed that my door frame wold hold, if it did not two things would happen, I would break this piece of equipment and smash my door frame up...both not good of course.
The Playwell door gym is fairly convenient to use, once it is up I have actually kept it in my spare room when visitors are coming around or when my Mrs moans that it gets in the way and looks ugly, but most of the time I keep it in the door frame most of time, so that I dont have to keep unhinging and sticking it back in the door frame.
I have not bought Play-well equipment before so when I saw it on a website I was a little weary of buying it because sometimes when you buy cheaper gear it tends to well. fall apart easily. But it was a god price and I thought what the hell I`ll take a chance. I managed to pick this one up for £23 on Amazon, some of the other door frame all in-ones will cost you slightly more.
The build on the Playwell door gym is very robust and you can tell the quality of the alloy and the wielding , so the equipment is very light for what it is supposed to do and you can fell that the handles are not going to come off any time soon. The handles are quite comfortable to use and the moulded rubber grips make sure that you do not feel much pain on the grip as you use it, at least not at first, especially when you are doing pull ups. You can also use it for deeper wide arm push ups horizontally on the floor and sit ups, where no restrainers are required, but be careful if you have a wooden floor that you don`t scrape or mark the floor...so there is your 3 in 1. You essentially use your own body weight which is leveraged against the apparatus and so the door frame.
The build also takes the door frame into account, you do not have to worry about the metal frame scrapping the paint off of the door frame as the parts that touch the door have rubber mounts on them to stop damage. The apparatus should fit all types of regular door frames, just do not try to use it on a supermarket doorway. It fits all door frames 24 inches to 32 inches in width, extendable to a width of up to 45" with the extension bars that are available and the apparatus can support up to 300 lbs in weight, so this is very important to remember.
For the door frame itself, see the following instructional information: The face molding around door : minimum 1 1/2" - maximum 3 1/2" Molding distance from wall: minimum 1/4" - maximum 3/4" Wall thickness need to be: minimum 4 1/4" - maximum 6 1/4" and the istructions advise the door gym has only been designed to fit residential (framed) doorways and is only for use with wooden doors only.
The Playwell gym is easily portable and assembles within a few minutes, and you dont need a screw driver to put it together, just use the nuts, bolts and allen key, thats it, any fool can put it together.
I bought one of these in order to use and install on my bedroom door as it seemed a good idea to have an easy to put up pull up bar in the convince of my bed room door.
I bought this when I came across it in a fitness store the other day and after a few minutes of explanation by the store owner I decided that this product seemed of good quality and would be a good investment to increase upper body strength at any time without having to buy heavy and expensive equipment.
It costed £30 in store however on Amazon they start at £22.99 so you do not have to spend a fortune in order to get hold of one of these. I would recommend getting it on-line as the amazon delivery is quick and the price is much better.
The quality of the metal is absolutely impressive as the metal is solid and well made and the handles are bolted on tightly and firmly. The foam has been added to increase grip and comfort when exercising. This really helps because if it was not there then I am pretty sure the pull ups will become much more painful. There is also foam surrounding the part that mounts onto the door in order to prevent any damage to the frame of the door, so no worries with damaging the door. The frame is suitable for any small to average sized person as it can fit in an ordinary door, so if you are a bit on the larger side then a more dedicated piece of kit would be more suitable.
Overall, I would recommend this to anyone who is willing to fit in some exercise in the morning to add that extra bit of strength. This product combines ease of use, cheap price and comfort all in one bundle. Money well spent without a doubt.
A package deal for Fitness. Put your back to the basics, can be used as Chinup Bar, Sit Up Bar and Push Up Bar. Will fit Doorways 24 inches to 32 inches and support up to 300lbs. Great For Total Body Work Out. The simple device uses the weight of your body leveraged against the doorframe, and requires that you have a doorway with trim You can also do deep push-ups with the Door Gym by placing it on the floor NO FASTENERS REQUIRED And when used properly it will not damage doorway and can be installed and removed in 1 second Door Gym door size requirements: Face molding around door: minimum 1 1/2 - maximum 3 1/2 Molding distance from wall: minimum 1/4 - maximum 3/4 Wall thickness: minimum 4 1/4 - maximum 6 1/4 (trim to trim. This DOOR GYM has been designed to fit residential (framed) doorways 24 to 32(up to 45 with the extension bars) and support up to 300 lbs For use with wooden doors only. Broad Reach Bar Not Included BEST SELLER...............