The Go Sport-it Pull-up Bar is only available here:
My short review: Buy it.
Too short? Okay, okay, here’s the longer version:
Here’s the Sport-it Push-Up Bar video that shows the box with handle and bonus, “How to Install the Sport-it Pull-Up Bar” and pull-up bar safety feature:
FULL video will be available later. I’ve edited it down but it’s still large.
Sport It Pull-up Bar Unboxing:
It’s a good looking box! And I like the handle!
-short bar x2
-curved bar handle x2
-plastic Sport-it bar
-2 long bolts
-2 medium length bolts
-4 short bolts
-4 spring washers
-hex open wrench
-regular flat washer (x4) that’s not included in the instructions Go Sport-it Push-up Bar Guide
Didn’t even know there was a skipping rope included… nice surprise.
Sport-it Pull-up Bar Installation:
1. slide the short bars into either end of the long bar by lining up the holes. I had a bit of a struggle getting them in at first. Plce the little bolts into the 2 holes nearest the short bar handles. If the bolts aren’t screwing in then look to see if holes are perfectly lined up. You just have to give it a slight twist to realign the holes and screw the bolts in nice and tight.
2. Place the curved handle and line up the hole with the remaining hole next to the bolts you just tightened before. Insert the long bolt all the way through and use the washer and nut. Do not tighten all the way just yet (you’ll see why shortly). Do the same with the other curved handle.
3. Take that Sport-it plastic bar with the rubbery pad and line up the grooved ends to the curved bars. (Take a quick look to see which way the “Sport-it” words are facing… I did it upside down initially LOL) You will notice that your curved bars will have to be adjusted to make sure that the plastic bar grooves and the holes in curved bars are perfectly lined up… so this is why I mentioned not to tighten them just yet. Alrighty so slide the medium length bolts in and use the washer + nut on the other side. Now go back and tighten the other nuts too.
4. You can now use your push up bar against the top of your door frame now BUT you should probably do this last step first!
Sport-It Pull-up Bar Safety Feature:
See that weird looking bent metal piece with the sharp pointy end on one side? Before you put that bar up on your door frame stick the pointy side into the frame and then place your Sport-it bar over it while the handles are on the other side of your door. Now you’re all set to use your push up bars safely!
(I was given a previous set by a friend while I was helping him move and then some short time later asked “Hey! Do you still have MY (emphasis added) pull up bars?” – I had even asked him back on that moving day when he was giving them to me “Are you sure…?” He was since he had another (newer) one. What’s even worse than this though is that the night I returned them I didn’t realize I was also going to a damn Amway meeting @ his house!!! So not only was he “asking” for the bars back but sitting through an Amway presentation I didn’t know I was going to! LOLOL I then received a text while driving home that I was the only friend he invited that showed up… well if I had known I wouldn’t have shown up either! smh)
I had left the bar up on my door frame when my mom walked by, saw my room door was open and closed it… down came the bar… On Her HEAD! There was blood!
So to me this added safety feature is a must!
Obviously to be on the safe side you should’t leave it unattended.
Sport-It Pull-up Bar Exercises:
1. You are going to love the stretch… unless you live near a playground with monkey bars or go to a gym then you are going to have a hard time getting the same type of stretch you can feel from your own pull-up bars.
2. Can’t do pull ups on your own yet with full extension and up with your chest to bar/head above the bar? No problemo. Grab a chair. Stand on it, start at the top position, squeeze those those lats and other back muscles and slowly go down then slowly go back up again…
or if you have someone around to help you can bend your legs at the knees @ 90 degrees, cross your ankles and have the person assist by pushing up against the bottom ankle…
Mainly 3 types of pull-ups possible…
short grip, wide grip and whatever it’s called on the middle (neutral hand grip, the bars where your palms face each other). You can also change it up a bit by placing your hands pronated (palms facing away from you) or supinated (palms facing you). So pull-ups can change into chin-ups too… or place one facing you and the other hand facing away from you.
3. Ab wokout… yup. Hanging leg raises anyone…? Your favorite right…? lol You can always try bending your knees and just twist your body sideways left to right.
Or you can place it against the bottom of your door frame and do regular crunches.
4. push ups in different positions
5. dips… depending on your body size you might want to try a stool or little box to raise your feet so you can actually do some real (deep) dips not just shallow minimal range of motion dips.
Some [possible] issues with the Go Sport-it Pull-up bar:
*That plastic Sport-it bar – why is this plastic? When I was tightening it I was thinking about how I’d -better not screw this nut down to tightly or it will crack. And depending on how often I use my pull-up bar it will eventually break/pull away from then bolted area… so don’t be doing any crazy leg raises or swinging your legs into the air vertically… just make sure to check your plastic bar to see if there are any visible signs of stress.
*The previous push-up bar I mentioned? They visible SCRATCHED up my door above the frame. I haven’t noticed anything yet.
*flat washer (x4) that’s not included in the instructions Go Sport-it Push-up Bar Guide
Nevermind what I did in my video, looks like you should only use the split washer (spring washers) . DO NOT use both like I did and don’t use just the flat one either. It’s best to use the split one by itself.
I ended up using placing them first followed by the flat (regular) washer then the nut. Which isn’t the best way to install the bars together.
This is the conclusion I’ve come to after doing some research about washers… not sure if anyone else is finding these 4 extra split lock washers in their box.
Alrighty, this is pretty much the end of my review. One last thing though…
DISCLAIMER: I did use a discount code so I could test out and review my own set of Sport-It Pull-up Bars.
Go Sport-it’s Push-up bar is another essential piece of fitness equipment for your home gym.
Go ahead and buy one for yourself.
Go Sport It!