Hi, and thank you for clicking this article. At first, I was making a page about door way pull up bar reviews. There were many people asking, “Do pull up bars damage your door frame?” (click here to read article) I came to the conclusion that it might be better just to get a power tower station for your home. It is a little more expensive, but offers some advantages over a door way pull up bar. You can get some high quality power tower stations for as low as ~$100.
So, if you were wondering how to do pull ups at home, then this article will give what I think is the best way.
What is a Power Tower?
A Power Tower is a metal frame with a sturdy base that gives you the options to do pull ups, dips, and other body weight exercises. Power towers are useful for working out with a limited amount of space.
Power Towers give you a place to do bodyweight exercises like pull ups, dips, and leg raises. Some of them have special push up bars attached so you can have your wrists in a safer position during push ups. You might wonder if the Power Tower will tip over. The main thing that prevents them from tipping over is the wide footprint. Some Power Towers come with suction cups on the base, another good way to prevent it from tipping.
Power towers for around $100
Both are rated for 250 lb / 113.40 kg.
Gold’s Gym XR 10.9 Power Tower
The Gold’s Gym XR 10.9 Power Tower is a great place to start. Right now it is a little under $100. Gold’s Gym is a well known company when it comes to fitness equipment. This is a nice option because it gives you options for a parallel grip as well as an overhand or underhand grip.
57L x 41W x 84H in. / 144.78 cm L x 104.14 cm W x 213.36 cm H.
Stamina 1690 Power Tower
Click here to buy it on Amazon –>Stamina 1690 Power Tower
Dimensions: 49 x 42.5 x 81 inches / 124.46 cm x 107.95 cm x 205.74 cm
This one is a little more compact than the Gold’s Gym product. It has a smaller footprint so that can help if you are trying to save space. Just know that a smaller footprint can make it more likely to tip a little. They are engineered to prevent tipping but it could still tip, especially if you are using momentum on pull ups.
This one is actually a little lighter than the Gold’s Gym product as well. That means it might be easier to move around but you might sacrifice some stability. One cool thing about this one is there is an option to order expert assembly if you would rather not put it together yourself.
Power Towers between $100 and $150 with some cool features
REBUILD YOUR LIFE Power Tower
Click here to buy it on Amazon –> REBUILD YOUR LIFE Power Tower Workout Dip Station for Home Gym Strength Training Fitness Equipment Newer Version
This one is only a little more expensive than the previous two, but comes with some cool bonuses. The height is adjustable in case your ceiling is lower. The height can go from 58 inches / 147.32 cm to 88 inches / 223.52 cm. The footprint on the floor is about 36 inches / 91.44 cm by 30 inches / 76.20 cm.
The reason the footprint can be so much smaller is that it suction cups onto the floor! That will help it prevent tipping without taking so much horizontal space. The only thing with that is, you would need to put it somewhere without a carpet. Very compact design though and good for putting in your office too. Comes with an actual installation video by the company, on YouTube, much more than just a manual.
Rated up to 330 pounds / 149.69 kg.
Portable Power Tower Station
GoBeast Pull Up Bar and Dip Stand with 3 Resistance Bands, Portable Power Tower Station with Workout Manual and Carry Bag
This one is a bit different than the others. It is made to be portable. So they made it really easy to take apart and put back together. It is rated up to 330 pounds / 149.69 kg.
Dip Bar Height = 1.15m / 3.77 feet
Pull Up Bar Height = 1.95m / 6.40 feet
Gap Between Inner Bars = 60cm / 23.62 inch
Base Dimensions 120cm / 47.24 inch x 120cm / 47.24 inch
When you purchase this, you will receive a free PDF exercise guide to go along with it. It comes to you in your email.
It also comes with the resistance bands so that you can do arm exercises, shoulder exercises, and more. Plus you can also use the resistance bands to do assisted dips and pull ups in case you are still building your strength. I think it is a very nice addition.
Options for $200 and up
This has a 50-inch / 127.00 cm by 50-inch / 127.00 cm footprint and is 77 in / 195.58 cm tall. I was surprised to see that it actually got many critical reviews. It seems like the reviews for the less expensive products were actually more favorable.
Super Max Power Cage
Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage with Optional Lat Pull-down Attachment and Adjustable Leg Hold-down
This is more than just a Power Tower. It is actually a power cage. That means it has racks for you to do squats and bench press and all sorts of exercises for your entire body. If you were going to spend around $250 then get this instead of a Power Tower. It has about a 51 / 129.54 cm in by 47 in / 119.38 cm footprint and is about 83 in / 210.82 cm tall. It is rated for 800 lb / 362.87 kg.
There are even add-ons that would allow you to do a lat pulldown at home or to get a bench to do bench presses. If you were going to do that then you would need to get weights along with it and I think it would end up costing $750 to $1,000. So that is a lot more than you might be expecting to pay right now and that is totally cool. If you just got the power cage then you could consider getting all that stuff for yourself in the future.
X Fortress Power Tower
Stamina | X Fortress Power Tower
The last one that I want to look at today is a much more expensive Power Tower. It has about a 50 inch / 127.00 cm by 57 inch / 144.78 cm footprint and is 85 in / 215.90 cm tall. It is rated for 250 lb / 113.40 kg which is surprising because I thought a more expensive one what have a much higher weight rating. According to the reviews, it is a high-quality product. But if you were going to spend this much, I think you would be better off with the power cage I talked about just before this. For $500 you could get a lot more.
But if you really want a Power Tower then this is probably one of the highest quality ones you could possibly get. Also a power cage might not give you the option to do dips like a Power Tower does.
I hope that helped you decide on a Power Tower station.
In the comments, please feel free to ask any further questions. The questions you asked about this article will help me know what to write about next. I appreciate it because I have a giant outline of all the possible things I can write but it’s hard to choose one to start with. So when you ask me questions or comment about things it makes it more clear what to write about next.
What type of workouts do you want to know more about? What muscle groups are you most interested in getting a workout for? What types of workouts do you like to do the most? You could comment about anything but those are just some idea questions. Take care and talk to you next time.