Gold’s Gym Pull Up Bar Review 2024

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Gold’s Gym Pull Up Bar Review 2024 Review Facts

If you could only choose two exercises to train your entire body for best effect, what would they be? In a recent survey, fitness professionals from around the globe were asked that very question. The top two moves were, not surprisingly, the squat and the pull up.

For those of us who have made the decision to train at home, the message is clear; squats and pull ups simply need to form the core of what we do. That means you need to invest in a decent squat rack and you need a sturdy, reliable, kick ass pull up bar. To find the squat rack that will do the business for you, check out our squat rack review here.

When it comes to pull ups, many are frustrated with the lackluster performance of the plethora of doorway pull up bars that have proliferated the bargain basement stores and websites over recent times. That’s why, when it comes to something as important as pull ups, you need a reputable name that you can place your confidence in. And when it comes to the fitness industry, it doesn’t get any more reputable than Gold’s Gym.

Editor's Pros & Cons

Quick assembly, clear instruction guide
Very sturdy and rigid when properly positioned in the doorway
Multi-grip options for a variety of pull up options
Foam grip handles at all gripping points
Rubber pads at all doorway contact points
10 year warranty


Only allows 250 pound max weight limit (as opposed to 300 pounds)
The bar is not adjustable
Does not allow extra wide pull-ups beyond the width of the doorway

General Overview

Yes, Gold’s Gym have put out a doorway pull up bar. Does it live up to the legacy of Joe Gold? Let’s put it to the test and find out with our Gold’s Gym Pull up review.

Curved design provides for extra rigidity and sturdiness – the combined effect of the push / pull motion of your body provides extra lock in on the bar, allowing for a more sturdy, rigid fit on the doorframe.

Multi grip options – take a look at the video in the section above and you’ll see a total of 25 different variations of pull-ups that can be done on the Gold’s Gym Pull Up Bar – that is impressive!

Durable foam grip handles at all gripping points – you don’t want your grip to fail before your muscles do and the provision of quality foam grips will help to make sure this doesn’t happen.

Rubber pads at all doorway contact points – this ensures that there will be absolutely no scuff marks or scratches on your doorway surrounds.


The Gold’s Gym Doorway Pull Up Bar consists of a straight bar with angled ends . The bar is attached to a couple of curved handles connected by a cross bar. The “J” shape of the unit allows you to actually push and pull on the wall at the same time. This provides an incredibly sturdy fit, allowing the bar to support up to 250 pounds.

The durable construction should make it through years of hardcore training (the unit comes with a 10 year warranty). The bar, along with the protruding curved handles, provides for a whole raft of different exercises, including neutral grip, extra wide grip and reverse grip.

Overall Size

From end to end the longest bar measures 36 inches. Allowing for a two inch overlap on each side, that means that your maximum door width is 32 inches. The neutral grip handles are 16 inches apart, meaning that the minimum door width allowable is 18 inches. As the crossbar rests upon the top of the door frame, you need to ensure that the frame is straight and at least an inch thick.


The entire system takes about 7 minutes to assemble out of the box. Once you’ve put it together you can place it on the door or take it down in just a matter of seconds. Foam rubber handgrips cover all hand positions to reduce sweat slip. There are also rubber pads at all doorway contact points to prevent scuffing or scratching.

The Bottom Line

Any product carrying the Gold’s Gym label had better be good to live up to that esteemed name. Fortunately, the Gold’s Gym Pull Up Bar delivers. It is a robust, sturdy bar that will give you years of confident pull up and chin up service. It has a range of multi grip options, and the rubber pads at each doorway contact point will ensure that there are no nasty scuff marks on your door surrounds.