A few weeks ago, while looking my Facebook wall, a new product advert got my attention. It was about a new fitness gear that allows you to do the "king of chest and back bodyweight exercises", outdoors and indoors. This is how I discovered the Pull Up & Dip!
Everyone training for at least a year knows the importance of doing pull ups and dips for maximum muscular growth. These bodyweight exercises are great back, chest, trapezius, shoulder, biceps and triceps builders. They offer an wide natural range of motion, which can easily be used to evaluate a trainee's flexibility and strength levels as well as shoulder health. Moreover, if you are able to do a few repetitions with a full range of motion on those two exercises, you are on the right path to improve your strength and physique. Do you want to get even better results? Just add some resistance, be it dumbbells, chains or bands.
But what makes the Pull Up & Dip so special?
Firstly, these exercises have always been part of my training routine. Unfortunately, the possibility of doing them outdoors has always been a problem. The difficulty to find a proper place outdoors, to perform dips is a real issue... With the Pull Up & Dips, this problem is over. With it I am able to attach the product in any post or tree in less than two minutes, according to the founders. One can perform a few pull ups, and within seconds dismount the bar, turn it 180° degrees and one can perform a superset with dips! It takes around 5 seconds to dismount and remount it!
The Pull Up & Dips is produced and developed in Germany. With stainless steel as the primary material, it comes with adjustable adapters for trees and poles of different sizes and can be packed and transported in a backpack.
After a Kickstarter campaign, they managed to successfully raise €54,936 with 227 backers, and the product will now be available for purchase.
I cannot wait to be able to buy my Pull Up & Dip and never worry about how to train during those great sunny days.