Working out is an important hobby
But it’s not always easy to do so when you’re preoccupied with the hustle and bustle of daily life. This is usually because finding the time is particularly problematic especially when you have a million other things to worry about and take care of.
In the face of this, your workout needs to be easy to do and most importantly, accessible. Many people waste a lot of money on gym memberships and barely end up using it.
The Benefit of Compound Exercises
Most people who start working out are looking to fix an uneven distribution of body fat. But the biggest mistake they end up making is going for minute small-scale exercises. This is not the way to go because, with small-scale exercises like bicep curls, you only target one or two muscles at a time.
So you might be working those muscles really well but you won’t see big differences any time soon. This can put people off working out and is the reason why Compound Exercises are the way to go. These target more than just one muscle group and end up giving you an overall steady improvement to meet your goal.
Which Compound Exercise?
Pull-ups. This is the ultimate bodyweight exercise. It helps build tremendous upper body strength whilst maintaining the structural integrity of your torso. There are a great many people who start working out using the wrong methods and end up injuring themselves because they aren’t balancing their target muscle groups. Compound exercises like pushups and pullups help you avoid that if you’re just starting out.
General Workout Versatility
If you’re just starting out you might be tempted to think that buying a ceiling mount pull up bar is more appropriate. But trust me, you’re going to regret that decision.
As you climb the hierarchies of difficulty in your workout routine, you’re going to want to work on different muscle groups in isolation. One thing that always helps with that is the adjustability of your workout equipment.
In bodyweight workouts, people swap out their dumbells with larger and much heavier weights to increase difficulty. The same can be done for your pull ups if your pull up bar is adjustable and fortunately – wall-mounted pull up bars always are!
So as you go and attack your workout routine day in and day out, you’re going to love having the liberty to adjust the grips and length of your pull up bars to mix up that routine.
If you want a broad chest, you’re going to increase the width and vice versa. This level of versatility is very difficult to find in the more contemporary gym equipment, especially pull up bars.
A Safer Option
Earlier, I talked about how wall integrity is especially important when it comes to mounting your pull up bar. Well, think about the same if you’re making the mistake of purchasing a ceiling-mounted pull up bar. You may get into trouble with your landlord for mounting such equipment.
And even if you don’t, you always run the risk of breaking or compromising the structural integrity of the ceiling. This is especially a problem with old houses and it’s very difficult to get repairs done once you’ve damaged your ceiling by putting too much weight on it.
Hey I’m Nate Berkus! I am an American interior designer, author, and television personality. I run the Chicago interior design firm Nate Berkus Associates and was a regularly featured guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, offering design advice to viewers as well as coordinating surprise make-overs for people’s homes