Check out my review from a personal trainers perspective of the Pull Up Mate.
Is this the perfect portable and home gym solution?
Before we begin, I must disclose that I have no affiliation with Pull Up Mate but I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for producing this review. I've tried to give my honest unbiased opinion throughout.
The Pull Up Mate is an easy to assemble, portable pull-up and dip training station that can be used for a multitude of exercises. For a quick flavour, check out their own promotional video below.
First impressions are good. The product arrived well-boxed and comes with a sturdy carry bag for transporting it around.
It is easy to assemble and takes between 2-5 minutes depending on how comfortable you are putting it together. It clicks together with a snap-locking pins.
There are a couple possible configurations in order to use it for different exercises. Including for use as a pull up bar and as a dipping station.
I'll try to keep this concise and to the point.
It is competitively priced, currently available complete with the carry bag for £149.95 over on Pull Up Mate's website.
It seems sturdy and has a stated maximum use weight of 120kg. Using it for pullups, there is a little bit of movement which I was able to overcome by keeping body tension but for those who are more beginner then it may be a little off putting. That said, it didn't feel like it was going to give way at any point.
I tried out a range of exercises which you can view in the video below including:
I'd have found this especially useful at the beginning of lockdown training clients out doors. I'll give it a try in any outdoor sessions I do going forward but if you are an outdoor PT or enjoy your own outdoor training then I'd fully recommend this product.
Check out the full range at: www.pullupmate.co.uk/
Allan Young is a Personal Trainer and coach educator in Glasgow who operates Strength Coach Glasgow and is a 4x Scottish Champion Olympic Weightlifter.